What is the ‘Six Month Rule’, and why do we have it?

Put simply, the ‘Six Month Rule’ says that if you buy a property you can’t finance or refinance within six months of purchase. Or, if you finance or refinance a property, you can’t then refinance within 6 months of financing or refinancing. So, as an example, if you buy a […]

Sourcing Deals For Commercial Conversions

From the outside, commercial conversions sound like “big deals” and a lot of hard work, so why are they becoming so popular? Because it’s all about scalability. Undertaking “bigger” deals such as these doesn’t have to mean harder work, more hassle or more stress than a smaller deal because the […]

Sourcing Deals for Serviced Accommodation Strategies

Following my Flipping Property series now we’re going to think about serviced accommodation and how to find deals for this strategy. At its core, serviced accommodation is not that far removed from buy to lets in that the actual raw product or type of property that we could use will […]

Finding Property To Sell On To Owner Occupiers (Flipping: Part 3)

At the start of the week (here) we took a look at flipping to other investors so now it’s time to consider how this differs from flipping to owner occupiers. Flipping to owner occupiers means it’s likely you’ll be sourcing a different type of property. The reason for this is […]

Finding Property to Buy and Sell On (Flipping: Part 1)

If you want to buy properties to flip, (in other words to buy and then sell on), how would you go about finding these types of properties? Over the past few weeks we’ve been looking at buy to lets and HMOs, and came to the conclusion that the best place […]

Finding Properties for HMOs – Part One

Over the past four weeks we’ve been considering how to find investment properties and this week, we’re going to give some thought to HMOs. So, where could we find this type of property? Unless we’re looking to follow a sophisticated model whereby we convert an old office building, pub or […]