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  1. My first post on here.... I'm looking for High Yield BTL's 8%+ I live in Leicester, which has low Yields, even in the cheaper area's of the city (Narborough Road etc) Nottingham has been my next step after listening to the Podcasts but I cannot seem to find any High Yield Property Has anyone got any suggestions? I would like to self-manage, but I am open to having my property managed if the numbers stack up. Also I am open to buying property in other locations but would like them within 1-2 hours of Leicester Appreciate your feedback PS. I do have experience over the years of managing property... upto 30 properties at a time including HMO's before a licence was needed
  2. Hi all, Firstly my apologies for not posting anywhere near as much as I should! It is renewal time for my BTL, and I am torn between fixing in between 2 and 5 years. The two options provided by my mortgage broker makes the 2 year (2.19%) cheaper by £376 over the first 2 years, however I am swinging toward the 5 year (2.44%) for the peace of mind over the next 5 years whilst we deal with an potential fall or from the B word, whatever that may be... Appreciate everyone’s circumstances are different, but would love to hear what sort of length terms people have been, are, and are planning on going for on their recent deals Many thanks
  3. LendInvest is launching a range of buy-to-let loans aimed at professional landlords and investors. The specialist lender, which to now has focused on bridging and development loans, says these new BTL mortgages will be “competitively priced” and include two-, three- and five-year fixes. Rates start at 3.69 per cent for a two-year fix at 60 per cent LTV. The firm will offer loans of between £50,000 and £5m, up to a maximum LTV of 80 per cent. “Offering BTL loans is a critical strategic step that not only serves to addresses a funding shortage, but takes us close to our long-term ambition of becoming a leading whole-of-market mortgage lender.” Just looked on their website and “There is no limit on the number of properties held or mortgaged by a portfolio landlord with other lenders. Properties owned abroad will not be included within the portfolio calculations.” Great news for portfolio landlords who would like more options. Wanted a detailed quote based on your circumstances: Neil@assuredfunding.co.uk
  4. Hi All, New to Property Hub and Prop Investing in general, just posted an intro within the relevant forum if you'd like to say hi! There's a burning question which has been on my mind since I dipped my toe into property investment (and probably should have sought an answer to before taking the plunge).... The 'Breakeven Point' - How long should it take? Recently i've purchased my first BTL (£68k 2 bed). So as not to bore you, I won't give exact financial specifics, but to summarise: £2k Stamp £5.5k fees (includes sourcing fee) £5k refurb Total initial outlay therefore = £12.5k Assuming zero capital growth and assuming I receive the rental income I expect to receive, and deducting expenses (including a 10% allowance for repairs, Thanks Rob) i'll net circa £240 per month. This means it'll take 52 months to hit breakeven. Nearly 5 years!? Overall this just seems unviable. It seems too long to be waiting to reap the rewards of a significant financial investment that frankly could be put to work elsewhere (ie Stock market) and also, once I do hit month 53, the market may well be in decline (ie recession) and I wont even have chance to enjoy the passive income, or at least not as much as I might have hoped. I'm hoping that somebody may be able to reassure me and tell me that I am looking at this completely wrongly, ie not as an investor should? Maybe 'Breakeven' isn't something that is even considered in property investing, as I did struggle to find a forum that addressed it. Or is this just the nature of the beast, and patience is key in this game? Any honest and frank responses absolutely welcomed! Thanks Dan
  5. Hi all, New to the community and first post on this site. I am a UK dual citizen living and working in Australia. I was hoping to get some advice regarding my ability to secure a BTL mortgage with only Australian income? Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi guys, This is my first post in the forum! A bit about me and my situation to begin. I'm 24 and live in Chelmsford, Essex. I bought my own flat BMV in May 2018 and have just completed a full refurb on it to add value. I am hoping to finance to the new value and pull out equity to invest in April 2020 when my mortgage product runs out. I have also saved £17k cash that I am looking to put towards a BTL investment now. I am investing mainly for cash flow for the time being. I'm a fitness instructor and teach around 20 exercise classes a week as well as seeing sports massage clients, teaching swim lessons and managing a gym in central London. My job is very physically demanding and I want to have a revenue stream from property that I could fall back if I were to get injured and be unable to teach. I have been concentrating my search in Liverpool as it has seen a lot of growth and development in recent years but is still cheap enough that I can afford a starter two bed terrace or apartment, around £60k. I am going up on Monday to visit but am looking for some insider knowledge before my trip as all my own research is producing contradicting views on how rough some areas are! I have booked to view some properties in Bootle, Wavertree and Wallasey but have heard mixed reviews about all three areas (which I suppose is understandable as they are clearly the cheaper areas of the city). Do any of you currently invest or live in these three areas? Have you experienced any problems with tenants or struggled to let out properties in these areas? Are there any other postcodes I should be looking in to with my £60k budget? Any advice would be massively appreciated
