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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