The return of 100% mortgages - a sign for trouble ahead?
The past Do humans ever learn from experience? If you remember back in 2008 we had a catastrophic collapse of the property market and guess who suffered - yes, exactly - those that were highly geared and were stuck in negative equity situations. They became mortgage prisoners, unable to move. This simply because prices dropped suddenly and if they were unlucky enough to become unemployed overnight they'd be unable to move somewhere cheaper and sell their property if it all became too much. A frequent occurrence It would seem that this isn't putting off Joe Public from wanting to get on the housing ladder. After all, there's no end of free money to make that happen, what with help to buy loans and free stamp duty and all the rest of it. This, in combination with landlords being persecuted by the taxman and regulations up to here (points to forehead level) a mass selloff in combination with some free money is the perfect recipe to get more renters on to the property ladder. T