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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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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.

Jan 17, 2019

This week we’re talking about the 2019 property hotspots. So if you’re investing in property this year, this is the Property Podcast episode for you.

But first up, Rob & Rob start by sharing a really interesting article - click here to view. It’s been put together by Who Owns England and has uncovered that a shocking 15% of freehold land in England and Wales is unregistered. So if you’re wanting to find out who owns these pieces of land - it’s tough. Access denied. There’s no telling who the owner is.

There are some other really interesting insights too, press play and listen as Rob B talks you through them.

The main Property Podcast topic this week is 2019 property hotspots. Rob & Rob have done their research and compiled this year's location hit list. So if you’re planning to invest in buy to let property this year, grab a pen & paper and have a listen as The Robs walk you through the top locations you should be watching out for.

The Robs are also talking about Manchester city centre, the “ripple effect”, regeneration and of course, the 18-year property cycle.

Did we also mention that there’s a course on where Rob & Rob are investing in 2019 too?

It’s yet another jam-packed Property Podcast!

Hub Extra: Jot is our resource of the week - click here for more information. It’s a Chrome extension which allows you to replace the ‘new tab’ page for note taking. You can literally jot down your notes, goals… whatever takes your fancy. It’s a great resource, so give it a try and let us know your thoughts.

 

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.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

Jan 15, 2019

We’re back for the second round of Ask Rob & Rob year, and our listeners are firing some cracking questions over to us.

In this week’s episode the guys are going back over a topic they’ve covered a number of times after one of our Hubbers, Philippa, asked if she should worry about ROI if she is buying for growth.

In the past, Rob B has said that you should be focussing on an ROI of around 10%. But is this still the case if you’re in it for the long haul? Should you be looking at instant income in addition to (or instead of) growth? Is it actually possible to have it all?

Tune into this week’s Ask Rob & Rob to find out.

The next question is: Which landlord organisation should I join?

Rob D tackles this one head on. It’s not often that a landlord organisation is at the top of a landlord’s to-do list, so listen as Rob runs through the reasons why you should join and also listen out for a little wild-card he throws in!

Press the play button to find out more!

 

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 10, 2019

After reviewing last years 2018 predictions and being pretty spot on with what they said at the beginning of last year, The Robs are hoping to do the same again.

But before they delve into the main Property Podcast, The Robs discuss their top news story this week which covers everyone's favourite subject - UK house prices. Click here to see if the value of your home will change in 2019.

So, onto the main topic - 2019 property predictions. What have Rob & Rob chosen as their top hotspots?

Have they played it safe or have they really delved into some interesting and undiscovered new locations that buy to let investors should be considering?

Have they thrown a curveball and included any southern locations?

You’ll have to hit the play button to find out.

Hub Extra: As always, we’re delivering you extra value. And this week, our helpful resource shows you how much time you spend online - quite insightful (or terrifying) dependent on your online habits. Click here to give it a go.  

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.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

Jan 8, 2019

We’re kicking off 2019 with a bang on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob.

 

Our first question is from regular listener Neil who wants to know if he should turn his flat into serviced accommodation. Here’s an overview:

 

  • 2-bed apartment in Slough city centre
  • It’s currently on an AST with a 6 monthly review
  • Achieving around £1,000 per month in rent
  • Because of management fees and service charges biting into profit, he’s considering trying a new form of investment in serviced apartments

 

Neil reveals what info he’s already found out about serviced apartments but is still unsure as to whether it will be the right move for him financially. Rob D delves into the pros and cons of serviced apartments but does he think it’s a good move? Listen to find out what the final outcome was.

 

The second question is from Ben who wants to know if ALL leasehold houses are a bad investment. Rob & Rob have covered the leasehold topic countless times but you’ll have to listen to find out if Rob B’s opinion has changed since we last covered this subject.

 

Press the play button 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 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 3, 2019

Happy New Year! We’re starting 2019 off with a bang and are reviewing the property predictions we made last year.

This is quite possibly the most nervous part of the year for Rob & Rob! Did they get their property predictions spot on, or should they keep quiet next time? Let’s find out...

Last year Rob B predicted Liverpool would be in the top 3 cities for growth this year. Was he right? Did his other two choices make the cut?

And what about growth? The Robs had different perspectives on what they expected from the 2018 property market - did either of them get it right on the money?

