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Phil Spencer is one of the UK's leading property experts,with over 25 years of experience in the property sector. The Move iQ Podcast is where Phil shares his tips for buying, renting and selling to help anyone moving through this notoriously stressful process and beyond. Whether this is your first move or you are a seasoned property professional, Phil shares his property advice, guidance and insights to help everyone move home with confidence.

Latest Episodes

Key Things to Know About Renting

Your rental property is more than just the place you live, it’s your home. Viewing different rental properties is an exciting and often stressful process. Although you might fall in love with a property at first glance, you may discover all is not as it seems as second and even third viewings could reveal potential hidden truths about the condition of the property that you were previously unaware of. Knowing how to navigate the rental market and what to look out for when you find ‘the one’ is vitally important. Over the past five episodes of the Move iQ Property podcast, we’ve covered everything from how to choose the right rental property to how to be the perfect tenant. However, with the rental market constantly changing and considering just how competitive private renting has become, you really need to know your stuff if you want to stay ahead of the game. To help you out with this and to ensure you secure a home for the foreseeable future, I’ve returned for the final episode of season two to cover the key aspects of previous episodes in more detail. Listen in to find out: How the rental market has evolved and why it’s become so competitive over recent years Why you (and your pets) need a tenant passport to help you secure the right property How to assess the quality of a property when viewing How to negotiate on rental costs and terms on a lease Important things to do on move-in day including taking photos and videos to demonstrate the condition of the property and help get your deposit back Why you should consider getting insurance in the form of a rental protection plan An in-depth analysis of tenants' rights when living in the property How to deal with disputes about getting your deposit back Thank you for listening to the Move iQ Property podcast! Renting Advice For more essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ We’ve reached the final episode of season two with your host Phil Spencer and Co-Host, Chris Ducker. We hope you enjoyed this season as much as we enjoyed recording it! Don’t forget to sign-up to Move iQ for lots of tips, advice and free downloadable guides to support you on your rental journey. If you think you’ve found the right rental property, you can find out property-specific and local area information you need to know to make sure you’ve found ‘the one’ with help from Phil Spencer’s Property Report. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review!

10 MIN2019 SEP 18
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Key Things to Know About Renting

What to Do When Your Tenancy Comes to an End

The end of a tenancy can mean one of two things; either the tenant has decided to leave or the landlord has issued an eviction. One scenario is obviously much better than the other, but both these options call for similar actions to be taken at the end of a tenancy. Tune into this episode to hear Phil and co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how tenancies can end and what you should do when this happens. Chris asks Phil about tenant’s rights when evicted and what actions to take before leaving the property. If you want to learn how to get your deposit back and ensure you’ve got a great reference in your corner when it comes to securing another rental property, you really don’t want to miss this episode of Move iQ. Listen in to find out: What procedures landlords must follow before issuing an eviction The difference between Section 21 and Section 8 notices How to get your deposit back What to do with your bills and post following the end of a tenancy How to get that glowing landlord reference Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

12 MIN2019 SEP 18
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What to Do When Your Tenancy Comes to an End

How to be a Good Tenant

Are you the perfect tenant? When renting a property, it is always important to remember that whilst you have a right to feel at home, you are living in someone else’s property. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities to look after the home whilst the landlord is responsible to make sure you are safe and happy. In the fourth episode of season two of the Move iQ Podcast, Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how to be a good tenant and why communication is key. Chris quizzes Phil on the do’s and don’ts of renting and why it’s important to always ask the landlord before doing anything! Listen in to find out: How to communicate with your landlord How to be the perfect tenant Your rights when living in the property What to do if you want to make home improvements What to do if your landlord wants to inspect the property Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Renting advice For more essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

11 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to be a Good Tenant

How to Secure a Rental Property

If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Before signing the lease on a rental property, it’s worth negotiating anything that you aren’t happy about or that you think require the landlord’s attention. Do you know the history of the property? Is the price reasonable? Have you read the agreement properly? There are so many things that you need to consider as a potential tenant in order to make informed decisions and more agreeable negotiations. Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how the terms on rental properties aren’t always set in stone and the importance of going through all the information you have with a fine-tooth comb. Negotiating isn’t just for when you’re buying a house, it works on rented properties too, as long as you know how to go about it. Listen in to find out: Important information you should know about the property before renting How to negotiate changes you want to make to the property What the different types of tenancy agreements are and what they mean for you as the tenant Why you should read the tenancy agreement before move-in day Why the inventory is vitally important Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Renting advice For more of Phil’s essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

