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  1. I’m due to complete on my second BTL flat. My first made me an accidental landlord and I’ve had the same tenant in there for the ten years since I rented it. This new purchase is the start of me becoming intentional. It’s a 2 bed flat in an area near town in Newcastle that is popular with both students and young professionals. It’s a nice flat with a great layout, double fronted and a huge private garden. My question is what level of furnishing is advised? I often read to furnish with as little as possible but I want to get this rented out quickly and for it to be desirable
  2. Hi! I'm a new investor. I've finally managed to get a deposit together and looking at buying something around the £150k mark. Our goals are as a long term investment so capital growth is at least as important as rental income. We live in the South East so if we stay local our only option at that price would be a small flat or apartment or maisonette. Most advice I've gotten suggests investing somewhere within a 45min drive so that leaves us a few options- Chelmsford, Witham or maybe Colchester. The problem I have is that my eye keeps getting drawn up north, specifically to Ma
  3. Hello fellow property investors I am currently look at removing the kitching in a one bed flat and relocating it into the livivng space freeing up that room to create a second bedroom. The flat is big enough to have the kitchen in the living area and the floor plan is perfect. but the property is lease hold and i am dubious about how much restinace i will incounter to make such changes to the property. There will be no need to knock any walls down or any structural work to the flat but there will need to be re-routing of water and waste. does any one here have any experin
  4. I am embarking on my property portfolio and personally think a flat is a more conservative option than a house. Don't want to start with anything complex like flip, HMS and etc. Just a simple vanilla let. So I have come across these two options: 1- A flat in a premium location (next to train station or town centres) targeting young professionals or a mature or PhD student. 2- A flat on a more suburb or smaller town targeting retired people. Obviously the first one offers better yield but less stable tenants. And the second one probably gives a longer term tenant with probably di
  5. Hi all, I’m about to buy a flat on the second floor of a 3 story high building. Should I not go ahead with the purchase if the management company cannot provide a valid ews1 Assessment?
  6. I’m looking for my first standard btl I have chosen Liverpool and can’t decide between flats in the centre or houses a little further out i plan to buy 2 or 3 this year @ 80k - 150k. Or should I spend more for premium. i haven’t been to Liverpool yet so any information on good and bad areas to invest would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Does anyone have a minute to say a line or two about Notting Hill Genesis's past development? Are they too pricey you think?
  8. Hi, need some advice. I own a 2 bedroom flat, with 94 years remaining on the lease. I have tentatively enquired to the freeholder to extend the lease and have been provided the attached document. I have never done this before, but taking a quick look through the attached, it suggests that i have to pay/commit an amount of money/time/effort upfront to get to a position of knowing how much it will actually cost me to extend the lease? .....and even then, it appears that i tell them what i think it should cost (based on a valuation report) and then the freeholder will decide if tha
  9. Hi Guys, I’m just in the process of purchasing my first property, it is a repossessed 2 bedroom flat so is in need of modernisation. I would say the flat needs a full refurb which would include a new kitchen, bathroom, redecorating, flooring and a new boiler. The surveyor said the electrics and plumbing seem to be fine but may need changing in the near future, so I was thinking to get this down whilst I’m changing everything else. I just wanted to know how much would something like this cost to be done at a good level. In my head I’ve budgeted for about £20k - £25k. Would be gre
  10. Hello Hubbers, Warm greetings. I am looking to buy either flat A)1 bed flat with 4th floor views of the city for 115k or b) a 5th floor 1 bed flat in the same block that comes with allocated underground parking space for 125k Both same spec, size and condition. The service charge is marginally higher on Flat B at £190 extra per year Flat B also comes with a balcony facing views of the city. Flat A can rent for £600 whilst Flat B could rent for £650. Both would need some light refurb to get it to that standard it would demand. Estimated refurb costing 5-7k My qu
  11. Me and my partner are desperate to move out of my mums house but also I want to save up for a deposit for a flat. What's the best way to go about this?
  12. Hi everyone, this is my first post and I have not yet got any properties etc, I am just planning to save some money up to someday start my career off as a landlord. I really want to save up £20,000 within the next two to three years (I've worked it out and can do it.) And then I would like to purchase a cheap but sturdy flat to rent out at £70,000. I've heard that there are mortgages where you're not required to live in the property, called 'buy to let' however in the UK, I can't find ANYTHING! Does anybody have any general advice for me or know a company of which I ca
  13. Hi all, I’m new to the forum and I bring with me what I hope is a simple question - if i convert a single family house that i own into two flats, do i need to do anything in respect of the title deed of the property (i.e. does it need to be amended to reflect the fact that the property is now two flats)? My gut feeling is yes, but i have no idea how i would go about this. Of course i could seek legal advice but i thought i’d try and get a freebie from my fellow hubbers. Thanks!
  14. Hi all, I'm in the process of researching a deal. I think I have found a really good one with the only issue being the lease has 98 years left on it (126 years from 1990). Now being a podcast listener , I've heard from Rob and Rob that I should be looking for at least 100 years. RMP even state they look for 125 on their fundamentals screening. What do people think? Is this a deal breaker? How easy would it be to extend the lease and how do i go about enquiring? Thanks in advance. Bob
  15. Hi! I have a question, I own a 3 bed flat with my partner in London. It is a leasehold prop (999 years remaining) but I am a shareholder of the company that owns the freehold so we own a share of the freehold. I am considering a title split and a division of the flat in 2 one bed flats. Since the property is mortgaged, can I do this? is it viable? thank you in advance MF
  16. Hi all, I'm about to purchase a 4-bed house with a 2-room basement. I'd like to maximise my monthly return AND pull out cash for another purchase. My question is, do I: a.) create a 6-bed HMO, or b.) create a 4-bed HMO + 1-bed flat? I've checked with local planning, building control & HMO team, both options are doable. Return on both options would be similar. But what about refinancing? Would either option work best for maximising how much cash I can pull out? Anything I need to watch out for / push for? All experience / suggestions welcome?
  17. Are management companies regulated and is there anything you can do if one is misbehaving? A friend of mine is thinking of selling his London flat near Shorditch and it might be a good opportunity for me. I used to live with him so know the property's pros and cons, he bought it off-plan and has lived there about 10 years before renting it for about 2 years. Its worth in the region of £550k which is double what he paid, its recent value has dropped post brexit He's had a lot of problem with the management company which would be the biggest con, I've not gone into t
  18. Is it necessary to get a survey on a flat to be purchased. The building is the responsibility of the owner - assume leasehold
  19. I believe that even for single people a house is the better proposition. No need to worry about leasehold agreements, and have grounds. Do you agree?
  20. Hi guys need some advice (sorry it's a long post) I have begun my property journey with a BMV 1 bed leasehold flat in Birmingham this year, having been able to pay for it cash, I have renovated it after a few months to a reasonable high spec with the aim in letting out. I want to refinance to release some of the cash to invest in further properties and I am waiting to have it valued. I do not have a residential property or Morgage at the moment and never have as I am currently renting myself whilst working self employed. My questions are as follows: 1). Because the Property was bought for l
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