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.