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.
Caught between a rock and a hardening insurance market
Eddie & 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 & what landlords can do to mitigate problems with their portfolio. They delve into what is meant by the term ‘hardening insurance market’, what direct impact this has on landlords. Steve also explains why it is vital that landlords secure a comprehensive landlord insurance policy that is tailored to their specific requirem
Landlords, agents and tenants survey the sector
Eddie and Paul discuss the changing nature of the sector, and what the year ahead likely has in store for landlords. They 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 during a global pandemic. After a year of working hard they review the results of their survey which gained incredible industry insights from over 14,200 tenants, landlords and agents throughout the UK.
Let’s wrap it up (2020 property round up)
In what has been a strange year, Eddie and Paul sprinkle some festive property magic into the last episode of 2020 and reflect on the lows, highs and everything in-between.
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 PropTech like never before. Finally, they provide advice for landlords and agents in preparing for 2021.
Landlords, lenders and mortgages – how can you secure the best deal?
Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest Daniel Lee, a Mortgage Broker at Total Landlord Mortgages, Hamilton Fraser’s latest property product.
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 needs. They also discuss the buoyancy of the rental market, long term property opportunities and how COVID-19 has inevitably impacted lending.
From the frontline of mediation (tenant troubles, rent arrears and resolution)
Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest, Steve Bowen, a Mediator at the Property Redress Scheme with over 40 years’ experience. With courts closed for six months during the first COVID-19 lockdown, landlords face an uphill battle securing an eviction and reclaiming outstanding rent arrears. Steve provides his insights into how mediation can benefit landlords and tenants by helping them to avoid court proceedings through effective communication, pre-action protocols and rent payment instalment plans.
A property investment pandemic - where have all the good ones gone?
Eddie and Paul are joined by special guest, Jonathan Schuman, an established portfolio landlord with 400 properties under management. Jonathan provides his unique insights into growing a large-scale diverse portfolio of residential, commercial and retail properties. Looking to the future of property investment they also discuss the future of the sector post-COVID, encourage landlords to work with their tenants through mediation and explain why landlords should think like a business for long-term success.