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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. Depends a lot on what they are doing but in my experience they are about double the equivalent rates in Nottingham!
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. Anyone made enquiries about this new "beta service". Seems too good to be true since little or no costs that I can see listed. Free listings on Rightmove and Zoopla are rarely free IMHO. https://mashroom.com/landlord Thoughts and insight welcome please. Jonathan
  12. I run a networking group for Nottingham investors in case that is of interest. Along the lines of the old PH Meetups but virtual for now. Search on Eventbrite for Nottingham Property Circle and you should find our events (2nd Thursday of the month). There are lots of fellow investors and experience out there who are happy to share and learn together. Please send me a PM if you think I can help further. Regards Jonathan
  13. Try my dedicated BTL Mortgage broker that services all of my Nottingham investors and supports our Nottingham WhatsApp group: Mandy Waby, Veracity Financial Planning on 07860 274357 https://www.veracityfp.co.uk/buy-to-let/mandy-waby She has been very helpful to me and my contacts over the years and provides a full "To Completion" service.
  14. I can only echo the issues with high street banks taking forever and requiring lots of bureaucracy. I can highly recommend Starling since unlike Tide there are no transaction charges. I object to having to pay for every credit/debit however small the fee. Consider applying for more than one and see which you find works best for you? You can always close later. Lots of change of course so you need to keep an eye on the evolving banking conditions.
  15. I would suggest looking at one of the up and coming suburbs slightly further out from the centre where there is still potential for growth. Areas with strong fundamentals including schools and transport links to make the other benefits of Nottingham easily available. So follow the tram line and bus routes as well as the major road arteries. How about looking in NG5 or NG6 with good access to tram and buses? Hope this get you thinking - there is so much variety and opportunity in Nottingham! Jonathan
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