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A helping hand

I recently met a client who has hopes of purchasing a property, not just in the prime area of London, but the prime street.  She…

Stretching Time  

Back in the day during the pre credit crunch era, one could (if done in the right manner) purchase a property with no money down;…

Gearing up

We had an enquiry where the client required a remortgage on a large property in Central London, worth about £4.2M.  Needless to say this is…

Leasehold or freehold? 

There is an intrinsic resistance to purchasing a leasehold property by many investors, in particular Indians.  There is a sense of incomplete ownership.  Attached to…

The case for cash  

It is said the bank base rate will rise to a peak of 5.75% and then start to decrease.  Maybe, maybe not.  I’m doubtful if…

Chinks in the market

The recent Allsop auction results had a sales rate of 76%, this leaves 53 properties left unsold, from the 215 initially offered.    This auctioneer in…

Bridging the gap

We were trying to arrange funding for a small property in London.  This was an auction property, where the tenancy was described as unknown.  This…