Private Finance

How do private lenders think? Property is a great asset class. The problem is, it can be very capital...

Getting stuck with Social Media?

I get it. You’re sick of being told that you need to be all over social media. It’s hard work, you don’t feel like you have anything to say and you don’t know which platform is best for you. Getting started I could fill this entire magazine with statistics about how many people are using […]
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Reaping the rewards of investing in Quality

Julian Maurice runs an interior design course for landlords and developers with a global reach and has an excellent track record. Julian also offers interior design consultancy services and his work is often featured in industry magazines. His influence can often be seen posted on various social media platforms – he is a true influencer.  […]
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3 steps to creating a Brand Proposition

In the last issue we covered what marketing is, now let’s start focusing on how to go about it.  You may be wondering what a proposition even is. It sounds a bit like a cheeky request in the corner of a seedy club. It isn’t; I’ll break it down into three steps: 1: Personal brand […]
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Is this the end of ‘Rent to Serviced Accommodation’?

Rent to rent is a subleasing strategy which allows you to rent a property from a landlord and then sublet as either a single let, HMO (house of multiple occupancy) or a serviced accommodation/apartment rental model.  If you are a serviced accommodation (SA) operator and you’ve still not managed to turn your business around during […]
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It’s an Option!

HAYLEY GILBERT, COMMERCIAL SOLICITOR, DISCUSSES THE POSSIBLE USE OF OPTIONS IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. Caption on image: Hayley Gilbert, Commercial Solicitor/Director of BWL Consulting Ltd-Darlington The use of option agreements is fairly commonplace amongst developers, particularly to allow a developer to pursue a planning application for development safe in the knowledge that they will get first […]
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Options in Property Development

Seasoned property investor, Trevor Cutmore, shares his experiences and knowledge of using options in development I have been investing in properties for many years using various investment strategies, and have progressed into building properties. I’ve been using Options in various ways for over ten years and found it to be extremely profitable.  First and foremost, Options […]
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Starting out as a property investor

More often than not, people starting out in property have little idea where they want to end up or what they’re looking to achieve. Even those that do rarely think beyond a level of monthly income before diving in. Little regard is given for getting a tax-efficient structure in place that will allow property investors […]
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How to price up a refurb with Paul Tinker

Firstly, I want you to come with me to our weekly shop down Tesco in Brigg, North Lincolnshire. I am walking down the aisles with my trolley keeping 2m apart from the person in front and my mind starts wandering. I think to myself – how much would it be to fill this trolley? I […]
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Marketing – love it or hate it?

The idea of having to ‘do’ marketing will either fill you with joy and excitement or with dread and fear. I’m here to simplify it, make it accessible and help you understand why it’s crucial to your business. First let’s agree on what marketing is. For me, it’s simply a conversation, giving yourself the opportunity […]
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