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If you could get access to and sit down with top performers and property entrepreneurs, what questions would you want answered? What lessons and nuggets of information could you take away, whether you’ve been in property 10 minutes or 10 years? 
The Property Investing 2.0 podcast shares the insights into the most current state of property investment strategies.
Get a deep dive into the behaviours, successes and failures from top investors and entrepreneurs from different strategies and backgrounds.
Hosted by property investor, developer and entrepreneur Raj Chengadu
64 Episodes
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Paul Tinker is the leading refurbishment expert, trainer and mentor. He's also an award-winning developer, speaker and author. Formerly a soldier serving 14 years as a royal engineer, after this he was trained as a bricklayer and now has over 15 years of hands-on industry experience. Paul's largest single project was £18m, his total refurbishment turnover is over £300m and he has successfully delivered over 3,000 projects nationally.   Today's episode, It's all about the reburb... The build works and dealing with your contractors.  We are talking about the messy middle part of a project and how well that's managed will have a large impact on the profit you make.    Paul certainly shares some great value in this particular area, with many project management tips to help at all levels. Whether you are just getting started or have done a number of projects.   We discuss:   The dangers of being too comfortable. Why asking for 3 quotes is a waste of time. When should you pay your builders? What is snagging? What should go in the specification of works? How to make refurb notes on an initial viewing.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guest:   info@contructiontrainingacademy.com
Shaz Nawaz is a chartered accountant and managing director of Entrust Property Tax Experts - they specialise in business and property tax advice.   Shaz is also a professional speaker, author and property investor himself, with his current development projects in Boston building 49 houses with a GDV of £10.5m.   This is a follow-up Q&A episode with Shaz where we are discussing all things capital allowances a big tax saving area in property and business. It is certainly not one to be missed and definitely one I'll be referring back to myself.   In this episode we discuss: What are capital allowances? How they can help reduce your tax bill. Which properties and investing strategies can claim capital allowances? How to claim capital allowances? Are these tax savings different when claiming in a LTD vs sole traders and partnerships?   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guests:   http://aa-accountants.co.uk/     *Disclaimer* As always, the content in this episode is for informational and entertainment purposes only and are the views of the host and guests. This information is NOT financial advice. Please speak to a professional advisor and do your own due diligence when looking to invest in property and business.
1 question...7 investors...£10s of millions of properties purchased, developed and invested in.   Today's episode is a short mashup montage where several past guests give us their final thoughts and valuable insights around the things they wish they knew starting out in property. The things they did well that separated them from the average and even things they may have done differently that could have really helped speed up their journey.     Jamie York- #42- (take the action & remove the timeline)   Rosie Charles- #58 (tell everyone what you do)   Laurie Duncan- #56 (on the power of investor funds)   William Stokes- #53 (on not having it all figured out at the start)   Dan Eton- #34 (the 3 key steps for success in property)   Jackie Tomes- #30 (thoughts on doing bigger sexier projects)   Adam Huzzy- #25 (on how bad you want it)   Bonus - #45   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
Suzi Carter is a property investor and chartered surveyor with over 25 years of experience in the commercial and residential property sectors.   She has worked for some of the UK’s largest property and development companies and agents. Suzi’s last role in the corporate world was as director at Land Sec PLC, the UK’s largest property company and REIT, responsible for a shopping centre portfolio of over £2.7bn.   Suzi left the corporate world in 2015 in order to set up her own property investment company - Strongoak Investments Limited which focuses on both commercial and residential investments.   She is basically at expert level in commercial property. An area so many of us shy away from including myself but has a number of potential opportunities... once you know how.   Today we dive into some of those commercial opportunities and go through the differences with residential and the pitfalls to look out for... All in an effort to bridge the knowledge gap in this area and open up a few more of those property investing doors for you.    In this episode we discuss:   The benefits of commercial property compared to residential. Adding value in commercial property- without doing physical refurb works. Valuing commercial properties-typical LTVs and rates Creating your own capital growth and not just being reliant on the market. The current commercial market and future opportunities.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guest:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzi-carter-1a675912/  
Charlotte Edwards is an ‘accidental’ property developer, turning tragedy into triumph as she rebuilt a family development business in just 18 months, with no prior knowledge or experience, yet managed to deliver the most profitable year since the business began 30 years ago.   Charlotte’s story is both empowering and inspirational, more so as she has achieved all of this alongside being a single mum and during Covid. Furthermore, Charlotte has also set herself the task of building a property portfolio to be financially free in just 10 months with her "10 in 10 goal". (Which she is well underway to achieving).   Today we discuss:   Her story and how she overcame adversity. The lessons and challenges running a 25 unit housing scheme for your first project. Finding a strong reason "Why". Building a portfolio of 10 rental properties in 10 months. "Women on-site" and in property development-Is this a problem? Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guests:    https://instagram.com/accidentalfemaledeveloper?utm_medium=copy_link      
Can property truly be a passive investment?   Which strategies are the most passive?   Today we take a look at passive income in property. The goal so many of us are looking for and get sold on time and time again. Where we can lie on a beach somewhere and earn money whilst we sleep.... But how true is this dream and which strategies will get you there?   In this episode, we dive into a number of different strategies and see how passive they really are.   Enjoy!   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/     *Disclaimer* As always, the content in this episode is for informational and entertainment purposes only and are the views of the host and guests. This information is NOT financial advice. Please speak to a professional advisor and do your own due diligence when looking to invest in property and business.