There were also bold claims made about the London property market too, with Rob D predicting that it’ll be outperformed by every other region of England (excluding Scotland and Wales). It’s no secret that London has taken a hit over the past 12 months, but each time Rob D has made this prediction, the capital has continued on an upwards trend. Have the tables finally turned?

The Robs didn’t stop there either. Rob B also made comments about mainstream lenders entering the limited company market. Are there more of them? Or have they not opened their doors just yet?

If that wasn’t enough, they also covered Bitcoin and the stock market. So if you listened at the start of this year, sit back and hit play to find out just how right (or wrong) The Robs got their predictions.

If 2019 is the year you want to start (or make the most of) your property journey, join Rob & Rob on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking 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.   

Love the Property Podcast? It’d be great 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.

Dec 27, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Property Podcast where we’re reviewing what’s happened in 2018. It’s been a busy one, particularly for property investors, so we’re using this time to reflect on the property market and also our year too.

Firstly we take a look at Brexit - this was a hot topic at the start of the year and remarkably it’s still unresolved! We’ve also had the letting fee ban and the budget where pretty much nothing happened for property investors - which is always a good thing!

So where we thought 2018 would be a big year for change, is 2019 looking likely to steal the limelight? Listen to find out what Rob & Rob think.

We also take a look at 2018 trends on this week’s Property Podcast.

What happened this year that Rob & Rob predicted a while ago? And why have property investors flocked to The Northern Powerhouse? People have finally started waking up to certain locations which could prove to be a very wise move.

Also, what have the media reports done for the property industry throughout the year? Negativity? Conflicting stories? All of the above? Rob D feels the media have been somewhat confused this year with many mixed reports. Does this mean we’re in the mid cycle property wobble? Hear what Rob & Rob think and hit the play button.

 

Finally, this year has been great for Rob & Rob, and the team at The Property Hub.

2018 was the year for Rob B’s first development and both Rob & Rob have previously talked listeners through the investments they’ve made this year.

But it doesn’t stop there - there have been new businesses formed and some major changes happening, which we can’t share right now but will be unveiled at the start of next year.

We’d like to wish all our listeners a very happy and prosperous 2019!

And if you’d love to know what Rob & Rob do outside of the Property Podcast, you can join them on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking here.

 

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also 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.

Dec 20, 2018

It’s nearly Christmas! This is one of our favourite times of the year… not just because of the mince pies, but also because we get to reflect on all things property investment related.

We’ve got a cracking Property Podcast for you this week as we’re looking at all the best resources you can use to help you, not just on your buy to let property investment journey, but also with your life and business in general. It’s a good one!  

Listen as The Robs navigate through some of their top picks this week. We’ve listed them below, but tune in to find out why the following will be incredibly useful for you:

Podcasts

  1. Ask Mr Wonderful
  2. Masters of Scale
  3. Without Fail
  4. Business Wars
  5. That Peter Crouch Podcast
  6. The Pitch
  7. Wolverine
  8. Teachers Pet
  9. Dirty John

Books

  1. The Ascent of Money
  2. Scott Adams - How to fail at almost everything and still win big
  3. James Schramko - Work Less, Make More
  4. John Carreyrou - Bad Blood
  5. Thinking in Bets

Apps/Tech

  1. Zero - Created by Kevin Rose
  2. Instagram/YouTube
  3. Life Cake
  4. Waze
  5. Property Log

 

So there you have it - our best resources of 2018!

Hit that play button now!

Hub Extra: If you’re not signed up to Hub Extra, we highly recommend you do so right now! It’s the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, and it’ll hit your inbox every Friday for FREE! Get yourself over to The Property Hub website to sign up.

And if you’d love to know what Rob & Rob do outside of the Property Podcast, you can join them on their Discovery Webinar in January by clicking here.

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also 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.

Dec 18, 2018

We’re getting into the Christmas spirit here at The Property Hub, and who better to have on this week’s Ask Rob & Rob than Santa himself?

Let’s hope The Robs made the ‘nice’ list this year and gave Santa the answer he needed.

Santa asked probably one of the most frequent property questions we get at this time of year - what gift can you get a property investor this Christmas?

Obviously it’s out of the question to help a property investor out by purchasing a buy to let investment property (as amazing as that would be!), but there are a fair few gift ideas which Rob & Rob suggest for either aspiring or experienced investors this year.