13 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to Secure a Rental Property

How to View a Rental Property

Are you looking for a property to rent? There are many things to consider before renting a new home; who is the landlord? How long is the lease? Is it furnished? These are the questions that you need to ask when deciding if the property itself is right for you. You also need to make sure you’ve done your research when it comes to the local area, what amenities are nearby? What are the schools like? How convenient are the transport links? etc. It’s very important to know the advantages and disadvantages of different properties before signing anything. In the second episode of season two of the Move iQ Podcast, Phil shares his knowledge with co-host Chris Ducker on what to consider when viewing a rental property. They also dive into the pros and cons of being a tenant, whether it’s better to rent privately or through an agent, the differences between landlords, benefits of furnished vs unfurnished homes and so much more. Listen in to find out: Why it’s important to know who your landlord is The difference between portfolio, individual and accidental landlords How to know whether a furnished, unfurnished or semi-furnished property is right for you Whether renting via a letting agent or private landlord is better How to discuss awkward matters such as not liking the furniture in the property Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

14 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to View a Rental Property

How to Approach Renting a Home

Time to get excited...the Move iQ Podcast is back for its second season! While the first season focused on anything and everything to do with buying your first home, this season brings you valuable information on renting a property. Property expert and Founding Director of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, returns to host the second season of the show right alongside co-host, Chris Ducker. Chris is a published author, serial entrepreneur and founder of Youpreneur.com. As more people than ever are deciding to rent properties instead of buying, it’s important to stand out from the crowd as the demand for rented properties grows. Chris certainly has a lot of questions for Phil to help future tenants secure a rented property. Phil shares his knowledge on why more people than ever are choosing to rent rather than buy, how to stand-out as the perfect tenant and why it’s important to know your rights as a tenant. Listen in to find out: Why more people than ever are renting properties How to make a good first impression to both estate agents and landlords What a tenant passport is and how it can help you get a competitive advantage What to look out for during viewings What your rights and responsibilities are as a tenant Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

17 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to Approach Renting a Home

What Does it Mean to Exchange and Complete on a Property?

If you’re buying a home and can’t wait to pop the champagne, you’ll have to put celebrations on hold until the exchange of contracts. Before contracts are exchanged, the seller or buyer can pull out of the deal at any time. You might already have booked the removals van and planned the décor for every room but you need to take a step back and make sure everything is in place before you go out buying paint. On episode 8 of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker, quizzes property expert, Phil Spencer, on what it really means to exchange and complete on a property. You’ll learn what needs to happen before you can exchange and find out what you can do to help ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Listen in to find out: What ‘exchange and completion’ actually means What to think about when it comes to building insurance Why you shouldn’t book a removal company until the exchange of contracts is complete How to prepare for exchange and completion What causes delays o...

10 MIN2019 APR 16
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What Does it Mean to Exchange and Complete on a Property?

When Buying a Property Goes Wrong

When you’re buying a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and let yourself get carried away before the deal is complete. Losing your dream home can be devastating and even when you do everything right, there is always a possibility that the transaction will fall through. But don’t worry, property expert and founder of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, has got you covered. On episode 7 of the Move iQ podcast, Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, explore what happens when property buying goes wrong. Although there’s no telling what the future holds when it comes to buying a property, it’s worth being prepared as a buyer so you know what to expect and how you can try and reduce the risk of things going wrong. Listen in to find out: Why transactions go wrong What you can do to try and save a deal that looks like it could go wrong Why you need to re-connect with existing agents and update them on your situation The importance of not losing hope and treating the experience as a...

