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The Property Podcast

The Property Podcast from Property Hub (propertyhub.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!
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Apr 23, 2019

And we’re back… welcome to another episode of Ask Rob & Rob.

First up this week we have Matt from Birmingham. Matt has read an article about a couple managing to avoid paying the 3% stamp duty on a derelict building they’ve purchased. Naturally Matt is wondering if there is any evidence on landlords now being able to claim back the 3%.

Rob D is familiar with this story and is aware of the court battle between this couple and HMRC, so listen as he delves into some of the facts. But before you start to swamp HMRC with claim-back requests, listen carefully at some of the pointers and areas of uncertainty. A very interesting one to keep an eye on.

Our second question is from Aseeb who wants some tips on auction property.

He’s seen a potential investment property where there’s a regulated tenancy in place, but the rent is half the expected amount on a property of this size and type in the area.

Listen as Rob D talks us through what a regulated tenancy is and what makes it so unusual - and why a Section 21 notice wouldn’t be any help at all.

Another very interesting question this week, so hit play and have a listen.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Apr 18, 2019

On today’s Property Podcast, Rob D is looking at how you research a buy-to-let property investment in a brand new city.  

Rob & Rob have talked extensively about the joys of investing in cities, but what should you do if you don’t know any of them that well and you don’t live close to them? That’s exactly what Rob D is covering today, and he’s using a real life guinea pig (and by that, we mean Dan), to explain how he approached being in this exact situation.

If you’re an avid Property Podcast listener, you’ll know that The Robs covered their 2019 property investment hotspots earlier this year, and off-air were hit with questions from Dan whilst he was doing his research.

Dan had been looking at a city that’s brand new to him, and today he shares his journey and the process he went through to understand what the city offered and whether it would help him meet his buy-to-let property investment goals.

He’s got Nottingham and Manchester boxed off already, and is happy with the steady cash flow his investments bring in. But now he’s ready to switch strategy and is looking at properties for growth… and he’s decided that Sheffield is on his hit list!

What research did Dan do? What type of properties did he look at? And what made him throw certain properties in the junk pile?

Today you’ll get to know his first impression of Sheffield as a complete outsider, what he thought of the properties he saw and the tactics he used to get to know the area and the local community.

You’ll also hear how he stayed sane, tried to avoid ‘property blur’ and built a great rapport with the agent on the 16 viewings he booked!

To paint the full picture, you can see links to a few of the properties Dan was looking at in Sheffield below:

Listen as Dan and Rob D have a chat about Dan’s Manchester vs. Sheffield dilemma, and see what you can take away from Dan’s experience of investigating a brand new city to invest in buy-to-let property.

 

In the news this week, you’ll have noticed a huge story! No-fault evictions are to be banned in England. This is a big change and effectively an abolition of the Section 21 procedure.  

It’s not an enormous shock but it has come a bit out of the blue in terms of timing. So what should you do? It’s just a proposal right now so there’s a lot of time to adjust and plan. If you fancy a deeper delve into what Rob D thinks of this, you can hear more on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob where they covered what the Section 21 ban would mean for landlords.

 

And we’re back with another Hub Extra resource. This week we have Workona - a tool if you’re one of those people who have multiple browser tabs open! It’s an extension for Chrome and is completely free - it allows you to arrange your tabs into different workspaces, so you could have one for personal, one for location research and one for official work duties. If you dive into one group, it hides all the others - a seriously great piece of kit to help you stay organised.

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Apr 16, 2019

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to another episode of Ask Rob & Rob. As always, The Robs are on-hand to answer any property investment related question you’re dying to know.

It’s an important one today, as Sarah from London is asking about Section 21. She’s seen the headlines (as we’re sure most of you have), and has seen that no fault evictions are likely to be banned in England.

Sarah wants to know exactly what a Section 21 ban means for landlords and what impact this is likely to have.

As you can imagine, this is a pretty big deal. If you missed the BBC headlines, you can sort that right out and read all about the no-fault eviction ban proposal here.

If you weren’t aware already, a section 21 is a no-fault eviction procedure. As a landlord you can ask a tenant to leave your property at the end of their fixed contract or when they’re in a periodic tenancy without any reason. And because you don’t have to prove fault, this has been the quickest and most efficient way of evicting someone.

