TPP587: How to avoid a leasehold nightmare
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
3d ago
The most frequent questions we receive are about leaseholds, and given they make up around 40% of the property market it’s crucial for every investor to understand them. Tune in as Rob & Rob deep dive into the topic, discussing the pros and cons of leasehold vs freehold, shedding light on ground rents and service charges, and bringing you up to speed with the latest changes from the Leasehold Reform Bill.   (0:58) News story of the week  (3:27) Let’s talk about leaseholds…  (4:25) What actually is a leasehold?  (6:06) The pros and cons of leasehold vs freeho ..read more
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ASK432: Who should I vote for? PLUS: Do I really need to pay this fee?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
3d ago
It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for Ask Rob & Rob! Join us as we tackle two new listener questions…  (0:44) Tom wonders what property investors should be looking for in each party's manifesto for the upcoming July election. He's curious if any appear to favour landlords and investors and which might introduce stricter policies. He turns to Rob & Rob for their insights to help him decide who to vote for based on his investment strategy.  (2:44) Jalon received a payment request from the Information Commissioner's Office and wants to know if the fee is something he’s r ..read more
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TPP586: Should property investors be scared of Labour? (Election special)
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
1w ago
It's the topic that sparks the most passionate debates: politics! With the unexpectedly early election just around the corner, what does this mean for the property market, and will a potential new government bring significant changes? Join us as Rob & Rob tread on dangerous territory, sharing their thoughts and opinions on the possible impact of a Labour government!  (0:40) News story of the week  (2:49) Let’s get into it…  (3:20) What’s happened as a result of the election being called early?  (6:40) What will happen in the run-up?  (8:40) What will happen if Lab ..read more
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ASK431: Would you rent to someone with a CCJ? PLUS: What type of company should I set up?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
1w ago
Let's dive into your questions and get some answers on this week's Ask Rob & Rob!  (0:38) A potential tenant with a CCJ has applied to rent Chris's property. The tenant has a guarantor, and the lettings agent offers a protected rent scheme. He wonders if this provides enough protection or be cautious and asks Rob & Rob for their advice.  (3:10) Ashley’s at the start of her property journey and unsure whether to set up an SPV or a limited company. She wants to know the difference between the two and which option would be best for her situation.  Enjoy the show?  L ..read more
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AOB: What do Rob & Rob actually DO?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
2w ago
In this candid peek behind the curtain, Rob & Rob delve into what they actually do on a day-to-day to keep their £100m property business running.  From handling operations to marketing and growth initiatives, they get raw about their current roles and responsibilities - and how the wrong role had Rob D considering if it was his time to leave the business...  Links mentioned:  Rob Dix’s Instagram  Rob Dix’s LinkedIn  Rob Bence’s Instagram  Rob Bence’s LinkedIn  Subscribe to Property Pulse  Enjoy the show?  Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts ..read more
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TPP585: Reviewing 3 real listener deals: Which would we buy?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
2w ago
Running a £100m property business means Rob & Rob have spent countless hours analysing deals and today they’re delving into three investment opportunities our listeners have sent in!  They share their decision-making process, break down the pros and cons, run the numbers, and reveal which deal they’d be happy to invest in.  (0:49) News story of the week  (1:51) Real listener deals…  (2:12) Deal 1: Two-bedroom apartment in Sheffield city centre  (19:27) Deal 2: Four-bedroom detached house in Bath  (26:49) Deal 3: Three-bedroom semi-detached house in Liverpool ..read more
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TPP584: How to never pay full price for property
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
3w ago
Today’s episode is all about saving you money. Rob & Rob are strong believers that you should never pay full price for a property, and today they’ll be revealing all the ways you can bag yourself a bargain. (0:46) News story of the week  (3:36) You don’t have to pay full price for property  (4:04) Why you should buy at a discount  (6:20) Is it a true discount?  (9:19) How do you get a discount?  (18:32) It’s a numbers game  (19:38) Don’t fixate on the discount  (22:07) Hub Extra  Links mentioned:  Official - Labour will NOT introduce rent con ..read more
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ASK429: How do I handle a move to China? PLUS: Will this US court case affect the UK?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
3w ago
Ask Rob & Rob has gone international! This week we’re bringing you two more listener questions, and this time, they’re all about geo-politics, international law and how this can affect UK property investment.  (0:47) Adam’s work are asking him to consider a move to China, but he’s concerned about how the country’s corruption index will impact his mortgage options and if the situation will worsen. He’s hoping Rob & Rob can offer some insight into whether they think this would be too risky of a move...  (4:28) Noel has been listening to a US personal finance podcast, and he’s ..read more
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TPP583: How we manage million-pound portfolios in 1 hour per month
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
1M ago
What’s holding you back from investing in property or scaling up your current portfolio? For a lot of investors, it’s time. Time is our most valuable asset, but after over a decade in property, Rob & Rob have mastered managing their portfolios – so much so, that they can do it in less than 60 minutes per month.  (0:45) News story of the week  (4:00) The Property Podcast LIVE  (4:22) How to invest with no time  (7:17) The 3 main components  (8:32) Sourcing property  (11:29) Property management  (13:53) Your strategy  (15:59) How to implement it  ..read more
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ASK428: How would you invest £50k? PLUS: Can I make my tenants maintain the garden?
The Property Podcast
by Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
1M ago
It’s time for the latest episode of Ask Rob & Rob!  (0:42) Ben wants to start investing in property but he’s lost on where to begin. He’s absorbed all our content online and determined his goals. Now he’s moving back to Liverpool, he thinks he’d like to take advantage of his local knowledge and potentially buy his first investment here, but he’s hoping Rob & Rob can share their advice for the safest investment he can make for his first plunge.  (6:01) While Derek has previously experienced no problems with his tenants, recent complaints from the neighbours indicate a lapse i ..read more
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