It’s the time to reflect on the year that’s gone by, and plan for the year ahead – and that’s exactly what we’re doing in this week’s episode. We review what we’ve achieved, including the launches of: Our book, 100 Property Investment Tips The Property Hub Magazine Our in-person Summits The new network of meetups […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Malcolm asked: Which mortgage should I choose? Never an easy decision! The answer touched upon the various ways in which limited companies affect the purchase of the property. It also talks about bridging finance which is more expensive than a BTL mortgage but serves the purpose of making the […]
This week…just a quick Christmas message, from Rob & Rob and a special guest (sort of). We talk about the importance of using this time of year to review your progress and do some planning for the year ahead…but it’s OK to take a break too. Have a very happy Christmas, and we’ll be back […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Brian asked: How do I get the best deal out of my tenancy renewal? The answer touched upon one area where you can work your letting agents down around the renewal period: renewal fees. Lettings agents like to charge a lot for renewals, for not that much work. “Do […]
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It’s our annual “favourite resources” episode – full of books, podcasts and apps to entertain and educate. Here’s the full list… Books The Consolations of Philosophy – Alain de Botton The One Thing – Gary Keller Do No Harm – Henry Marsh Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance Scaling Up – Verne Harnish Ready Player One […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Alex from Berkshire asked: How do I pitch a deal? The answer touched upon a number of ways to pitch, one being to approach the person you want to pitch without a specific deal in mind, and talk to them about what they want, what’s important to then, and […]
If you’ve got some money to invest in 2016, where’s the best place to put it? That’s the question we attempt to answer in this week’s episode. Before getting to the specifics though, we needed to talk about the context – and the factors in play pull together lots of the topics we’ve covered over […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Roy Faulkner asked: Are lease options a good idea? A lease option, for those who don’t know, is where you agree with a vendor that you have the option to buy their house from them at some point in the next X years (depending on the option) at an agreed […]
It’s our annual opportunity to make ourselves look silly as we predict what’s in store for the property market in 2016 – and look back at our predictions from this time last year. Take a listen and find out: How last year’s predictions turned out (with audio clips from Episode 96 thrown in so there […]
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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Andy from Leeds asked: Should I quit my job and go into property full-time? Firstly you need to put a number on what you need to earn to justify leaving your job. It might not be as much as your current salary, but it needs to be really specific […]
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It’s our first non-Thursday episode in the history of The Property Podcast…and it’s brought to you in association with George Osborne! In this special extra update we pick over the implications of the Autumn Statement, especially the extra Stamp Duty surcharge on buy-to-let investors (and buyers of second homes). We discuss: What the measures actually […]
It’s being debated endlessly in the media, at property networking events and all the most fashionable dinner parties – so we’re getting in on the action too. London property prices, it’s fair to say, are seriously high – so will they go further, or come back down to earth? In this episode we examine what’s […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Alice asked: What would you do with £80,000? A particularly fun question this week. The answer touched upon the importance of etiquette, thoughts of going straight to the travel agents, but then moved onto property investment. Both Robs talked through their strategies of property investment – good properties in […]
In the summer of 2014, we started a letting agency called Yellow Lettings. Today, we’re sharing the lessons we’ve learnt from the process so far. In this wide-ranging discussion we talk about what’s happened, what we’ve learnt about property as a result, and the general business lessons that are applicable to property investment too. Discussion […]
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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Mike asked: How do I avoid getting ripped off by a builder? The answer talks about using a formal contract to get things locked in early (example below), or at the very least clearly specify everything in an email, as that way you have a written document of what […]
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However tasty the yield of the property you just bought, it’s all just a notional row on your spreadsheet until a tenant is in and paying the rent. So how do you achieve that…fast? In this week we break it down to the three P’s – the property, the price and the partner you use […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Ravi from Leicester asked: What's the best company tax strategy? Always a tough question to answer, as accountants themselves don't always agree on the best course of action. If you don't have a property company but you do have a business that you want to lend from, you can organise things that way. But the best way is setting up an official loan between two separate companies; this way you can pay back bigger parts of your loan to your original company if you want to lower your profits. All you need to do is make it all official and set things up – see the links below for lots of useful material.
If you’re listening to this podcast, you must be at least somewhat excited about property investment. But does your partner feel the same way? It’s an important question, because investing in property is a big financial decision – and if your partner isn’t on board, that could be the end of your investment dreams (or […]
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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Chris from Liverpool asked: What questions should I ask at a property viewing? Not an easy question to answer, but there are a few things to always think about, regardless of the property in question. First of all, you have to do your research beforehand, using the tools linked […]
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So, how much money do you need to start investing in property? The answer is “very little”, but the options you can pursue with little money come with serious caveats. There are definite thresholds where different (and often better) options become available, and we run through all of them in this week’s show. Along the […]
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This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Tim from Shrewsbury asked: Can I submit my own property tax return? The answer talked about the importance of signing up to file your own tax return, and also the ease of doing the paperwork yourself. That said, having an accountant can really speed things up and do the busywork […]
When we meet people and tell them about the podcast, the Hub, the magazine, the meetups, the other businesses we run…they often ask, “How do you get so many things done?” This week, we tell you exactly how. There are probably at least 20 individual tips in this episode, around creating more time and energy […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Alex from Kent asked: Where should I invest, North or South? It’s hard to get specific without knowing exactly what your situation is and what you want, but the fact is that that London is rather aggressive and the North is starting to rise. That said, a portfolio is […]
This week, nobody’s favourite topic: lettings law! It’s not thrill-a-minute stuff, but it’s important – a lot of changes came in on October 1st, and if you’re not aware of them it can land you with a fine or affect your ability to get your property back at the end of a tenancy. The changes […]
This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Richard from Edinburgh asked: What’s a safe amount to put aside for rental void periods? Ultimately there’s no hard and fast answer, but your own personal comfort levels will be a good guide. While it’s possible you could be without rent for 9 months and still have to pay to replace the […]
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