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25th June 2009

Bank of Scotland will cease business from 01/07/2009, thus leaving even fewer lenders to choose from in this challenging market.

After a brief period of lenders lowering their rates last week saw rates rise due to the increase in SWAP rates. BM Solutions raised their but to let rates by up to 0.6% in one move with Platform also increasing by 0.6%.

It has been announced also that Leeds Building Society will no longer lend on new build flats on a buy to let basis. The market is certainly challenging and previous lenders are still showing no signs of re entering the market to ease the pressure.

Please be aware that the remaining current lenders will only lend on a certain percentage of a development and once this exposure limit is reached they will not lend anymore on the site.

Once certain lenders have reached their exposure limits obtaining a mortgage for sites/developments may become extremely difficult or sometimes impossible so please ensure you do not leave it till the last minute to enquire about or to arrange a mortgage.

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