So what now?

Landlords still have options - and Rob D covers them all in detail on today’s episode of Ask Rob & Rob.

And even though Sarah didn’t ask for Rob D’s opinion, she’s going to get it - because we just couldn’t hold him back!

Should landlords be panicking? And how much time do we have to prepare for this change?

Sit back and hit play to find out!

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Apr 11, 2019

This week on The Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are unveiling the 5 buy-to-let property investment locations you should be keeping an eye on. The Robs have talked extensively about their buy-to-let hotspots of 2019, but where should property investors be looking outside the major cities?

Sit back and listen as The Robs talk us through their top 5 buy-to-let towns you should be investing in:

Warrington:

What’s not to like? Connectivity is unrivalled - there are direct trains from London (taking just 1 hour, 45 minutes), it’s also perfectly placed between Manchester and Liverpool. The motorway networks are also great.

Now, the town needs some work - but that’s what’s most exciting about this location. Listen as The Robs talk through the plans for Warrington and how you could take advantage of this.

Doncaster:

They’re doing some interesting things in this town - they’re savvy enough to turn their weaknesses into strengths. There are many positives for Doncaster, such as the road network, that have made this town ideal for logistics businesses which is bolstering the local economy. This is fast becoming a key buy-to-let town to watch in 2019.

Preston:

This is actually a city that’s snuck its way onto the list but we couldn’t ignore the prospects this location has. The Preston City Deal is set to transform this area: a £430 million investment will severely boost the economy and drive thousands of jobs here. Investment alone isn’t enough to drive Preston onto the list, so listen as The Robs talk us through some of the other reasons they’re so excited about this city. We’d say this is a very worthy contender if you’re scouting the top fundamental locations to invest in.

Wakefield:

Not only is Wakefield one of the most accessible places in the UK, it’s benefitted from the ripple effect of Leeds. The local economy is worth £6.5 billion - a real powerhouse of an area - and it’s a commuter hotspot for those working in Leeds which really sweetens the appeal.

Crewe:

One word: transport. More trains go through Crewe than any other station in England, highlighting just how well-connected it is to other towns and cities in the north, as well as London.

Crewe is great now, but when the HS2 station arrives there, it’ll be a gamechanger for this area - London alone will be reachable in under an hour. Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds will also be under an hour, which is incredible.

There are also many large-scale employers that have chosen Crewe as their homes, so listen as Rob & Rob talk through the several other reasons why this town deserves a place in their top 5 buy-to-let towns to invest in.

 

In the news this week, research shows that one buyer in six pulls out - is this more fuel for reforming the entire property buying process? We already know how bonkers the property buying process is in the UK, and this just demonstrates how broken the process actually is.

If you take a look at the reasons, you’ll understand the frustrations that most vendors go through - 24% was because the buyer couldn’t raise the funds! Have a read through the article and let us know what you think over on our social channels.

 

And we’re back with another Hub Extra resource. Before you drift off, take a look at it. It’s called Build Your Stax: click here. Think of it as a Monopoly for investors. Rob & Rob were hooked, and it quickly outlines how your wealth can increase significantly when your tactics are right.

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Apr 9, 2019

Welcome to another Tuesday Ask Rob & Rob - your weekly dose of property advice about investment matters you care about the most.

Our first question this week is from a listener who has recently discovered The Property Podcast and has been racing through the episodes to catch up to the present day.

She wants to know what exactly makes a good area to invest in property and what research should she be doing to find these golden buy to let property locations. She’s discovered our list of 2019 property investment hotspots, but she wants to know how she can spot these areas herself.

Rob B is quick to dive into one of the most important things when looking at property investment hotspots, and that’s fundamentals. Not just one or two of the boxes need to be ticked… they all need a huge tick in the box. Just having a few alone is simply not enough.

There are a load of other ways to spot a property hotspot too - and Rob B shares a great tip for anyone who’s in the same position. There’s also a great podcast on using the ‘ripple effect’ to find the next buy to let property hotspot which is well worth a listen.

Our second question comes from an avid lover of The Property Podcast and she is half way through putting a plan together. She has over £400,000 to invest but isn’t sure on what property she should be investing in. She has a goal of generating £4,000 in rental income but wants advice from Rob & Rob on exactly what she should do and how many properties she should look to buy.

