5 property investments to avoid

This week we’re taking a break from our usual pragmatism, and talking about 5 types of property investment you should definitely avoid.

They are…

  • Student pods
  • Hotel rooms
  • Overseas “hotspots” in marketing brochures
  • “Bargain” properties with no rental demand
  • Time-intensive investments if you’re busy

Why are we picking on these particular types of investment? You’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out…

In the news world this week MPs vented their thoughts on the private rented sector, and we talk through what they had to say in notes from a Communities and Local Government Committee meeting.

We also discuss what they had to say about regulation of letting agents, barriers to longer tenancies, and tenants and landlords not knowing their rights.

Our resource this week came from a listener – Rob Hayward – who wrote in to tell us about an iPhone app he created that’s relevant for property investors.

His High Speed Rail app shows with a beautiful graphical interface exactly where the proposed routes of HS1 and HS2 will run – and by putting in any postcode you can see how far the line will be from the property.

As an investor, you can use it to check out areas to avoid, or maybe areas of opportunity depending on your strategy.

Do you agree with the investments we warned against?

Any others you think should have been on the list?

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