Inside Property is a bi-monthly podcast presented by Richard Blanco in collaboration with Share Radio. The programme aims to provide commentary and analysis on a wide range of property and housing related issues.
The new 15 minute NLA Podcast is available here (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nla-podcast/id1441951844?mt=2) .
Richard Blanco is a landlord and developer based in East London with properties across six London boroughs. He is London Representative for the National Landlords Association and regularly comments on property and housing matters in the press, on radio and TV. Richard has a keen interest in buying at auction, the development process, encouraging positive landlord and tenant relations, financing and business strategy. He regularly appears on Househunters International which is broadcast in the USA and Canada.
Open For Business
Government guidelines have enabled the housing market to re-open for business in England from 13 May 2020. In this episode, Richard Blanco is joined by broker Jay Rooney, Lawrence Bowles from Savills Research and Arla Propertymark board member, Rachel Hanniquet-Brooking. We look at how agents and customers are coping with the new procedures and discuss the ongoing mortgage holiday, rent holiday challenge facing many landlords and tenants. How is the mortgage landscape evolving and what are the prospects for house prices and sales and lettings activity moving forward?
Photo by Vicki Couchman (https://www.vickicouchman.com/)
Getting The Right Mortgage
There is a burgeoning offer of residential, buy to let and short term finance available and arguably the market has never been so competitive. But lending criteria and mortgage regulation can make getting the right finance quite a feat. Richard is joined by brokers Morgan Stewart from GPS Financial, Nick Blunt from One and All Financial Services and Scott Hendry from lender, Together Money to guide you through the mortgage maze.
State Of The Market
Richard Blanco is joined by Meera Chindooroy from the National Landlords Association, Lawrence Bowles from Savills and Richard Bowser from Property Investor News to analyse some of the factors driving the property market as we near the end of 2019. We discuss the latest sales and rental trends, the UK and global economy, housing politics, regulatory changes and landlord and developer sentiment.
This programme was recorded just before the announcement of the December 2019 election.
Short Term Lets
Most of us associate short term lets with AirBnB. But holiday lets, villas and all kinds of serviced accommodation make this a much more diverse arena. Far from competing with hotels, there is increasing convergence with other hospitality sectors. How can landlords finance or switch to these kind of investments and what are the management challenges? What is the broader impact of this rapidly growing area on our communities and is existing regulation transparent, fair and adequate? Richard Blanco is joined by Fiona Veitch, Marketing Director from AirBnB partner and letting agent, Portico, Merilee Karr from the Short Term Accommodation Association and MD of Under The Doormat and Chris Poulter from the Serviced Accommodation Podcast.
Photo is from pictureperfectholidays.com
The Joy Of The Refurb
Architect, Richard Ganeshmoorthy and expert landlord developers MaryAnn Richmond-Coggan and Karen Gregory join Richard Blanco to discuss the joys and challenges of refurbishment. From finding the perfect wreck to managing your tradespeople, pushing through the difficult bit in the middle and charming your way through the snagging, we share our best tips and anecdotes.
Happy Endings - How To End A Tenancy Well
The inventory and return of the deposit are key aspects of being able to end a tenancy well – but what if the tenant is in arrears or has breached the contract? How can tenants get redress if their landlords don’t comply with regulations? And what of the softer sides of ending the tenant landlord relationship…. how can staying on good terms help to oil the wheels over those inevitable bumps in the road? Richard Blanco is joined by inventories expert from No Letting Go, Lisa Williamson, Head of Dispute Resolution from My Deposits, Suzy Hershman and Al McClenahan, Director of Justice4Tenants.