What You Can Do With a Law Degree: Teach Criminal Law and Write and Perform Songs @RobCurrieMusic

Rob Currie, professor of law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, teaches Canadian and international criminal law. So far, so good, But he also writes and performs music, and is known for his “graceful…lyrics” and “traditional style.”  His song “Romeo” explores the story of Romeo Phillion’s conviction and eventual exoneration.  More here. Source link

Foundation announce HMO product expansion

Foundation Home Loans has announced that it has expanded its HMO product range with a new 3 Year Fixed rate, starting at 3.29% and a 1.5% Arrangement Fee. All products are available to portfolio and non-portfolio landlords, buying as an individual or limited company. In addition to the new products, Foundation has also increased the majority of its Buy to Let mortgage rates in response to recent changes to swap rates, following the Bank of England’s indication of an earlier than expected rise in…

Workshop on Cultural Expertise and Litigation in the History of Law, Oxford, July 4, 2018 @thomgiddens @OxfordCSLS

Call for papers:  Workshop on Cultural Expertise and Litigation in the History of Law, to be held at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, July 4th, 2018. Abstracts between 500 and 1000 words plus a short bio (indicating current affiliation and main publications) should be sent to Livia Holden at livia.holden@csls.ox.ac.uk. Accommodation and some meals will be provided. Subject to availability of funds and exhaustion of the participant’s institutional resources, funds may also cover some travel expenses.  More here:  Source link

Barclays announce new FTB rates

Barclays has announced that as of tomorrow, those stepping onto the property ladder for the first time can take advantage of new residential products including three new fee free high-LTV fixed rates with £500 cashback. According to the lender, two-year fixed rates are available from 1.98% up to 85% LTV, 2.29% at 90% LTV and 3.94% at 95% LTV. The Bank is also launching a new seven-year fixed rate at 2.19%, available up to 60% LTV on loans up to £1m for purchase…

Landlords who sold up in 2017 made £86k says new report

The latest data and analysis from Countrywide has shown that the average landlord who sold their rental property in 2017 made a gain of £86,651, having owned their home for an average of 8.7 years. According to the report, the average gain from a landlord is up slightly from £86,302 in 2016.  Sellers in London gained £253,981 on average in 2017, over four times more than those selling outside the capital.  In fact, one in four landlords (28%) who sold their home in London…

North West tops regional price growth league

The latest data on house prices from LSL Property Services has revealed that average house prices rose again in February, seeing a 0.5% rise over the month – the biggest gain in five months. According to the report, the North West, East Midlands, South West and Wales all recorded new peak average prices in the month. Annually, price growth continued to slow, slipping to 0.6% from 0.7% in January 2018. The South East and London, however, weigh on the market, with annual prices up…

Confidence remains high among UK real estate lenders

The latest report from Link Asset Services has shown that despite the current political uncertainty in the UK and also the threat of further interest rate hikes, confidence remains high among the UK’s commercial real estate lenders. According to the findings, 72% of lenders expect to increase the number of new loans they originate in the next 12 months, compared to just 2% who expect volumes to fall. This confidence is being mirrored by recruitment plans, with more than half (53%) of lenders planing…