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ASK04: Should I pay for a rental guarantee?

Back to all podcasts This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Sam Brown from London asked: Should I pay for a rental guarantee? Ultimately, it all comes down to your tolerance to risk. Both Robs do go for it, even though it’s a luxury – it should also be mentioned that Yellow includes it by default, encompassed within the 10% rate they charge. Also, some policies are slow to pay and may stop after a few few months, so it does depend on the insurance policy in question. Finally: be wary of the excess! […]

September 22nd, 2015|

TPP108: Rent to Rent – the truth behind the hype

Back to all podcasts Rent to rent: it’s a hot topic, but what’s the truth behind the hype? That’s what we get deep into in this week’s episode. Although it’s not a strategy that either of us has used, we’ve spoken to a lot of people who have and started to build up a picture of what works, what doesn’t, and what the issues are. We cover: What Rent to Rent is Why it’s extremely attractive to some people… …and why others definitely won’t want to get involved How you get started How to avoid the pitfalls Listen to the episode to get all the details! […]

April 9th, 2015|

TPP084: How to maximise your rent

Back to all podcasts This week we’re talking about how to maximise your rent – both in terms of re-letting a property, and raising the rent on an existing tenant. It’s a topic worth delving into because if you’re being squeezed by growing expenses or higher mortgage payments, it’s the one way you can make more money from your existing portfolio. So, how do you maximise your rent when re-letting a property? […]

October 23rd, 2014|

TPP073: How to get the best out of your letting agent

Back to all podcasts This week we’re celebrating the official launch of Yellow Lettings! So what better time, we thought, to do a whole episode about getting the best from your letting agent. We’ve said before that a good agent can make your property investing life a doddle, and a bad one can land you in all manner of trouble. So how can you make sure you have the former experience and not the latter? […]

August 7th, 2014|

TPP068: LHA tenants: Deal or No Deal?

Back to all podcasts Some landlords rent exclusively to tenants who are receiving housing benefit – others would never dream of going anywhere near that market. So who’s got it right? We received a voicemail from a listener this week about this very subject, so we decided to dive deep into the issue in this episode. We looked into: What exactly LHA is, and how it’s calculated The benefits of renting to tenants on benefits An advanced-level way of maximising your income from this market The drawbacks: why some landlords would rather avoid it The big-picture overview of how you should look at the benefits market in your investment strategy Take a listen to the episode and see what you think! […]

July 3rd, 2014|

TPP005: How to choose a letting agent

Back to all podcasts This week we gave a shout out to our hordes of Norwegian fans, shared some surprising news about house prices, then got deep into actionable advice about how to choose a letting agent. If you're falling for "we've got hundreds of tenants waiting" and concentrating on [...]

April 18th, 2013|