Not The Sort of Day Any Property Investor Would Want

So, I was pretty excited to jump on the train, and headed off with the usual agenda.

We’d talk about the “Three Rs”; rents, repairs, and refurbs..

We’d look at a couple of the buy to let properties, typically where tenants have just left, and agree

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Should I Tell Estate Agents I’m a Cash Buyer?

A question I’m often asked is, “Should I tell the estate agent I’m a cash buyer?” The premise behind this question is, no doubt, estate agents think a cash buyer will transact a deal quickly and with less hassle as, in their minds (experience) mortgages take longer (too long) to arrange. So, a cash buyer…

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Houses or Flats Part 3. Why it’s no longer just about the figures

In this short mini series we’re looking at the things I’d think about when deciding whether to buy a house or a flat as my latest buy to let. If you’ve watched the other videos you’ll know that I don’t have strong views like “Only houses and never flats”. But I respect and understand some…

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Houses or Flats? Part 2. Should I extend the Lease or Not?

In the first video of this mini series about whether houses or flats make a better investment, I said that I don’t operate on the basis that there is a clear cut rule saying houses are fine but never buy a flat for your buy to let. I think having such a binary approach is…

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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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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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