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Episode 5: TV’s Martin Roberts talks buying at auction and online agents take on the high street

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In this month’s episode of Listen Up Landlords we compare the relative merits of high street and online agents – and welcome Homes Under the Hammer star Martin Roberts who shares his top tips on buying at auction and property investment

Two years after the rollout of the Tenant Fees Act, presenters NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle (@BeadleBen) and Richard Blanco (@richardblanco_) talk to guests Michael Cook, National Lettings Managing Director at Leaders Roman’s group and Calum Brannan (@CalumBrannan) , founder and CEO of online letting agent Howsy

Michael and Calum talk about the changes they have seen since the introduction of the Act and the strengths – and weaknesses - of both high street and online models.

Elsewhere in the show Catherine Behdad, of the NRLA advice team talks about the hot topics on the phonelines throughout the month.

This month we focus on the transition out of emergency Covid restrictions, with more on this topic on our dedicated webpages here.

Last, but by no means least, we are joined by Homes Under the Hammer star and NRLA member Martin Roberts (@TVMartinRoberts).

Martin – a household name in the property world – talks about his journey as a landlord and investor and shares advice on buying at auction and finding the right property for you.

He is also the cover star of our exclusive members’ magazine Property. The magazine is published and posted quarterly and can be read by members online here.

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Guest Biographies

Calum Brannan

Calum is a landlord, Airbnb super host, and founder of Howsy. As a landlord, Calum spent years getting frustrated by the cost and hassle of managing his rental property. He created Howsy in a bid to to shake up letting and bring it firmly into the 21st century.

Michael Cook

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the property industry. In his role as national lettings managing director he is responsible for both building and managing Leaders Romans’ lettings portfolio across its national network of branches.

Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts is a TV and radio presenter, property expert and author. He has presented BBC property show Homes Under the Hammer for the last 18 years and is currently filming the next series of the show. His YouTube channel Martin Roberts Property Titbits can be found here.

Listen Up Landlords Podcast

Are you a new landlord just starting out in the business, or an experienced investor looking for the inside track on what’s going on in the private rented sector?

If so, Listen Up Landlords is the podcast for you.

Brought to you by the UK's largest landlord membership organisation, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) it will bring you the very best information, insight and analysis when it comes to renting homes, along with practical advice on how to make the best of your properties.

Presenters, NRLA Chief Executive Ben Beadle – a landlord himself - and landlord, property developer and broadcaster Richard Blanco will be joined each month by expert guests from across the industry to shine a light on the issues affecting you and your lettings.

This could be anything from new legislation and tax changes to boosting your kerb appeal.

By landlords, for landlords, Listen Up Landlords will feature stories and views from the buy-to-let market, to support those just starting out and to share best practice.

Meet the Presenters

Ben Beadle

NRLA chief executive Ben Beadle bought his first rental home in London at the age of 20 and now has a portfolio of properties in the capital, focussing on student lets and HMOs. Starting out in property management, he was responsible for overseeing the merger of the NLA and RLA to create the NRLA in March 2020. Ben is committed to changing the narrative when it comes to private landlords and growing the association to bring about real political change and create a private rented sector that works for all.

Richard Blanco

Landlord and investor Richard Blanco started buying property in 2003 and has built a portfolio of rental homes across six London boroughs. He is a London Representative for the NRLA and organises and speaks at events across the capital. As well as presenting Listen Up Landlords Richard regularly appears on USA TV show House Hunters International and writes and comments on housing issues in the national and trade press.

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