Welcome to this week’s property podcast which is a beginners guide to commercial property.
But before we dive in, we’re discussing the new stamp duty tax announcement which the government announced at this week’s Conservative party conference.
The Tories now want to tax overseas property investors between one and three percent on top of the existing stamp duty charges. And in a potential political-winning move, they want the additional funds to go to the homeless.
Now, details are pretty limited in terms of how they intend on defining a ‘foreign investor’, and we’re not yet sure how this move will affect expats investing through a limited company. The Robs have some thoughts, so make sure you tune in this week to listen and send us a message on social to let us know what you think. You can read more about the story here.
This week’s property podcast is the beginners guide to commercial property.
It’s a hot topic, and we get many questions over on the forum asking what it is and what’s the best way to invest.
The Robs cover everything this week; from defining what commercial property is, to looking at how they’re ‘classed’. They also look at why many confuse commercial property with buying a residential property using a commercial mortgage.
There are also some surprising stats on the ownership of commercial property which Rob & Rob are sharing this week, and they delve into which is far more vulnerable to the economy – residential or commercial?
Lease lengths, void periods, valuations and future cash flows – it’s all covered on this episode. The podcast is jam packed full of all the commercial property basics that you need to know.
And once you’ve soaked up all this valuable information, Rob & Rob share the best places to get started with your purchase.
It’s a good one, so make sure you tune in.
Have you been to one yet? These are our free property events held across the country where you can literally chat property all evening long. There’s no hidden agenda, just a friendly group of people discussing all things relating to investing in property.
Click here to find your closest meetup and book your place.
This week’s top resource is a great read called Planet Property
Written by Peter Bill who was the long-time Editor of the Estates Gazette, this book delves into commercial property in interesting detail and comes highly recommended.
And if you haven’t signed up to our mailing list to get Hub Extra – the most valuable email you’ll receive all week, you can do so here.
Get involved: Are you on social media? We love to chat, so get following and pop us a message. And if you have any topics you’d like us to cover on future property podcasts, let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to hear from you.
You can also get involved with our property community by joining the conversation over in the Property Hub forum. Advice is shared by both new and experienced investors on a daily basis, so get yourself over there and introduce yourself.
And if you haven’t done so already, we’d love it if you could head over and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Aside from making us smile, your reviews help other podcast listeners find us. We also give each one a shout-out on the property podcast, so yours could be next to feature on an upcoming episode.
Not sure how to leave a review? This video shows you how to review and subscribe on Apple Podcasts.