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Property News Update - 7th November 2023

Ep. 91

In this episode I give a run down of the latest Property News.


I go into details of the Kings speech briefing notes on the Leasehold & Freehold Reform Bill and what each point means for property investors.


Also the points raised from the Renters Reform Bill that were written about including how the government expect to carry these out and what they mean in reality.


I also talk about the latest figures from Nationwide and Halifax House price index's.


I touch on some of the traps currently in the murky world of property tax including mitigating section 24 and also SDLT relief claims.


As I mention we are excited to bring you our Mortgage Brokerage which specialises in BTL, commercial mortgages, Bridges and Development loans. If you do have any questions about financing your properties or sites please feel free to contact myself rod@incomethroughproperty.co.uk or my business partner Simon Das simon@978finance.com

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  • 98. Purpose Built Single Family Rentals

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    Richard Berridge CEO of the UK Single-Family Association SFA https://uksfa.org/ has over 40 years experience in UK Residential Real Estate. We had a brilliant conversation centred on Richards passion for rental Houses We discussed;Richards Career and how he came to be CEO of UKSFAThe history of Build to Rent (BTR) in the UK.The current make up of BTR in the UKWho have been investing in BTR in the past and how is that changing.How the UK compares to other markets in terms of BTR and single family rental homes.The benefits of Single Family rentals for tenants and wider communities.Why institutional money have generally stayed on the sidelines when it comes to UK residential property and if this is changing.This is a must listen for anyone growing a residential portfolio in the uk.Thank you to our sponsors www.978finance.com for making this episode possible.Don't forget you can watch this episode as well as other Rodcast episodes on our youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/@rodcastITPDon't forget to subscribe
  • 97. JV Mistakes, Due Dilligence, M & A

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    Adam Lawrence joins me in this episode to discuss Joint Ventures and the mistakes people make as well as due diligence and some info on M&A in SME property businesses.We will go into much more detail at our live workshop in London on 24th April. More info here https://bit.ly/propertybusinessworkshop2Points we cover in this episode are;Joint VenturesWhat do you want from a business partner. Where do you need to be aligned and where does it help to be different.What happens in the event of a dispute. What are typical traps business partners fall into.How can shares and what is included in Articles of Association mitigate issues.The difference between Articles of Association and a Shareholders agreement and why you may use one over the other.Why do people tend to fall into these traps when going into a business together.Some examples of what can go wrong and what to include in an agreement to mitigate the chances of that.Ensuring everyone knows where they stand in the event a dispute takes place and the mechanism that will be used to come to a decision.Key person issues.What to do if you are already in business and do not have these things in place.Utilising Trigger Events.Due Diligence on partners.How to work out if a person or company will be a good custodian of your capital.Return of Investment before Return on Investment.Evidencing what people say.Why accounts matter. Ways of dissolving companies.Online and offline due diligence.Secured and unsecured debt and how to look at both and the real leverage someone or a company is really under pressure from.Subordination and order of priorities.How do you underwrite a deal as well as a person/organisation.How to manage expectations when lending.Mergers & Acquisitions on SME property Businesses.Benefits of buying a company holding assets rather than the just the properties... It is not just Stamp duty.Negotiation points from both the buyer and seller.We will be going into far more detail on these topics at a live workshop event on 24th April in London. You can get more details for the event as well as buy tickets https://bit.ly/propertybusinessworkshop2
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  • 95. How Banks Price Mortgages - Daryl Norkett

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  • 94. Autumn Budget News for Property Investors

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  • 93. Property News Update - Simon Das 17/11/23

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