Getting started

A hand-picked selection of our most valuable resources

Essential courses about
getting started

Which property strategy is right for you?

Before doing anything in property, it’s critical to work out what you want – then understand the options for getting you there. This course walks you through the pros and cons of all the strategies you might want to consider.

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Property tax for beginners

Tax is a critical topic for property investors to understand, and having the right knowledge could save you thousands of pounds every year. In this course, you’ll learn all the basics that will help you work with a tax professional to put the right plan in place.

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Must-listen podcasts about
getting started

8 wealth-building lessons you mustn’t ignore

In this episode of the podcast I talk to Iain Wallis about what you should be doing NOW to avoid forking over a huge amount of tax in the future…

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A guide to property investment jargon

Do you know your LTV from your GDV? Your Section 21 from your Section 8? Property jargon can be baffling, but not after you’ve listened to this episode!

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How would we invest in property if we started again?

Find out what Rob & Rob would do differently with the benefit of hindsight, so you can get it right first time!

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Our best articles about
getting started

Investing in property: The 5 steps you need to succeed

Investing in property can be daunting – so most people either miss a critical step, or never start at all. This article gives you the five steps you need to follow – in order – to maximise your chance of success.

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How do you find a property investment hotspot? And what should you do if you have an aggressive yield target and need to achieve £4,000 per month in rental income?

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We've pulled together some of our favourite tips from our community, to help you at every stage of the property investment process.

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Getting professional help with building your portfolio can be perfect for the time-poor investor – but there are a few things to watch out for too...

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Even Santa needs a little help sometimes! Rob & Rob come to the rescue by suggesting some perfect gifts for the investor in your life.

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Investing in property can be daunting – so most people either miss a critical step, or never start at all. This article gives you the five steps you need to follow – in order – to maximise your chance of success.

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Should you get help with an auction purchase? What’s happening with HMO regulations? Find out during this week’s Ask Rob & Rob episode.

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This week we give Mark advice on selling his HMO property in Southampton and Callum our thoughts on whether he should DIY or leave it to the professionals.

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Plenty of people will tell you that you don't need money to invest in property. Is this true? And how do you actually do it? Rob & Rob weigh in.

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Learn what the "modern method of auction" is – and what you MUST know before bidding for a property in this way.

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How likely is it that your immediate area is the best place to invest. Remote? Well, in this episode we give you the tools to look further afield.

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Deal sourcing and developments: both complex areas of property, and a pair of listeners have some tricky questions. Rob & Rob give them their best shot!

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If you're looking for a career in property, you do not want to miss this episode.

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Such a simple question, but the answer is a lot more nuanced than you might think! This episode will really help you if you're just starting out.

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Learn how to avoid losing your fee by getting squeezed out when you're matching up property investors with deals for them to buy.

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We meet three more Hubbers as they start their property journeys. They're all following different approaches, their hopes and challenges will be familiar.

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How much certainty about the future should you have before you buy your own home? Can you turn it into a buy-to-let when you move? We explore the options.

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We hear from three listeners as they embark on their own property journeys. What will they achieve, and what setbacks will they face? Listen to find out.

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Building wealth isn't difficult - it just involves knowing some simple rules, and applying them consistently. Ignore these lessons at your peril...

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Educating yourself is essential, but some courses are a dangerous and expensive rip-off. We show you how to sort the good from the bad.

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How much is enough? When should you hold out for more, and when are you just chasing something unrealistic? Listen and find out what we think.

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Is it better to buy your own home and pay off your mortgage, or rent it and save funds for investing? We pit both options head-to-head.

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Wouldn't it be great if you loved your day job as well as loving property? Follow our tips and you'll have a strong chance of landing your perfect role.

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If you want to get your foot in the door of the property industry, what's the best way to do it? We share plenty of ideas.

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Buying in the wrong area is a big risk when venturing away from home. Rob & Rob share their research process to make sure you get it right.

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Do you know your LTV from your GDV? Your Section 21 from your Section 8? Property jargon can be baffling, but not after you've listened to this episode!

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They're fantastic tools for investors, but are you using them to their full potential? Listen to learn some great time-saving tips.

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Having a buyer pull out is unfortunately not a rare occurrence, but that doesn't make it any better. Rob & Rob offer advice about how to handle it.

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Find out what Rob & Rob would do differently with the benefit of hindsight, so you can get it right first time!

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Calculating the return an investment gives you should be incredibly simple, but everyone seems to do it differently! This week, Rob & Rob give their take.

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What's a realistic starting pot? And what thresholds do you need to reach to unlock new types of investment?

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If you believe these property myths, you could be holding yourself back unnecessarily.

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Does our caller this week have serious moral failings because he's decided to invest in property? Rob & Rob have their say!

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Property has the leverage, shares have the diversification. Can we pick a clear winner?

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Jumpstart your property networking and make sure you're never short of something to say, thanks to these useful questions.

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We're going twice-weekly! Learn how to send in your own question about anything property-related, so we can answer it on air

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These crop up all the time, and you're probably wondering at least one or two of them yourself right now. Get the answers in this episode!

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Property investing requires having money to invest: a lot of it. How can you get there as soon as possible? We share plenty of tips.

