Get a guaranteed tenant for the life of your property

Getting and keeping a tenant,

The one thing I have learned from properties that I have owned is that it doesn’t matter how good the deal is, unless you can get a guaranteed tenant it will soon turn into a very painful financial decision.

That’s why the second of my two laws of buy to let property is buy something that is tenantable. I wasn’t even sure that ‘tenantable’ was a word until I looked it up in the dictionary. Nonetheless it is perhaps one of the most important words in property investing. When people mention ‘Location, Location, Location’ in buy to let properties what they are saying is tenantable. I summarise it very simply: good solid fundamentals, meaning shops, schools, transport links, major employers and major investment. If your property has these you are more likely to find a tenant. Being able to consistently find a tenant for your investment property regardless of how long you own the property for. It’s never just good enough to find a tenant once.

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Property Investment Guide – Selling a property is the biggest mistake in buy-to-let!

Don’t sell whatever you do,

At various stages along my career as a property investor, I’ve had the opportunity to sell various properties that I own. It’s a great feeling to be in a position to sell a property for more than you bought and even more than it may have cost you in expenses and possibly even hassle.

It also makes you feel proud that you can make just as much from the sale of a property as you can from a whole year working. That part can make you cry too. 40 hours a week plus travel for 48 weeks a year.

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Off-Plan Property – Buying off-plan in the wrong market is dangerous

Always check the market

We receive a huge amount of feedback from clients who purchase through other property clubs and property investment companies. Unfortunately, many of these companies go bust leaving their clients to fend for themselves on properties that were bought off-plan. In some cases up to 2 or 3 years before completion.

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Property Investment News

Rising unemployment and the property market

Here’s the weekly investment news update!

This week I cover rising unemployment and it’s lag effect on the property market, the recent price drops and the news of the coming recovery who do you believe on the all important dates? And would you believe that the next property crash is already being predicted?

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Property Portfolio

Investing in Property – The engine fund for property portfolios

The engine fund. . .

I was chatting to one of our clients who is also a pilot the other day. He was telling me about the fact that he owns an aeroplane with 4 other guys. It’s a small Cessna twin engine that they use for family holidays and occasionally for business meetings.

Now before you jump up and down about the excesses of owning an aircraft and the carbon footprint it may produce, the interesting thing that I got from the conversation was the fact that they had an engine fund.

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