Info

The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast from The Property Hub (thepropertyhub.net) is the podcast for all property investors, new or experienced. Rob Bence and Rob Dix discuss a different property topic and property news item every week, passing on their knowledge and experience to the listeners. They both invest in UK property so they practise what they preach. No hard sell, no bull, just straight-talking property investment advice!
RSS Feed
The Property Podcast
2018
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: 2018
Oct 18, 2018

We’ve got a treat for you on this week’s property podcast.

Back by popular demand, we have a whole podcast featuring our listener deals - so tune in to hear Rob & Rob reviewing three property investment deals which were sent in to us.

But first, we’re talking about a property headline that’s grabbed our attention (and wound Rob B up!):

Where does rent hit young people the hardest?

There’s no surprise that the answer is London. And there’s also no surprise that people in their 20s who want to rent their own home have to pay an unaffordable amount.

It’s not unusual for someone to pay around 30% of their salary on rental payments, and this is a figure used quite often now. However, in London a whopping £51,200 salary is needed to afford a one-bedroom rental property - much higher than the average across the whole of England which is just under £25,000.

Now, there are a few things in this property and rental report which Rob B just wasn’t happy with. You’ll have to listen to this week’s podcast to find out.

Click here for the full story on BBC news.

Whilst we’ve got you - let’s talk about tax.

The Property Hub Tax is something we launched because we had to - we were simply inundated with tax enquiries and since launching, we’ve been unbelievably busy.

However, we’re about to increase capacity. Great news for you - but bad news if you’re not on the priority list. You could be missing out on valuable, tax advice which could save you thousands.  

We’ll be opening new slots up very soon, so make sure you join the priority list by clicking here.

Now, let’s get down to business. It’s been a while since we’ve reviewed your investment deals and after our shout-out for deals to review, you literally bombarded us! We’d love to have gone through all of them, however we’ve chosen three of the best to run through on this week’s property podcast.

Deal 1 is from Agi in Ipswich. It’s a 2-bedroom end of terrace property with a classic buy-refurb-refinance strategy which Agi is considering.

He’s concerned about his offer and the likelihood of acceptance - this is in addition to a £17,000 refurbishment.

Will this be enough? Would the Robs consider this to be a healthy refurb budget?

Listen as Rob & Rob take us on a journey, tackling research, key indicators and the all-important comparables. Is there lots going on in the area or is it a ghost town?

Follow their conversation as they consider surveyor valuations along with their ultimate verdict on whether this property investment has potential or whether they’d walk away.

Deal 2 is from Adam in Little Paxton, St Neots.

This property needs a lot of work - listen to the podcast for the lovely description given to us by Adam! But despite its condition, does this investment deal have potential?

With a wide range of executive homes in the area, is it best to raise the standards with this one and give it a healthy refurb budget? Or simply do the bare minimum to bring it up to standard?

Whether Adam wants to flip the property or hold and rent it out, the numbers need looking at closely. If it’s the numbers your interested in, hit the play button to hear Rob B run through the calculations and find out whether Adam’s property investment deal would pass the ultimate stress tests.

Finally we have Deal 3 from Sunny who is based in London but considering buying this rather lovely property in Whalley Range, Manchester.

Once Rob & Rob stop quibbling over who’s likely to move in (just take a look at the pictures!) they get down to the all-important financials. Whilst an investment property needing no work doing to it is a major bonus, the numbers still need to stack up.

The Robs investigate capital growth, lack of transport and also agent tactics and the fact that they’re not allowing Sunny to make an offer.

This deal is an interesting one as we listen to pointers on leasehold arrangements and service charges - the devil is most certainly in the detail.

Listen now - it’s a good one. We promise.

Hub Extra:

This week’s top resource is a great tool to help you find a deal using the property portal, Rightmove.

It’s a feature that’s slightly tucked away, but once you know it’s there, you can use it to narrow down your property criteria and deliver the search results you really want to see.

We’re always sharing great tips - particularly in our Hub Extra email which will hit your inbox every Friday if you're signed up. And if you’re not, you can do so here.

