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The NC Podcast
31 minutes | 6 days ago
Updates on Leasehold Reform
Back on the 7th January the Ministry for Housing announced their radical leasehold reform proposals. Serious focus on Commonhold and the set up of the Commonhold Council Leases could be extended by 990 years rather than 90 and ground rent go to £0 An online calculator which will tell you what the cost of a lease extension will be This is on top of their current proposals for £0 ground rents on Help to Buy and Retirement Housing. Sounds great, right? Well, there’s always got to be a catch, which is why I invited Katie Kendrick from the National Leasehold Campaign to discuss what this announcement actually means. You can find Katie on Twitter @NLC_2019 / https://nationalleaseholdcampaign.org/ Also remember, my webinar on Monday 25th January @ 6:30pm, the Traps you MUST avoid in property investment in 2021. CLICK HERE to register.
41 minutes | 14 days ago
How to Use Social Media to find Investor Finance
Before I start, remember on Monday 25th January at 6:30pm I’m hosting a free Masterclass: The Traps You MUST Avoid in Property Investment in 2021 make sure you register! The top two things that hold a property investor up: Finding deals Raising finance I talk about finding deals a lot… I always start there because I know in my heart of hearts that I’d be able to find finance on any property I cared deeply enough about. Whether I have the deposit in my bank or I have to raise a little bit of cash. I talk less about raising finance. Raising finance is all about having a strong network that trusts what you are doing. This doesn’t happen over night. It takes time to buikes time to build that relationship. Think about how long you’ve known your BFF’s? A long time right? It’s similar for investors. They need to have that connection with you. That connection needs to be consistent. That connection needs to be authentic. I know a lady who does this well, Ellie Mcky. This week I’ve invited her on the podcast to explain how she raises investor finance through social media. Pens and paper at the ready!
39 minutes | 19 days ago
Property Market Predictions 2021
Remember to register for my webinar on the 25th January - The Traps to Avoid in Property Investment This Year! Happy New Year! Did you manage to take some time off over the break? I did… two whole weeks mostly away from my computer. OK, I’m terrible at putting my feet up, but I loved getting creative with DIY and adding a design twist to our lake house. I’m excited to live here for a few months before it goes on Air BnB! If you want to see progress, come follow me on Instagram @natashaccollins (In fact, I’ve enjoyed it so much, I think I’ll make this house renovation an end of year tradition. Buy something new, do it up, move on in two weeks over Christmas!) These two weeks also gave me time to think, what will 2021 bring? I’m not a New Year Resolution kinda gal. I take this time to set business goals, so that my team and I have something to aim for. This year it’s to double the number of Members in the Members Club and double my Surveyor team as I’m going to need more hands on deck to support all of these portfolios. Personally, I’m open to what happens. In terms of the property market… I’ll give it to you like the weather forecast. Residential; a stable market. More tax hikes for second home owners and investors (see the precedent set in Wales and Rushi’s need to raise income). No SDLT STILL for first time buyers and single home owners. Even harder hoops to jump through for lending for both. All of this will keep market values stagnant. Oh… I also think rents will stagnate to and probably be capped at universal credit levels. Invest in moving assets which will grow over a 10 year period, don’t look for the unicorn BRR in 6 months as lenders might not play ball. Commercial; A bloody mess. For big commercial tenants who’ve failed to communicate or paid rent (even whilst declaring profits) expect forfeiture on 1st April as Landlords have had enough. The potential changes to PDR will signal the demise of the high street as we know it regardless of Robert Jenrick and his £830 Million #futurehighstreetfund (OK mate, you’re going to save every high street with that are ya?!). Give it until 2025 and we’ll see if this is a good year… commercial market trends typically change every 5 years. However the PDR will keep commercial values stable. Commercial landlords there’s still money to be made, just pick good tenants and think about tenant mix, please, I’m begging you as that’s the only way to keep your tenant trading. That’s my 60 second pitch… you want all of my predictions AND what you should be focusing on right now, go listen to my podcast
83 minutes | a month ago
Merry Christmas! The 2020 10 Questions Game with Rach Cass
Here's the link to the January webinar: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/january2021/ I want to thank you for being a part of the NC Real Estate community, it’s an absolute pleasure having you here and I hope you continue to enjoy being here long into 2021 and beyond. OK, so this week, the podcast is looking a little bit different as it’s definitely time to have a little bit of fun and lay down our property investment hats just for a few days (so I hope you’ve got some good property managers overseeing things for this holiday season)! I invited my friend Rach back onto the podcast to round up the year. We talk highs and lows and play the 10 Questions Game… Ok we just made up the questions specially for this pod, but it’s a good way to reflect. If you want to get involved and go through the questions, here they are: What’s the best thing you managed to do in 2020 that you’d never dreamt you’d do? What’s the podcast that kept you going throughout the year? Best book you read this year? The one thing you hope doesn’t change when the world opens up? Your favourite TV series you binged this year? The Instagram (or social media) account that keeps you motivated? The thing you’ve been most anxious about this year? The one thing that has helped you cope with 2020? The thing you gave up doing because ‘meh’ 2020? The thing you’re most proud of in 2020? Why not post the answers to social media and tag me in it @natashaccollins so I can see… the quiz graphic is HERE to make it easy for you to download and post! Right, it’s been an absolute pleasure. If I don’t speak to you over the holidays, I’ll catch up in 2021.
