Agency Board – Rules and Regulations

As we move toward spring with a continually gloomy economy, it’s time for another reminder of the rules and regulations regarding estate agency boards. Moving into the high time for sales and lettings, I am once again seeing the proliferation of boards in a manner that...


Loss of child benefit will affect the size of home loans

Once again, lenders have found another way to tighten the noose on lending. With the reduction and loss of the child benefit for more than a million households due to changes that took effect in January, lenders are warning that the size of available home loans may be reduced as...


Smart Landlords Repair their Properties

With the economy still lagging and recession ever looming, landlords and property managers are under constant pressure to reduce costs any way they can. Often, this means that property repairs get put on the back burner. Unfortunately, this approach to cost reduction may end up...


Fixed versus Adjustable Rate Mortgages

With the success of the Colin Bibra finance clinics over the past year comes the flurry of questions these clinics bring. I am inundated daily with clients looking to understand and navigate the complex and confusing world of property finance, whether for personal property or as...