Rob D wastes no time clearing up a few simple strategy principles that many investors tend to miss, focusing attention on the wrong things. If you have a fairly aggressive yield target like today’s listener, this is the episode for you. There’s some diamond advice here that you can take away and apply to your own property investment journey.

 

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Apr 4, 2019

This week on The Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are giving away some top secrets.

Just a couple of decades ago, city centres were considered no-go places to live, and those who were deemed “successful” were the ones who escaped to the suburbs. How times have changed!  

Now, city centre living has never been so popular. To throw a few stats out there, the population of central Birmingham has grown by 163% since the millennium and Liverpool has grown by a whopping 181%.

In today’s episode, The Robs are answering a number of questions around this topic:

  • What’s changing the sentiment of city living and are places like Manchester and Birmingham in danger of suffering loss of confidence like London is currently?

  • As an investor, is this a trend you should be trying to take advantage of?

  • Is this a short term trend? And is there a bubble that may burst?

Tune into this week’s Property Podcast to find out the answers to this ‘secret trend’.

In the news this week, research shows that generation rent are wanting to live in city and town centres. This shouldn’t come as a real shock considering it’s the same generation that has practically been priced out of buying. But whatwas surprising was that 91% of them said that’s exactly where they want to live - certainly good news for both the high street and if you’re a landlord of city and town centre properties.

Good news! If you’re a Property Hub Magazine subscriber, the next issue will be landing on your doorstep in the next few weeks. The cover story is about the UK’s return to urban living. So, if you’re not a subscriber, head on over to our websiteand subscribe to receive the next issue.

Our Hub Extra resource this week is an attempt to get you out of the city and into the countryside, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful nature, wherever you are.

Go Jauntlyis the perfect app if you’re wanting to get out of the house and be at one with nature but you either have no idea where to go or you fancy trying somewhere new. Simply log into the app, click on your location and the app will bring up walks near you. So all you've got to do is pack up the car, get your walking boots on and enjoy the sights.

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Apr 2, 2019

This week on ask Rob & Rob, we’ve got two Hubbers who have both asked questions on the same topic: how should your own home fit in with your investment plans?

Without attempting to dish out life advice, The Robs answer Claire and Azar’s questions in the most informative way possible.

Rob D points out one thing to remember: your home is your homeand your investments are your investments. Sometimes they work in perfect harmony, and sometimes one takes priority over the other.

From Rob B’s point of view, both Claire and Azar need to be very clear about what they want first and foremost. Each person's situation is different, what works for one person might not necessarily work for the other.

Tune in to find out what The Robs think you should do if you’re undecided on buying your own home or buying an investment property.



Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on013 808 00035 and leaving a messagewith 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 on the Property Hub Forumyet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Mar 28, 2019

This week on The Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are getting personal.

Property development is no easy task, and this week The Robs open up about everything that’s gone wrong, and what lessons can be learnt.  

If you’re an avid Property Podcast listener, you’ll know that the development in Crewe is the first site to come out of the ground for Property Hub Homes. While they’d have liked for the process to have been a walk in the park, sometimes things just don’t go to plan.

And whilst the finished result looks pretty darn amazing (if we do say so ourselves! - Rob B has shared some pictures on Instagram) there’s been a steep learning curve for all involved.

So if you’re interested in diving into the world of property development, this is the podcast episode for you. Tune in to hear all about why they chose Crewe, what process they followed and also to find out what went wrong...

In the news this week, it appears that tenants can now sue their landlord directly if their home is unfit for human habitation. However it isn’t half as bad as it sounds as landlords have their own rights should anything like this ever come to light. Plus, there’s a strong argument in saying that if your property is in such a bad condition, should you really be a landlord in the first place?

So a lot of lessons are to be learnt from this week’s Property Podcast, and although things could have been done very differently and had a different outcome, The Robs firmly believe that ‘if you can dream it, you can do it - Walt Disney’.

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Mar 26, 2019

This week on ask Rob & Rob we’ve got another two cracking property questions from our listeners.

First up we’ve got Andrew who is wanting to know if there is a particular point in the property cycle when it’s best to renovate your property?

He’s wondering if there’s a key point where you can both minimise your costs whilst maximising your profit.

