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Sale And Rent Back Regulation Comes Into Force Today

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This will then be followed by a more comprehensive regime which will start on 30 June 2010.

As a result of today's changes, the National Landlords Association (NLA) was quick to warn companies operating in the sale and rent back (SRB) market they only have four weeks to apply for Financial Services Authority (FSA) permission to keep operating.

John Socha, vice chairman of the NLA, said: "In the current economic climate, more and more people will be facing financial difficulty including keeping up their mortgage repayments.

"Although sale and rent back will not stop repossessions, ethical sale and rent back :lol: could be a way for homeowners to remain in their properties but become tenants.

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The ethical thing would have been to build a few more Council/Social flats and houses to rent, as opposed to shared ownership over the last decade. :angry:

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As such, interim measures that require firms to meet minimum FSA standards, including the requirement to have adequate resources and to be run by 'fit and proper' people, came into force today, in order to address the most immediate problems for consumers.

The regime also requires that businesses treat customers fairly, making clear important details, such as the length of time they can stay in the property, before they make their final decision on whether to sell.

This will then be followed by a more comprehensive regime which will start on 30 June 2010.


What happens next year to the regulation?

Fit and proper... so what does that mean?

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crazy thing about this is it was only really a goer when prices wer eincreasing.

it wasnt about being a landlord, it was about MEWing the fu<k out of the houses.

Case in point - i know a guy who ran a massive scheme of these (>500 houses)

Each were bought for approx 60-70% OMV and then remortgaged (back to back) up to 95%.

This money then fed back into the purchasing with hefty amounts taken as profit.

Only problem is, now that houses arent going up anymore he has stopped paying the mortgages on them and hunderdes of vulnerable people/elderley/ok - feckless to will be thrwon out as the houses are repod.

Unfortunately, the contract they had guaranteeing they could stay in the house means absolutely nothing to the lenders as third party agreements are not allowed and the mortgage would be refused if it was even suggested in the application.

Oh dear.

As for fit and proper sarah, wouldnt have made a differnce - his wife 'ran' it as he had been made bankrupt earlier

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