The East Midlands Landlord Expo

The East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham NG7 2RJ 19TH March 2013 On the day there will be over 40 exhibitor companies and local authorities providing advice, products and service deals to help manage residential property businesses more effectively.
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RICS Guides

I was having a look at the RICS website today and I noticed that they have a lot of very useful free guides on their site.  Ive highlighted two below which I think would be useful for property investors. Letting a Property This explains the basic legal and practical issues involved in letting a flat or house, giving you a checklist of the process you will go through: The process Agreeing the let Preparing your property to let Energy Performance Certificate Choosing a letting agent Landlords checklist Marketing your property Click here to download the RICS guide to Letting a Property. Property Auctions This guide aims to tell you more about the auction process from both a buyer and sellers point of view, and what you can expect: Advantages of buying at auction Advantages of selling at auction Buying: Auction day Selling: Auction day Property auctions have become increasingly popular with...
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Interview with Hamilton Bradshaw RE (James Caan’s Property Company)

In addition to his angel investment activity, James Caans’ interests in property are well recognised and look set to continue to grow in the coming years.  Please see an interview below with Faisal Butt, James’ ‘right hand man’ within the property operations of Hamilton Bradshaw where we discuss the company’s current strategy; due diligence methodology; the current market; barriers that are being faced; value-based investment amongst other topics. 1) How long has Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate (HBRE) been established for? James’ interests in property are well established but the residential real estate arm of Hamilton Bradshaw has been in place for 7 months. 2) Do you focus on a specific type of property asset class (residential, commercial, industrial) – or do you think it is good to have a spread? Today, the group’s new investments focus in residential property. Our portfolio has recently been launched and will be geared towards the...
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How to Find a Property Auction Bargain

  Property auctions are a great place to find a variety of properties and opportunities. Many properties end up in auction for a number of different reasons – it could be that a quick sale is needed (e.g. repossession), a best market price needs to be achieved (e.g. housing association stock), the house requires refurbishment (difficult to get conventional lending), the property is unusual (e.g. a water tower) or there are complicated legal issues which make it difficult to sell via private treaty (through an estate agent). Auctions can offer great opportunities for property investors as some properties can be bought at “below open market value” and in some cases properties can sell for around 50% of their “market value”. However, the key is in understanding what the “market value” is and in understanding the different risks associated with the property. To understand if a property is a potential bargain the...
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