Rob D explains that the prime times to renovate your property are early and late on in the cycle. When it comes to having the renovation work done, the best time is early in the cycle, ideally just after the crash when nobody else is going to be doing it.

Whether you’re wanting to flip a property to sell or keep it as a long term investment, Rob D delves into the detail on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Second up we have Kiki. Kiki is wondering if derelict properties make a good investment?

This isn’t a typical investment option and Rob B talks us through what a derelict house actually is and how people usually get their hands on them. If you’re after Rob B’s thoughts on derelict properties, this is the episode for you!



Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Mar 21, 2019

This week on The Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are answering your top 10 Brexit questions.

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been talking Brexit. Are we staying, are we going? Who knows!

In episode 312 we heard from some Hubbers who were determined to not let Brexit scupper their property investment plans, and Rob & Rob backed this up by sharing their thoughts on the current state of affairs.

Since then, we’ve been inundated with your Brexit questions and this week, Rob & Rob tackle them head on.

Tune in to find out:

  1. Will the market crash?

  2. Will prices go up or down?

  3. What effect will this have on owner/occupiers?

  4. How will Brexit affect the long term property market?

  5. What should I do next?

And In the news this week, we have a bit of positivity for once! The Halifax House Price Index shows a huge property price increase of 5.9% in February - adding more than £13,000 to the average house price in just one month! Rob D is a bit dubious about the report, so tune in to find out what he has to say.

In Hub Extra this week, The Robs are talking about something that you’ve possibly heard of before - and that’s Monzo.

Monzo is an online bank account that gives you instant spending notifications, so no more waiting for those pending transactions to appear on your statement. Do you have a Monzo account? Get in touch and let us know what you think of it or, if you end up signing up to it, let us know how you find it.

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Mar 14, 2019

Everyone has gone a bit Brexit mad this week, so Rob & Rob are here to discuss what’s going on, how they feel about it and what you should be doing.

If you tuned into The Property Podcast last week, you’ll have heard some of our Hubbers giving their views on Brexit. But today, it’s Rob & Robs turn to tell it like it is.

Before they dig in, it’s worth taking a look at the media hype we’re dealing with right now:  

UK property market at weakest since 2012 as Brexit takes toll

UK property market at its weakest for six years, says Rics

UK house prices take pre-Brexit hit, says Nationwide

Brexit gloom to hit housing market into 2019, says RICS

Birmingham and Manchester benefit from Brexit blues

UK house prices make surprise 5.9% rise in February, Halifax says

If you’re familiar with the 18-year property cycle (if not, you can learn more here) then you’ll know that we’re heading into the mid-cycle dip. And today The Robs will be sharing exactly where they think the market will head post-dip.

So, if you fancy a bit more Brexit madness - tune into this week’s Property Podcast. We promise, it’s a good one!

In the news this week, and sticking with the Brexit theme, the BBC have released an article explaining what the 7 possible outcomes would be if the government was to get an extension on Brexit. What would each potential scenario mean?

And whilst we’ve got you, make sure you sign up to become one of our Hubbers and receive our valuable (weekly) Hub Extra emails. Create your free account here.

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Mar 12, 2019

On this week’s ask Rob & Rob we’ve got two very good questions that will definitely apply to you no matter where you are in your buy-to-let property investment journey.

Our first question comes from Spencer in Bath. Spencer is wanting to know if he should keep his off-plan purchase or get rid of it. Due to the build being severely delayed and his 30% deposit not being protected, a few concerns have been raised.

Rob B gives some insight on the potential reasons why a build might be delayed and offers some lessons to be learned for all investors, not just ones in similar situations.

He also demonstrates how off-plan property has the potential to be the most profitable type of investment. You can learn more about off-plan property on our course over at Property Hub University.

The second question comes from Adam who’s a new investor and has decided that yield is the most important factor to him. He’s wanting to know if a HMO for a first time investment purchase is a good idea.

So is a HMO as a first investment a good choice? Or should Adam stick to a single investment option and play it safe, sticking to the normal strategy?

Tune in to find out what advice Rob D has to offer...

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Mar 7, 2019

This week on The Property Podcast we’re discussing a topic that everyone has an opinion on - and we’ve got opinions from multiple property investors. We’re talking Brexit!

