Belfast Telegraph

Ex-broker gets award after winning legal battle with mortgage company

A financial specialist who won a legal battle with a mortgage company which he said could affect around a million people who own buy-to-let properties has received an industry award.

Mark Alexander, a former mortgage broker and founder of Norwich-based landlord advice website Property118.com, has been given the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award in the 2016 Property Investors Awards

Mr Alexander - who is in his late 40s - complained of being unfairly asked to pay more for a buy-to-let mortgage because the West Bromwich Mortgage Company classed him as an investor, not a consumer.

Court of Appeal judges ruled in his favour earlier this year after analysing evidence at a hearing in London.

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