Find out what they’d recommend by hitting the play button now.

And whilst we’ve got you, we’d like to wish all our listeners a very Merry Christmas.

The year may nearly be over, but we’ll be back with more Ask Rob & Rob in 2019. If 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.

Our Property Podcast will be continuing throughout Christmas so make sure you hit the ‘subscribe’ button so you don’t miss an episode during the festive break.

And if you can’t wait for the next episode of Ask Rob & Rob, head on over to The Property Hub Forum and get involved with our online community. If you have a burning property question, there’s a friendly bunch waiting and willing to welcome you with open arms. So head on over and introduce yourself today!

Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to episode 300 of The Property Podcast - what a huge milestone! Today we’re giving you aspiring and experienced buy to let property investors the 5 most important property lessons we’ve learnt over the years… and that you should have learnt too.

As always, we’re kicking off today’s Property Podcast with the news. This week’s story comes from Letting Agent Today where they reveal where to find the highest buy to let rental yields.

So, if you’re looking for the hottest locations to invest, hit the link and listen to today’s Property Podcast to find out.

As the title suggests, today’s topic is the 5 most important property lessons Rob & Rob have learnt:

  1. Going too early - particularly with predictions.
  2. Switching strategy.
  3. Never selling a property… sort of.
  4. Standards are low EVERYWHERE in property.
  5. The podcast win is a win.   

And to deliver you some extra value this week, here are the 5 most important property investment lessons we hope we’ve given you:

  1. The importance of goals - take a trip back to TPP 015
  2. The 18 year property cycle - a topic so good, we covered it twice - here and here.
  3. North/South divide - click here and here. Trust us, location matters!
  4. Expert advice - top tips here. If you’re looking to set up your power team, this is a must listen.
  5. Education is free - but you need to take action too. What should you do, and what should you avoid? Click here and here to explore.

You’ll need to tune in to hear The Robs talk through these lessons and to find out just how important they are, no matter where you are in your property investment journey.

Hit that play button now!

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Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also 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.

Dec 11, 2018

We’re back again with two great questions on this week’s Ask Rob and Rob podcast.

Andrew’s question is first up and he asks Rob & Rob whether he should re-finance or sell his two properties. Here’s the details:

  • Two properties, one worth £300,000 and the other worth £200,000
  • Outstanding mortgage: £100,000 on each with £300,000 total equity available
  • One rents for £1,000 pcm and the second for £750 pcm
  • 15 year repayment mortgage on both

Andrew explains how he just breaks even each month and that his properties aren’t achieving a good ROI. However he has made £100,000 in capital growth over the last 5 years, so it's not all bad!

Should Andrew re-finance both to interest only mortgages and release about £100,000? Or should he sell one or both and have up to £300,000 to invest on more sensible investments with a higher ROI? Listen to find out what Rob and Rob think…

The next question is from Scott, who wants to know whether he should be investing in Northern Powerhouse cities, or whether London is still a good place to invest. Rob & Rob discuss the best time to invest in London based on the 18 year property cycle.

Press the play button to 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 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.

Dec 6, 2018

Would you like to save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds? If you’re a buy to let property investor and answered “yes”, then this Property Podcast is for you.

But before we dish out some valuable property investment information and handy resources, we have our news story of the week - click here to read.

It’s highlighting the tough economic conditions coming to an end in Aberdeen. This is an interesting article as it delves into one of the toughest and most volatile property markets in the UK.

There’s a good reason for this volatility which Rob & Rob talk us through this week. This market is highly influenced by one main factor which affects the market massively. Listen to find out.

The main Property Podcast this week could potentially save property investors a lot of cash - and who doesn’t want that, right?

Many people switch off at this time of the year and begin the Christmas holiday countdown, but should you be using this time more wisely?

This week’s podcast is about reviewing your buy to let investment properties and making sure you take the time (at least once a year) to review where you are, what you want to achieve and set some goals for the year ahead.

The Robs will talk you through:

  • Rent
  • Growth (or negative growth)
  • Mortgage reviews
  • Insurance
  • Problem properties
  • Your power-team
  • Major work
  • Tax implications
  • Keeping up to date
  • … and much more

Hub Extra: This week’s Hub Extra is a resource of our own - it’s a handy checklist of everything Rob & Rob have touched on in this podcast to help you do a comprehensive review of your buy to let investment property portfolio.

