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Modelling your property portfolio growth

Modelling your property portfolio growth – is 5% annual growth reasonable?

23/10/2014

I’m relatively new to property investing, having become an accidental landlord 6 months after buying my first property in 2006. I now have 3 properties, the last of which was the first purpose bought investment (#2 was my wifes flat which we’ve kept).  I am very goal driven, so I’ve had a go at forecasting… Read more

How do I go about letting my property

How do I go about letting my property?

I am an owner of several properties. In the past I have worked for a small organisation supporting persons with mental ill health in my own and my company’s private accommodation. In 2012 it was decided that we would cease our contract with local government because of increasing paperwork and returns and reduction in contract… Read more

Buy to Let Strategy - what to do next

Buy to Let Strategy – what to do next!

My wife and I have 3 properties in Malta which we rent out – we’ve recently had a baby, and are not sure what to do next in order to position ourselves best for the future.  At the moment, we live in the UK, but may move to Malta at some point (say within the… Read more

section 21 accelerated procedure

Landlords are making more use of the Section 21 Accelerated procedure

22/10/2014

Since Landlord Action started in 1999, which incidentally is also the year the Section 21 accelerated procedure was introduced, we have never had so many instructions from landlords and letting agents wishing to proceed to court to obtain possession orders under Section 21. Last year, there were 34,080 claims issued under the section 21 accelerated… Read more

Damage caused by tenants ex - who pays

Damage caused by tenants ex – who pays?

One of my tenants had her/my house damaged when her recent ex partner (father of her child and on the tenancy up until May 2014) broke in recently. The police were called and they boarded up the house.  I have received a bill from the police for this, do I pay or does the tenant… Read more

With ZERO capital, how can a newbie get into property

With ZERO capital, how can a newbie ‘get into’ property investment?

I’m sure this simple question will attract many answers – some useful, many humorous!  I’ve heard about no money down deals, lease options and similar …. I’ve also read these are a con!!! So what is the truth? Your opinion / input will be welcome. Kind regards Mark With ZERO capital, how can a newbie… Read more

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West Bromwich Building Society Accounts

21/10/2014

The 2013/14 accounts for West Bromwich Building Society show that they appear to have turned a corner and are back into profit.  Or do they? Perhaps that corner is a roundabout! Profits of £2.1 million were declared and their Chief Executive got a very nice thank you in the form of a whopping £134,000 bonus…. Read more

Poor letting agency but no signed contract

Poor letting agency but no signed contract

Within the last month I became a landlord for the first time. I’ve had little or no communication from the letting agency since a verbal agreement to put the property with them and had to chase them for the move in date for the tenants. Their communication is terrible and has resulted in crossed words… Read more

Who do you know working on R2R strategy

Who do you know working on R2R strategy?

Hello Although new to this forum I’m experienced in property and am now looking to extend my network and knowledge.  I’m currently working on the Rent 2 Rent strategy with a view to longer term investment such as a purchase option. My question is: do you know of people finding R2R opportunities in the South… Read more

£3,000 for BT to install phone line

£3,000 for BT to install phone line? !!!

I have recently purchased a bungalow. Originally there was a house with an enormous garden, and about fifty years ago a bungalow was built halfway down the garden, accessed by a narrow drive between the houses about 30m long. This was recently acquired by a developer who extended the bungalow and divided it into two… Read more

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