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A new era for Shared Ownership?

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David King looks at the state of shared ownership in the sector and asks whether we know enough about its impact. Shared ownership is a tenure that can work well for housing association business models. By allowing tenants to buy an equity stake before they start renting, income can be quickly recycled into more development. However, most outside of the sector will have likely encountered a ...
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Brexit: what it may mean for housing

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A referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union seems far removed from the UK housing market and whether or not an individual decides to buy or sell. This is the view of analyst Anthony Codling, of the broker Jefferies, who believes that whichever way Britain votes on June 23, build rates will not slow, nor will demand for new homes wane. The referendum “doesn’...
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Bank of England to be granted new powers over landlords

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Bank of England to be granted new powers over landlords Buy to let market has been highlighted as a risk to the UK's financial stability 24 MARCH 2016 • 6:30PM The Bank of England could be granted new powers to curb growth in the "bubble" like buy-to-let housing market, George Osborne, the Chancellor, has said. Addressing MPs, Mr Osborne said it was "very like...
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Housing market set for slowdown after stamp duty changes come into action

Shared ownership mortgages
Activity on the housing market will slow after April, according to Rics CREDIT: PA Isabelle Fraser 10 MARCH 2016 • 12:06AM The UK housing market will slow down after April after “a surge in buy-to-let activity”, as the increase in stamp duty for second homes is introduced. Only 17pc of respondents to a survey of members of the Royal Institution of ...
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tsop launches its specialist shared ownership mortgage and legal panel

At the best of times the mortgage market can be a bewildering place, at the worst it can be a minefield. A number of significant changes have taken place since the banking crisis of 2007 leading to the mortgage application process being a more drawn out and complicated affair than was previously the case. The affordable housing sector brings with it an additional element of complexity and not o...
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tsop appointed Sales and Marketing Agent for Ealing Council

shared ownership sales and marketing
Pleased to announce that tsop have been appointed as Sales and Marketing Agent to Ealing Borough Council. We will be marketing 24 shared ownership and 3 outright sale homes, the first 9 being handed over before the end of the year. Our sales service is in addition to the consultancy work we are helping the Council with in setting up its own shared ownership offer and will provide a seamless servic...
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