 

Get involved:

Are you on social media? We’d love to hear from you, so get following and message us your thoughts on this week’s podcast. And if you have any topics you’d like us to cover on future property podcasts, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also get involved with our property community by joining us on the Property Hub forum.

And if you haven’t done so already, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other listeners find us and we always read a selection out on our podcast too - so you could get a mention.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 16, 2018

We have another two cracking property questions this week on Ask Rob & Rob.

The first comes from PJ who wants to know about the ripple effect of northern cities. With property prices in the South East still way below their 2007 figures,  PJ wants to know when the likes of Newcastle and Middlesbrough will see any capital growth after the mid-cycle wobble.

As you know, Rob & Rob have form for accurate property predictions, so listen to Ask Rob & Rob this week to discover how they think these areas will play out. Will they see capital growth or are they not worth bothering with? Is there a trick PJ is missing out on with a location that Rob B is keeping a very close eye on?

Is growth on the horizon or is it just too early to tell? Have a listen and let us know what you think.

 

The second question comes from Pete who’s a fairly new listener but has been loving the property podcasts so far (thanks Pete!).

He has four investment properties in his property portfolio. He owns two outright and the other two have 50% mortgages against them - plenty of equity.

Pete is worried about the tax changes for buy to let investment property and is concerned he’ll get taxed twice if he chose to invest via a limited company.

Pete’s question isn’t an unusual one and if anything, highlights the need to have a basic understanding of tax so you can make sure you’re investing in property via a method that’s best suited to your needs.

Luckily, Rob & Rob are clued up on tax and have some general pointers for Pete, so hit the listen button to hear what they have to say.

We also have The Property Hub Tax - a dedicated team who fully understand what property investors want. Tax is complex and it’s never been more important to make sure you get the right advice. Sign up to the priority list today by clicking here.

 

Do you have a property question for Rob & Rob? If you’d like to feature on the next episode, give us a call on 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

 

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Have you joined us over in The Property Hub Forum yet? If you love property chit chat, this is the place for you. Our online community are a friendly bunch, keen to share their knowledge and experience. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Oct 11, 2018

Following on from last week’s property podcast, this week we have super landlord, Phil Stewardson, helping us deliver the expert’s guide to commercial property.

Before we dig in, we’re covering this week’s news story which is about house price growth. Property prices rose the fastest in the North West, with London suffering the biggest fall of 0.7% year-on-year.

Take a look at the links which give you a further analysis, and listen to the property podcast to hear what Rob & Rob have to say.

The main property podcast event this week is the appearance of our super landlord, Phil Stewardson, who was kind enough to join us for another session.

Phil talks us through the commercial property types he started his journey with back in 2001, when the market for buying residential property was extremely tight.

His first commercial property deal was a pub in 2002, taking full advantage of the decline in pub establishments at the time, between 2002 and 2005. What was it that attracted Phil to pubs? The returns? The large space? The sheer amount of potential?

And what exactly forms part of Phil’s commercial property portfolio? From chip shops and convenience stores to petrol stations - there’s not much more to add to Phil’s ever-growing portfolio.

You’ll also learn about what makes Phil tick from an investment point of view. Is it a good spot on a busy road, or is it a combination of other factors? And does he always go into an investment with a firm plan of action, or does he have a plan B or even a plan C?

As well as the advantages of commercial property, Phil also shares his not-so-great experiences. Despite all commercial sites working well for Phil, it’s not all been plain sailing. He’s navigated through a range of issues and overcome a number of obstacles which you’ll learn about in this episode.

The ultimate burning question from many listeners is likely to be “how can I make the move from residential to commercial property investment?” Is it a natural progression?

Phil and Rob & Rob share their thoughts on the best route for those of you who are interested in making the move, and Phil very helpfully delivers some key nuggets of information that can help you make strong commercial property investment decisions.

What does the future hold for commercial property? And is Phil worried about the future?

Find out in today’s property podcast.

