Property and SSAS Pensions

Mark Stokes is a successful time-served property investor, developer, and business mentor with significant experience within the commercial sector. As a SSAS trustee, co-founder of SSAS Alliance and EquaAcademy and author of the best-seller SSAS Pensions he has a wealth of experience and knowledge to impart on the subject that he is so passionate about. […]
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Insurance for Landlords: what you need to know

Insurance broker Anthony Halliburton answers the questions regularly asked by landlords The world of insurance can be a minefield for both new and experienced investors and it is vitally important that the cover you arrange for your investment is on the correct basis.  We caught up with Anthony Halliburton from Sentio Insurance and got him […]
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The Seaside Saga

Sarah Mcdermott, property investor and co-owner of Maison Parfaite alongside husband Sean, tells us of the trials and tribulations they faced during the conversion of a dated B&B into two holiday homes in Robin Hood’s Bay with a view to adding them to their portfolio of luxury holiday-lets across Yorkshire.  In this honest account, she […]
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Websites: maximising your marketing

Does your business need a website? In most cases this is a simple yes. The only time I’d say don’t bother is if you’ve spent years growing your reputation, audience and credibility, simply as a by-product of being awesome at what you do. If you have no shortage of leads, opportunities and contacts and can […]
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Considerations for a HMO conversion: PART 1

Paul Tinker, Construction Academy Many property investors have approached us to carry out HMO (house in multiple occupation) conversion works on their behalf. It usually starts with something along the lines of: “Can you turn this into a HMO for me? What would a ballpark figure be for that?”  From my experience – and it’s […]
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Getting around the ‘6 month rule’

Kevin Wright, Positive Property Finance Some lenders choose to apply a six-month ownership restriction before allowing any refinancing on the property and, while it’s not a method of purchase restriction, it can cause investors some concern.  Basically, the six-month rule may come into play if you want to refinance to reflect an uplift in value […]
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Property Sourcers

The role of a property sourcer and what to consider when thinking about hiring one Hayley Gilbert, Commercial Solicitor With more and more individuals and companies setting up as property sourcers or property finders in the UK, you may be asking yourself whether you’re missing a trick by not using one. But what exactly does […]
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The Supported Living Gateway

What is it and why do you need to know about it? Lisa Brown Supported Living is a term used to describe a living arrangement for someone who has long-term support needs. What is key is that their tenancy and care are kept separate – this is what differentiates supported living from a residential care […]
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The student market post-COVID

We’re delighted to be joined in this issue by former England International and professional golfer Neil Chaudhuri. Neil retired from professional golf in 2018 and turned his focus to property. He trained with Simon Zutshi on the prestigious Mastermind programme where he finished as one of the top performers. He has since gone on to […]
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Creating content when you have nothing to say

Last month we covered some basics around social media and so you now know you need to be on it and be consistent with the frequency of your posts. But how do you do that when you feel like you have nothing to say? My advice is, don’t overthink it. You don’t have to be […]
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