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Carl Agar

>Carl Agar

Carl Agar is the Managing Director of BRH (property management and portfolio building specialists), founder and Chief Executive of The Home Safe Scheme, for the last decade he has been the Yorkshire representative of the National Landlords Association - the UK’s largest landlord association, as well as being a Landlord and Investor. He’s quite busy! 

Blog posts:

Can selective licensing help clean up communities?

Tuesday 27 February 2018

By Carl Agar

Selective licensing initiatives are increasing as more and more councils seek to ‘clean up’ areas suffering from high levels of anti social behaviour, currently blighting towns, villages and cities across the UK. 

When HMO's go BAD!

Monday 11 December 2017

By Carl Agar

If managed correctly and fully occupied - then HMO properties are arguable one of the best property types to invest in.

11 Ways Landlords Can Combat Section 24 Tax Changes

Thursday 30 November 2017

By Carl Agar

Despite repeated warnings to the government about the reduction in the availability of private rented properties, increased rents and ultimately an increase in homelessness, Section 24 is more than just here to stay – it’s already kicked in (albeit gently to begin with).

DIY Property Inspections

Wednesday 18 October 2017

By Carl Agar

In an effort to cut back on costs, many landlords these days are opting to do their own property inspections and marketing etc. In this article we’re zooming in on inspections and looking at not just what it involves, but when it’s appropriate and how much notice you must legally give your tenants.

In conversation with a student landlord

Tuesday 15 August 2017

By Carl Agar

There’s no doubt that students have a bad reputation for parties, accidental damage, and unreliability, and many landlords won’t touch them with a barge pole. But there is still money to be made in this market - if you go into it with your eyes wide open

Choosing suitable Letting Agents

Monday 27 February 2017

By Carl Agar

A question I get asked a lot is ‘how do you choose a good agent? My jovial and perhaps obvious answer is ‘You call Big Red House!’ but in reality it is a very valid and serious question.

Thoughts on Brexit and new home building

Wednesday 14 September 2016

By Carl Agar

In my last article on this topic I discussed the potential impact that leaving the EU could have on the private rented sector and it sparked quite a heated debate on social media. What was obvious to many is that such an emotive issue would always cause a debate. 

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Andy Wynne Jones

Andy Wynne Jones

A landlord himself, Andy has spent over 25 years in financial services - beginning his career in commercial insurance and high street insurance brokers.
 

Augusta Onyiuke-Eluma

Augusta Onyiuke-Eluma

Augusta Onyiuke-Eluma is a Partner at award-winning financial advisory Foster Denovo, where she advises on whole-of-market mortgage issues (inclusive of residential and commercial purchases, as well as development finance and bridging loan needs).

Bindar Dosanjh

Bindar Dosanjh

Award winning property investor Bindar Dosanjh started out renting a room in her house as a way to make ends meet as a single mum. Now she’s got a portfolio worth several million pounds, and mentors others to follow in her footsteps through her company Smart Core Wealth.

Carl Agar

Carl Agar

Carl Agar is the managing Director of Big Red House letting agents, founder and Chief Executive of The Home Safe Scheme, has been the Yorkshire representative of the National Landlords Association for the last decade - the UK’s largest landlord association, as well as being a Landlord and Investor.

Jasmine Kaur

Jasmine Kaur

Jasmine Kaur, property investment runs in the family. She got her first property at 18, and now has 15+ properties in London and the North West. Most of them are Houses of Multiple Occupancy - and it’s an investment strategy that has paid off for Jasmine so far.
 

Tony Gimple

Tony Gimple

Tony Gimple has worked for Legal & General, American Express, Towergate, Chancery Law Group and Bowling & Co Solicitors (a Leading Legal 500 firm where he was their estate planning director), and is the subject of a Cranfield MBA thesis on entrepreneurship.