An interview with Ben Hughes and George Nartey from Social Housing Expert: both are landlords who have built their portfolios using social housing tenants. Whilst public sector letting has received a lot of criticism; largely due to changes in legislation with regards to the Local Housing Allowance (LHA); Ben and George explain their own thoughts on the matter as well as how to minimise risks; portfolio management; lenders views and using lease options with social housing tenants.
An interview with experienced investment property solicitor – focusing on securing deals in a fast yet, more importantly, safe manner.
The first in a series of interviews, articles and blog posts on buying UK property at auction.
One of the UK’s well know property experts gives her tips for property investment.
An insightful interview with a professional property surveyor (RICS) with over 26 years experience.
This post gives a brief outline of what to look for when it comes to buying materials and managing property refurbishment. You should, first off, know what a good price is for the items that you wish to buy. Get the following trade catalogues: (i) Screwfix (ii) B&Q (iii) Wickes You can compare what sort of prices these three companies are charging and use them as your benchmark. A lot of builders usually end up going to these suppliers (smaller merchants would often charge more due to not benefiting from economies of scale) so you can know whether the materials quote they are giving you is over-inflated. Labour costs vary according to location, time of year and the job itself but you can get a general feel by phoning around a few builders using websites such as Yell and asking … [Read More]
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