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  1. As a property investor (I'm not a landlord): For example, I found a BMV property, then apply for planning permission to convert into an HMO property depending how many bedrooms and use the bridging finance to refurb it, then use the property to rent it out to potential tenants if that makes sense. This is a buy to let. Someone mentioned that property management/ Rent2Rent is a trading business. Which of these codes are applicable? It is really confusing. SIC codes SIC code 68100 is for the buying and selling of own real estate; so, if you’re going to be flipping and trading, this would be the code for you. SIC code 68209 is for the letting and operating of own or leased real estate. In other words, for buying and holding property and renting it out. SIC code 68320 is for the management of real estate on a fee or contract basis. So, for example if you’re going to set up your own management company, then this would be the right classification for you. (As an aside, if you’re going to manage properties for other people or third parties, you should definitely do this in a separate company, and for tax efficiency purposes, you may also consider managing your own properties for yourself but through a separate company). SIC code 68310 is for real estate agencies. In other words, if you’re going to do deal packaging, i.e. if you’re going to source properties for other people.
  2. Hi everyone! Always been eager to post on here and finally have a question! My situation is that I have a single buy to let flat that was purchased in a company name. (I set up the company a couple of years ago) I'm currently achieving a pre tax monthly profit of £270. (After monthly mortgage (3.7% Interest only 5 year fixed with Paragon), Service Charge and Ground rent has been taken away) I've always had an accountant lined up, however they are wanting a monthly fee of £62.50 plus VAT for their services. For that they will offer; "the preparation of a small set of Ltd company accounts and associated company tax return with minimal levels of advice and assistance, as necessary." As this is my first buy to let and I'm relatively inexperienced, this seems like quite a lot of money? I'm just wondering whether I should do the first years tax return myself? Has anyone else done this or should I just bite the bullet and go with an accountant? I can understand that having an accountant is beneficial if you have quite a lot of properties and the accountancy fee remains the same, however I'm not quite so sure if it's your first. Would love to hear peoples views on this. Much appreciated Benji
  3. Hi, Me and my partner had an offer accepted on a flat at the end of January all has been going smoothly until recently. For a month enquiries from the seller have not been answered and the COVID-19 pandemic situation is growing. My partner works freelance and has now had phone calls canceling all work booked in for the foreseeable future working in the climbing industry which have now started to close climbing gyms to contain the spread until further notice. Obviously this is a scary time for everyone not only health wise but also financially. I know nobody knows what the future hold but i am worried, about holding off on this purchase and my partner is wanting to still go forward. I just wanted to get anyone elses opinion on this current situation not just for the short term but for the long term would it make sense to not buy until 2021?
  4. Hello there! I am Paul, 23 y.o. and living in London. This is my first post on the Hub although I have been following the 2 Robs for quite sometime. I have been to the London East meetup and had a great time (secured myself a Property Hub mug and a magazine too!) and also got my tickets for the Property Hub Live event which I am SUPER excited about. MY SITUATION: Currently I am in a phase where I have been learning about property as much as I can and trying to figure out what strategies are out there and what is available to me. I work a 9-5 job in Finance and which I enjoy. But I am a few months ago fell into the property rabbit-hole and became hooked ever since. MY GOALS: Longer term I am saving up towards a deposit for a BTL (perhaps up north?) Looking to find a place where my cash can go a bit further and this has pushed me to widen my search outside London. Short-term, I am also interested in finding out other strategies related to property such as DEAL SOURCING. Seems like a great business model and a good way to generate cash that can be then used for my personal portfolio. I would love to hear from people that are doing this with any degree of success! WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN: I would love to hear from people that are involved in Property, perhaps even locally here in the London area and find out what they do and how they got started. WHAT I CAN BRING: A great pair of ears (and a coffee) for anyone willing to share their experience and have a chat about property! This is a brief overview of myself, my goals and ambitions! Hope to hear from any of you down below!! Thanks, Paul
  5. Hi everyone, I am Stephen 27 Ex Military served in Afghanistan, March 21st 2012 I stood on a i.e.d (mine/bomb). Let’s not be negative now I love my prosthetic leg it makes me who I am. So the property side of life I currently own four 1 buy to let 2 outright and my personal one. Due to personal circumstances I have a credit score so low I can not get a mobile contract I’m in limbo mode of where do I go next to release money to invest into more property. 2020 is about learning so please any information would be great I have attended ppn and hoping to make pin Liverpool Based
  6. Hello I need help finding property in and around the Southampton area. If anyone knows any "property sourcing" companies in the area? Thanks in advance
  7. I’ve done a few flips this year but as the buying and selling process takes so long, realistically I need to have more than 1 on the go at once. As I only have enough capital to put into 1. Is there a strategy / contract where we could agree a price with the seller for the property then pay after the refurb is complete and sold and also offer them a % of the profit on top? Someone mentioned about assisted purchase, deferred payment and development deals but didn’t elaborate on the detail.... thanks all
  8. Im interested in finding a property sourcer/finder in East Kilbride, Scotland? We are a new LTD company purchasing BTL investments in the area. What are the finders fees?
