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Nethouseprices are delighted to have partnered with Kate Faulkner, one of the UK’s top property experts, to bring you the best help and advice for your property project or help solving a problem.

Kate is the author of property books for Which? the consumer organisation and is regularly featured in the media, commentating on the property market and giving advice on every type of residential property project or problem.

Kate and her team at Propertychecklists.co.uk have sourced the very best companies and organisation to partner with to bring you independent, up to date advice and help. So whatever you need to know, they will have a checklist or article to help or you can even ask them for help directly through their Contact Us or Forum.

These Buy to Let quick checklist guides will help you through the property investment and management minefield!

  • How to choose a buy-to-let’ programme

    - Part of a Six 25 minute long series on buy to let

    - Property expert Kate Faulkner hosts segments looking at topics such as purchasing, letting and exiting a Buy to Let

    - Variety of special guests

    - Helps current and future landlords purchase and run a successful buy to let property.

    http://www.propertychecklists.co.uk/articles/the-buy-to-let-show

    The ‘Buy to Let Show’ has been devised by leading property expert Kate Faulkner, who runs www.propertychecklists.co.uk, one of the UK’s education and information residential property website, and delivered in partnership with Direct Line for Business. The series includes six 25-minute programmes and features case studies and vital information from industry experts, with the first programme being aired on Sunday, 7th May, at 11am. 

    There are now more than two million landlords in the UK, plus many people considering property as an investment. With tax changes potentially hitting landlords hard, an ever-increasing list of rules and regulations and the introduction of tougher fines for those who fail to follow them, the Buy to Let Show couldn’t come at a better time. 

    Christina Dimitrov, Business Manager at Direct Line for Business, said: “Landlords have a tough time trying to keep up with latest trends in bu to let investment and also ensuring they are compliant with the law. We have supported the new Buy to Let Show to help landlords understand how to maximise their buy to let investment returns and deliver legally and safely let properties to their tenants.” 

    The six episodes of The Buy to Let Show cover the key areas of purchasing, letting and, importantly, exiting a property investment. The episode titles are: 

     Is Buy to Let a Wise Investment? 

     Financing and Insuring a Buy to Let 

     Choosing a Buy to Let 

     Letting a Rental Property Legally and Safely 

     Dealing with Tenancy Problems During a Buy to Let 

     How to Plan an Exit from Buy to Let. 

    Each show is split into three sections, with an introduction from show presenter Kate Faulkner on the main topic, landlord case studies and expert interviews followed by a panel discussion. 

    Kate said: “In my experience, buy to let is not often explained to people properly and, as a result, although some are successful, others are failing and not making any money at all – or, worse, have even lost their own home. 

    “There are now more than 160 laws which landlords need to abide by; many are health and safety regulations which most existing landlords don’t understand. It’s clear that help is needed so the Buy to Let Show will be an invaluable resource for existing landlords and anyone thinking that investing in property is how they want to make their money or save for a pension in the future.” 

    Kate has spent years learning how people carry out property projects and knows the key mistakes they make. She currently helps people via www.propertychecklists.co.uk through property price and rental reports, easy-to-read checklists and eBooks. Now, the Buy to Let Show provides the ultimate education and information opportunity, thanks to the support from Direct Line for Business. 

    You can watch this show on 20th May, at 11am, on Propertychecklists.co.uk. ‘How to choose a buy-to-let?’

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  • Financing and Insuring a buy-to-let programme

    - Part of a Six 25 minute long series on buy to let

    - Property expert Kate Faulkner hosts segments looking at topics such as purchasing, letting and exiting a Buy to Let

    - Variety of special guests

    - Helps current and future landlords purchase and run a successful buy to let property.

    http://www.propertychecklists.co.uk/articles/the-buy-to-let-show

    The ‘Buy to Let Show’ has been devised by leading property expert Kate Faulkner, who runs www.propertychecklists.co.uk, one of the UK’s education and information residential property website, and delivered in partnership with Direct Line for Business. The series includes six 25-minute programmes and features case studies and vital information from industry experts, with the first programme being aired on Sunday, 7th May, at 11am. 

    There are now more than two million landlords in the UK, plus many people considering property as an investment. With tax changes potentially hitting landlords hard, an ever-increasing list of rules and regulations and the introduction of tougher fines for those who fail to follow them, the Buy to Let Show couldn’t come at a better time. 

    Christina Dimitrov, Business Manager at Direct Line for Business, said: “Landlords have a tough time trying to keep up with latest trends in bu to let investment and also ensuring they are compliant with the law. We have supported the new Buy to Let Show to help landlords understand how to maximise their buy to let investment returns and deliver legally and safely let properties to their tenants.” 

    The six episodes of The Buy to Let Show cover the key areas of purchasing, letting and, importantly, exiting a property investment. The episode titles are: 

     Is Buy to Let a Wise Investment? 

     Financing and Insuring a Buy to Let 

     Choosing a Buy to Let 

     Letting a Rental Property Legally and Safely 

     Dealing with Tenancy Problems During a Buy to Let 

     How to Plan an Exit from Buy to Let. 