Click here to download the checklist.

We’re always sharing great resources each week in our Hub Extra emails which hit your inbox for free each Friday. If you’re not signed up yet, head on over to The Property Hub website to register. It’s the most valuable email you’ll receive all week.

 

Get involved:

Do you have a property topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also 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.

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Dec 4, 2018

Welcome to another week of Ask Rob & Rob - this time with two new questions from Mark and Ben...

The first question this week is from Mark. Several properties have caught his interest and Mark has attempted to review the legal pack himself. However some are more complicated than he thought!

Would Rob and Rob recommend seeking professional legal advice prior to purchasing at auction? Do Rob & Rob know of any specialist firms to recommend to Mark to help with purchases and provide due diligence?

Find out in this week’s episode.

Next up we have Ben who’s asking the question on behalf of his Dad who runs a couple of student buy-to-let properties in Surrey.

Ben wants to dispel the myths about the house of multiple occupancy (HMO) rules and asks Rob and Rob for the facts!  

Hit the play button and enjoy 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.

Nov 29, 2018

On this week’s Property Podcast, we’re helping you learn from Rob D’s very expensive mistake. The Robs have been in the property investment game a long time, so things can and will go wrong from time to time.

Before we give you the details of this week’s Property Podcast, we have our property story of the week courtesy of the Guardian.

They’re criticising the Help to Buy scheme, highlighting it as a government subsidy where the only winners are the property developers.

As a developer himself. Rob B shares his thoughts on this, and whether he feels that money could be better spent elsewhere.

Tune in to listen.

The main topic of this week’s Property Podcast is Rob D’s £16,800 mistake. The aim of this episode isn’t to get everyone to feel sorry for Rob D, it’s purely so listeners can hear how important strategy is - something The Robs have touched on quite regularly.

There are many property strategies in property but this week we’re concentrating on two: growth and cashflow - both of which The Robs explain in detail.

Which is right for you if you want to give up your job and work with property full time? Should you be chasing yield or should you be chasing growth?

Listen to this week’s podcast to hear a painful example of where Rob D got his property strategy wrong.

When exactly did the failures in Rob D’s strategy happen? Was it a change in circumstances? Was it a failure to regularly review his investment strategy?

Nobody is born a property investor, so it’s important to make sure you continue learning and regularly review your activity to stand the best chance of smashing your property investment goals.

Even though this episode covers capital growth versus income chasing, it’s important to remember that cash flow is incredibly important no matter which property investment strategy you choose.

There are many tips you can take away from this week’s Property Podcast so make sure you hit the play button to listen.

 

Hub Extra: This week’s Hub Extra is a cracking resource if you’re a big reader, particularly if you read online.

It’s called Readwise - and if you frequently highlight key snippets to come back to later, this is definitely worth a look. You sync it to your account and each day it emails you a small selection of things you’ve highlighted in the past.

We’re always finding great resources and share them each week in our Hub Extra emails which hit your inbox for free each Friday. If you’re not signed up yet, head on over to The Property Hub website to register.

 

Get involved:

Have you ever made a property investment mistake? Do you think you’ll learn from Rob D’s expensive mishap? We’d love to hear from you over on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

You can also join our active property community on the Property Hub forum.   

We’d also 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.

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Nov 27, 2018

Welcome to another jam-packed Ask Rob & Rob - that time of the week where you fire your property investment questions at us and we fire our opinions straight back at you.

The first question this week is from Sean. He’s been listening to The Property Podcast for over a year (thanks Sean!) and has been loving the content so far.

Sean is 28 and in June 2015 he purchased a 2-bedroom apartment in one of the most prestigious buildings in Manchester city centre, complete with a balcony and parking.

Fast forward a few years and Sean has purchased another property which he wants to live in.

 

He has a bit of a dilemma: he wants to keep his old Manchester city centre property as a buy to let but isn’t sure. Here’s the rundown:

  • Value: £370,000
  • Outstanding mortgage: £280,000
  • 35 year repayment mortgage quote approx. £1,000 pcm
  • Service charge: £400 pcm
  • Rental forecast: £1,400-£1,500 pcm

 

Sean believes that capital growth in Manchester has a fair distance to go and would like to keep hold of the apartment but isn’t convinced this is the right thing to do. Would an interest only mortgage bring the costs down? Should he rent it out and subsidise the losses from his own pocket? Is it worth him keeping the apartment for 10-20 years or should he cut his losses and sell up?

