Polsky on The Concepts of Fundamental Law and Constitution in 18th Century Russia

Sergey Polskoy, National Research University, Higher School of Economics, has published The Concepts of Fundamental Laws and Constitution in the 18th Century Russia as Higher School of Economics Research Paper No. WP BRP 169/HUM/2018. Here is the abstract. In this article, we attempt to trace the semantic changes two key concepts of the Modern period – fundamental law and constitution underwent at the 18th century and investigates how these European concepts were adapted and used in the Russian political language. The concept of the constitution and fundamental laws in eighteenth-century…

YBS announce cuts to high and low LTV products

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has launched a several new mortgage rates for selected products at 65% LTV and 95% LTV. According to the lender, the 65% LTV product range now includes a two-year fixed rate at 1.43% with a £995 fee, free standard valuation and £250 cashback, or a fee-free rate of 1.73%. YBS also said that a three-year fixed rate with no fee is available at 1.93% and a five-year fix starts at 1.91% with a £995 fee, free…

A Seminar at ANU College of Law

The Australian National University College of Law Centre for Law, Arts, and the Humanities presents a Seminar on Vertigo: Fake news/real theory. The event takes place on December 12, 2018. The ANU contemporary critical theory group is hosting a one-day seminar exploring law, art, politics, and society in the 21st century. This event will feature short papers of no more than 15 minutes that make an intervention or articulate an argument with succinct vigour, leaving plenty of room for lively and even contentious discussion. We particularly encourage the attendance and…

Atom announce entry into Portfolio BTL market

Digital Mortgages by Atom bank has announced new products for professional landlords confirming that they are entering the Buy to Let mortgage market. According to the lender, the range will include 2 and 5-year tracker Portfolio Buy to Let remortgage products for landlords who have between 4 and 25 properties in their portfolio. Competitive interest rates will be offered with a 1% product fee and maximum loan term of 25 years. Rates at launch include a 2-year base rate tracker, 75% LTV Remortgage…

How to maximise your income in holiday letting

To help your property reach its full potential, Rowena Owen, Director of Operations at boutique holiday-let agency Mulberry Cottages, has shared her tips on how to maximise the income of your holiday let. First impressions The first impression your guests will get of your property will be online. Therefore, you need to be thinking of photography and a storyline to the product that you have created. To capture your potential guest’s attention, take photos in bright rooms, use a good camera or professional…

Where will 2019’s housing hotspots be?

Specialist property investment agency, Surrenden Invest, has fired up the crystal ball and peered into the future to see if the UK housing market is as prepared as it can be to ensure that property investment continues as business as usual. With the UK set to part ways with the EU at the end of March, it’s going to be an interesting year for any number of sectors, housing included. Jonathan Stephens, MD, Surrenden Invest, says: “Nobody can ever see what the future…

Mortgage costs begin to rise after 6 months of reductions

The latest analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed that following two successive quarters of cost and rate reductions, residential mortgage costs are once again beginning to rise with the average cost of the most popular two, three and five year products all increasing during the past three months. According to the data, since the start of August 2018, the cost of a 70% and 80% LTV two year tracker has increased by 4%, while its 60% and 90% counterparts have increased by 3%. Based…

Auction House London powers through despite cautious market

TV crews from BBC1’s Homes Under The Hammer, and Channel 4, witnessed a packed saleroom for Auction House London at the end of October which raised just under £20m. Auction House London had its largest ever catalogue of 138 lots with 66% of those resulting in a sale. A number of properties attracted fierce bidding, selling considerably above their guide price, but equally some properties struggled to gain a high amount of interest. But one home which did pull in the buyers was a…