Peter Jones

About Peter

Peter Jones is an ex Chartered Surveyor (retired, whatever that means!), an author and a serial buy to let property investor. He has been involved in property for over 30 years having graduated from the College of Estate Management, Reading University, and then qualifying as an Associate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1983, before being elected a Fellow in 1992.

By the age of 35 he was a Salaried Partner in a well respected firm of Chartered Surveyors, and was managing partner of their West End of London Office. His specialty was commercial property but during the recession of the 1990’s his specialisation became redundant, and so did he.

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Seven Steps to Financial Freedom Through Buy to Let

10 Tips to Prosper in Buy to Let

It’s no surprise that buy to let has been a phenomenal success over the last decade.

 

Buy to let can provide extra income, a nest-egg for the future, cash lump sums, and can supplement your pension. It can provide a replacement income and set you free financially. And, after time, it could allow you to sack your boss! In a time of economic and political uncertainty the old adage “as safe as houses” rings true. In most of the UK the property market has recovered since the 2007/8 crash. Record low interest rates look set to remain low for years to come, and mortgages are probably as cheap as they will ever be. More and more households are renting and not buying their own homes. All in all buy to let makes perfect sense; perfect sense, that is, when it’s done properly.

10 Top Tips For Property Renovation Profits

The Five Capital Value Power Plays of Successful Property Investors

Since the down-turn of 2007 average UK property values have recovered in many parts of the UK over the last few years. But the problem with looking at averages is they don’t tell the full story. More recently in London, parts of the south east of England, and in a few other select areas, property values have stagnated whilst in the Midlands and the North they have continued to increase, albeit more slowly than we have seen in the past. But despite what the press and the doom and gloom experts and economic think tanks tell us, I am convinced that …

All About Buy to Let Finance And How to Get It

The Great Buy to Let Scam and How to Avoid It

I’m a big fan of buy to let and have been actively investing for the last 20 years. During that time I’ve put together a sizeable portfolio and, through my books and courses, have helped many others do the same. But there are aspects of buy to let which disturb and worry me. In this short eBook I’m going to tell it how it is, and show how you can protect yourself, so that you can invest with full peace of mind.

Property Market News

The Best Buy to Let Mortgages For Limited Companies July 2020

There’s so much changing in the mortgage market at the moment that I thought it’d be useful to get an update from my mortgage broker on what are the best Limited Company buy to let mortgage deals. I asked him just to tell me about 75% LTV mortgages – because with the model I use…

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The Best Buy to Let Mortgages for Individuals July 2020

Because the mortgage market is a bit volatile at the moment I thought it would be a good idea to ask my mortgage broker what the best buy to let mortgage deals are at the moment for individuals.

I asked him to look at 75% LTV mortgages because I can’t think why you might want a 65% or 70% LTV if a 75% LTV is available.

Here’s what he came up with.

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Net Yield Explained

A question I am sometimes asked is ‘what is Net Yield and how does that differ from Gross Yield?’. In an earlier post we thought about gross yield which is expressed mathematically as the rent divided by the purchase price, or the value, times 100. It provides a very basic assessment of the return (from…

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Life Is A Game, Play It!

TGIF Investors! This afternoon I talk about a quote sometimes attributed (falsely or maybe not?) to Mother Teresa- regardless of its actual source- the message…

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