28 minutes | a month ago
Blind Spots in Property Investment you NEED to be aware of RIGHT NOW!
The property market is getting tricky. There are so many blind spots in the industry wrapped up like Christmas Presents, that investors/buyers just simply don’t notice. And that is where it will cost you long term. It may look really nice that some new build apartment block developers have decided to hand out £0 ground rents and 999 year leases (how kind). But you read through the lease and realise they charge you £200 in admin fees every time you put in place a new AST… To be a competent investor you MUST 👏 READ 👏 EVERYTHING. That includes any lease. Any title deeds. Any special conditions in the auction catalogue. Yes, you pay a solicitor to do this… but everyones human and may miss something thats vitally important to you. You also owe a duty of care to yourself to make sure you are as informed as possible. So in this weeks podcast I’m going through all of the blind spots I’m seeing in the property industry right now and how to avoid them.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
What are we going to do with these empty Debenhams units?!
There are currently 124 Debenhams units employing 12,000 members of staff across the UK. When the stores close down, that’s an awful lot of empty space clogging up the high street. ‘Clogging’ funny word to use, right? But, in all honesty that’s what will happen. There will be a period of time where the liquidation process happens and none of the units can be used. That will mean retail units being shuttered or boarded up. Leading to security issues… which inevitably leaves the surrounding retailers nervous, if they survive at all. Traditionally Anchor units, Debenahms would bring footfall to an area, which is why retailers pay to be next door to these units in the first place. Footfall dwindles = reduced profits = more store closures. Not pretty. Which is why in this weeks podcast I’m discussing options for these Debenhams units. HINT: Think innovation Even if you don’t dream of owning a property the size of a Debenhams unit this is still for you. You need to be thinking about how you can change up the industry… this gives you a chance to daydream. That’s where all the best ideas come from!
30 minutes | 2 months ago
Help My tenants Not Paid Rent
The Members Club is open this week https://ncrealestate.co.uk/membersclub/ ! Remember, once you've signed up to the Members Club, if you email me firstname.lastname@example.org between now and the 3rd December 2020 you get a complimentary 1:1 with me! It’s the 1st December... rents due. But was it paid? I’m getting more and more questions about what to do when either your commercial tenant or residential tenant doesn’t pay and continues not to pay. So in this weeks pod, I’ve got you covered... oh and I wrote down all the answers on my whiteboard because, ya know, I’m an academic too 🎓
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Anyone managing property MUST BE REGULATED.
MAKE SURE YOU JOIN MONDAYS WEBINAR BY REGISTERING HERE: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/webinarnovember2020/ Anyone managing property MUST BE REGULATED. Including: housing associations, landlords, SAs, R2R, social housing providers, commercial investors, rogue traders, rule avoiders, head-in-the-sanders...I’m changing the industry.Incompetence is not an excuse,IT’s CRIMINAL I discuss it in this podcast
35 minutes | 2 months ago
What’s wrong with my strategy?
BOOK ONTO THE WEBINAR HERE --> https://ncrealestate.co.uk/webinarnovember2020/ Let me be straight, because I can be nothing else, I’m pretty sure the real reason your strategy is off is because you’re listening to too many other people telling you what your strategy shouldn’t be and pretending like that’s a strategy. For example, If I were to ask you: ‘What’s your property investment strategy’ and you were to reply ‘Serviced accommodation’ I’d sigh and shake my head because that’s 👏 not 👏 a 👏 strategy. A strategy is a plan over a number of years that shows growth, pinpoints when you’re next buying a property, how much income it’s going to generate, how you’re going to fund it, so that you’ve got a step by step guide. Intrigued? Let me tell you more in this podcast
33 minutes | 3 months ago
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly In Property Investment Right Now
Whilst I can’t solve political leaders throwing their toys out the pram, I can give you some encouragement for how to handle the property market. The Ugly: Don’t trust developers who phone you out of the blue looking for investment **COUGH** money to prop up their failing developments. Always do your due diligence The Bad (for movers): Time is running out to buy a property and take advantage of the stamp duty relief for homeowners. Mortgage lending and searches is soooo slllloooowww right now 😴, so it’s taking 3-4 months to complete on property. Which means… The Good (for property investors): Bide your time. Put in the ground work now, you’ll have sellers biting your hands off for low ball offers come the end of the year The exceptionally good: No money down deals are a possibility if you work for it… I’ll tell you about it, plus a case study, in my pod! Want to dive into this in detail. Go listen to my podcast right now! Head to http://ncrealestate.co.uk/
44 minutes | 3 months ago
The Leasehold Scandal with Katie Kendrick
