Join property industry specialist Hamilton Fraser for a regular podcast series with practical tips for landlords and letting agents on how to better manage the renting process. Hamilton Fraser have over 25 years’ experience and are behind some of the private rented sector’s most well-known brands including the tenancy deposit protection scheme mydeposits, the Property Redress Scheme and Client Money Protect.
The Future of Lettings (2021)
In this episode of Hamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast, Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest, leading property expert, market analyst and commentator, Kate Faulkner, to discuss the biggest changes landlords can expect to see over the short to medium term and explore what landlords can do now to navigate the future of lettings successfully.
Eddie, Paul and Kate discuss the vital need to counter anti-landlord rhetoric if we are to change hearts and minds about a sector which is all too often on the receiving end of largely undeserved negative publicity. And Kate identifies the most pressing challenges that lie ahead for landlords, providing tips to help them future proof themselves - from the importance of educating tenants to how to make sure the numbers add up and much more.
Happy 25th Birthday Hamilton Fraser and the private rented sector
In this episode of Hamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast, the tables are turned as Eddie and Paul are joined by their host, journalist and broadcaster, Ian Collins, to celebrate twenty-five years of Hamilton Fraser and the private rented sector. How has Hamilton Fraser helped to shape and influence the sector over the last quarter of a century? And what are the secrets of its success? Eddie and Paul spill the beans as they reflect on the past and share their tips and ambitions for the future with the renowned LBC and talkRADIO presenter and regular on BBC’s Five Live, Daily Politics and This Week, Ian Collins.
Caught between a rock and a hardening insurance market
In this episode of Hamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast, Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest, Steve Barnes, Associate Director at Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance, to discuss the causes of the current hardening insurance market and what landlords can do to mitigate any problems with their portfolio.
Eddie, Paul and Steve delve into what is really meant by the term ‘hardening insurance market’, what direct impact this has on landlords and their policies, why rate increases happen and the importance of understanding the ins and outs of your landlord insurance policy to get best value for money. Steve also explains why it is vital that landlords secure a comprehensive landlord insurance policy that is tailored to their specific requirements, and how this can help to reduce your premium.
Landlords, agents and tenants survey the sector
Hamilton Fraser’s Property Podcast is back for the first podcast of 2021. After what was a testing year, Eddie and Paul discuss the changing nature of the sector, and what the year ahead likely has in store for landlords, including how to navigate any hurdles along the way.
Eddie and Paul are re-joined a year on by Matt Hooker and Nick Hamatsos, Co-founders of deposit replacement membership scheme, Ome, who discuss what it was like to launch their new deposit membership during a global pandemic. After a year of working hard to help increase choice and transparency within the market, Matt and Nick also review the results of their latest co-branded private rented sector sentiment survey which gained incredible industry insights from over 14,200 tenants, landlords and agents throughout the UK.
The results help to remind us that with a new year come new opportunities.
Let’s wrap it up (2020 property round up)
And just like that, the year is over! In what has been a strange and tumultuous year to say the least, Eddie and Paul sprinkle some festive property magic into the last Hamilton Fraser property podcast of 2020. Eddie and Paul reflect on the lows, highs and everything in-between as they examine the unprecedented, bizarre and at times frankly unbelievable year.
In a round of quick-fire questions, Eddie and Paul discuss how the private rented sector has adapted and overcome the trials and tribulations of a pandemic, continued to offer investment opportunities, healed fractious landlord/tenant relations, and supported the rise of Proptech like never before. With a forward-thinking view, Eddie and Paul conclude their final podcast of the year by providing their best advice for landlords and letting agents in preparing for 2021.
Landlords, lenders and mortgages – how can you secure the best deal?
In the latest episode of Hamilton Fraser’s property podcast, Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest, Daniel Lee, a Mortgage Broker at Total Landlord Mortgages, Hamilton Fraser’s latest property product.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Daniel explains that, irrespective of whether you are a budding new landlord or an existing landlord looking to expand your portfolio, understanding the benefits of using a specialist mortgage broker is invaluable.
Daniel dives into the current demand for specialist buy to let mortgages over high-street lenders, the importance of responsible lending, how to find the best mortgage rate and how to access the best broker for your personal property needs.
Eddie, Paul and Daniel also discuss the buoyancy of the rental market, long term property opportunities and how COVID-19 has inevitably impacted lending – is now the right time to invest?