    Each show is split into three sections, with an introduction from show presenter Kate Faulkner on the main topic, landlord case studies and expert interviews followed by a panel discussion. 

    Kate said: “In my experience, buy to let is not often explained to people properly and, as a result, although some are successful, others are failing and not making any money at all – or, worse, have even lost their own home. 

    “There are now more than 160 laws which landlords need to abide by; many are health and safety regulations which most existing landlords don’t understand. It’s clear that help is needed so the Buy to Let Show will be an invaluable resource for existing landlords and anyone thinking that investing in property is how they want to make their money or save for a pension in the future.” 

    Kate has spent years learning how people carry out property projects and knows the key mistakes they make. She currently helps people via www.propertychecklists.co.uk through property price and rental reports, easy-to-read checklists and eBooks. Now, the Buy to Let Show provides the ultimate education and information opportunity, thanks to the support from Direct Line for Business. 

    You can watch this show on 13th May, at 11am, on Propertychecklists.co.uk. ‘Financing and insuring a buy-to-let?’

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  • New programme to unlock the buy-to-let maze

    -  Six 25 minute long episodes on buy to let

    -  Property expert Kate Faulkner hosts segments looking at topics such as purchasing, letting and exiting a Buy to Let

    -  Variety of special guests

    -  Helps current and future landlords purchase and run a successful buy to let property.

    You can watch the first show from Sunday, 7th May, at 11am, on Propertychecklists.co.uk. ‘Is buy-to-let a wise investment?’

    http://www.propertychecklists.co.uk/articles/the-buy-to-let-show

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  • Selling to a Cash Buyer, What to Consider

    There is a huge range of reasons people need to sell their homes quickly, such as a house sale falling through, needing to sell an inherited or second property, relationship breakdown, wanting to avoid house viewings, needing to pay off debts quickly, relocating for work or being unable to sell a property with a short lease or in a bad state of repair on the open market. If this sounds like you, a professional property buyer could be the answer – here’s how to choose a company which will treat you fairly.

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  • Do I need to Serve a Party Wall Notice – Collier Stevens

    You are likely to need a party wall notice if your work includes basements, repairing a boundary wall or building on, or up to, the boundary between you and a neighbour. You need to ask, do you have a party wall or fence or structure that you share with a neighbour? You can issue your own party wall notice but you may need to serve several different notices under various parts of the party wall act so it’s worth using a RICS surveyor as they are more likely to do this properly for you. Make sure you spend some time reading our checklists and articles so you know what to do and when and who can help you.

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  • I have received a party wall notice, what do I do? - Collier Stevens

    The first and probably most important thing to do if you receive a party wall notice (PWN) is not to ignore it. A PWN informs you that a neighbour is planning to do some building works that could affect your property/boundary walls. You must reply within a fortnight either assenting or dissenting to the work. If you don't reply you automatically dissent and must appoint a surveyor within the following 10 days. If you don't appoint one, your neighbour will do so for you. Do ensure you read our checklist and articles so you know and understand what to do when it comes to neighbours and building works.

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  • How to Choose an Expert to Value your Leasehold Extension – Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Partners

    Before contacting an expert valuer there is some information you should gather about your (potential) residential leasehold property. Address, leasehold length and freeholder details are all important as well as a general impression of what the freeholder is like, do they manage the property well? Are they overpricing the lease extensions? Make sure that anyone you choose to help with this task is a member of ALEP and a clear fee structure so you know what you have to pay to extend the lease. Read our checklist and articles about extending leases.

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  • Identifying and solving condensation, damp and mould – Envirovent

    If any of you are students, or have children who are, you will almost certainly have encountered damp, mould and condensation problems in a property. However, these issues aren't localised to just youngsters renting, we all need to know how to spot and sort them out. One of the most important things is to make sure you have a qualified surveyor to give you an expert diagnosis of the problem which may be caused by damp or by condensation. Handymen, builders and plumbers are not the people to turn to! Experts will checkout the problem for you free of charge and give you a correct diagnosis so you know whether it’s damp or condensation problem as they require different solutions.

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  • Identifying and solving rising damp – Peter Cox

    Rising damp can be a tricky thing to spot without knowing what to look for, or understanding the nature of the problem. Is your property suffering from rising or penetrating damp? Signs of rising damp include peeling wall paper and dry or wet rot may be visible on skirting boards; penetrating damp may appear due to loose slates & tiles and cracked render. You will need to get a specialist in to properly diagnose the problem, a local builder or tradesman won't have the required expertise to diagnose or fix the problem, so don’t try to cut corners. Finally, you'll need to understand the pros & cons of the available solutions as well as cost and make sure you get good guarantees and warrantees which survive the lifetime of the company you use.

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  • Maintaining your Property – Aspect

    Property maintenance can be a slog, all those little jobs we put off doing because there is always something more pressing to be getting on with, but if you're not careful and don’t maintain your home, you could end up invalidating your insurance. Firstly, read your policy to find out what maintenance you need to carry out and keep any receipts for work you have done. Also check things like missing tiles after windy weather and to see if any tree roots are affecting your foundations. You should carry out these sort of routine checks every six months to ensure you stay on top of things.

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