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    They already seem to be taking off in a lot of...

    They already seem to be taking off in a lot of areas up North. Have noticed loads of Southern investors trying to get in early in the areas I am operating in. Quite annoying they are bidding us up...
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    Most people seem to come up here (North) to...

    Most people seem to come up here (North) to retire. They realise that for £300k the price of a tiny pokey flat they can have a nice 3 bed country cottage up North in an excellent area with an acre...
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    Sounds like a very silly idea to me. Your going...

    Sounds like a very silly idea to me. Your going to get zero return on your investment and risk losing a large chunk of your capital if prices fall. Much better Uk deals out there currently with...
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    Be very careful. I have been looking at this...

    Be very careful. I have been looking at this currently and many lenders are now only offering 5 year deals on commercial finance. Lloyds are one of the only commercial lenders offering 20 year...
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    This person sounds seriously confused. Any...

    This person sounds seriously confused. Any investor expects to lose some percentage, that's the price of investment. Do you think any PLC pays all its money to its shareholders? Of course not. I...
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    Exactly - ROCE (Return on capital employed). As...

    Exactly - ROCE (Return on capital employed). As for not paying off the principal, this is not unusual at all. Most if not all commercial lenders require this when you are talking about a high level...
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    Also when the market goes up the £20k I have tied...

    Also when the market goes up the £20k I have tied up multiplies but I do not need this to go up to make a decent return. If £120k property goes up 20% my £20k investment increases by £24k whilst you...
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    I really do waste my time repeating the same...

    I really do waste my time repeating the same thing time and time again to the same newby people. I have noticed this happen in my real life time and time again people come to ask my opinion about...
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    I prefer the more complex project to preserve...

    I prefer the more complex project to preserve yield. Or move locations, at least you are dealing in an asset class you fully understand!
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    As I said in 1-2 years rates will be 3% and you...

    As I said in 1-2 years rates will be 3% and you will receive 5%+ Even without that there are many ways to make 10% plus with virtually no risk. By the time you factor in insurance, management time,...
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    That said though - Good luck!! You have got in...

    That said though - Good luck!! You have got in at the right age and have plenty of time to learn. Next time post before you buy!
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    Totally agree with RAM. Buying at these levels...

    Totally agree with RAM. Buying at these levels with such low returns is very hard to make any kind of income. I hate to keep repeating myself over and over but you must look at yields. If it takes...
  13. Don't worry about it, it really does not matter...

    Don't worry about it, it really does not matter and is probably very unlikely ever to come in to play
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    And hey Wanna you aint being really stupid your...

    And hey Wanna you aint being really stupid your probably just operating in a different area and possibly are less experienced as I have been doing this a reasonably long time as a full time job.
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    I tend to buy projects that need quite a bit of...

    I tend to buy projects that need quite a bit of work. Example that I done end of last year - 4 flats purchased from auction for £60,000 - refurb costs - £20,000. Rental amount - £1300 p.c.m. ...
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    Hi All, Good thread. Yes yields are very area...

    Hi All, Good thread. Yes yields are very area dependant. I am up North and specialise in property so obviously I can gain very high yields as I have the experience to do this. Whoever was talking...
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    I aim for 20% top end but all depends how much...

    I aim for 20% top end but all depends how much work you are willing to take on. 10% is an absolute minimum close to break even
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    Does anyone actually think the Scot's will go it...

    Does anyone actually think the Scot's will go it alone? Very doubtful from the many Scottish people I speak to.
  19. Lawcruncher, good point but crucially your word...

    Lawcruncher, good point but crucially your word 'perception' is the important one. I see many eager fools over paying in auctions because they think they are getting good deals but they just do not...
  20. Hi Neil. Quite often auction companies will have...

    Hi Neil. Quite often auction companies will have deals with administrators for repossessed properties so it all depends where the repossessions take place. This can also happen with probate sales...
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    You can certainly buy property in America I know...

    You can certainly buy property in America I know numerous people who have. Be careful though as there are a massive amount of rip off scams, especially around Detroit/Miami etc... Are you looking...
  22. Why on earth was this lease granted? without...

    Why on earth was this lease granted? without knowing the complete implications it sounds like you deliberately did this in order to not pay inheritance tax. I am in no way an expert but this would...
  23. If all that fails speak to your local MP and he...

    If all that fails speak to your local MP and he will write to the bank, a letter from the house of commons usually gets them to take notice!
  24. Phone land registry and check with them, explain...

    Phone land registry and check with them, explain the situation. Charges can take up to 6 months to come off the land registry searches as they are very slow, just like most government depts.!
  25. You could not live in your own buy to let, that...

    You could not live in your own buy to let, that would be mortgage fraud
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