UK Property Investment: Your comprehensive beginner's guide
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UK Property Investment: Your comprehensive beginner's guide

I will teach you every aspect you need to know to get started the UK property investment market
4.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Mr Carl Bedward
Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the the course you will understand the ‘nuts and bolts’ that you need to go from nothing to having property working for you. From deciding what property to buy, to dealing with estate agent, to managing your property portfolio. This course will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge on how to get started in property investment.
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  • You should be able to use a PC at beginner level. For the course itself there is no prior investment experience needed

In this comprehensive 14-part online video training course will cover everything that you need to know in order to get started investing in residential property, or if you have already started but have become stuck, or disillusioned, it will help you to reappraise your existing investments so that they work for you in the best way possible!

You will learn how to invest in exactly the same way as professional investors do. There are many people who call themselves property investors, but the vast majority of these are amateur investors and very often they do not know much more than the man in the street.

It has been said that ‘amateur investors make smart investors rich’ when their investments do not work out they are forced to sell and that’s when the professionals will buy those properties at a considerable discount! With the knowledge I impart in this course you will learn not to make this common and costly property investment mistakes. 

Everyone learns differently, by that, I mean some people are auditory, some visual, and some people need everything written down in front of them so that they can read over the text enough times so that the content stays with them, and if need be, they can refer back to the text as many times as they need to. This course provides not only audio and visual learning but also PDF files that can be downloaded and studied at your leisure, so no matter how you learn best, the course can work for you!

You will gain all of my expert property investment knowledge I have accrued over many years of working, and investing in property in a just a few hours, and unlike a course where you attend for one or two days, you will have the opportunity to watch, listen and read the course material over and over again until you are completely happy with your learning experience.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in property investment. Whether you are new to it or already have some experience. This course aimed specifically at the UK property investment market.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
1 Lecture 03:56

The course introduction will give you an overview of what you can expect to achieve if you follow the modules and advice within the online course.

Preview 03:56
Property Investment Course
14 Lectures 01:06:55

In this video you look at your reasons why you want to invest in property. Investing in property is a means to an end like achieving financial freedom or being able to retire early. This varies depending on the person but is a really important question and the driving force behind a successful outcome. 

Preview 04:04

This chapter will help you identify the reasons as to why you have decided to go into property investment and in return what you can expect to get out of the experience.

Preview 05:23

There are many strategies for investing in property. Some investors employ them all and some stick with just one. It really does come down to the individual and what they are comfortable with, and what they wish to achieve.  In this chapter we will look at all the options available to help you ascertain which is best suited to your situation.

Various investment strategies

How you will finance your investment will depend upon a number of factors. The obvious one being your financial position, but even if you are cash rich, it still may not be the most prudent way of investing to just buy a property for cash.  This section helps you identify that investment options open to you and how to access them.

Financing your investment

The type of property that you will buy is dependent upon which strategy you decide to pursue and or what geographical areas you choose to work in.  But how do you choose?  Here we examine how you determine what type of property purchase will work for you.

What properties to buy and how to buy them

Any successful property investor will set up a power team to support and advise on the essential aspects.  Here you will learn who you need to have on your team and what to look for as key skills in each of your advisors.

Assemble the troops

In order to ensure that you buy the right property at the right price, it is essential that you know your investment area exceptionally well.  The problem is you may not be from the area or may life a distance away from where you want to purchase the property.  This chapter gives you valuable tips and advice on how to become an expert in the area you want to buy to ensure you make the most of your investment.

How to become a local expert

So you've purchased your property, congratulations! Now you need to get it ready for the market.  Just how much refurbishment do you actually need to do in order to get the maximum return on investment without losing all of your profit.


When buying your property getting estate agents on side can be a valuable weapon to have in your arsenal.  This chapter examines the ways you can build a prosperous and beneficial relationship with your estate agent and use it to get ahead of others in your field.

Estate Agents

Buying a property at auction is often misunderstood. Many people assume that just because property has been purchased at auction it is a bargain.This may have been the case once upon a time, but it certainly isn't now!  Learn how to determine when it is a good idea to buy at auction and when you would be better to walk away.

Property Auctions

The vast majority of people when they wish to look to buy or sell a property will employ the services of an estate agent which is fine, and most agents and provide a great service.  The secret to successful property investment comes from know alternative methods that others won't know, which means you get access to the better properties faster.  Here you will learn what these methods are and how you can exploit them to your advantage.

Alternative ways of sourcing properties

You finally reach the position where you are ready to let your property - but how do you choose the tenant that is right for your property type?  Picking the wrong one will be seriously detrimental to your return on investment.  Read on to learn how you can identify how to choose the right tenant for your property, and also the different types of tenant.

What type of tenants and why

Should you rent your property furnished or unfurnished?  What type of tenancy agreement do you need?  Read about the options available to you and why you need to pick the right one depending on the type of property and tenant you are letting to.

Managing your properties and tenants

When creating your property investment business you will need to decide what ‘form’ your property business will take.  Will you be a sole trader, a partnership, or will you be setting up a limited company?  Each has different advantage and liabilities to you so this chapter will give you an overview of each of them and help you determine which fits your business model.

Managing your property business
About the Instructor
Mr Carl Bedward
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The Property Investment Mentor

Hi! I'm Carl Bedward.

I have been involved in property since late 1986 when I took over the running of a company specializing in refurbishing properties for local authorities and housing associations. In an average year we would refurbish between 180- 250 properties; everything from a £500 'make it safe to let' job to a £20k+ full revamp.

It was during this time that I became interested in owning property myself. I would often come across properties that were being sold off by our clients because the felt they had become 'un-lettable' and were being offered for sale at below market value. I remember thinking at the time 'Why would I want that? It's a horrible house in an equally horrible area, and no one wants to live there; and those that have lived there just mistreated it and /or didn't pay the rent and were evicted!"  It never occurred to me that I could do the whole thing a hell of a lot better. 

Until 1994.  That was the year I actually took action and purchased my first buy to let property and I have never looked back.  More importantly, I have never stopped learning and have managed to acquire a wealth of knowledge which I love to share with others who wish to get started in property or have started but got stuck on their journey.

Not only have I done the 'hard yards' and already completed nearly 30 years of 'on the ground' intensive real property experience but I am still doing it today and intend to carry on doing it. To me it's a pleasure to do and nothing like most people's perception of work!