We’ll be talking to Sarah, Iain and Steve who are all keen to share their thoughts on the current biggest political topic.

First up is Sarah, who has been refurbishing and flipping properties in Sheffield. She hates the ‘B’ word but it’s the uncertainty of it all that concerns her. She tells us how the Sheffield market is currently performing.

Next is Iain from the South East who has been dabbling in all kinds of property developments. He thinks that this is a prime time to be investing in property and is feeling pretty optimistic.

Lastly we have Steve. Steve has been working on vanilla buy-to-lets over the past five years. He’s a firm believer that if you’ve got the deposit sat in the bank now, you definitely should invest it. He bought his last buy to let property six months ago but wishes he’d held on a bit longer to get a potentially better deal.

Tune in to listen to this much debated Brexit topic and don’t miss next week where The Robs go hell for leather on what they think of it.

In the news this week there’s been a great little update for landlords as landlord checks are potentially due to be bannedas it’s been identified as a potential breach of human rights. It’s not in place just yet, so in the meantime you do still need to carry out these checks.

Also, sticking with the Brexit theme, according to an article in the BBC, struggling towns are set to receive a £1.6 billion boost post Brexit. Just have a listen to how much this ruffles Rob B’s feathers!

Our Hub Extra this week is something similar to one we mentioned a few weeks ago. Braveis a web browser tool which has an ad blocker and tracker built into it which means makes surfing the internet both safer and faster. It might take you half an hour to get set up but it’s sure to make an impact.

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Feb 28, 2019

It’s the last episode of ‘Fundamentals February!’

In this week’s Fundamentals February podcast episode, it’s all about YOU.

The Robs are giving you the tools to help you discover what type of investor you are, and what you can do with that knowledge.

When trying to figure out where you want to be going, you need to know who you are, what your situation is and what you want to achieve. You need to have goals!

The Robs reiterate how important goals are and why they’re a necessity in becoming a successful property investor.

Discovering what type of property investor you are will help you determine your strategy - how you’re going to achieve your goals and stay on the right track.

All of this (and much more) is covered in today’s Property Podcast and it’s a really vital episode. So give it a listen and let us know what you think.

We have some great news to give you too - Property Hub Meetups are back in 2 weeks time! To find out where your nearest one is, head over to our events page.

And in the news this week, Phil Spencer is clearly a listener of the Property Podcast. He’s been discussing the dreaded topic that is Brexit and been echoing what The Robs have been saying for months… that the main impact of Brexit has already happened. Maybe he’s after a slot on the podcast… who knows.

For our Hub Extra this week Rob D has discovered a little tool that’s going to up your Netflix watching level. Netflix classic is a chrome extension that gets rid of everything that Netflix wants you to watch by suggesting it at the top of the screen. So you can get back to watching what you want and get suggestions based on what you’ve already watched. Happy binge watching.

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.

Feb 26, 2019

On this week’s ask Rob & Rob we’ve got a bit of a cheeky person who’s jumped the que.

Our very own podcast Dan has a burning question for the Rob’s and they just couldn’t not share it.

Dan Has recently reached his cashflow goals and wants to change his strategy. He’s now looking more towards a property for the capital growth factor, rather than refurbishing a property and releasing the equity.

A number of people may be in this situation and are looking how best to add to their portfolio.

But what do Rob & Rob think of this 2-bed apartment in Stockport? Have a listen to find out...

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Feb 21, 2019

This week The Robs are continuing with ‘Fundamentals February’.

They’ve already covered leverage and inflation, but today they’re discussing the real reasons why property goes up in value.

It’s a topic that many people brush over because they think it ‘just happens’. But this is where the majority get it wrong.

In this week’s Property Podcast, Rob & Rob will help you understand house price increases and explain how you can use it to your advantage.

The 18-year property cycle is also a large aspect in this week’s episode. So why not put your knowledge to the test and take part in our free property cycle course?

The Robs also announce some very exciting news. Yes - Property Hub Meetups are back! To find out where your nearest one is, head over to our events page.

In the news this week, Your Move announced that they will be closing 124 Reeds Rains branches in order to boost profits. Rob B has said it for years, but could this really be the start of the death of the high street agent?

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.  

