This week we’re celebrating the launch of our new podcast – The Property Investment Tips Podcast – by sharing some of the favourite pieces of advice that have been shared by our team of bloggers on The Property Hub.
The new podcast launches tomorrow, and every Friday morning it will be an opportunity to learn an important new property idea in under 15 minutes. We’re going to be unlocking the wealth of great information on The Property Hub’s Blog by making it available in audio form, so you can listen wherever you are and whatever you’re doing.
Back to this episode, and the tips we shared were:
- Consider what agents are motivated by when you’re looking for a deal (John Evans)
- Make smarter spending decisions by calculating what that money will be worth in the future (Graham Clark)
- Make sure your tenants are on-side when you’re selling a buy-to-let (HMO Landlady)
- Plan your legacy early, and have honest discussions with your heirs (Iain Wallis)
- You might be missing a trick by just buying and holding (Rob Dix)
Click the links to read the tips in full, and listen to the episode to hear our analysis!
Resource of the week
Thanks are due this week to Simon Allen, who pointed us towards noddle.co.uk – a site which gives you access to your full credit report for free. Normally you need to pay £2 for a statutory one-off report or sign up to a monthly package, so getting such easy access for free is a huge win.
It’s easy to sign up, and you can log in to look at your details and print a report any time – and every month it’s updated with the latest information from banks and lenders. Given how important your credit record is for future borrowing, there’s no excuse not to make a monthly habit of making sure everything is in order.
News this week
Scotland is staying as part of the UK! A collective sigh of relief is breathed by everyone with property investments north of the border, we’re sure.
But our main news story this week is the news that the Treasury has announced plans to implement laws that will regulate some forms of buy-to-let lending, as reported by The Telegraph. In an effort to come into line with EU regulations, the moves would see BTL loans for “accidental” landlords treated in the same way as residential mortgages. That would mean affordability tests, among other things.
This may still not come into law, but we’ll be keeping an eye on how things progress.
Join the conversation
So, c’mon then, will you be listening to our new podcast?
Have you picked up any property tips – from our own blog or elsewhere – that you think should be shared?
We’d love to know your thoughts on these or anything else mentioned in this episode, so join the discussion in The Property Hub!
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