  7. Hi folks, I am new to the Forum although have had a keen obsession in all things property related for many years now! I've finally decided to do something about it & am in the early stages of research - listening to the podcasts & reading up on all things relevant. I live in Edinburgh & my initial plan was to refurbish properties & sell on - flipping - the new term I have recently learnt! I had planned to start off in Edinburgh as I know it extremely well, buying at around £150,000, refurbish & then sell on & repeat. I had planned to try & raise the money myself through a combination of equity in already in our home, selling a property we already let in Edinburgh (bought by my husband in the winners curse period 2007 & valued at less than he paid for) & various other sources. However, having listened to the 2 Rob's I am now rethinking my strategy (leverage, inflation, opportunities etc) & feel perhaps I should go down the lettings route initially, starting off with one property (around £150,000) on a BTL & then another one in 6 months time once I've learnt a bit more & hopefully a 3rd after that. Perhaps moving onto flipping after that. I will be focusing on the Edinburgh area but will also consider East Lothian, Fife & Stirling. I'm looking for some advice on the following: Do you property investors out there think I've missed the boat for flipping in/ around Edinburgh area? (I have listened to the intriguing 18 year cycle podcast)! Does anyone know of a resource that summarises all of the key financial considerations I need to factor in for purchasing, letting, selling properties (i.e. stamp duty, estate agency fees, Solicitors fees, management fees, tax charges etc)? I have a lot of these noted already but want to ensure I don't miss any in my calculations & also to help me decide on my strategy. I am keen to set myself up for success - so any other information you think may help me decide/ determine my strategy would be much appreciated! Thanks :-)
  8. Hey Guys, I am new to Property hub as I have just started looking in the UK market due to the Australian market being incredibly unpredictable, difficult to gain a positive cash flow and potentially heading towards a correction. I would be looking at some small buy to lets to start in the Northern belt of the uk, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool area. Great to meet you all. Thanks, Luke
  9. Hi all Apologies if this has been covered previously, I have searched for it but could find anything specific. I have two questions, as follows: 1) I am resident in Guernsey - still part of the UK - does anyone know if this would be a problem for me in trying to obtain financing for a Ltd Co from a UK provider? 2) Do I need to be a homeowner in order to obtain a BTL mortgage through a Ltd Co? My partner and I are saving for a deposit on a BTL and would like to purchase this before we think about buying our own place (we have our reasons, many of them) but I want to know if this will prove to be an issue for lenders? Does anyone have any experience of this type of scenario? Thanks in advance!
  10. Hey all, I'm in the process of planning a new venture in property development. Over the past few months I've visited properties, built myself a comprehensive budgeting spreadsheet (that factors in all purchase, finance, holding and remortgaging costs), and gathered enough data to be able to run a simulation of my intended BRR strategy. The result has been discouraging! It would appear that given my starting capital of £100k, I'll run out of funds by my third purchase. Would an experienced developer sanity-check my simulation and confirm this? If this is indeed true, what would you suggest as a more realistic strategy to build a portfolio? A mix of BRR and flips? The BRR Simulation (this is based on figures from an actual property visited, costed, estate agents approached and comparables found) I have starting capital of £100k I buy Property A (a two bed terrace) for £120k. I use a 70% mortgage of £84K, and I put in £36k Purchase, renovation and holding costs for 6 months are a further £36K Hence, my total investment is £72k I have £28k left in the bank The house is remortaged after 6 months redevelopment for £190k The 70% mortgage releases £133k ·After paying back the first mortgage there is £49k equity released I own one property and have £77k capital left in the bank I use the money to complete Property B, which is identical, buying for £120k, again investing £72k I have £5k left in the bank The house is remortaged after 6 months redevelopment for £190k The 70% mortgage releases £133k After paying back the first mortgage there is £49k released I now have two properties, but only £54k capital remaining in the bank, which is insufficient to buy Property C BTS Conversely, if I were to use a Buy to Sell strategy, this 'model' property would make £23k after sales costs and corporation tax on my business, so things are viable. However, my goal was to build a portfolio as quickly as possible, not to flip, as this is intended to be my pension. What would you advise in terms of strategy? Flip for a while to build more capital, then revert to BRR, or to alternate between the two? Many thanks!