Rosie Charles has been investing in property for 4 years now and created Arch Investments with her husband Allan. They started with single BTL's, then quickly jumped into the deep end of HMO's, with a large 12-bed unit. More recently they are focusing their efforts on mixed-use buildings, but all with an aim to grow their cash-flowing portfolio for the long haul.   In this episode we discuss:   Rosie's journey of replacing her income through property investing. Why she chose to invest 5 hours from home doing different strategies. The ins and outs of her 12 bed HMO conversion and why she wouldn't do it again. Limiting beliefs around raising finance and finding deals. Telling people what you do and holding yourself accountable.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guests:   https://instagram.com/archinvestments?utm_medium=copy_link
Jason Patterson has been a property investor for over 20 years,  specialising mainly in purchasing leasehold properties in North London.   He has a portfolio of around 30 properties worth a total of over £6million.     In this episode, we jump into the world of short-lease properties and lease extensions. Jason takes us pretty much through his step-by-step process of how he goes about these types of deals. He shares an immense amount of value and knowledge in this sit-down.   In today's episode we discuss:   How the lease extension model works. Jason's first deal. The importance of the 80-year mark on a lease. what length leases to go after and what lenders to use. The triple threat- 3 ways to add value to refinance your money back out of a deal. How to search for short lease deals How to extend the lease How to calculate the cost of the lease extension. Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guests:   https://instagram.com/j_p_p_21?utm_medium=copy_link     *Disclaimer* As always, the content in this episode is for informational and entertainment purposes only and are the views of the host and guests. This information is NOT financial advice. Please speak to a professional advisor and do your own due diligence when looking to invest in property and business.    
Laurie Duncan & Alex Robertson are two incredibly inspiring and ambitious UK property investors.   They have built a portfolio of over 200+ Buy To Lets in 2.5 years...... All whilst in full-time jobs.   In addition, they have built a group of 10 companies surrounding this portfolio, from building services to training and education.   In today's episode, the guys take us through their story and how they were able to scale in such a short time frame.   We get into their thought process and mindset of what drives them to this level of success and why they still feel they are just scratching the surface.   We discuss raising finance, The BRRRR Strategy, setting bigger goals and much more.   Throughout the sitdown, you really get a sense of how grounded and humble they both are. Just 2 friends who have known each other from school, but who are truly on a mission together.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/   Guests:   https://www.instagram.com/rewdgroup/?hl=en
When exactly is the next crash?   Will the boom continue or will it bust?   Today I share 5 key indicators and factors that greatly influence the UK property market. The aim is to help you make a more informed decision and your own judgments when it comes to developing and investing in property.   Many of these important factors have shown up during this pandemic and previous recessions too.   Enjoy!   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
Neil Chaudhuri is a former England international and professional golfer. He's competed on six different continents and played alongside some of the best players in the world. Like the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jason Day among others. Today at the age of 34, he is the owner and director of Vogue Abode Properties Ltd with his wife Simona. They invest in high-end student HMOs in Leicester and have built a property portfolio worth over £2million.     In today's episode we discuss:   The life of a pro golfer and the transition to full-time property investor. The ins and outs of a couple of his property deals including the figures & returns. How he operates his particular HMO Model. Why student HMOs and how he achieves higher rents than the average. His pro-golfer mindset exercise, that now helps him as a property investor.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
William Stokes is the Co-Founder & CEO of Co-Space- a flexible workspace and co-working operator. Their focus is on changing the way in which we work and helping entrepreneurs and growing SME's to connect, collaborate and succeed.   William also helped co-found the EquaGroup, a medium-sized commercial to residential property developer that delivers between 150-250 apartments a year. He sat on the board there from 2016 to 2019 before exiting to focus more time on CO-Space.   Today, William takes us through his story. From how he got into property, to doing large-scale development projects, to why he walked away from that to focus on pursuing his passion and start Co-space.   We dive into the flexible co-working model, how it works, who it's for and where it now sits within this new world, due to the pandemic and the changes it's had on the working office environment.   Throughout this interview, you can't help but be inspired, by Williams vision, innovation and passion for what he's creating.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/     Guest:   https://www.instagram.com/mrwilliamstokes/?hl=en
AJ Shome is an experienced London-based property developer. He previously had a successful career in enterprise software sales, brokering multi-million dollar deals with some of the world's largest corporations. However, his more entrepreneurial tendencies lead to him founding Founthill Land, Planning and Development in 2014 with his business partner. Since then they have built this into a multi-award-winning property development company that specialises in mid-market housing developments in London, Hertfordshire & Essex.  They have in excess of £40m GDV in their development pipeline and this is continuing to grow.   Today, AJ gives us a great insight into the world of property development and he takes us through the details of an award-winning project.   We discuss: How he sources his sites. Why he went straight into larger development deals. What he regrets not doing in property from the start. How he went about finding the right mentor.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
