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The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast 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!
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Aug 14, 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?...

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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.

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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!


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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.

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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!

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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.

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Jul 24, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Maria & Sam ask Rob & Rob...How do you find the right property in an area you don't know? PLUS: Where should I stash my deposit cash?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jul 19, 2018

Phil Stewardson and his brother Mark feature in the cover story of issue 13 (May 2018) of The Property Hub Magazine - “Supersized - The Landlord heavyweights on Success and Regrets.

Last week, we spoke to Phil and he told us about his remarkable portfolio.  This week, it’s the follow up - We continue with Phil’s amazing journey to becoming a Super-Landlord.

NEWS THIS WEEK

New HMO regulations are due to come into play this Autumn.  We’ve got all the details you need to know to make sure you’re on top of it all.

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Jul 17, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Rowena & David ask Rob & Rob... How do I set up a deal sourcing company? PLUS: Can I build on this land?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jul 12, 2018

There are landlords and then there are Super-Landlords.  

 

In issue 13 (May 2018) of The Property Hub Magazine, our cover story was “Supersized - The Landlord heavyweights on Success and Regrets".  In it we spoke to serial landlords who have built very sizeable portfolios. Phil Stewardson and his brother Mark were a couple of the Super-Landlords we spoke to.  We couldn’t resist asking Phil to join us on The Property Podcast and he was extremely gracious with his time and knowledge.

NEWS THIS WEEK

There is talk about proposals to give tenants minimum 3 year tenancies.  The government argues that it’ll give renters more security, but there are reports that some landlords appear to be furious.  Is the sky falling again or is it all a storm in a teacup?

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Jul 10, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Steve & Haseem ask Rob & Rob... Can I buy my home through a limited company? PLUS: Will my plan to avoid stamp duty work?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jul 5, 2018

Recently we announced that we are on the hunt for an apprentice. Someone for Rob B to take under his wing and learn how to be truly successful in property.  This week, we’re going to hear from some potential candidates and they’re going to share some of the tactics they use when trying to negotiate a deal.

 

These are real life methods you can put into play today.

NEWS THIS WEEK

According to this Guardian article - it looks like property prices are rising.  But hang on, according to this Guardian article - prices seem to be taking a tumble.  Our very own Property Geek - Rob D is determined to uncover what’s actually going on.

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Jul 3, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, two listeners ask Rob & Rob... Am I right to sell a bad property but lose a good tenant? PLUS: Should this problem put me off buying a property?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jun 28, 2018

Recently we discussed the pros and cons of buying new and buying old.  We tapped into how buying older properties that need refurbishment come with a lot more work and stress; they also can come with a lot more reward.

 

This episode we talk to an active investor who gives us the realities of refurbing older properties.  We find out what it actually takes to find a property, have some work done and get it rented - and doing it remotely!

 

NEWS THIS WEEK

 

It looks like the increase in stamp duty isn’t bringing as much revenue as expected a report suggests.  Could it be that raising taxes can deter buyers?  This sounds like an opportunity to discuss the Laffer Curve Effect!

 

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Jun 26, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Stephen and Daniel ask Rob & Rob... How should I invest £40,000? PLUS: How do I find a mortgage broker who understands expats?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jun 21, 2018

What’s better?  Flats or houses?  North or South? Yield or growth?  We get asked these questions all the time.  New builds or older property is no different.

 

In this week’s episode we have a look at the pro and cons of old vs new in each stage of an investor’s process; from setting your initial goals to what to expect long term - to help you decide which strategy is for you.

 

We also look at our own portfolios to reflect on what’s worked well and what hasn’t.

 

NEWS THIS WEEK

 

Britain’s best and worst yielding areas have been revealed.  We’ve both happy about the results for different reasons, but as always we take our news with a pinch of salt.

 

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Jun 19, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Josh and Alexandra ask Rob & Rob...How should I use previous sold prices in my research? PLUS: Can I get JV funding without giving away part of my company?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jun 14, 2018

Late last year in episode 249 we made our predictions for 2018.

 

We harnessed all our psychic ability to glimpse into the future to look at which cities would enjoy the highest growth, what would happen to London or would interest rates rise.  We were even bold (or foolish) enough to predict the future of Bitcoin.

 

Now that we’re at the halfway point in the year, it’s time to see if our predictions are on track.  Fingers crossed!

NEWS THIS WEEK

An article this week claims that Manchester tops list of best UK cities to be a landlord.  This certainly bodes well as we review our predictions, but does this list have some unexpected surprises?

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Jun 12, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, two listeners ask Rob & Rob...How should I invest half a million pounds? PLUS: Will Brexit wreck the property cycle? ... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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Jun 7, 2018

We came across this really interesting article at the very excellent landlordlawblog.co.uk and knew we had to talk about it.

 

We can’t stress enough how important it is to have the right people in your team.  The people who look after your building work, do your conveyancing and provide you with finance options.  The people who manage the properties in your portfolio are no exception.

 

There are some truly fantastic letting agents out there who do exceptional work.  But this is the type of sector that attracts sharks and we want to make sure you know what to look out for, so you don’t get bitten.

NEWS THIS WEEK

 

This week we look at an article from propertywire.co.uk with the intriguing headline: “The value of flats have increased the most in the UK over last five years”.

 

Has the time come to give up on houses and focus solely on flats?

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Jun 5, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Mick & Gordon ask Rob & Rob...What's the best point in the 18 year property cycle to remortgage? ... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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May 31, 2018

This could be the opportunity that changes your life.  If you’re looking for a career in property, this episode is essential.

 

We are looking for an apprentice to be mentored by Rob B.  A rare opportunity like this only comes about once in a blue moon.

 

In this episode, we’ll explain what the role is, what you can expect to learn and what you’ll be doing on a day to day basis.  This is certainly a way to supercharge your career!

 

You can find out more right here.

NEWS THIS WEEK

We have 2 news stories this week.  First is that the property market is to become flooded as 380,000 landlords are to sell up.  This sounds very dramatic.

 

But hang on, the second story says the number of buy to let investors hits record 2.5 million high.

 

Two very conflicting headlines here.  What could it mean?

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May 29, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Guy & Caroline ask Rob & Rob...What is considered a good yield? Plus: What do I need to be aware of when buying a prefab? ... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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May 24, 2018

Over the last couple of episodes, we’ve been discussing the economy as a whole and how that relates to the 18 year property cycle.

 

In episode 269 we laid the groundwork by breaking down the very excellent “How The Economic Machine Works” by Ray Dalio (and again, if you haven’t seen it, we highly recommend you check it out!)

 

Then for Episode 270 we took a year by year look at the 18 year property cycle from 2008, right up to today.

 

This week we continue our analysis of the cycle by looking into the future.  We’re going to go year by year - right up to the next crash. Some bold predictions are in store. We’re either very brave or very foolish.

NEWS THIS WEEK

In news this week, interest rates are on hold as The Bank of England has cut the growth outlook.  Is this a good or bad thing?

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May 22, 2018

It's time for another couple of questions in this week’s edition of ‘Ask Rob & Rob’, Abby & Bryony ask Rob & Rob...How do I avoid getting cut out of the deal when sourcing? PLUS: Is it time to call in the professionals?... ASK YOUR OWN QUESTION TO ROB & ROB!

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