Hub Extra:

This week’s top resource is a great podcast recommendation from Rob & Rob.

It’s an interview Tim Ferriss held with Howard Marks - and it’s well worth a listen!

Click here.

Howard Marks is the co chairman and co founder of Oaktree Capital Management which has more than $120 billion in assets.

He talks about market cycles and finances in an incredibly simplistic way. He really gets into the nitty gritty of business and this is definitely one to download and absorb.

And if you haven’t signed up to our mailing list to get Hub Extra - the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, you can do so here.

Get involved: Are you on social media? We’d love to hear from you, so get following and message us your thoughts on this week’s podcast. And if you have any topics you’d like us to cover on future property podcasts, let us know on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

You can also get involved with our property community by joining us on the Property Hub forum.

And if you haven’t done so already, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Aside from making us smile, your reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also give each one a shout-out on the property podcast, so yours could be next to feature on an upcoming episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 9, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

First up with a property question is Mark. He has a HMO in Southampton which is mortgage free and has been self managed for over 20 years.

Mark has now moved north but finds the travelling and cost of upkeep is just too much. He wants to sell the property and reinvest the funds somewhere closer to home, however he’s hit a few snags.

He’s failed at getting planning permission to alter the property in the hope it would add value, and he’s also considered selling the HMO to both investors and property developers which hasn’t been plain sailing.

The developers say the rental income wouldn’t make the money back if they were to rebuild. And unfortunately Mark doesn’t have enough capital to see through a void period whilst he refurbishes the property himself. Remortgaging isn’t an option either. So, what should he do?

The Robs have some advice for Mark which covers everything from pricing, refurbishing and also the possibility of an assisted sale. If you’re not aware of how an assisted sale works, tap the play button to find out.

Callum has also called on the Robs this week.

Callum is 21, from Nottingham and has been avidly saving for his first investment property. He’s been reading, watching and listening to every resource he can find and wants to know whether it would be better for him to learn the trades or go in to project management.

Again, from people who have been there, done it and bought the t-shirt, the Robs talk Callum through ways he can get the most value from learning and how they’d approach things if they were in his position.

Would the Robs grab a paintbrush or plastering trowel? Or would they leave it to the professionals?

There’s also a good few resources shared this week on how Callum can get started - so make sure you tune into this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Would you like to feature on the next Ask Rob & Rob? If you have a property related question, simply call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Do you love property and are keen to connect with likeminded people? Head over and join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Our active Hubbers are talking property on a daily basis - from breaking news to sharing hints, tips and some very interesting progress journeys. Pop over and introduce yourself today.

Oct 4, 2018

Welcome to this week’s property podcast which is a beginners guide to commercial property.

But before we dive in, we’re discussing the new stamp duty tax announcement which the government announced at this week’s Conservative party conference.

The Tories now want to tax overseas property investors between one and three percent on top of the existing stamp duty charges. And in a potential political-winning move, they want the additional funds to go to the homeless.  

Now, details are pretty limited in terms of how they intend on defining a ‘foreign investor’, and we’re not yet sure how this move will affect expats investing through a limited company. The Robs have some thoughts, so make sure you tune in this week to listen and send us a message on social to let us know what you think. You can read more about the story here.

This week’s property podcast is the beginners guide to commercial property.

It’s a hot topic, and we get many questions over on the forum asking what it is and what’s the best way to invest.

The Robs cover everything this week; from defining what commercial property is, to looking at how they’re ‘classed’. They also look at why many confuse commercial property with buying a residential property using a commercial mortgage.

There are also some surprising stats on the ownership of commercial property which Rob & Rob are sharing this week, and they delve into which is far more vulnerable to the economy - residential or commercial?

Lease lengths, void periods, valuations and future cash flows - it’s all covered on this episode. The podcast is jam packed full of all the commercial property basics that you need to know.

And once you’ve soaked up all this valuable information, Rob & Rob share the best places to get started with your purchase.

It’s a good one, so make sure you tune in.