Nick Smith is a full-time property investor, mentor and owner of a number of property-based businesses.   Nick has been investing in property for over 20 years. He has grown a multi-million-pound personal property portfolio containing single lets, HMOs and serviced accommodation as well as commercial properties throughout the UK and Europe. He also has a vast entrepreneurial background where he has bought, sold and started numerous different businesses.   Nick has a wealth of knowledge that he shares with us and today we get into the reality of property investing, not just the fluffy side, where you can change your life with passive income..... But the real business thought process side of things that's going to help you get there.   We discuss:   Why he invests in multiple strategies in multiple locations. Investing in HMOs and Serviced Accommodation (SA) and not forcing the strategy. Investing in early adaptor areas and how he approaches this. Buying and turning businesses around Ultra marathons and fitness.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/     Guest:   https://www.saltboxliving.co.uk/
Today I share 3 tips you can do at property and business networking events to get better results.   When I go networking I always try to have a game plan, so I don't just go through the motions and waste my time. Even if it's not necessarily the best event, I want to walk away with something.   These are the minimum 3 tasks that I aim to do every time.   Enjoy!   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
Philip Saunders is a property investor focusing on serviced accommodation and holiday lettings in the Peak District. However, he has taken this strategy down a unique path and specialised in the glamping model with his business- Peak Yurts. Having started with a second-hand yurt in a field, he has managed to expand to several units within a few years.   Today we dive into the ins & outs of his niche business model and discuss his journey on building a property portfolio of holiday lets.   We discuss:   How he fell into this unique glamping model. The important operating systems and processes to help run a successful SA business. The need for redundancies and fail-safes. How he is building a holiday rental portfolio. Lessons and challenges from his business and property investing journey. Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
David Lenton is an ex-professional online poker player, turned entrepreneur and turned property investor. He has established and maintained a successful  search engine marketing business over the past 11 years. Alongside his online business, David has built a diversified seven-figure property portfolio.   Today we dive into his poker background and his transition to property investing....David explains how poker happens to be one of the most psychologically challenging professions you’ll find, but how operating in that environment has helped him pay extra attention to managing risk and emotions when it comes to property investing.  We go on to discuss his property buying criteria, what yields he looks for and why he is currently focusing on buying unencumbered properties. Finally, David shares how he is approaching the current market and the tips and lessons that he has learned along the way.     Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/  
Today I share the top 5 books that have really helped speed up my property & entrepreneurial journey!   The ones that have really impacted the way I think and changed the way I approach business.   Enjoy!   ***************   BOOK YOUR FREE 1-TO-1 CALL WITH ME- DETAILS IN TODAY'S EPISODE.    GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/
Mark Lloyd is a serial entrepreneur and a very experienced property investor. Has been investing in property for over 16 years and has a large UK portfolio. He is the co-founder of the Property Master Academy, which specialises in mentoring newer investors. He also co-owns the international property crowdfunding platform - Max Crowdfund- which helps developers raise cash for their projects and gives investors a return on their money using blockchain technology.   In this episode, Mark shares his entrepreneurial journey and how he sold his business to start investing in property. He takes us through his early investing thought process, how he scaled and why he invested out of area.   Mark goes on to share the lessons he's learnt from certain joint ventures and finishes by telling us about the single biggest challenge he's faced more recently, putting together a potential 60 million pound deal.   Enjoy   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/     Follow Guest:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marklloydproperty/?hl=en-gb
Keith Firmin has been investing in property since 2013 in the North West of England. He has grown his business of buying property, to £1million+, allowing him to leave his job in the police force a few years ago.   Milesh Lakhani is a property developer, investor, and coach. After working in financial services for 18 years, he became full-time in property in 2016 and built a portfolio consisting of buy-to-lets, HMOs and commercial to residential conversion projects.   In this episode, we have an open discussion on the current market and how it's evolved over the past year or so.   Keith and Milesh share their experiences and insights into remaining adaptable when it comes to finding property deals and what deals they are looking for. They discuss the importance of not just having a property strategy, but a business strategy and how this is key to long-term success in this game.   Throughout the conversation, they share some great lessons and tips for proactive property investors looking to progress to the next level.   Enjoy!   ***************   GET IN CONTACT.   Email- raj@propertyinvesting2-0.com   Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/raj-chengadu-11381b69/     Follow Guests:   Keith Firmin:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keithfirminproperty/?hl=en   Milesh Lakhani   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mileshlakhaniproperty/?hl=en
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