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What is the Bank of England Base Rate? [June 2024]

What is the Bank of England Base Rate? [June 2024]

20th June 2024 by Georgia Galloway 19 minute read

What is a remortgage?

What is a remortgage?

17th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 20 minute read

Who is the best estate agent in my area?

Who is the best estate agent in my area?

17th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 8 minute read

What is rental yield and how to calculate rental yield?

What is rental yield and how to calculate rental yield?

16th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 7 minute read

Renters Reform Bill - What are the changes & when will it become law?

Renters Reform Bill - What are the changes & when will it become law?

15th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 12 minute read

Where are the best buy-to-let property investments?

Where are the best buy-to-let property investments?

9th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 4 minute read

Why are landlords increasing rent?

Why are landlords increasing rent?

8th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 5 minute read

What are the top causes of tenant evictions?

What are the top causes of tenant evictions?

7th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 7 minute read

How much can landlords increase rent?

How much can landlords increase rent?

6th May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 8 minute read

EPC requirements for landlords

EPC requirements for landlords

3rd May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 8 minute read

How is the increased demand for rental properties impacting landlords and tenants?
Why are landlords selling up?

Why are landlords selling up?

1st May 2024 by Georgia Galloway 10 minute read

Is it cheaper to buy a house at auction?

Is it cheaper to buy a house at auction?

19th February 2024 by Georgia Galloway 2 minute read

What's the difference between 1st & 2nd charge bridging loans?

What's the difference between 1st & 2nd charge bridging loans?

8th January 2024 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

What are the interest options with a bridging loan?

What are the interest options with a bridging loan?

4th January 2024 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

Do I need proof of income to get a bridging loan?

Do I need proof of income to get a bridging loan?

12th December 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

What's the best property asset to borrow against?

What's the best property asset to borrow against?

1st December 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

Is it cheaper to rent or own property in the UK?

Is it cheaper to rent or own property in the UK?

27th November 2023 by Georgia Galloway 6 minute read

How much can I borrow with a bridging loan?

How much can I borrow with a bridging loan?

24th November 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

Will I be eligible for a bridging loan?

Will I be eligible for a bridging loan?

20th November 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

Is it cheaper to rent or own in England?

Is it cheaper to rent or own in England?

2nd November 2023 by Georgia Galloway 9 minute read

What can a bridging loan be used for?

What can a bridging loan be used for?

23rd October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

What's the difference between regulated and unregulated bridging loans?

What's the difference between regulated and unregulated bridging loans?

17th October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 2 minute read

Improving your EPC rating with a bridging loan

Improving your EPC rating with a bridging loan

13th October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 5 minute read

Refinancing a bridging loan

Refinancing a bridging loan

10th October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 4 minute read

Investors on alert - the cheapest areas for property in the UK

Investors on alert - the cheapest areas for property in the UK

5th October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 6 minute read

What is a bridging loan? A complete video guide to bridging loans

What is a bridging loan? A complete video guide to bridging loans

5th October 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

Top 5 coastal spots in the UK this summer - but where can you grab an Airbnb steal?
Auction properties sell for 39% less than market value

Auction properties sell for 39% less than market value

14th June 2023 by Georgia Galloway 1 minute read

New build housing and development in the UK

New build housing and development in the UK

25th May 2023 by Georgia Galloway 6 minute read

What is bridging finance?

What is bridging finance?

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 5 minute read

Why use bridging finance?

Why use bridging finance?

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 5 minute read

Pros and cons of bridging finance

Pros and cons of bridging finance

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 5 minute read

Characteristics of bridging finance

Characteristics of bridging finance

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

How and when to use bridging finance

How and when to use bridging finance

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 6 minute read

Applying for bridging finance

Applying for bridging finance

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 9 minute read

Reasons for using a bridging loan broker

Reasons for using a bridging loan broker

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 7 minute read

The future of bridging finance

The future of bridging finance

19th April 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

A comprehensive guide Inheritance Advance in the UK

A comprehensive guide Inheritance Advance in the UK

28th March 2023 by Georgia Galloway 8 minute read

Best 5 property websites for sourcing your next commercial purchase

Best 5 property websites for sourcing your next commercial purchase

21st March 2023 by Sam Covington 14 minute read

Top 6 websites that offer instant online UK property valuations

Top 6 websites that offer instant online UK property valuations

21st March 2023 by Sam Covington 7 minute read

Guide to sourcing a property

Guide to sourcing a property

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to negotiating a property purchase

