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Landlords Insurance Dilemma Landlord News, Landlords Insurance, Latest Articles, Property News

I have received an email from one of our readers who has a Landlords Insurance Dilemma and I’m not confident enough to answer his question absolutely. If you can help please comment below, no blatant advertising though please. I will not approve comments such as “Call XXX on YYY I am an insurance broker and I can help”. However, I will approve useful comments which answer the question in detail.

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Mentoring courses and property networking Buy to Let News, Guest Articles, Guest Columns, Landlord News, Landlords Stories, Latest Articles, Personal Development & Motivation, Property Investment News, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, Property Sourcing, Question of the Week

Mentoring courses and property networking – have I been a Plonker Rodney?

Property Networking and Mentoring Courses

What a plonka!

Are landlord mentoring courses value for money and are many of the property networking meetings we get invited to simply a sales pitch?

When I started investing in property, back in the late 1990’s, there was no such thing as buying below market value (BMV) because the housing market was absolutely booming. Even if you were prepared to pay the FULL asking price for a property – the investor was at risk of being gazumped by a more enthusiastic investor or a first time buyer (anyone remember them?) who would pay OVER the asking price to secure their dream investment/home. Continue reading Mentoring courses and property networking


Moles! Landlords or Tenants responsibility? Landlord News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Maintenance, Property News, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

I’m having one of those weeks, this time it’s moles in a tenants garden! Who would be a landlord? LOL

This is the email I received last night from one of my tenants about his Moles, the furry creature kind, not a growth on his person of course!

Moles Landlords or Tenants responsibility“I’m having trouble with something creating tunnels in the garden (both the front and rear) and damaging the grass. I think it’s Moles, Continue reading Moles! Landlords or Tenants responsibility?


Expat property investor – the need for professional help Buy to Let News, Guest Articles, Guest Columns, Landlord News, Landlords Stories, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment News, Property Investment Strategies, Property Market News, Property News, Property Sales & Sourcing, Property Sourcing

Case study relating to an expat property investor interested in keeping a foot on the London property ladder.

Two years ago a potential buyer, Andrew, a virgin expat property investor contacted us.  Andrew was in his early thirties, single, handsome, a first-time buyer and successfully worked in finance for a large corporation in Singapore. His concerns were that when he eventually returned to the UK, he wouldn’t be able to afford even a one bedroom flat in Central London as he had been watching property prices rise, even during the recession.

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How might a Buy To Let Property Benefit You In Retirement? Buy to Let News, Guest Articles, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

By guest author Taj Kang- an Associate Director at specialist contractor mortgage broker

Anyone in their early fifties is going to have to face working longer and for women that means another six years after 60. Therefore if, for example, you are 52 state pension won’t arrive until 2026, seemingly a lifetime away.

We are all thinking about pensions and retirement so much more than previously and people might even be suggesting a buy to let property might act as an alternative pension provision. Certainly it appears we can no longer rely solely on traditional solutions for our old age. Continue reading How might a Buy To Let Property Benefit You In Retirement?


There’s good money in bungalow refurbishment Buy to Let News, Commercial Finance, House Prices, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property Development, Property Investment Strategies, Property Maintenance, Property Market News, Property News

Whilst a bungalow isn’t likely to provide you with the highest possible rental yield, bungalows should not be overlooked as property investment opportunities, especially by investors with with good refurbishment skills or a good team of tradesmen. Continue reading There’s good money in bungalow refurbishment


Buy to Let Property Hotspots – Showcasing Norwich Buy to Let Property Hotspots, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, Property Sales & Sourcing

Every Town and City in the UK has its own unique set of dynamics when it comes to property values and rental yields. For example, I know that in Norwich, one the most established areas for letting is known as the Golden Triangle because it’s very close to the University, the Hospital and within easy access of the City Centre. The North of the City is also incredibly popular for lettings due to the number of East European migrants and offshore workers who need easy access to the airport and the industrial estates around it. Prices and yields within just a mile of the airport differ massively though. Continue reading Buy to Let Property Hotspots – Showcasing Norwich


Buy to Let Property Hotspots – Calling All Sales and Letting Agents Buy to Let Property Hotspots, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Auctions, Property Development, Property Investment News, Property Investment Strategies, Property News, Property Sales & Sourcing, Property Sourcing

We are always very pleased to hear from Sales and Letting Agents up and down the country about what they believe are the Buy to Let Property Hotspots in their area and why. This is the perfect opportunity for agents to share their local knowledge and experience with literally thousands of landlords who may never otherwise hear about them.  Details of how to get involved in this exciting addition to Property118 are towards the bottom of this article.

Having spoken to literally hundreds of landlords and letting agents it is quite clear that everybody has their own definition of Property Hotspots. Continue reading Buy to Let Property Hotspots – Calling All Sales and Letting Agents


Spotlight on two 80% Buy to Let products Buy to Let News, Latest Articles, Property Investment Strategies

Two similar products – look at the detail.

This is an example of the terms, criteria and costs I would consider for Landlords looking to borrow 80% Loan to Value and minimise the capital required to purchase a property, or maximise the amount of equity that can be released. Below are two very similarly priced products from different lenders and how they could be assessed. Continue reading Spotlight on two 80% Buy to Let products


Top 6 strategies for improving your cash-flow Guest Columns, Property Investment Strategies, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

As all Landlords should appreciate, property investment is a business.

It’s not something you should ever attempt to do “as a hobby”, “reluctantly”, “on the side”, “accidentally” …. .  There’s too much at stake for that, up to and including the wellbeing of your tenants, who you are responsible for in the eyes of the law.

Like any business, cash-flow is king. Without it, you don’t have a business! Continue reading Top 6 strategies for improving your cash-flow


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