Meetups:

Have you been to one yet? These are our free property events held across the country where you can literally chat property all evening long. There’s no hidden agenda, just a friendly group of people discussing all things relating to investing in property.  

Click here to find your closest meetup and book your place.

Hub Extra:

This week’s top resource is a great read called Planet Property

Written by Peter Bill who was the long-time Editor of the Estates Gazette, this book delves into commercial property in interesting detail and comes highly recommended.

And if you haven’t signed up to our mailing list to get Hub Extra - the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, you can do so here.


Get involved: Are you on social media? We love to chat, so get following and pop us a message. And if you have any topics you’d like us to cover on future property podcasts, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.


You can also get involved with our property community by joining the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Advice is shared by both new and experienced investors on a daily basis, so get yourself over there and introduce yourself.

And if you haven’t done so already, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Aside from making us smile, your reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also give each one a shout-out on the property podcast, so yours could be next to feature on an upcoming episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Oct 2, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Liam starts things off by asking about Crewe.  By using the 18 year property cycle he can see that at this point in the cycle last time Crewe enjoyed explosive growth.  Should Liam take the risk or should he play it safe in Manchester or Liverpool?

Rob and Rob are happy to help - especially when they get to chat about property cycles.

This is something many of us will be wondering as we enter this phase of the cycle. Manchester and Liverpool are performing really well at the moment but does that also mean that there is no capital growth left?

HS2 is also a massive factor to consider as Crewe is going to benefit in a major way.  Crewe is set to be one of the most well connected cities in the country. Would it be foolish not to get in now?

There’s a lot to consider!

Next is Liam who’s been practising what Rob and Rob preach.  He’s been putting away 10% of his rent for voids and repairs, but he’s unsure where to put that money.

Does keeping everything in one place make it easier or harder to keep track of?

Hit the listen button and enjoy Ask Rob & Rob.

Do you have a property related question for Rob & Rob? Whether you’re a first time investor or a seasoned pro, you could feature on our next episode. Simply call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Do you love property and are keen to connect with likeminded people? Head over and join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Our active Hubbers are talking property on a daily basis - from breaking news to sharing hints, tips and some very interesting progress journeys. Pop over an introduce yourself today.



 

Sep 27, 2018

This week Rob B is taking a look at his first and slightly unexpected property investment of the year.

But first, we start with a quick rundown of the latest property news, which is a report on the private rental sector done by university academics. Whilst many results were what we would have expected, there were some interesting findings, particularly around the arguments property investors and landlords have been making for quite some time.

Were they in favour of banning Section 21? And what do they think should be standardised across the property industry?

Click here to read the report.


Now, this week’s main event is a special one as Rob B shares a personal journey and takes a proper look at his first property investment this year.

In a city that’s the driving force behind the Northern Powerhouse initiative, this is not just any old investment in an ordinary building. You can see this skyscraper from pretty much every point in the city.

Rob B’s move to invest in this deal may surprise some listeners, as you’ll know that property development has been his sole focus so far this year, but listen to what made his head turn in this week’s show.

Was it the location of this property investment or the facilities that changed his mind? Or was it the fact that this is not just going to be the best property development in the city, but in the whole of the UK? At over 200 metres tall, it’s certainly going to be a corker.

He delves into reports of the city’s reported ‘over-development’ and shares his thoughts on whether he’s concerned about the property market or whether now is the right time to be taking stock of these opportunities.

Also, what due diligence did he do for this off-plan investment? How much cash did he put down and what are his expectations on the way this property investment deal will perform in the future?

Hit the play button to listen.


Meetups:

If you’ve not got yourself to one yet, what are you waiting for? There are free events across the country where you can meet like minded property investors and share experiences. There’s no selling, just a friendly group of people all with one interest in common.

Click here to find your closest meetup and book your place.


Hub Extra:

This week the Robs are sharing a top resource:

Work Less, Make More by James Schramko.

Rob D gives us a very quick overview this week on the author’s enviable lifestyle and how he’s built it. If you’d like to see how you could earn more or do less, this is definitely one for your reading list.