Feb 19, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, you’re in for a whole load of cracking advice off the back of two great questions from avid Property Podcast listeners, Wilson and Val.

First up we have Wilson who’s keen to ask Rob B a question about a location that’s very close to his heart - Liverpool! Wilson has noticed that certain property prices in Liverpool have dropped in value since they sold back in 2007.

Naturally, Wilson wants to know if the next phase of the property cycle is likely to improve these prices.

Without being too biased, Rob B admits that Liverpool is massively underpriced at the minute, one of the main reasons The Robs pegged it as one of their 2019 property investment hotspots. But he offers some sound advice on thorough due diligence when looking at less popular areas and what to expect. If you’re looking for a great location to invest in this year, this is a great podcast listen for you!

The second question this week comes from Val who is concerned about falling into the trap of becoming a mortgage prisoner.

Listen as Rob D takes charge, reiterating some basic points that were covered in episode 308 of the Property Podcast on getting a mortgage.

Why should Val stick to a 75% loan to value mortgage? What other actions would The Robs recommend Val take to avoid being a mortgage prisoner? Hit play to find out.

If this week’s property investment knowledge bombs weren’t enough for you, head over to the Property Hub University and take part in the free online courses we have available.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Feb 14, 2019

Rob & Rob are back this week with part 2 of ‘Fundamentals February’ and this week they’re discussing the crucial topic of inflation.

The Robs have talked about inflation in the past, but it’s still a topic that gets overlooked regularly. Today they’re going to prove why inflation is one of the most important parts of the property process.

In this week’s episode The Robs discuss:

  • What is inflation?
  • How does it work?
  • How can it affect you?

Ultimately, inflation can either make you very rich if you adapt with it, or, if you choose to do nothing, it could break you. Year-to-year you barely notice, but over time it’s huge!

So, now you might be thinking:

  • Why does it happen?
  • What does it mean for you?

 

Tune in and all will be revealed. You’ll want a pen and paper to hand for this one.

In the news this week, the government have been a busy lot! We’ve got a triple whammy of announcements:

  1. Electrical checks are now mandatory every 5 years
  2. Landlords now have to be a part of a redress scheme
  3. Only 1 in 10 landlords have their property fully managed

 

We’d love to hear what you think of this week’s Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   



Feb 12, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob we’ve got Ben who phoned in to ask The Rob’s two cracking questions!

Ben starts with a controversial property question asking if a Labour majority government would have a negative effect on landlords? Politics can be a touchy subject for most, so listen as Rob B treads carefully to provide a neutral and informative answer.

The silver lining that Rob D so kindly pointed out is that whatever happens, it won’t be forever.

Ben’s second question was: what’s the quickest way to release equity from an off-plan investment?

Is there such a thing as a quick equity extract? Or should Ben be in it for the long haul? Listen as Rob D tackles this property question head-on.

If you’re wanting to learn more about off-plan property, head over to the Property Hub University and take part in the off-plan property course.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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 on the Property Hub Forum yet? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Feb 7, 2019

This month we’re bringing you ‘Fundamentals February’, and Rob & Rob are kick starting it with the ever popular topic of leveraging.

If you’ve been listening to The Property Podcast for quite some time, you’ll have heard The Rob’s discuss the power of leveraging on a number of occasions. But that doesn’t mean you should skip over this one.

Whether you’re a new or experienced buy to let property investor, today’s Property Podcast is going to help you understand how you can use leverage to your advantage. Many successful investors have built their portfolios using this powerful method and accelerated their income.

Today’s Property Podcast episode will cover:

  • What is leverage?
  • Why people use leveraging
  • What effect does it have?
  • How can leverage benefit you?

As always, The Robs also chat about a headline that’s grabbed their attention this week: Lenders cut mortgage rates to give a kick-start to 2019.

A pretty well-timed article considering the subject of today’s podcast.

There’s also the referral fee ban, which now finally has a date - but what does this mean for property investors? Hit the play button to find out more.

We’d love to hear what you think of our big news over on over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Feb 5, 2019

On this week’s Ask Rob & Rob we have Pat who’s got in touch wanting to know if he should still use leverage now that he’s retired, or use his savings to buy more buy to let property outright.

Pat already has two buy to let properties and is wanting to increase his cash flow but doesn’t need the rental income to live on. 

