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  • Property-a-holics

    Ed Mead: landlord and PRS issues



    Property Tribes is proud to present an interview with Ed Mead, leading industry commentator with 37 years experience of the property sector.

    Having literally grown up in the London property market, ending up as Executive Director of Douglas and Gordon, Ed has contributed commentary to the Sunday Times as their property expert and in the Telegraph as their Agent Provocateur , as well as many other publications and websites.

    He has done two TV series for BBC2, many interviews and panel appearances, and now has a regular LBC Radio slot with Clive Bull doing a live property Q&A as well as a column on well known trade website Property Industry Eye.

    Ed is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and serves on the board of the Property Ombudsman.

    His most recent endeavour is co-founding the outsourced viewing service, Viewber.

    So who better to talk to about what is happening in the private rented sector, including the tenant fees ban and Section 24:



    We hope you enjoyed listening to Ed's views and, to learn more about Viewber, you can visit the Viewber website. 

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    Great interview. Thanks for sharing. Viewber looks a good option for many in the housing sector, not just us in the PRS .

    Interesting what Ed said about the 5,10... Even 15% that agents charge for property management. Food for thought there.

    Also, he views seeing the bigger picture and long term focus as important.  With all of his experience, Ed fundamentally supports the notion and strategy that capital long-term growth is the key. Yield is just the by product after necessary maintenance and revenue costs. From an experienced player to a getting there, LL, I'm taking that on board.

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    Capital long-term growth is a key to one strategy. It is not the key. For me yield is key as my aim is to provide an income for myself. Capital growth is the by-product.

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    Thanks for the comments.

    Without yield, unless you have significant other income, you may not be able to survive long enough in the game to benefit from capital growth!

    I always think as capital growth as the cherry on top.  The focus should always be on positive net cashflow.

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