And if you haven’t signed up to our mailing list to get Hub Extra - the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, you can do so here.


Get involved: Are you following us on social media? We’re pretty active across all our channels, so if you have any topics you’d like us to cover in future property podcasts, pop us a message on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.

You can also get involved with our lovely property community by joining the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. There are new topics started by our Hubbers on a daily basis and a whole wealth of advice shared with both new and experienced property investors. Get yourself over there and introduce yourself.

And if you haven’t done so already, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Aside from making us smile, your reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also give each one a shout-out on the property podcast, so yours could be next to feature on an upcoming episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 25, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Daniel kicks us off today by asking us about his options for releasing equity on his family home. He’s lucky enough to own it outright and wants to start purchasing buy to let investment properties. He’s contacting mortgage brokers but isn’t sure whether he should be looking at one property in London or a few properties in Manchester.

Luckily Rob & Rob are on-hand to give Daniel some pointers on getting his first investment property wrapped up.

Should Daniel remortgage 95% or 70%? And is it better to walk away with the whole amount or get an offset mortgage and draw down on it as/when required?

Also, what are Daniel’s goals and why should these be determined before considering locations?

If you’re looking at refinancing your home to kick start your property investment journey, this week is a corker for you.

Second up we have Lauren who is frustrated with the solicitors recommended by her lender. Her purchase has nearly fallen through twice and her mortgage offer is due to expire very soon. What can she do when nobody can seem to make contact with them?

The Rob’s have always made their feelings about the conveyancing process crystal clear. Whilst this isn’t an uncommon situation, that doesn’t make it right.

What should Lauren’s first move be? Listen to what Rob & Rob would do to try and push the purchase through. Buying investment property shouldn’t be painful, so it’s important to find a decent mortgage broker and conveyancing solicitor to help move the process on.

Hit the listen button and enjoy Ask Rob & Rob.

Do you have a property related question for Rob & Rob? Whether you’re a first time investor or a seasoned pro, you could feature on our next episode. Simply call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Do you love property and are keen to connect with likeminded people? Head over and join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Our active Hubbers are talking property on a daily basis - from breaking news to sharing hints, tips and some very interesting progress journeys. Pop over an introduce yourself today.



 

 

Sep 20, 2018

That’s right, Brexit discussions have become the nation's new favourite way to fall out with your friends and family.

It’s not just a hot topic around dinner tables, it’s got the conversation flowing across our Hub members and on our social channels. Let’s take a look at what Brexit has done to the UK property market and what’s going to happen in the event of a deal, no deal, some other deal or another referendum.

But first, we kick this week’s podcast off with some news stories. The main headline was that house prices were likely to fall by 35%. Did Mark Carney actually predict this, or was this the media attempting to stir us into a frenzy? There’s likely to be many property investors interested in this prediction, so it’s important to know where these facts came from and if they’re actually true.

The main topic today is Brexit and its impact on the UK property market. And whilst the Rob’s don’t have a crystal ball, they share their thoughts this week on how Brexit is likely to affect UK property. If you’re a property investor, should you sit it out and hold off buying your next investment property or should you look for the opportunities that Brexit could present? Based on history and some fundamental principles, the Rob’s delve deep this week. So brace yourselves for a great podcast!

This week Rob & Rob attempt to strip away the emotion and focus on the core facts that could lead to Brexit severely impacting the UK property market - or not. Should we be nervous? Should we take stock of the negativity surrounding the market? Or should we be embracing the buying opportunities that this could present to property investors?

Hit the play button to find out.

Hub Extra: Don’t forget Hub Extra which hits your inbox on a Friday if you’re a Hub member. It’s a good one! Make sure you subscribe if you’ve not already. It’s the most valuable email you’ll receive all week.

Get involved: Are you following us on our social channels? Let us know if you have any topics you’d like us to cover. You can find us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.

Also, have you joined our lovely property community yet? Join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. We’re happy to keep the Brexit chat going over in the community but you’ll also be able to chip in on a number of property related topics to help you on your property investment journey. Our Hubbers are a great bunch of people and very helpful, so get over there and introduce yourself today.