  11. Hi everyone, I am looking at the smartest way to start my property portfolio. I have set up a ltd company to manage the property and the income as I am a higher tax payer and at 28 this is a project for the long term and not short term gain. I will Ibe loaning the company £30,000 and was wondering what the best way to minimise the tax I have to pay on this. I have read that directors loans can be paid back without tax being paid on the rental income. I have read that I need to set up a second company to loan the money. I was hoping to just get some clarity on the best way to invest the money in the company and then pull the money back when the company has enough to pay the personal loan back all the while paying minimal if no tax on this? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you josh
  12. Hi all, This is my first post and I hope someone can help! My gf and I is looking to buy our first BTL property under a limited company and I understand that we will need to do personal guarantees against the mortgage (which is fine). We both have our own residential mortgages , however, she has a help to buy equity loan on hers. I understand that with HTB you can’t own another property until you have paid off your existing equity loan (or sell the property) . Is this also the case if the property is purchased under an ltd company as it is a separate entity? Many thanks in advance, Jordan
  13. Hi everyone, just looking for some advice on a strategy I'm looking to go ahead with this year. Also would like to know people's opinions on wether to go down the personal route or buy through a ltd company in my situation. So me and my dad have £50k saved to invest, we are both lower rate tax payers, my dad owns his own property that he lives in, I don't own my own property. We are both self employed. Our plan is to buy a run down property, flip it and make a profit. We plan on doing this 2 or 3 times depending on how much profit we make. We will then purchase a bmv property to renovate then let out and remortgage, pulling out some of or most of our deposit. I think I am right in saying after 6 months of owning a btl you are considered an experienced landlord and are eligible for a HMO mortgage with certain lenders. If this is the case the plan would then be to buy a run down 4 bedroom house, convert in to a high end 5 or 6 bedroom HMO, let it out, remortgage to a commercial lender, and go again, building up a portfolio of HMO property's. This is a very rough strategy, but just wondered your thoughts on how this would work, and also if it would be best to start up a ltd from the beginning, or leave everything in our personal names. Bearing in mind our plan is to use the profits made from the HMO's as income. look forward to hearing from you Scott Laws
  14. Hello Hubbers! Hope you are all well... I was wondering if any readers would share their experiences of Deed of Guarantee signings required for their Limited Co BTL mortgages. I can’t find much reference to it in books or on this forum or the wider web, and professionals I’m dealing with such as Solicitors and Brokers are giving me contradictory opinions on it. Some are saying it’s unheard of and I should be able to negotiate out of them with the lenders, others act like everyone has to do it, so I’m fairly confused. I have a Limited company with my sister who is a small shareholder and director just for security and ease of continuation should anything happen to me. Our mortgages are with TMW and every time we sign up we both have to see an independent solicitor at £120 a time to sign a ‘Deed of Guarantee’, basically tying our own estates into the company finances and assets. Of course this takes all the protection out of using a Limited Co Vehicle, so aside from the tax benefits it’s a lot of hassle for not much other benefit. So who has signed them and who hasn’t and what are your thoughts on the matter? Regards.
  15. Hi everyone, I've found myself in a bit of a predicament with an impending divorce and trying to figure the best way to navigate out of this situation. Any advice on the following details would be much appreciated. I have a property jointly owned with my ex. We have amicably decided she should get her share of equity that we've made plus any contribution to previous renos costs. This comes to approx. 60k. My issue is how best to raise the £60k. The easiest option would be to sell up and start again. However I've put a huge amount of work into renos and improvements over the last 18 months so would love to keep the place if possible. It's in a great area of town where values are rising and the rental market is strong so it should be a good investment. Current value £430k. Current resi mortgage £260k. Potential BTL interest only mortgage £320k. Monthly rental value approx. £1,400. I'm also a contractor with my own limited company. If hugely beneficial I could look into buying the place through the ltd Co. (Not sure about the mechanics of this at the moment though). Looking forward to any ideas what you'd do. Cheers
  16. Happy Easter All, I was curious what ROI percentage and net yield do you look from from a buy-to-let? Thank you in advance. Joe
  17. Hello, My name is Paul Deehan, I'm 36 and grew up in Sheffield, UK. For the last 12 years, I worked on Private Super Yachts as a Private Chef. I've had the fortune to travel around the world and cook for lots of celebrities, business tycoons and world leaders. In 2010, I read the famous, Rich Dad, Poor Dad book and since then I've been slowly building my property portfolio. Since around this time last year, I was recommended the property podcast by a friend and have to thank both Robs and the team for 1, being awesome and 2, giving great honest value and advice through their work. Before listening to the property podcast, I had 3 BTL's with a passive cashflow of £450 per month. I now have 5 BTL properties, all in Sheffield, with a 70% LTV and passive cash flow of £1400 per month. I'm booked on the 10th of June, Property Summit in London and I am very much looking forward to meeting both Rob's and other investors. My next actions will be, buying my 6th BTL, viewing on Friday and buying from a friend so all being well, I'll buy in the next few month. Thank you for reading my introduction and I'm looking forward to connecting with you on this forum soon. #beyourbest Paul Deehan
  18. I am a newbie to property investment, I don't currently own my own home (Living with parents) and want to invest in property. I currently have 40K in my savings. As far as i'm aware, I'm unlikely to be able to get a BTL mortgage as you I will need to get a residential mortgage first? I want to know whether I should get a residential mortgage on my first property then wait out 2 years before I remortgage to a BTL mortgage? Is there another way around this? My aim is to build up cash flow and my portfolio over a few years through remortgaging and releasing equity to purchase additional investment properties. Many thanks - I hope you guy can help me make my first steps into the investment world :-)
  19. Evening all, I have recently had an offer accepted on a Flat, with an unusual condition attached. This is the situation: Vendor owns all four flats in the building (and the Freehold). He has put all four flats on the market at the same time. The condition of sale for the flat I am trying to buy (FFF) is that he will only sell it if he can sell (at least) two of his flats, because he needs to raise a certain amount of capital to inject into his (unrelated) business. I do not know how much money he needs to raise, but i understand he has a threshold of two flats because of the CGT he will be liable for. So far there has been little interest in the other flats, so I am worried that my deal may fall through. I am ready to move on the FFF (75% Mortgage DIP and deposit funds etc.) now. Q1: What are your initial thoughts? To add to the mix, I would be interested in purchasing the TFF (in addition to the FFF), but I do not currently have the funds in place. I am planning to re-finance two of my existing properties in Sep to release equity for another purchase. Q2: Can anyone think of a creative option deal that might work for both me and the vendor, which might incorporate buying one flat now, and another in the Autumn? Appreciate any and all advice, thanks!
