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A one day workshop for Property118 members

Overbooked! So we’re running another

31/10/2014

The workshop for Property 118 members was so popular that it SOLD OUT. Don’t worry though, we have booked another and this time we’ve made the booking process even more simple. Hazel de Kloe is a highly respected UK Property Mentor and Coach, the only one I have ever approved as a Property118 sponsor. She… Read more

Revenge Eviction

Revenge Eviction or was the landlord right?

Please take a close look at this picture in Shelter’s latest propaganda (below). Have a look at the walls and the blinds! Would you live like this? Clearly this mother has very little self respect and hasn’t touched any cleaning products for years. Was the property like this when she moved in? If so why… Read more

Repolist

Introducing Repolist

28/10/2014

As the name implies, Repolist is a way to source property repossessions currently for sale in the UK.  The website uses state of the art technology to scan the UK property market, filtering through circa 750,000 properties for repossessions and refurb opportunities. I tried it for myself and I have to admit to being impressed… Read more

Decent Property Managers in Cardiff

Decent Property Managers in Cardiff?

27/10/2014

I’m new to this website and forum so pleased to make your acquaintance.  Does anyone know of a property management company in Cardiff or the surrounding area that they would recommend for the management of a small portfolio of residential properties? Two are student let and three are professional lets. I need a company whose… Read more

How to affect credit ratings as a landlord

How to affect credit ratings as a landlord??

… a landlord needs to affect the credit rating of a tenant who is in arrears.  Is this possible ?? Landlord misses mortage payment and rating is effected. Not so with rental payments as far as I am aware ?? (less civil court). Regards Lord Foster

Is a single Portfolio Mortgage a good option

Is a single Portfolio Mortgage a good option?

I have a small portfolio of 5 properties that I let and one that I live in.  Two of the properties are owned outright the others have BTL mortgages. All mortgages including the one I live in are interest only. Ease of managing a single mortgage and being able to release equity from the total… Read more

Just realised I've been messing up my tax return for years

Just realised I’ve been messing up my tax return for years

I have a buy to let property (Flat) which I used to reside in 2001 until 2003 and then moved in with my wife and started to rent the flat out. I changed the mortgage to buy to let and took a personal loan to cover some improvements to the flat.  Basically I haven’t paid any… Read more

Failed by the letting agent

Failed by the letting agent

New to the forum so please bear with me….we have a property managed by a letting agent. The tenant breached contract by having cats. The agent was aware of this as we have some written evidence from them that demonstrates that they were aware. However, now the tenant has left (having given notice) and we… Read more

My landlords have split up and both want me to pay them

My landlords have split up and both want me to pay them!

I started renting my property from a couple that emigrated, the tenancy is for 12 months and started at the end of June. The tenancy agreement is in joint names for the landlords.  They have now split up and each of them are saying that they want to be paid for the rent and for… Read more

Lacking Direction

Glasgow Landlord Lacking Direction – HELP!

I’m hoping some of you experienced property people could offer me some advice as I seem to be lacking direction. I have 3 rental properties in and around Glasgow and I’m not sure what to do next.  Property 1 is valued at around £75,000. The interest only mortgage (6 years left to run) is for… Read more

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