Whilst we’ve got you, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also read out every single one of them on air, so head on over and we could be reading yours out on the next episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 18, 2018

Pete Matthew from the Meaningful Money Podcast joins Rob & Rob again this week as we delve into some personal finance questions relating to property investment.

Penny from Orpington wants to know how she can use her pension to buy property. It’s a question that crops up many times and this week, Pete shares his wisdom on whether this is possible or not.

Can she invest in residential property or should Penny consider putting her money into commercial property? Also, Pete shares some advice on SIPPs, PAIFs and REITs - and if you don’t know what these are, make sure you tune into this weeks Ask Rob & Rob with Pete to find out more.

Our second question this week comes from Rich in Romford. Rich owns seven properties and has dreams of leaving his job and live comfortably off the rental income from them. He wants to know how much he should be earning for him to quit his job when he’s currently bringing in around £2,000 per month before tax.

As Pete has told us previously, cashflow underpins everything - money in versus money out. There’s some great advice for Rich this week as Pete talks him through short term debt, contingency plans and the importance of having a ‘cushion’ for those unexpected things that crop up. We recommend tuning in to hear more.

And if you’d like to hear more from Pete, you can head on over to his podcast or purchase his book by clicking here. This book contains everything you need to know about personal finance with no confusing fluff - just honest and super-practical advice to help you take control of your money.

Hit the listen button to hear this weeks invaluable advice from Rob & Rob… and Pete.

Do you have a property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on our next episode. All you need to do is call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

Have you joined our community of like-minded people discussing all things property? Head over and join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Whether you’re new to property investment or have decades of experience under your belt, the forum is loaded with helpful insights on all things property related. Head on over and introduce yourself.

Sep 13, 2018

Podcasts, forum, magazine, meetups, free courses, books, multiple businesses, managing a team of 50+ - are Rob & Rob superhuman?!

NO! They’ve mastered the art of productivity and in this week’s property podcast they spill their secrets to maximising time.

Rob & Rob reveal the best techniques on how to organise your week, from to-do lists to calendar events. Why regularly setting and reviewing goals and setting your tasks in relation to achieving your goals, is so important (we have a great free course on goal setting, click here to view!). Plus why you should resist doing tasks you don’t enjoy (yes that’s right!).

Most importantly don’t forget to download our resource of the week, Rob’s Reflection Template to help you effectively evaluate yourself and your week.

Want to know how you can join our thriving property community? Join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. From property newbies to experienced buy-to-let investors, this is a place where you can connect with others and get some really helpful advice.

Whilst we’ve got you, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also read out every single one of them on air, so head on over and we could be reading yours out on the next episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 11, 2018

We have a treat for you today. It’s not just Ask Rob & Rob. It’s Ask Rob & Rob and Pete.

Pete Matthew from the Meaningful Money Podcast joins us today and answers your personal finance questions relating to property investment.

First up we have Lynsey from Brighton who is getting confused with the finances relating to her investment property. Should she use spreadsheets, apps or something else to make the whole process less overwhelming?

Pete is right on the money with the advice he gives. Mastering the art of budgeting, particularly with investment property, can often be a challenge. Hopefully his advice today will send Lynsey on her way to having her property income streamlined and her feeling more in control.

In another property related question, Tim from Cardiff has two investment properties - one in his name and the other he purchased via a limited company. We all know insurance can be a minefield, but what insurance do landlords actually need?

Pete talks us through the three main events: early death, critical illness and being unable to work. With some sound advice from Pete and our very own Rob & Rob, this podcast covers the need-to-know information for both new and experienced property investors. Protection is key.

Hit the listen button to hear this weeks invaluable advice from Rob & Rob… and Pete.

And if you’d like to hear more from Pete, head on over to the Meaningful Money Podcast or go to petesbook.com

If you have your own question about investment property you’d like answering, you just need to call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about investing in buy to let property from like-minded people, join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. It’s full of people just like you, hungry for more property investment information, so head on over and introduce yourself.

