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    Research Recommendations?

    Hi all,

    I am looking to get started investing in property.

    I like to do my research on things, are there any resources you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!

    The landlords here are running businesses, not just investing in property. If you want to invest in property, without all the issues of running a business, buy shares in a large landlord, or a commercial property OEIC (I don't think there are many collective investments for residential property, but with the number of corporate landlords starting up, that may change.


      Thanks, Leaseholder64. However, my plan (and means) are to end up with multiple properties being let out after buy-refurb-remortgage-reinvest so I believe my question is relevant.


        May I first assure you that the majority of seasoned Forum posters will provide honest advice, on occasions it may seem somewhat brutal but there is indeed sincerity behind many of the comments made.

        My initial advice is to not succumb to the marketing hype of so called Property educators , their advice is no better that sage advice proffered on Landlord Zone and often carries a degree of bias often in favour of themselves. Fees for seminars are expensive and the signups for enabling them to source property on behalf of “ client investors can mount up in the £1000’s plus a possible entitlement to a share in the property values over an initial period of 3/5 years. More importantly if one were to read lender mortgage application forms there is a common exclusion where properties have been sourced in this manner.

        I would certainly advocate joining a local landlords group , here you will definitely learn from those at the sharp end.

        My forte as the tag indicates focuses on funding etc although I too have property and indeed manage property for overseas clients via certain offshore trust, I will be honest as without bias as otherposters will do in any postings I make and steer you in the right direction without any ulterior motive ofsigning upa new client.

        To kick off , decide on your area , checkout the various sites like Rightmove for both sales and rentals within your price range and yield expectations, then investigate the Sold Prices as registered on Land Registry, remember the data can be 2/3 months behind.

        We are really are here to help new investors not to scare them off.


          Thanks loanarranger, I will look into local landlord groups.

          I have been collecting data to help my decisions. The one area I have struggled to source FOC data for is rental price over time (preferably as granular as of that from the Land Registry on House Price sales over time - e.g. house type, exact locations, etc). Do you have any pointers on this?


            Invest in property? Try Lendy, pays 12%-ish, - as long as "investment" performs. A bit like being a landlord really....

            DON'T believe the salesmen -usually calling themselves consultants - selling "education" or "investment" courses promising the earth and a pot of gold. They are almost all class 1 sharks and shysters who should be deported from this fair land, especially those holding UK passports & born here...
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


              This is a business - it's only unique feature is that it is the only viable investment based business model where you can acquire the assets being invested in via funding as a private person.

              So you need to know why you're doing it?
              Why is it better than other uses for your money?
              Are you aiming to use it as a pension, a source of income - capital growth or revenue?
              Over what period?
              What else will happen in your life during that time?
              How far ahead to you think you can plan?

              Basic stuff.
              Then you create a business plan to that effect.
              When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
              Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


                Do you have experience in letting out property? Do you know the relevant health and safety legislation? Fire Risk assessment's? Legal side of it? Eviction's? Court proceedings? Etc..... If not you may be taking a silly risk with your money


                  Originally posted by loanarranger View Post

                  To kick off , decide on your area , checkout the various sites like Rightmove for both sales and rentals within your price range and yield expectations, then investigate the Sold Prices as registered on Land Registry, remember the data can be 2/3 months behind.

                  this in a nutshell

                  if possible buy in areas you know well, local knowledge is invaluable


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