Guide to negotiating a property purchase

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to conveyancing

Guide to conveyancing

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 5 minute read

Guide to Stamp Duty Land Tax

Guide to Stamp Duty Land Tax

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to property financing options

Guide to property financing options

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 5 minute read

Guide to residential vs commercial properties

Guide to residential vs commercial properties

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to buy-to-let

Guide to buy-to-let

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to property flipping

Guide to property flipping

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to HMO conversion

Guide to HMO conversion

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Guide to selling a property

Guide to selling a property

10th March 2023 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Crisis looms for landlords and renters

Crisis looms for landlords and renters

3rd March 2023 by Georgia Galloway 3 minute read

A quarter of UK renters experiencing poor property conditions

A quarter of UK renters experiencing poor property conditions

1st March 2023 by Georgia Galloway 2 minute read

Energy costs are the biggest concern for UK renters

Energy costs are the biggest concern for UK renters

28th February 2023 by Georgia Galloway 3 minute read

Landlords & tenants need each other - but are they "polls" apart?

Landlords & tenants need each other - but are they "polls" apart?

22nd February 2023 by Georgia Galloway 6 minute read

A guide to buying property at auction

A guide to buying property at auction

23rd January 2023 by Stephen Clark 1 minute read

Renting causing tenants to experience anxiety - what's the rental market outlook for 2023?
45% of landlords looking to invest in property in 2023 - but they face issues sourcing properties
Secured loans - The 2023 Guide

Secured loans - The 2023 Guide

2nd January 2023 by Georgia Galloway 10 minute read

Auction properties sell for 55% less than the average UK house price

Auction properties sell for 55% less than the average UK house price

14th December 2022 by Stephen Clark 1 minute read

Home improvements to increase your home’s value, increase energy efficiency - and some to avoid
Home buyers turning to bridging loans to fix broken property chains

Home buyers turning to bridging loans to fix broken property chains

26th November 2022 by Stephen Clark 1 minute read

Want a lightning fast bridging loan? Here's how to do it!

Want a lightning fast bridging loan? Here's how to do it!

25th November 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

2023 Property forecast: Where are rates and prices heading?

2023 Property forecast: Where are rates and prices heading?

18th November 2022 by David Nicholson 3 minute read

Rents rising UK-wide! We show you the BTL investment hotspots!

Rents rising UK-wide! We show you the BTL investment hotspots!

31st October 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Property investors shrug off market volatility

Property investors shrug off market volatility

28th October 2022 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

How will property repossessions impact investors in 2023?

How will property repossessions impact investors in 2023?

17th October 2022 by Sam Covington 5 minute read

Bridging loans become vital resource for property flipping

Bridging loans become vital resource for property flipping

30th September 2022 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Survey results show why interest in flipping property is increasing

Survey results show why interest in flipping property is increasing

27th September 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Golden villages continue to lure property buyers

Golden villages continue to lure property buyers

5th September 2022 by Rachel Newcombe 4 minute read

Rental values climb across the tube

Rental values climb across the tube

2nd September 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Buying a property with a short lease

Buying a property with a short lease

2nd September 2022 by Stephen Clark 6 minute read

Where are the UK property investment opportunities at auction?

Where are the UK property investment opportunities at auction?

12th August 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Government need to keep building houses to meet demand

Government need to keep building houses to meet demand

9th August 2022 by Rachel Newcombe 4 minute read

BridgingMarket.org launches

BridgingMarket.org launches

1st August 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

House prices and inflation cause inheritance tax worries

House prices and inflation cause inheritance tax worries

21st July 2022 by Rachel Newcombe 4 minute read

It pays to furnish rental properties but only in some areas

It pays to furnish rental properties but only in some areas

21st July 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Buying property at auction to flip for profit

Buying property at auction to flip for profit

13th July 2022 by Rachel Newcombe 5 minute read

Property sale fall-throughs will cost homesellers £788m this year

Property sale fall-throughs will cost homesellers £788m this year

23rd June 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Landlords to be forced to rent out empty shops under government plans

Landlords to be forced to rent out empty shops under government plans

23rd June 2022 by Stephen Clark 4 minute read

Surging build-to-rent market creating opportunities for investors

Surging build-to-rent market creating opportunities for investors

8th June 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Approved commercial planning applications increase in England

Approved commercial planning applications increase in England

7th June 2022 by Sam Covington 4 minute read

‘Golden age’ of build-to-rent as sector escapes new levy

‘Golden age’ of build-to-rent as sector escapes new levy

7th June 2022 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

UK homeowners to spend a record-breaking £217 billion on property renovations
Developers jump on 54% of available land plots - but opportunities are still available
How much do barn conversions cost?