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We pick out questions from some of our smartest listeners - covering bridging finance, buying below market value, and more...

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Saving money is hard...so should you not bother, and just focus on creating more money instead? We pick sides and duel it out!

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The final part of our mini-series takes you through the process of actually buying your first property, step-by-step. Congratulations: you're an investor!

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In this second part, we cover the calculations you need to understand - as well as the important economic concepts that drive property investment.

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The first part of our mini-series that will prepare you to be a successful investor – starting with the very basics...

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This week we’re talking about the magic of thinking big - inspired by the book of the same name. It's a jam packed episode so make sure to tune in.

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This week on the Property Podcast we’re sharing 20+ ways to become a property millionaire. It's a jam packed episode with plenty of tips and tricks.

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This week we’re sharing why we think everyone should be part of a property mastermind group. And, we tell you exactly how to go about setting one up.

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This week on the Property Podcast we're discussing the five universal property investment priciples. Tune in to find out more and see if you're using them.

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This week we put together one of our favourite types of episode - listener questions! So tune in to this week's Property Podcast to see what we answered.

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Going, going, gone! This week we’re talking about buying at auction. Potentially a great source of grabbing property bargains, but certainly not an easy one.

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This week we're inviting you over to the dark side of property investment as we discuss the many dangers that lurk there for unsuspecting investors.

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This week on The Property Podcast we're rounding up and dishing out our top property investment tips and advice. There's certainly something for everyone.

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Becoming a landlord isn't always something that's planned. This week we're discussing what happens when you become an accidental landlord.

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On the Property Podcast this week Rob & Rob are dishing out what their favourite property websites are. We guarantee you'll find them useful.

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In this week's Property Podcast we're having a good old moan about our property investment pet peeves. Have a listen to what they were.

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On this week's Property Podcast we're sharing with you our top 7 ways to stay on top of the property market. Tune in to find out what they are.

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On this week's episode we're discussing some must-use systems in your property business. As well as sharing some of our favourite tech tools.

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Lease options get talked about a lot and some people have had big success with them. So we're dedicating an episode to explaining the basics.

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On this week's Property Podcast we're going back to school. We're discussing the financial lessons we've been taught in the classroom.

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This week we're bringing you the very best property books around that you should read if you're a serious property investor.

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This week we're looking at the pros and cons of buying a house vs buying a flat. Also, how to reduce your risk whichever type of property you’re buying.

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This week we're sharing some essential lessons from experienced investors. These lessons come from discussions with other investors over the last few years.

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Yes you read correctly, the two Rob's who are renowned for hailing leveraging for property investments are discussing buying a property in cash.

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Should you invest for yield or capital growth? A question that regularly gets asked and one that we delve into in this week's podcast.

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We're talking about HMOs on the property podcast this week. What are they? Why have they become so popular? And how to do it right.

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This week on the property podcast, we're talking about the important topic of property sharks. How to spot them and how to avoid critical scams.

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This week we talk about risk and reward. How do you calculate the risk/reward balance that suits you? Find out in this week's property podcast.

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On this week's property podcast the two Rob's are discussing some of the most common regrets that investors have and how you can avoid them.

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In this week's podcast we spill the beans about the new project we've been working on and talk about buying property abroad. Tune in to find out more.

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It's listener questions time again! We've given this whole episode over to some of the questions we've been sent over the last couple of months.

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This week it's due diligence all the way. We discuss how you can analyse any property investment that comes your way. Tune into this week's podcast for more

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In this week's Property Podcast we're covering everything you need to know about property tax and taking you through it step by step.

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In this week's Property Podcast episode we're looking at a book that seems to have inspired more property investors than any other. Tune in to find out more

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This week on the property podcast we're looking at common myths that property investors feel they need to stick to and we're telling you why to ignore them

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In this week's property podcast we're discussing the 5 types of property investments that you should definitely avoid. Tune in to find out what they are.

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This week we're going back to basics and explaining some essential property calculations. We'll be going over gross yield, net yield, and ROI.

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This week we're discussing our first investments. Where we bought, what income they're making and if we regret buying them. Tune in to find out.

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This week we're talking you through the topic of leveraging, also known as gearing, and why it shouldn't be seen as a negative in property investment.

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This week we're running through some questions that we answered from last week's live webinar. If you missed it, tune in this week to find out more.

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This week we're giving you tips on how you can use Rightmove more effectively as a property investor as opposed to your average house hunter.

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In this week's property podcast we're discussing the canges to the property market benefitting owner-occupier buyers and what it means for investors

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This week we're talking about how to put together your property dream team. What professionals should you be working with, and how do you pick the best?

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Are you in the property game for buy to let or buy to sell properties? This week we discuss the pros and cons to both of these investment methods.

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This week we attempted a comprehensive beginners' guide to property running through five of the key decisions that new investors need to be aware of.

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The two Robs are back this week for episode 2 of The Property Podcast and are discussing some of the biggest mistake new and experienced investors can make.

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It's here! The very first The Property Podcast. Meet your hosts Rob Bence and Rob Dixon and dive into uncovering the world of property investment.

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