Sep 6, 2018

We’re lucky enough to have thousands of members in our property community, so when we wanted to gain some valuable insight on the current state and future of the buy-to-let property investment market, who better to ask than our own Hubbers?

This week’s podcast is packed to the brim with interesting information as we unveil feedback from our community, but first we start with a news story picked up by Rob & Rob. The research looks back over a 50-year period and identifies where you would have made or lost money. It’s an interesting piece of buy-to-let research which gives a helpful insight regardless of where you’re at in your property investment journey.

Listen to find out just when is the right time to avoid investing in property and when to storm ahead with your buy-to-let plans.

Because we’re super helpful too, we’re also letting you know about what other podcast we’ve been listening to this week. If you love business and are interested in some of the world’s greatest business battles, tune in and find out where to go.

Want to know how you can join our thriving property community? Join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. From property newbies to experienced buy-to-let investors, this is a place where you can connect with others and get some really helpful advice.

Whilst we’ve got you, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also read out every single one of them on air, so head on over and we could be reading yours out on the next episode.

Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

Sep 4, 2018

We have a great few property questions on this week’s ask Rob & Rob.

Karmjit is keen to find out more about rent increases across his buy to let properties. This is his first year as a buy to let investor so naturally he wants to know if there’s an industry standard on annual rental rises.

How do landlords usually handle rental increases? Do they follow RPI or do they increase by a set percentage each year? The answer is in-depth and there are a few options, so make sure you listen to this week’s podcast to find out just how Rob & Rob would handle this situation, or even if they’d look to increase rent at all.

This week’s second question came from John who has a healthy portfolio of 16 buy to let properties. He’s interested in possibly one of the biggest property secrets - how to access off-market investment property outside of the usual routes like Rightmove and Zoopla.

John also wants to know what Rob & Rob think of property courses which attract a sizeable fee. There are many of them around, but can you get this property education for free elsewhere?

Find out this week and get some valuable property investment hints and tips from Rob & Rob.

Do you have a question about investing in buy to let property you’d like answering? Don’t be shy, the process is simple. You just need to call 013 808 00035 and leave a message with your name and question (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 The next question on Ask Rob & Rob could be yours.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in learning more about investing in buy to let property from like-minded people, join the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. It’s full of people just like you, hungry for more property investment information, so head on over and introduce yourself.

Aug 30, 2018

This episode, we’re taking a look into the world of Rob B.  He’s involved with various developments all in different stages of the process.  We wanted to give you an understanding of what it’s like being involved not only in property in general, but property development.

 

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Aug 28, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Malcolm & David ask Rob & Rob... Are lease options really a win-win? PLUS: How long will my cash be tied up for?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 

Aug 23, 2018

Earlier this year, we caught up with some of our Hubbers who are out there on their own property journeys.  They shared their plans, goals, challenges and successes. 6 months on, we chat to them again for a progress report on what they’ve been up to.


NEWS THIS WEEK

A story from the other side of the planet has caught our attention this week.  New Zealand is set to ban foreigners from buying property.  We discuss why they’d do such a thing and if is this something the U.K. should consider?

HUB EXTRA

This week in Hub Extra we feel we need to point you to the Property Hub Forum.  Not only is there a constructive conversation taking place - but it’s about Brexit!

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Share your stories with us - Join the conversation in the forum.

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Aug 22, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, two listeners ask Rob & Rob...How can I invest without any capital? PLUS: Is this estate agent lying to me?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

Aug 21, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Steven asks Rob & Rob...How does the modern method of auctions work? PLUS: Can I challenge your views on fundamentals?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

Aug 16, 2018

Refurbishing property is a tricky business but if you can get it right, the rewards are there.  A good builder is obviously essential if you intend on making this your strategy. To help, we’ve been speaking with Ian; a builder with more than 30 years in the business.

We learnt so much from Ian in the last episode, we had to get him back for another lesson.  This week we focus on what a lot investors worry about - “What if something goes wrong?”