Listen as The Robs crunch some numbers and give Sean some factual advice which may swing his decision.

 

Next up we have Jamie who’s in the process of purchasing a buy to let investment flat with an EPC rating of F.

The energy efficiency changes came into force back in April and the current owner has clearly granted a tenancy knowing his property doesn’t comply.

Jamie rightly wants to know if he’s likely to be held liable for this error when he purchases the investment property and the lease is changed into his name.

Listen to find out what Rob & Rob would do in this situation - and why Rob D has had to dig down into the legislation to help Jamie out.

Hit the play button and enjoy 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.

Nov 22, 2018

We’re a very positive bunch here at The Property Hub, however we know that  not everything always goes to plan - particularly when investing in property. So on this week’s Property Podcast, Rob & Rob are giving us an insight into what’s gone wrong for them in the world of property investment and development this year.

Before we delve into the podcast, check out the news story of the week - click here.

There’s some quite shocking numbers here, one being that a whopping 35% of deals fall through within just three weeks of the seller receiving an offer.

And if you thought that was bad, just listen to what happens within four weeks!

But it’s not all negative news, as this could spin into an incredibly positive outcome for property investors. Tune in and listen to how Rob D would use this to his advantage!

You can also find out more about Rob & Robs tactics for next year at our webinar on the 26th November. They’ll both be sharing details on where they’re both personally looking to invest in 2019. So if you’re looking to find out where the next property hotspots are, this is your chance. The webinar is FREE so click here to reserve your spot.

As The Robs turn their attention to 2019, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s Property Podcast to reflecting on 2018 - and specifically on what has particularly gone wrong this year.

Has the world of property development been plain sailing for Rob B? What have been the main challenges for the team whilst trying to get his development out of the ground at Crewe?

Rob B talks us through how he’s navigated certain problems with his property development journey and what’s he’s learned from the process.

And it’s not just Rob B who’s had issues at site, Rob D has had his fair share of problems and talks through his frustrations with the council, their slowness and needing to meet planning conditions - which ultimately put them behind schedule.

Aside from the bureaucracy and endless paperwork which comes as part of being a property developer, The Robs share and discuss other property investment issues they’ve ran into this year:

  • Non-paying tenants
  • Damaged property
  • Disappearing tenants
  • Maintenance problems

How do Rob & Rob manage to keep their cool (and stay positive) when faced with all these hurdles which are out of their control?

If you’re unsure whether you’re cut out for the world of property investment and property development, tune into this week’s Property Podcast to find out.

Hub Extra: We’re giving you a fantastic quote this week from the legend that  is Elvis Presley:

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.”

Listen to see why Rob & Rob have fallen in love with this particular quote and also look out for it in this week’s Hub Extra email which will hit your inbox on Friday.

If you’re not signed up yet, head on over to The Property Hub website to register for FREE!

Get involved:

You can reach us over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Let us know what you think about this week’s property podcast or let us know about any future topics you’d like us to cover.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum. It’s full of like minded people chatting all things property related.

We’d also 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.

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Nov 20, 2018

Here we are with another Ask Rob & Rob - your weekly source of property investment information.

 

This week we have Greg, an avid Property Podcast and Ask Rob & Rob listener who is keen to start his own buy to let property investment journey.

He’s made a great start by purchasing his first buy to let property in Manchester. He bought this at an auction house and the solicitors have already set the wheels in motion.

Greg was told he needed a survey on advice from his mortgage broker to secure a mortgage. There were three levels of survey to choose from and Greg chose the most detailed report.

Unfortunately this detailed survey revealed a number of high defects and has resulted in the surveyor down-valuing the investment property as a result - to the tune of £6,000!

Greg is now questioning whether he did the right thing and is wondering if he should have gone for a lower survey which might not have found anything untoward for the purpose of his mortgage.

Now, the issue here is that as Greg bought his buy to let investment property via an auction, he’s already committed to the price. A tricky situation to be in if you don’t have the additional funds to make up the shortfall.

