Is There Only One Way to do Buy to Let?

A question I am sometimes asked is ‘is there more than one way to do buy to let?’. It all depends on how you define buy to let. If you define buy to let as buying a property and putting a tenant in then that could cover HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupation), it could include…

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Why Start With Buy To Let?

Why do so many investors start with buy to let? I suppose buy to let is the foundational entry point for property investing. Most people understand the concept behind buying a flat or a house and then renting it out to a tenant. One of the great things about buy to let is that there…

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Is there only one way to do Buy to Let?

At it’s most basic level Buy to Let could be just buying a property and sticking a tenant in. If your strategy is to wait for values to increase over the next twenty years, then why not?  It’d probably work. But it’s a bit rough and ready, and I think we can do better than…

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It’s Almost Impossible NOT to Make Money in Property

A bold claim? Probably, especially as the House Price Indices are showing average property values across the UK are increasing at a slower rate than they have for a long time (mainly because of values in London going backwards). So why is that? Is it the BREXIT effect? Probably. But let’s not get into that…

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True “BMV” versus “below asking price”

Many assume that a property’s asking price equates to its value. It doesn’t, or at least, it might or might not, and it’s important not to assume that the asking price reflects the true market value. In this video I take a look at the major flaws with BMV and consider why valuation is an art, not…

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The truth behind below market value (BMV)

When starting out in property it’s easy to believe that it’s all about buying below market value; after all, no self-respecting investor would attend a property networking event or post on any property forum if they weren’t negotiating furiously for 20%, 25% or 30% discounts from market value. But as I’ve mentioned before, although we…

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Why property is still a good investment!

I find it surprising that although the British public are so naturally good at property, their interest stops at their own front door. I admit that the reality of Brexit and its possible repercussions are hard to ignore, however, if we look at the cold hard facts it’s still possible to be confident that property…

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Is property still a good investment?

The imminence of Brexit has caused many to question whether property is still a viable and safe investment model for the future, and I am often asked if I am still confident that property will provide me with continued financial freedom. Without a doubt, my answer is always “Yes”! Leaving political views aside – and…

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Is buy to let property investing really dead ? Part 2

In this video we look in a bit more detail at buy to let mortgages for limited companies. In 2016 there were around 130,000 buy to let mortgages granted to Limited Companies – the finance is there! Peter Jones B.Sc FRICS Chartered Surveyor, author and property investor By the way, I’ve rewritten and updated my…

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