Leasehold. Sparks fear in many. This week I welcome Katie Kendrick onto the podcast. Katie is the force behind the National Leasehold Campaign, she sits on the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership as a Board Trustee and is also a practising pediatric Nurse. We discuss the highs and lows of leasehold and what she’s seeing out in the market right now! Side note… you will know I do invest in leasehold. You must have your wits about you to do it successfully! Want to ask a question on the podcast? You can do that HERE https://ncrealestate.co.uk/podcast-question/ P.S want to find out more about the National Leasehold Campaign, use these links: Website: https://nationalleaseholdcampaign.org Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/groups/786983251448976 Twitter handle : @NLC_2019
72 minutes | 3 months ago
The Decision Making Clinic (LIVE REPLAY)
We don’t normally do this, but as we had such fun last night we have decided to replay the webinar as today’s podcast... The Decision Making Clinic Replay is RIGHT HERE The key take away I wanted to share with you is that every single person's property portfolio is different and we all have different decisions to make at different times… but, decision making follows a set of rules we create for ourselves in our goals. Being in a community where we can hash out the facts from the “what ifs” and come to the next best step moving forward. I have created a space to do exactly that. THE MEMBERS’ CLUB. It's open RIGHT NOW. Click this link to join: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/membersclub/
31 minutes | 3 months ago
What I learnt from Leasehold Tribunal + The State of the Market
The NC Podcast is back! I’ve been talking about Decision Making this month. If you haven’t already seen it then you are definitely invited to my FREE, live decision making clinic: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/free-sessions/ In my 2 week podcasting break the leasehold tribunal concluded. I tell you what happened. I also cover market trends I’m starting to see appear PLUS how to use these trends tactically. Want to ask a question on the podcast? You can do that HERE https://ncrealestate.co.uk/podcast-question/
49 minutes | 4 months ago
So long NYC AND How to create your own Podcast!
I start by reflecting on our time in New York… then at 15:05 I bring my producer Josh onto the show to talk about how to create your own podcast, as I’m constantly asked about it on social media. We go through the cold hard truths of what having a podcast actually means… and trust me, it doesn’t mean millions automatically fall into your bank account (much to some peoples disbelief!) Remember to come and check out my website: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/ The podcast is taking a two week break so that I can find a new peaceful spot in which to record! The next new episode will be on the 20th October :D
38 minutes | 4 months ago
The Basis of Valuation and the Irish Property Market with Tony Wallace
This week, I speak to Tony Wallace about The Basis of Valuation and the Irish Property Market! We also have a good Covid and Brexit talk and put common sense back into the commercial property market!
35 minutes | 4 months ago
Can you buy a property investment DEAL right now in todays market?
There is so much talk about the UK property market being over inflated right now! We are fast approaching Q4 of 2020 and you probably have some lofty property investment goals. So I go through how to achieve them in this podcast. LINK TO JOIN THE WEBINAR ON MONDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER @ 7PM UK TIME --> https://propertyinvestmentmastery.lpages.co/buying-a-deal-in-an-inflated-market-how-to-hit-your-property-investment-goals-in-2020-even-in-this-crazy-market/
40 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Practice Self Care During Uncertainty and Covid
I know it's been a tough 6 months! In this episode I get candid about how I'm feeling when I take off the business hat and what I'm doing about it! It's a bit of a jumbled episode as it's still pretty fresh, but I wanted to share what's been going on so hopefully it gives you some confidence that you too are also doing just fine! Don't forget to check out my website http://ncrealestate.co.uk/
45 minutes | 5 months ago
The books I’ve moved around the world with (Plus development update)
I’m always asked what books I have found useful over the years. Today on the podcast I share my top 5 which have got me to where I am now: Life Loves You - Louise Hay and Robert Holden Do Less, Get More - Shaa Wasmund You are a Badass at Making Money - Jen Sincero She Means Business - Carrie Green Smart Women Finish Rich - David Bach Don't forget to head over to my website: https://ncrealestate.co.uk/ P.S If you want to listen to the REST pod with Alex Soojung-Kim Pang it's here https://anchor.fm/the-nc-podcast/episodes/Why-you-need-to-Rest-with-Alex-Soojung-Kim-Pang-e4be0b/a-aq6fts
19 minutes | 5 months ago
Free Content v Paid Content
I’ve seen a lot going around social media about free content v paid content. I develop my business growth on Free v Paid and there is a difference in what is offered and how each type of content operates. I also don't class my ‘paid’ services as ‘content’. At the point that you pay my firm of surveyors for a service we are on hand to help, support and advise and that for me is the difference.... A professional service. This is also what you should be asking for with any service you pay for. In this podcast I go through the strategy and reasoning for both types of content and services. It may also help you understanding the back end of running a business through social media, as it’s definitely different from the traditional way for growing a firm of surveyors!!
38 minutes | 5 months ago
We can’t do it all alone (My path to HERE)
This is my origin story!! The Members Club is open until Thursday 20th August @ Midnight UK time. Click here ---> https://www.ncrealestatemembersclub.com to join now!
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