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The beauty of the unconventional is not appreciated in call centres

Having spent many fruitless hours trying to track down a mortgage for a flat in the Brunswick Centre, I feel I should welcome the BRE's initiative to ease the process of obtaining finance for unconventional properties (page 43). The idea is to establish a set of criteria designed to reassure insurers and mortgage lenders that a given example of 'innovative design' is, in reality, no different from a good old-fashioned house.

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