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More prospective homebuyers will be able to benefit from the Government's Help to Buy scheme following its expansion to cover Home Purchase Plans (HPPs), a Shari'a-compliant alternative to mortgages, the Treasury has announced. 13 Feb 2014
Householders who enter into 'sale and rent back', or equity release, arrangements on their properties risk losing out if the company involved goes into administration, a property litigation expert has warned. 23 Aug 2013
A duty of care deed is a way for lenders to have greater protection for their loans when they are lending in relation to a property which is rented out and managed by an agent.
The commercial investment market is becoming an increasingly less attractive prospect to lenders, such as banks. This being the case, many UK lenders are beginning to look towards development and developers as a potential source of income.
Many different legal structures can be used when buying commercial property, whether to gain tax advantages or shield investors from individual liability. In the property sector, these are known as 'wrappers'.
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
This guide was last updated in February 2013..
A funding model which allows local authorities to fund infrastructure improvements by borrowing against future income from business rates should "work well" in London due to the city's relative economic strength, a projects expert has said. 11 Apr 2013
The introduction of tough new capital requirements to back loans made by banks to property developers could reshape the property finance market, an expert has said. 17 Jan 2013
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The Pinsent Masons Real Estate Finance team acts for the providers of senior debt in the UK commercial property market.
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