18:48 PM, 14th May 2022, About 2 weeks ago 11
In my 30+ years of investing into UK rental property I have had the pleasure to have connected with 1,000’s of people who have made their millions by doing the same things as me.
I’ve also met more than a handful of people who have made their fortune as a result of teaching newbies their ‘Rent To Rent‘ strategies. Some call them guru’s whilst others call them “Furu’s” (Fake guru’s), but they tend to call themselves “Property Educators”. Whilst I don’t have an axe to grind with these people, it recently occurred to me that I have never met anybody who has actually made their millions using a ‘Rent To Rent‘ strategy to build a rental property business as opposed to teaching it. Perhaps this is because ‘Rent To Rent‘ is so frequently sold to wannabees who don’t have money to invest into property? Do these people get frustrated and drop out of the market or do they go on to make enough money to invest into property they own themselves?
I know for a fact that ‘Rent To Rent‘ is a real strategy and that deals really do get done. I even invested into shares in a ‘Rent To Rent‘ business once via a Crowdfunding platform but, despite the very impressive pitch that lured me in, even that business hasn’t performed anywhere close to projections of the business owners.
I’ve also come across some terrifying ‘Rent To Rent‘ stories of woe from property owners who have willingly agreed (and many more who have been duped into) renting their properties to ‘Rent To Rent‘ operators. One of the problems I’ve come across is the use of the wrong agreements between the property owner and the ‘Rent To Rent‘ operator. This is not expensive to fix though and there is a simple solution.
My main question however is whether there are really any ‘Rent To Rent‘ millionaires, and if so where are they all hiding and why haven’t I ever come across them?
Somebody once told me that the first step towards owning £1,000,000 of ‘Rent To Rent‘ property is to buy properties worth £2,000,000. The second step is to let them to an inspired wannabee, fresh off a ‘Rent To Rent‘ Get Rich Quick course, which of course they paid for by increasing the limits on their credit card. The third step is getting rid of the people occupying the property when the ‘Rent To Rent‘ operator has seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth. The fourth step is to put right all of the damage to the property or take a big hit by selling it in a distressed state in a public auction. What do you think?
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Mark Alexander – Founder of Property118
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