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Leasehold arrangements on new-build houses in England could be banned and ground rents substantially reduced, under government plans to crack down on "unfair and unreasonable" leasehold terms. 26 Jul 2017
Nationwide Building Society has become the first major property lender to introduce a valuation policy for new build leasehold properties designed to protect mortgage-holders from onerous leasehold terms and rising ground rents. 23 May 2017
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..
An exemption for property rental projects from the new restriction on tax relief for interest deductions "is welcome and will benefit some real estate investment projects, but is not a comprehensive solution" a real estate tax expert has said. 27 Jan 2017
The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published its final regulatory technical standards (RTS) on assigning risk weightings to specialised lending exposures. 15 Jun 2016
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