Sam Lee

Senior Mortgage & Protection Adviser

Sam graduated from Manchester University with a BSc(Hons) degree in Mathematics with Business and Management. Following this, Sam spent a year abroad ,working for Inchcape in Hong Kong, before returning to London to join Capricorn. He now holds a diploma in Professional Financial Advice as well as his certificate in Mortgage and Insurance advice.

Within Capricorn, Sam is our New Build and Overseas specialist, he travels regularly to Hong Kong and Singapore to participate in seminars and exhibitions with our partner developers and agents.

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Recent news and views from Sam

Nine Elms – A Mortgage Minefield

Specialising in mortgages for new build homes, naturally I receive my fair share of enquiries for properties being built in the Nine Elms regeneration area. This site is to include around 20,000 homes, split across several developments, stretched along the Southbank of the Thames between Battersea and Vauxhall. This is all... read more

How much is it possible borrow on new build apartments?

With more and more homes being built, and London's skyline ever silhouetted with cranes and half built structures, it's no wonder that it's becoming more of the norm (or more of a necessity even) these days to purchase a new build home. Through Capricorn's existing and growing relationships with some... read more

Are ‘Self-Cert’ Mortgages set to make a return?

The payday lender, Quick Loans, announced at the end of last year that they will be selling self-cert mortgages only accessible through its website. Previously when consumers took out a ‘self-cert’ mortgage, they self-certified that the income stated in their mortgage application was true. As you can imagine this led... read more

Overseas Buyers and the Importance of ‘Assigned Contracts’

It is evident that London property sales have taken a slight dip during the latter half of the year, with property prices seeing a decline, and a lower amount of overall sales. This however, does not seem to have deterred investment by overseas clients, which has remained abundant despite adverse... read more
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