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About ChallisJ

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    Nottingham (Meetup Leader)
  • About me
    Self manage property investor in my local area, providing quality houses for local people to make into homes. Offering services to other investors of all kinds including sourcing, refurb management, area reviews, deal support, purchase advice, tenant find, full management and all services in between. Willing to share my experience and shape a proposition to meet your needs.
    Make me a pitch and I will respond with an offer. There is always something we can do for each other!
  • Property investment interests
    Investment Strategies and the people impact. How to be true to yourself and still make money
  • My skills
    Organisation, systems, processes and electronic automation. Analysis and emotional engagement.
  • My goals
    Grow, learn and retire early with support around me to share the journey!
  • Interests outside property
    Cycling and Environmental matters

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  1. Completely agree with Julie on this but just to add a few bits: - My tenants don't seem to mind giving a reading every quarter. I just ask for it by SMS and they generally respond within 48hrs. They are benefiting from lower elec bills after all. - If you miss a reading they will just carry it forward to the next quarter so for the small amounts of money involved you could just decide to only read and submit every 6 months and ignore the other 2 requests per year. - The income from FIT is tax free so another benefit to you and no further admin required! Not sure if you have alread
  2. Some lenders allow you to hold a mortgage offer for 6 months and you can redeem it fairly quickly upon request in case that helps? Just thinking you could get a mortgage offer for an unencumbered on the shelf and only use it when needed. Nice problem to have of course!
  3. I would want to understand why they want to pay 12 months rent in advance. It can be a way to remove the chance of further contact. Perhaps their income is intermittent or unreliable.? Perhaps they have a lump sum now but unreliable income so I would then be concerned what happens after the first year. You need to be confident that their income will support the rent going forward and not just in the first 12 months. Once I was sure it was affordable based on their repeat income, I would personally refuse it and encourage them to demonstrate what good tenants they are by setting by a monthly
  4. Hi Leanne I source family B2Ls in North Nottingham on behalf of remote investors. Lots more details on my website BespokeNPS.co.uk Please get in touch if you think I can help further. I also run a free monthly networking event that can be seen on Eventbrite (details below). Jonathan Challis E: Challis8@gmail.com M: 07847 303273 W: BespokeNPS.co.uk Eventbrite: Nottingham Property Circle Share - Learn - Build
  5. And we have a free Nottingham networking group that includes investor in Grantham! Search Eventbrite for "Nottingham Property Circle" for details. We meet monthly (online). Jonathan Challis E: Challis8@gmail.com M: 07847 303273 W: BespokeNPS.co.uk Eventbrite: Nottingham Property Circle Share - Learn - Build
  6. Depends a lot on what they are doing but in my experience they are about double the equivalent rates in Nottingham!
  7. So Cass do you want to give us an update on your plans in case those of us already investing in Nottingham can help further?
  8. Feel free to come back to me if you want to invest in Nottingham or want support developing your strategy. I live, work and invest in Nottingham and support remote investors in doing the same. Regards Jonathan
  9. Hi James Glad to hear that you are interested in Nottingham for your first investment. I live, work and invest in Nottingham and support remote investors who want to get started here. We also have a free online monthly networking event available from eventbrite if that would be of interest. If I can help further please get in touch. Regards Jonathan
  10. Sorry to hear that the relationship has got this bad and put you under so much pressure. Sounds like you are finding the right balance to be safe and keep your property secure. I hope he leaves you alone.
  11. There are lots of agents in Nottingham offering both services. In my experience it pays to choose one that is really local to your area so they have a better handle on what is going on in it. Small and independent often helps too rather than the big chains who often have lost the concept of what their service should even be about.
  12. Sounds like a really difficult situation and I am sure I am not the only one that feels for you. How have things developed since you posted so we can see if we can support further?
  13. I live and work in Nottingham and run a Property Networking Group. If people want to discuss Nottingham investment more generally and specific areas / considerations in particular then this is the place. Lots of investors who have active portfolios (and opinions!) come to our regular monthly meetup as well as supporting our wider community throughout the month. I actively invest (for Yield mostly) in Nottingham for myself and on behalf of others. Happy to chat on the phone to bounce ideas around. The biggest challenge with Nottingham is the sheer variety of opportunity and lots of str
  14. I give each property a unique code or reference that only I know (I keep a backup log elsewhere in a coded form). I then use matching coloured key tags from Toolstation https://www.toolstation.com/key-tags/p44638 (so quite cheap) to tag each set of keys for the house. Finally I give each house a lanyard to hold the keys. So when I need the keys for a house I just need to reach for the correct lanyard (they are all different brands, colours etc). When I give out keys to tradesmen I need to make sure they are tagged otherwise I risk getting given random keys back at random times and not kn
  15. Noticed that this thread has come back to life after a few weeks. I run a free networking event (now online) for Nottingham Property Investors. We have a number of dedicated tradesmen and Pros (mortgage brokers, B2L accountant) all focused on our needs. Search Eventbrite for "Nottingham Property Circle" to see more details. Or if you want to know more about the great teams that we have one board and the services that myself offer please just get in touch directly. PS: Where are you based?
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