How much do barn conversions cost?

12th May 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Investors looking outside of London for BTL properties

Investors looking outside of London for BTL properties

28th April 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Bridging finance for land

Bridging finance for land

27th April 2022 by Sam Covington 6 minute read

BTL sustainability investment - avoid fines and increase rental income

BTL sustainability investment - avoid fines and increase rental income

25th April 2022 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Despite £2.3bn subsidies, property development could stall as developers face severe threats
Mortgage approvals dip as rates increase

Mortgage approvals dip as rates increase

21st April 2022 by Sam Covington 2 minute read

Loans for land

Loans for land

19th April 2022 by Stephen Clark 3 minute read

HMRC to crack down on stamp duty land tax avoidance

HMRC to crack down on stamp duty land tax avoidance

6th April 2022 by Sam Covington 5 minute read

Bridge loan for business

Bridge loan for business

31st March 2022 by Sam Covington 6 minute read

UK demand calls for 230k more rental homes a year - BTL investors on full alert
30-year high inflation to impact 9 in 10 UK landlords
UK house asking prices see biggest monthly increase in over 20 years
How to buy a house before selling yours

How to buy a house before selling yours

13th March 2022 by Sam Covington 6 minute read

Bridging loan for property development

Bridging loan for property development

8th March 2022 7 minute read

Buy to let property investment hurdles - what first time would-be landlords need to know and is it worth it?
Scammers pounce as millions delay filing their tax returns
Environment act to impact land acquisition and property development in the UK
Commercial property investment reaches 3-year high

Commercial property investment reaches 3-year high

15th February 2022 1 minute read

How to get finance for an auction property

How to get finance for an auction property

7th February 2022 by Sam Covington 6 minute read

Online self assessment tax deadline: Gov postpones penalty date - but it's coming
Probate delays lead to finance demand

Probate delays lead to finance demand

28th January 2022 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

Can I get a self-build bridging loan?

Can I get a self-build bridging loan?

25th January 2022 4 minute read

Is 2022 the time to invest in property? - How development finance can ensure you don't miss out
How refinancing can save your development project

How refinancing can save your development project

14th January 2022 by Sam Covington 4 minute read

Rate rise prompts bridging finance demand

Rate rise prompts bridging finance demand

12th January 2022 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

How fast can I get a bridging loan?

How fast can I get a bridging loan?

11th January 2022 by Sarah 5 minute read

UK property market set to be busiest since 2007 - where are the best residential auction opportunities?
Benefits of bridging finance for land acquisition in the UK

Benefits of bridging finance for land acquisition in the UK

1st December 2021 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

The commercial auction market is booming. Where are the investment opportunities?
How a bridging loan can save your home

How a bridging loan can save your home

23rd November 2021 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

What are the main uses of land in England?

What are the main uses of land in England?

10th November 2021 2 minute read

The best rental yields & property capital gains locations in the UK

The best rental yields & property capital gains locations in the UK

4th November 2021 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

How to pay for divorce in a pandemic

How to pay for divorce in a pandemic

3rd November 2021 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

How much does renovation increase property values?

How much does renovation increase property values?

22nd October 2021 by Sam Covington 1 minute read

Bridging refinancing boosted by Covid and Brexit

Bridging refinancing boosted by Covid and Brexit

1st October 2021 by David Nicholson 4 minute read

The UK office-to-residential property conversion boom

The UK office-to-residential property conversion boom

24th September 2021 by Sam Covington 4 minute read

How long does it take to get a bridging loan?

How long does it take to get a bridging loan?

28th July 2021 by Georgia Galloway 6 minute read

6 Reasons to use residential bridging loans

6 Reasons to use residential bridging loans

9th December 2020 by Stephen Clark 2 minute read

Broken property chain options

Broken property chain options

20th November 2020 3 minute read

What to consider with the UK regional lockdown tier system & property investments
Bridging loans explained

Bridging loans explained

9th November 2020 7 minute read

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