Richard Roberts

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 8

Richard Roberts

10:24 AM, 21st February 2019, About 3 years ago

Is this an HMO?


Have you thought about running the flat as a Service Accommodation unit with it being in London
Although it takes a lot of effort to setup up the unit with organised systems, cleaner and maintenance. The returns can be quite good, especially if the flat is in London. Especially if you are selective on the people staying.
We used and Airbnb for a house 2 miles outside Liverpool, and inundated with requests every weekend.
There are details on the web on how to run one properly and it would give you the option of booking out the flat yourself.

Just a thought All the best Rich... Read More

Richard Roberts

8:57 AM, 26th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Leveraging workload on HMOs and using Virtual Assistants?

Reply to the comment left by "Pam Thompson" at "25/02/2016 - 21:39":

I agree with you if you are paying £20 pH is not viable. But a few leading property people are looking at VA over the Internet to do research work, general admin and other procedures for £3 to £4 per hour. The VA are based in USA or Philippians, and have a very high standard of education, even to degree level. Just the issue of communication and skills. Imagine getting a list of 100 potential properties for sale in a key area and it only costs £30.... Read More

Richard Roberts

20:47 PM, 25th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Leveraging workload on HMOs and using Virtual Assistants?

Reply to the comment left by "Peter Pynadath-George" at "25/02/2016 - 14:54":

Hi Peter, so does the pa do all your admin work or covers tenant letting as well? Btw, sound like we are covering the same area, i need to get help with the student side. Thanks Rich... Read More

Richard Roberts

12:46 PM, 25th February 2016, About 6 years ago

Does a BTL mortgage exist for property leased to a serviced apartment company?

Reply to the comment left by "Paul Mahoney" at "21/02/2016 - 19:35":

I have found a possible location for a "Boutique Hotel and Restaurant" very near the Liverpool city centre L1. whole building available although need to talk to more experience developer, with some knowledge of hotel developments.

could you get in touch?

Thanks Rich... Read More

Richard Roberts

11:02 AM, 30th October 2015, About 6 years ago

Getting started in renovating BTL properties

just two questions and then I keep quiet ... do you have enough knowledge of property and do you have lots of money?

Property118 is a great forum and there are some fantastic people who use it ... but there are other property network groups around to help (google them) and then have face to face conversations with people doing property, my personal values are to help others ... the business is not about property ... its about people with property. help the people and you might just get the property.

I still recommend more education and building a team around you - solicitor, accountant, builder, other property people to talk to (you never know you might find a JV partner with money to help you out?) ... and then emulate their methods.

that's me finished... Read More