Rob & Rob have some sound advice for Greg, but more importantly, this advice could save another listener thousands of pounds by not making the same mistake. Tune in to hear some top tips from The Robs on buying investment property at auction.

 

The second question this week is from the many emails we’ve received asking how you can bag your dream job in property.

We’re on a huge recruitment drive right now and most of you will have seen emails, social posts and Linkedin updates from Rob & Rob, and the rest of the team here at The Property Hub.

We’ll let you in on a secret - take a listen to this podcast.

We’ve had thousands of CV through over the past few months and many of them have been rejected. To put this into context, our marketing team have rejected over 500 CVs alone recently!

What exactly are we looking for? And what exactly can you do to stand out and bag your dream job in the property industry?

Listen to this week’s Ask Rob & Rob and head on over to our jobs page to find out more.  

  

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.

 

Nov 15, 2018

We’re back for another jam-packed Property Podcast with Rob & Rob and more importantly, we’re reviewing listener property investment deals… again!

Before we dive in, we have this week’s news story which is complete with fancy graphs, courtesy of the BBC. This shows the cost of renting in the UK in seven charts.

While most of the charts state the obvious, there are some interesting findings which buy to let property investors will find particularly useful, and of course Rob & Rob delve into these facts on the podcast and share their opinions on the newly unveiled data.

But before we get into our main topic of listener property deals, we’re letting you into a secret happening on the 26th November - mark this in your diary now!

Rob & Rob are going live and will be sharing details on where they’re both personally looking to invest in 2019; not just for buy to let property, but also from a property development perspective too.

The Robs are always inundated with questions on their personal approaches to property investment and this is a chance for you to hear first-hand what they plan on doing in 2019 and where.

It also gives you the opportunity to get ahead of the game and to do some research ahead of next year to see which locations are likely to outperform others.

The webinar is FREE, so click this link to reserve your spot.

The main event this week is a round 2 of listener deals. These 3 deals have been selected for Rob & Rob to review live on the podcast so sit back, hit play and hear their thoughts as they review each deal live on air.

Deal 1 - click here to view

This first property investment deal has come from Neil and is located in Rob B’s hometown of Liverpool.

The purchase has already been agreed at £76,000 and Neil thinks this will rent at around £550 per month. However, he’s concerned about the amount of money it would cost to bring this property up to a rental standard. He’s also questioning the capital growth potential in this area too.

Would this be a deal Rob & Rob would fight over? Or would the interesting choice of carpet send them running for this hills? And would Rob B tip this location for significant capital growth? Listen to find out.

Deal 2 - click here to view

The second deal has come from Darren, is located near Milton Keynes and is a beautiful 5-bedroom detached property with a decent price tag at £700,000.

This isn’t the type of property Rob & Rob usually see buy to let investors looking at, but Darren has a plan. He wants to purchase the property and split the plot (just take a look at the huge garden!). He wants to improve/refurbish the house for around £50,000 and sell it for £650,000.

It might sound like he’s making a loss, however he’ll have gained a nice little plot of 0.2 acres for £100,000 in an area where land is extremely rare. He could also fit another similar 5-bedroom property on the plot which could fetch up to £800,000!

Is this a viable plan or just plain crazy?

Deal 3 - click here to view

Our third listener property deal is from Sam and is in Leeds city centre. The purchase price of this buy to let property is £94,000 and it’s currently tenanted, achieving a rental income of £615 per month - a very decent return on investment.

Rob B knows this area well and has some slight concerns with studio apartments, so tune in to find out why this is this case. Would Rob & Rob invest or are they on the fence with this one?

Tune into this week’s podcast to find out.

Hub Extra: We’re giving you a great resource this week and it’s a perfect match for this podcast episode.

Property Log is an extension for Chrome and is a fantastic tool, (past lovers of Property Bee take note!) giving you all the price changes on the particular property you’re interested in.

Click here to download - you won’t regret it. Listen and find out how Rob D uses this in practice to help with price negotiations.

If you love discovering new resources on everything property related, make sure you’re signed up to Hub Extra; the most valuable email that’ll hit your inbox each week. Get over to The Property Hub website to sign up for FREE!

Get involved:

You can reach us over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Let us know what you think about this week’s property podcast or let us know about any future topics you’d like us to cover.

You can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum. It’s full of like minded people chatting all things property related.

We’d also 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.

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