NEWS THIS WEEK

Two headlines caught our attention this week:  Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict and Rents have merely kept pace with RPI over past five years.  On closer inspection these stories seem to be linked and are pretty dramatic when taken at face value.  Is this another case of things being blown out of proportion?

HUB EXTRA

We always try and give you extra with Hub Extra.  This week we want to save you extra. We wanted to share MileIQ. This is a great tool for tracking how many tax deductible miles you are driving.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Share your stories with us - Join the conversation in the forum.

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Aug 9, 2018

Refurbing properties is such a popular strategy amongst investors, but it can also be a very stressful path to take. We get so many questions about how to tackle the subject we decided to call in an expert.

In this episode we talk to Ian - who’s been in the business for 30 years and runs his own construction company. Ian’s going to take us through how to find a good builder and set your project up for success.

NEWS THIS WEEK

Not only did the interest rate rise dominate the headlines this week, it also cast shadow on our predictions from the beginning of the year.  How will the rest of year play out?

We also discovered a story with the terrifying headline: Landlords face up to 17 week wait to evict problem tenants. What does this mean for you?  Are you at risk? Is it time to consider insurance?

 

HUB EXTRA

Leading up to this Friday’s Hub Extra newsletter, we take some inspiration from one of the world’s fastest men.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Share your stories with us - Join the conversation in the forum.

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Aug 7, 2018

It's time for another question in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Hannah asks Rob & Rob...The rise in interest rates took me by surprise. What should I do?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!


Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

Aug 2, 2018

Never before has it been so important to look beyond where you live when searching for your next investment.  The chances of your local area producing the kind of growth or yield you’re looking for is very slim. And with technology being what it is today, it’s never been easier to look further afield.  In this episode we give you the tools you need to be a remote investor.

NEWS THIS WEEK

An Express article this week reads: UK Property: Market ‘subdued’ as New Housing Minister Appointed.  Is the market starting to stall or is this another case of the weight of London influencing the media?

 

 

HUB EXTRA

From this week’s Hub Extra, we’ve picked out a super easy, tiny tip that has saved our sanity, improved our productivity and helped us focus.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Share your stories with us - Join the conversation in the forum.

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

Jul 31, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Rich & Anthony ask Rob & Rob...Will the government cap house price increases? PLUS: Is this a way to avoid stamp duty?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

Don't be shy! All you need to do is leave a message with your name and whatever's on your mind.

Just pick up the phone and call 013 808 00035 (normal UK call rates apply).

Or if you prefer, click here to leave a recording via your computer instead.

 

Jul 26, 2018

It’s widely acknowledged the U.K. housing market is broken.  Even the government recognises that it needs to be repaired. So, in this episode we’re going to share our ideas of how things could be improved.  We talk about the legal system, stamp duty and what the government can and should be doing to not only stop making things work, but actually start to fix it.

NEWS THIS WEEK

We’ve got 2 news stories this week and both echo our thoughts on this week’s topics.

 

First is a report about plans to reduce the huge costs of buying a freehold - this bold idea could be a game changer, but as usual there’ll be strong opposition.

 

The second story investigates why housing transactions have slumped.  It seems equity release is on the rise.  Does this mean more people are simply staying put?

 

HUB EXTRA

 

For those of you who have missed Resource Of The Week, we have good news.  Every Friday we are going to be delivering you Hub Extra. A weekly email that will be packed full of things we want to share.  From tips, apps and websites to podcasts, quotes and videos; we want to help motivate and inspire you every Friday.

 

This week we’ve highlighted 2 ways to search for podcasts with Listen Notes for desktop and searching for podcasts on your iPhone.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION OVER IN THE FORUM

Share your stories with us - Join the conversation in the forum.

IF YOU ENJOYED THE PROPERTY PODCAST, PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON ITUNES

Reviews are really important in helping other people to find the show, so by way of thanks we read out every single review we receive on air.

If you’d like to hear your name on the show, leave us a review on iTunes here.

Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on iTunes.

1 2 3 4 Next »