  9. Hi Experts, I just wanted to get an idea if I can claim the "Interest on loan" as an expenses while preparing annual accounts of the Company considering that the loan is taken in my personal name instead of Company's name. Thanks
  10. Hello I'm a business management Graduate with a good knowledge of locations in Brighton, Guildford, Farnborough and London. I do not own property yet and I'm a newbie in the arena. I've been reading up on property for 12 months and have some capital; now I am trying to figure out what my strategy is but i'm not yet sure what the best route/ best locations are for me. My current ideas A) Serviced accommodation in Brighton or elsewhere 2 -3 BTL properties in Manchester or Liverpool Buy 3 bed BMV in London (Looking at areas in zone 2-3 with new crossrail stations set to open) Live in and modernise swiftly Rent out the two other rooms Refinance the property & withdraw funds Repeat the process My goals: To reach a net cashflow from property of 4k per month within the next 1 - 5 years (Ideally ASAP) Grow my account Hoping to find some sound advice in the community and will reciprocate where/ when i can. Look forward to speaking along the way! James
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Hello all, I'm looking for some advice, I'm 25 and I've currently got a portfolio of 3 properties. My strategy this year was to carry on buying, but after having a meeting with my accountant he said perhaps it's worth me slowing down to see what changes brexit could bring. Everyone seems to have slowed down and I personally think this is a great time to try and take advantage of a slower market. Anyway, below is my current portfolio, if you need any further info please drop me a message - Property 1 Purchased for £214,750 Outstanding mortgage £140,000 Current value £250-£260 Net PCM - £525 Property 2 Purchased for £92,500 Outstanding mortgage £75,500 (Have refinanced) Current value £100,00 Net PCM - £226 Property 3 Purchased for £92,500 Outstanding mortgage £69,375 Current value £100,000 Net PCM - £330 My plan was to remortgage property 1 and pull some equity out to buy a further 1 or 2 investment properties. I've worked really hard to build this portfolio and I don't want to ruin it all by putting a foot wrong somewhere. I could potentially pull 50k out of property 1 and add it to my savings, to have a total of £100k ready to put towards new investments. Do you think I'm over leveraged? Do you think my strategy has holes in it? I would love to hear other investors opinions. I'm not in a massively high paying job, I earn over £25k but under £40k. I still live with my parents (believe it or not!) so my outgoings are fairly minimal, giving me a good chance to save as much as I can. There are 4 main strategies I see as options - 1 - Buy 3/4 £60-£80k at 75% LTV properties up north, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool etc, this should cashflow around £1000-£1200 PCM. I would also expect to see some good capital growth here 2 - Buy 1 HMO property for £250-£300k at 75% LTV, this should also cashflow a similar amount 3 - Pull out a smaller amount of equity from property 1 and fix it on a 5 year deal. Add this money to my savings and put down a 35% deposit on a property, this should make about £675-£750 PCM. Purchase the new property on a 5 year fix and then aggressively pay the property down by £7500PA for 5 years to reduce my overall debt 4 - Fix Property 1 on a 5 year deal, sit tight and do nothing. This is the answer I fear the most, although I want to play things safe and not put a foot wrong, I also understand that to develop myself financially I need to take a certain amount of risk to increase my earnings. I'm currently on option 3, as it increases my cashflow and also mitigates risk as much as possible. Which one would you choose and why? I welcome any advice and opinions from other investors. Thanks for reading. James
  14. Just wondering along with the normal zoopla and rightmove etc apps, what are the best apps people have found for property? In terms of education? sourcing? law? tenants, tradesman or even property games? Looking for some other ways to better my education from my smartphone. cheers Phil
  15. I'm living in London and have been told to find a new place and fast. As I'm struggling to find a suitable house/apartment to move into I need some help with this. Is things such as shared ownership a good idea? I have looked more and more into the idea and it seems to be something of interest. From talking to multiple people and housing people I have come across the idea of this shared ownership. One friend even recommended places to look such as this website https://propertybooking.co.uk as they do all of that stuff. I am someone to want things done easily, can not be fussed with lengthy and dragged out process' to find out I can't afford the high rent (especially in London). I just would like some help, and know not all of my money is wasted. As I am not the richest person in the world.
