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TPP191: How to run a successful letting agency

What separates the high-achievers from the rest generally isn't technical ability or knowledge – it's having the attitude to spot and capitalise on opportunities, and overcome the inevitable challenges.

November 10th, 2016|

ASK61: Should I overpay my mortgage? PLUS: How should I approach estate agents?

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Simon asks if he should overpay his mortgage, and Joceline asks the best way to approach estate agents...

October 25th, 2016|

ASK60: My tenant has left me, what should I do?

This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Ahmed... Asks Rob & Rob – My tenant has left me, what should I do?

October 18th, 2016|

TPP184: How to prepare your property to let

Back to all podcasts Last week we talked about the whole property buying process, all the way up to completion. This week, we're looking at the easy-to-overlook steps you need to take in order to prepare your property to let. Deciding whether to self-manage or use an agent Checking [...]

September 22nd, 2016|

TPP174: What to do when your tenant is in arrears?

Back to all podcasts You buy your property, you put a tenant in and take their first month's rent, you check your bank account a month later and...nothing. Your tenant has fallen into arrears...and how you handle it could make the difference between a swift resolution and months with [...]

July 14th, 2016|

TPP165: Tenants and taxes

Back to all podcasts At the Property Investor Show, we grabbed interviews with experts on two of landlords’ least favourite topics: tenants and taxes. First we spoke to Paul Shamplina from Landlord Action about the messes landlords get themselves into with troublesome tenants. Then, to keep the party mood going, we turned our attention to tax – grabbing Janice Parker from Rita4Rent to learn what investors should be thinking about in the constant tug-of-war with HMRC. […]

May 12th, 2016|

TPP157: How to handle a nightmare tenant

Back to all podcasts Last week we talked about how to manage a property yourself, and the week before that we covered how to let a property yourself. If you do all of that properly, most of the time you should find that your properties run smoothly. But every so often, however careful you are, you’ll experience a phenomenon that makes any landlord’s blood run cold…the nightmare tenant! […]

March 18th, 2016|

TPP156: How to manage a property yourself

Back to all podcasts Last week we talked about letting a property yourself – and having done that, you’ll need to manage it effectively too. In this episode, we share the management insights we’ve gained from two years of running a letting agency. […]

March 10th, 2016|

TPP155: How to let a property yourself

Back to all podcasts This week we’re kicking off a trilogy of episodes about the nitty gritty of lettings. In future weeks we’ll be talking about how to manage a property and how to handle nightmare tenants – but first, the basics: how do you let a property in the first place? […]

March 3rd, 2016|

ASK17: How do I get the best deal out of my tenancy renewal?

Back to all podcasts This week on Ask Rob & Rob, Brian asked: How do I get the best deal out of my tenancy renewal? The answer touched upon one area where you can work your letting agents down around the renewal period: renewal fees. Lettings agents like to charge a lot for renewals, for not that much work. “Do you both want to renew? Yes? Great, have some contracts.” Often this costs you (and the tenants) hundreds of pounds. This is an area where you’ve got some leverage; if they’ve got any sense at all, they’re not going to want to lose your business over something piddly like this. […]

December 22nd, 2015|