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Oh no, we can't discriminate any more, what now?

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DSS discrimination is no longer allowed! What does that mean for you as a landlord?Check out my video here: https://youtu.be/zlbRb6SwPYk



As always I'm happy to help you so do reach out via email. I love to help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching, mentoring or simply after a sourced deal? Do check out my personal website to choose a package for you!

Down To South London - Omer Mehmet's 8bed HMO

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Omer Mehmet practices what he preaches, that's for sure! Not content on being an expert at mortgages he set up for himself and now runs a 16 man strong brokerage. Being the master of creative finance allows him to truly understand property investment and development. We dive further into his progress and talk about his 8bed HMO he's building.Click here to see the interview!

As always I'm happy to help you so do reach out via email. I love to help other investors old and new find their way in the myriad of strategies that are available. Are you looking for coaching, mentoring or simply after a sourced deal? Do check out my personal website to choose a package for you!

Are you still banking on HMO yields with Vanilla Let investments?

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I've recently been asked about my portfolio - when I started, why I continued, but most importantly what sort of yields I achieve.Firstly let me start by saying I hate gross yield as a yardstick for how good an investment performs. If you know me, you'll know that I always look at the return on capital employed, or how much money is left in the deal after refinance. You may however be getting an infinite return - if you've refinanced after several years of ownership and price rises you may have been able to borrow more than your initial outlay - this makes it even more tricky. A good friend of mine always compares the "net equity" - the amount of money you would have in your pocket when liquidating the asset, after all fees and taxes. He then looks at other things he could do with the money. Will it get a better return? He pushes the 'sell' button. Interesting, but I digress. Let's just stick to gross yield for now, the topic du jour.I have been in p…

Jeroen Hoppe interviews Ben Wilson about his 7 figure South London Development

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I can't stop networking with fellow investors and developers! This time I reached out to Ben Wilson, a fellow investor who has made a name for himself with some INCREDIBLE specification flats. I discuss a project in SW7 with him and his views on the current market.A very interesting chat indeed, seen as he specialises in the higher end of the market, a segment that particularly scares me due to the vast numbers involved! check out the video below:



Do stay tuned for property investment tips/tricks and updates and by all means do check out the DownToSouthLondon YouTube Channel for entertaining and informative videos to help you invest with confidence! I also offer coaching on a one-to-one basis so if you are looking to get into property investing and require personal guidance then head on over to www.jeroenhoppe.com.

A Stamp Duty Free-for-All, BUY NOW!?

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Well if there is one bit of good news that came out of this Covid-19 Pandemic it's the sheer amount of help displayed from the government to assist those in need. We all know by now the extent of the grants and breaks for most of those in the economy, now the housing market needs a push.

EICWHAT?

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Another day, another law passed. I'm referring to the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020’ Basically just like a gas safety certificate it's the requirement of a certificate, this time to ascertain the electrics are safe. 


Now I don't know about you, but I get the heebiejeebies when a new law like this has been passed. I mean, when was the last time you got electrocuted in your own place? Right, never I'd imagine. I'd wager that most, responsible, landlords like yourselves and me would never dream of letting a place with extension cords dangling over a fish tank. You know, the kind you see on Rogue Landlords on TV and the like... The government however thinks that this happens all the time. Well, it does happen enough to warrant a TV Series, but still, more red tape me thinks. Electrics are perfectly safe aren't they?? If sparks aren't flying then it's all good, right?
The Flip side Maybe not... think about th…

COVID-19 - The effects (long and short term) on tenant demand - PODCAST OUT NOW!

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I had a great discussion with fellow South London investor Areeb Azam about tenant demand in the wake of the lockdown we're under at the moment.

What is happening now? What do we predict for the future? Two real discussions in this episode: the effects on demand due to the corona virus epidemic and the longer term changes in renter demographic and what Areeb is doing to cater to this demand by using clever developing when he builds his units.
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Do stay tuned for property investment tips/tricks and updates and by all means do check out the DownToSouthLondon YouTube Channel for entertaining and informative videos to help you invest with confidence! I also offer coaching on a one-to-one basis so if you are looking to get into property investing and require personal guidance then head on over to www.jeroenhoppe.com.