  16. Hello all, I would be interested to see which route you would go down and why? Please see scenario below - By May of next year, I will (hopefully) be in the fortunate position of having about £100-£120k cash, I plan to use this to buy property. Now here comes the tricky part.... I've been fixated on using this money to buy one big HMO property costing around £300-£325k and producing roughly net £1000-£14000 PCM, however the more I think about it, the more I wonder - should I use the money to fund 4 vanilla buy to lets or even a refurb? Option 1 - Buy a large HMO for £300k-ish Net £1200 PCMish I'm aware HMO properties scare many landlords away, but my Father has a substantial HMO portfolio and has shown me how to manage them successfully should I need to do so. Option 2 - Buy 3-4 single lets, 85k-100k each If I chose this strategy it would give me a chance to save up an additional £20k over the time it takes to purchase them Net £1000 - £1200 PCMish I'm thinking this could be a more beneficial approach as it increases chances of capital growth Option 3 - BRR Method (Buy, Refurb, Refinance) Look for a rundown building and bring it back to life This method should allow me to grow my finances by a considerable amount, providing the project goes to plan. Being based down in the South East and having limited finances, this could prove tricky. Could look at doing BRR further afield though.. I'm looking to increase monthly cash flow as much and as quickly as possible, giving me more options in my professional life. I'm 24 at the moment so having problems like this, well lets face it, it could be worse.. Any feedback would be much appreciated, I would love to hear about what you would choose in this scenario! Kind regards, James
  17. Hi Tribers, My solicitor recommended I take out director's insurance against cyber crime as part of my limited company purchase- reason being its apparently increasingly common for company directors' details to be appropriated (simple companies house beta search) and frauded. Wondering if anyone else in the community has opted to take this up as part of their ltd co borrowing (or is it a bit of a red herring)? and whether the costs is reasonable? Thanks
  18. HI there, I would like to come in contact with a reliable, efficient and trustworthy solicitor. Can you please share recommendations based on past and happy service(s) received. Thanks in advance
  19. Spotted this deal online, 2 bed for sale in Brinnington Manchester. Looking around I see area is not the best, however it is being sold for £95,000 which I can imagine I could bring down if I was a cash buyer and as its been on market for nearly 2 months. So presuming I bought at 95k, I was thinking of doing a refurb and flipping for 125k? I'm thinking 125k as looking on zoopla, I can see a property few doors down (in decent condition) sold for 124k few months ago. F Furthermore I first found its time on market and the fact its price has been decreased concerning, but the fact I can see an identical property in good condition just down the road makes it seem solid to me. Would love feedback from anyone here, what do you think of this 'deal'? Propertys referenced: https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/45476738?search_identifier=3f25391946b847db7d199f7ec343a497#fijXifF2W5WBKK8i.97 (TO BUY) Nearby Property that sold for 124, http://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/SK5/Sandileigh-Avenue.html
  20. 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?
  21. Hello My name is Jamie Parker, I've been in the property industry for 7 years and have worked my way to becoming a manager at Stone & Long Nottingham. I am in a position now where I am able to make all my clients the best returns and advise them on what property is right for them. I currently provide all my clients with lists of the best properties to invest in Nottinghamshire and I am happy to attend with them on viewings to offer further advise and support through the process. I hope to buy an investment property of my own but similar to the builder that has holes in his walls at his own home, I am yet to spend the time to sit down and look at my own situation as I put my clients first. In future I would like to because a Director at the company I am currently manager for and hopefully have two investment properties under my belt in the next five years. I'm property mad so I constantly read, listen and watch things about property so there's many areas I'd say I would be knowledgeable on. If you are in Nottingham and you would like to test my knowledge please feel free and I would be happy to see how I can help you. Have a good day, Jamie.
  22. I'm just wondering how once i've purchased my first flat for £70,000 max and am renting it out to someone for a bit of extra money, how could I afford to get another property at £70,000 to then also rent out? I am doing this so that when I have children in future I can give them everything they need. I don't really want to have this be very time consuming. I intend to save up a deposit for the first property and move into it as I pay off the mortgage, which may be several years.
  23. 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 can get a buy-to-let mortgage to achieve my goals? I just feel it would enable me to obtain the flat faster and I know of someone who is currently doing buy-to-let and after paying the agreed monthly repayment sum, has some £ spare. However I have no contact for this person to ask them, they're not close with me, just a relatives friend. Thank you.
  24. So. I’ve finally managed to figure out what the right strategy is for me once my deposit is saved. May father did tell me that he was willing to borrow me £20,000 towards my first project but as much as i have a great relationship with him I feel borrowing money from him for a first project is not a good idea. I can currently save 1,500 a month so it’s a better idea to just wait 17 months for a healthy pot to start. My strategy is for my first property to get a BTL mortgage and buy a house with the BRR model in mind as it’s slightly less risky than getting bridging for my first project and then for my seconds, when I have more confidence, use bridging. My question is where are the best resources for the flipping strategy? Can anybody recommend podcasts around Flipping? YouTubers? Books? Anything like that? Many help would be really appreciated. Thanks in advanced, Martin
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