Second up we've got Natasha who has a residential property with a consent to let from her mortgage provider.  

She’s now wanting to remortgage but oddly the bank is now telling her "no". She wants to know what Rob & Rob would do.

If you’ve been wondering if it’s best to buy investment property with cash or a mortgage, or have been having issues with your mortgage provider, this is an episode you’ll want to listen to.

Press play and tune in to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Jan 31, 2019

The time has finally come. We’re finally letting the cat out the bag and telling you our big news!

 

If you’ve been listening to The Property Podcast over the past few weeks, you’ll have heard Rob & Rob banging on about something exciting that the team has been working on for well over 12 months. And now… it’s time for The Robs to spill the beans.

 

The Property Hub is dead, and Property Hub has been born!

 

There are loads of exciting changes revealed in this week’s podcast - and rather than spoil the fun and tell you about it here, you’ll have to tune in to find out what all the fuss is about!

 

Amongst all the excitement, Rob & Rob are still sharing their news of the week - shock fall-through figures show almost 50% of sales collapsing. Should people be worried? What do Rob & Rob think?

 

We’d love to hear what you think of our big news over on over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.

 

If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

 

Jan 29, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we’ve got Megan from Bournemouth who’s wanting a bit of advice on if she should stick to her hobby of flipping residential properties in the south, or, move on to buy to let properties in the north.

Rob D delves in to the pros and cons of flipping properties and whilst the cons are certainly manageable, they aren’t always for everyone. However, Rob does discuss one huge factor that could save you a serious amount of cash.

Femi also got in touch wanting to know if he has left it too late to start investing in property now that he’s hit 40. You’ll have to tune in and listen to find out what Rob B’s answer was.

If you’ve been considering flipping a property or are just getting started on your property investment journey, then you won’t want to miss this.

Press play and tune in to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

Jan 24, 2019

You’re in for a treat this week as Rob & Rob are sharing the mic with some great figureheads from the property industry.

But first, they’re talking about their hand-picked news story of the week - click here to read. Is London a ‘sick’ market? With transaction levels slumping, this certainly seems to be the case.

We’ve got some great guests joining us this week:

  1. Richard Blanco - he’s the London representative for the National landlords Association.
  2. Ed Meade - a well-seasoned property and media commentator; you’ve probably read many of his columns in various newspapers.
  3. Lawrence Bowles - an Analyst in the Savills Residential Research team. The information produced by his team is fascinating.
  4. Richard Beridge - a Build-to-Rent sector specialist and his firm focuses on institutional residential investments.
  5. Jeremy Leaf -  an estate agent and also the former chair of RICS. He’s been an industry spokesman for over 20 years.

We’re sure you’ll agree, Rob & Rob are in great company on this week’s Property Podcast. The team actually got together for an upcoming feature in The Property Hub Magazine but we’ve decided to give you a snippet of an interesting discussion we recorded just for the Property Podcast:

What advice would they give to a property investor today?

 

What are their property predictions for 2019?

 

Tune in to this week’s Property Podcast - it’s a great listen and full to the brim with useful property investment information.

 

Hub Extra: This week’s Hub Extra resource is basically Airbnb for cars. So if you’re off searching for new locations, this resource is well worth a consideration. You can find out more here.

 

Get involved: We’d love to hear any feedback on our Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you’d like us to cover - if so, pop us a message on social and we’ll see what we can do.


If that wasn’t enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

Jan 22, 2019

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, we’ve got a cracking question. So good in fact, that the guys have dedicated a whole episode to it.

Referring back to a previous podcast about Rob D’s biggest mistake back in December, Jeffery wants Rob D to go into a bit more depth about his £16,800 loss.

And this week, what Jeffery wants… Jeffery gets.  

Rob D opens up and explains why he did what he did with this particular property investment. He also gives useful examples of how the initial cash could have been used differently for a more positive outcome.

If you’ve ever wanted to get into the head of Rob D, this is your chance.

Press play and tune in to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

Do you have a buy to let or property investment related question for Rob & Rob? You could feature on the next episode by giving us a call on 013 808 00035 and leaving 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? Our online community is friendly, informative, and the members are waiting to welcome you with open arms. So get yourself over and introduce yourself.

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