  20. Good Morning All, I recently went to one of the property hub meet up groups, which was great, where I found out about "gifting" property. My situation is my parents have a BTL property of which they own outright (no mortgage), but are looking to sell it to support their retirement. I have said I would like to buy it from them, but have then found about gifting, where they could gift the property to me and I would remortgage the property and the gift them the money back. They bought the house for £175k and its now worth double this at £350k. I am wondering what fees I will have to pay? Stamp duty? inheritance tax? capital gains tax? At the meet up, I met 1 person who did this without paying any fees at all and another who had to pay stamp and capital gains. Is it also possible to gift ownership to half a house rather than the whole thing? Any one that can point me in the right direction, or the right person to speak to, would be fantastic! Thanks all James
  21. I’m looking to buy a BTL property in Leeds but I don’t know the city very well, does anyone have any recommendations of good areas and areas to avoid? I’m looking for a nice 2/3 bed house that can attract young professionals. Thanks in advance for any advice.
  22. Hi all – first post in and hoping I can use this platform to tap into some great minds. I have been listening to Rob(s) podcast for a while now and have been doing a lot to try and educate myself on the ins and outs of property investing for beginners. I feel like I have a learnt so much over the past year, but I have the biggest frustration of not being in a financial position ready to start my venture. I have recently purchased a house (joint mortgage with my partner) so have limited equity available to release from that. I earn a decent enough salary that I am able to put away around £8-£10k / year. That does however still leave me a few (3 minimum I would have thought) years away from having enough capital to get started. I live in West Yorkshire so I know the Leeds market inside out, I am looking to get a foothold in this rising market – most likely a renovation that I would then look to create a positive cash flow through renting out. In order to get me there quicker, I would be interested in gathering peoples thoughts on this approach? Is there something else I may be better looking at, perhaps that would require a lower amount of capital to get started with? Or looking at the problem from the other direction, a lender that is prepared to lend above the usual 75%? Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Andrew.
  23. Greetings PropertyHubbers! I'm Diana, based in SE London, and have been brought to the forum by Rob D's inspiring books in property investment (thanks Rob D, I've turned into a fan!). I have a very mixed professional background, having worked in private, charity, academic and public sectors - and that's because I'm essentially a big fan of learning and of trying new things. At heart, I'm very entrepreneurial, and I've never been a fan of full-time work, so I'm dreaming of the day I will become financially independent. My dad has always inspired me with his entrepreneurial and property investor mindset (although I'm not sure if he's a rich or a poor dad!), but the seeds are only now starting to blossom in my mind. I'm ready to start as an investor, and very much interested in property investing, especially in the BTL sector, but I'm only now starting to save for my first property, so I'm still at least a year or two away. Using this time to learn and get my feet wet. I'm very nerdy, I devour books but also love spending time buried in spreadsheets and numbers. I'm keen to learn and driven to action, but I don't have any social networks in the property investment space. None of my friends know about or are interested in property investment. So I would be really keen to hear from fellow experienced investors, to discover inspiring mentors, and to exchange impressions. I already have a few ideas on my first few potential investments, but I have no one to bounce them off! Really happy to be part of this community, and keen to learn from you all! Diana
  24. Hi guys I have just leaped into my first investment with a standard BTL property in Salford, Manchester. Was wondering if anyone on here has any knowledge of the area and any thoughts on the deal. I managed to get the deal slightly below market value. I have attached the right move link below. Any feedback is welcome. http://www.rightmove.co.uk/s6p/61096188 Cheers Mason
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