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THIS WEEK - FUN ON THE FLOOR

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I was selected to attend an event at the London Frame Studio
organised by Total Greek yoghurt and of course I dragged my
American guest along with me to share the experience.
We were happy/nervous pupils being taught how to Rumba, Salsa
and Tango by the pros - Dee Thresher celebrity fitness expert and
Jesús Reyes Ortiz Jr dance instructor from the US.


 O' yes, it was a PROPER work out whilst trying to not look like the odd ones out
...hard work! However, it was fun and very friendly, which helped us shake off
any embarrassment or pressure.

The class was rounded off nicely with a generous spread of tasty food,
refreshments and other great stuff courtesy of Total Greek yoghurt.
If you don't like the gym, this could be an alternative keep fit method for you.




Now I have the hunger for more Rumba dancing so 'Strictly Come' or 'Dancing with' -
here these happy feet come!

More Fun on the Floor

This time it was fun on the 6th floor, where I ate lunch at the London Ken…

THIS WEEK: BEING A LANDLORD



Being a landlord is like being a director, housing officer and
the estate agent in one. Here are some tips to make it easier.

You may decide not to hire a company to manage your rental
property. You may want to manage your property and ensure
that all the rental income go straight into your pocket.

MARKETING




Use the internet - it's your best friend when you need to
advertise and reach your potential tenants. Try Gumtree
and Room for travellers (roomsft), to help showcase your
property. Consider using clear pictures, detailed adjective
so instead of saying 'nice' say 'clean' and state key terms
and conditions such as cancellations policy and deal breaker
terms.

SET STANDARDS

Know the rental value and how much you want.
Know who you want to rent your property to, couples,
over 18 year olds, men only or families only.
Standards should really be stated upfront in a
lease agreement usually a shorthold agreement or
guardian agreement.

HAVE A BUDGET
It would be silly to do business without a budget.
You need to widen your profit margin by having a
great team to help with the repairs and electric and
gas problems. Also, buy inexpensive things if you
provide more than just a property;

Second hand shops - excellent for white goods,
tables and chairs.

Supermarket special deals - great for bed linen, pots
and cutlery.

Pound store - fantastic for those glasses, bowls, plates,
lamps, towels and even for your complimentary tea and
coffee.

VIEWINGS
Try to arrange a group viewing, this is helps to increase an
interest amongst perspective tenants. Also, try to accept
bookings when convenient for you - don't forget there may
be time wasters who don't stick to their viewing appointments.


Hope this helps! And remember you're the boss...
















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