An interview with Phil Rikards from BM Solutions on the current buy to let mortgage market we discuss a range of topics including the company’s 20-year history; current market confidence; BM Solution’s short / medium / long term strategy; risks from a BTL lending perspective; new FSA regulations (the Mortgage Market Review); the BTL lender-borrower relationship moving forward and the future of new build property.
An interview with Gary Murphy of one of the largest property auction organisations in the UK. Gary has a vast amount of experience as an auctioneer through being responsible for the running and expansion of the Residential Auction Department of Allsop since 1986. He is also Vice-Chair of the Auctioneering Group of the RICS and is also a member of the RICS Estate Agency Group. Formerly, Gary has served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the ISVA Auctioneering Committee and Chair of the RICS Agency Skills Panel. As a consultant to the British Property Federation, he has suggested amendments to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 to enable landlords to sell qualifying investments more easily by auction sale. These suggestions have been enacted as Schedule 6 of the Housing Act 1996. We discuss the current housing market; countrywide auction levels; post-credit crunch challenges when buying at auctions; housing affordability; the repercussions of the low bank base rate; issues with lending; due diligence amongst other topics.
An interview with Faisal Butt of Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate (James Caans’ property investment company. We discuss the company’s current strategy; due diligence methodology; the current market; barriers that are being faced; value-based investment amongst other topics.
An interview with ex-bailiff and tenant eviction expert – Paul Shamplina from Landlord Action (an organisation that has appeared across UK national media). We chat to Paul about the history of the organisation; the effects of the credit crisis; essential steps to be taken; tenants rights; public organisations, such as the Citizens Advice Bureau; debt recovery and more…
An interview with experienced investment property solicitor – focusing on securing deals in a fast yet, more importantly, safe manner.
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