Are new builds overpriced? PLUS: Can I use my Lifetime ISA to buy an investment property?

It’s our 200th Ask Rob & Rob episode! Can you believe it?
So what better way to celebrate than continuing to do what we do best and answer your property questions!

This week’s first question comes in from Steve. He’s seen some new build properties that look slightly overpriced compared to other new builds in similar areas. So he’s wanting to know from an investor perspective whether Rob & Rob reckon he’s better off investing in a new build or maybe purchasing something a little older?

Rob B points out that he does indeed think new builds can be overpriced, but then again, rightly highlights that any property can be overpriced. In true Rob B style, he has some winning advice that Steve can take on board. So listen carefully if you have your eye on a new build buy-to-let purchase in the future.

The next question is from Brogan. He opened up a lifetime ISA when he started his graduate job to help him buy his first property. Since then he’s found our wonderful podcast (good man!) and had his eyes opened to the buy-to-let world.

Now Brogan wants to use the money in his ISA to purchase his first buy-to-let property. However, the T&C’s of a lifetime ISA state that you have to use this scheme to purchase a property to live in.

Is there any way to get around this?

Tune into this week’s episode to find out what Rob D suggests.

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