7 MIN2019 APR 16
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When Buying a Property Goes Wrong

The Property Conveyancing Process Explained

If you’re a first-time buyer, the property conveyancing process of buying a home can seem like a minefield of legal jargon that’s almost impossible to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be. In episode 6 of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker quizzes property expert and Founder of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, on the property conveyancing process. Phil breaks it down to bring you a straightforward explanation as well as lots of tips to help you find a good conveyancing solicitor, plus advice on what to do should the transaction fall through. If you’re planning on becoming a homeowner soon or you find yourself about to approach the conveyancing process, this is the episode for you! Listen in to find out: What the property conveyancing process involves The importance of finding a good solicitor How to choose the right property survey Tips for interpreting a survey The relevance of a RICS surveyor How long the conveyancing and survey process usually takes Thank you for listening to the...

13 MIN2019 APR 16
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The Property Conveyancing Process Explained

How to Offer and Negotiate on House Price

Sometimes the house of your dreams is just over your budget and you’re left wondering if you can make a cheeky offer. And other times the amount of work a property requires means the seller is asking for far too much money. Negotiating a house price is often a necessary step in the home buying process. But, agreeing on the terms of purchase with an offer lower than the seller’s expectation is where things can get complicated. If you want to learn how to negotiate a house price, join property expert Phil Spencer and co-host Chris Ducker on episode 5 of the Move iQ podcast, where they discuss some of the potential ways you can ‘haggle’ for a lower price. Listen in to find out: What you need to consider before submitting an offer Why you shouldn’t let your heart rule when it comes to buying a home How to come to your own conclusion about a property’s value How to know if you should negotiate on price or submit the asking price Using the existing property market to help determine ...

15 MIN2019 APR 16
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How to Offer and Negotiate on House Price

Latest Episodes

Key Things to Know About Renting

Your rental property is more than just the place you live, it’s your home. Viewing different rental properties is an exciting and often stressful process. Although you might fall in love with a property at first glance, you may discover all is not as it seems as second and even third viewings could reveal potential hidden truths about the condition of the property that you were previously unaware of. Knowing how to navigate the rental market and what to look out for when you find ‘the one’ is vitally important. Over the past five episodes of the Move iQ Property podcast, we’ve covered everything from how to choose the right rental property to how to be the perfect tenant. However, with the rental market constantly changing and considering just how competitive private renting has become, you really need to know your stuff if you want to stay ahead of the game. To help you out with this and to ensure you secure a home for the foreseeable future, I’ve returned for the final episode of season two to cover the key aspects of previous episodes in more detail. Listen in to find out: How the rental market has evolved and why it’s become so competitive over recent years Why you (and your pets) need a tenant passport to help you secure the right property How to assess the quality of a property when viewing How to negotiate on rental costs and terms on a lease Important things to do on move-in day including taking photos and videos to demonstrate the condition of the property and help get your deposit back Why you should consider getting insurance in the form of a rental protection plan An in-depth analysis of tenants' rights when living in the property How to deal with disputes about getting your deposit back Thank you for listening to the Move iQ Property podcast! Renting Advice For more essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ We’ve reached the final episode of season two with your host Phil Spencer and Co-Host, Chris Ducker. We hope you enjoyed this season as much as we enjoyed recording it! Don’t forget to sign-up to Move iQ for lots of tips, advice and free downloadable guides to support you on your rental journey. If you think you’ve found the right rental property, you can find out property-specific and local area information you need to know to make sure you’ve found ‘the one’ with help from Phil Spencer’s Property Report. If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review!

10 MIN2019 SEP 18
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Key Things to Know About Renting

What to Do When Your Tenancy Comes to an End

The end of a tenancy can mean one of two things; either the tenant has decided to leave or the landlord has issued an eviction. One scenario is obviously much better than the other, but both these options call for similar actions to be taken at the end of a tenancy. Tune into this episode to hear Phil and co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how tenancies can end and what you should do when this happens. Chris asks Phil about tenant’s rights when evicted and what actions to take before leaving the property. If you want to learn how to get your deposit back and ensure you’ve got a great reference in your corner when it comes to securing another rental property, you really don’t want to miss this episode of Move iQ. Listen in to find out: What procedures landlords must follow before issuing an eviction The difference between Section 21 and Section 8 notices How to get your deposit back What to do with your bills and post following the end of a tenancy How to get that glowing landlord reference Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

12 MIN2019 SEP 18
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What to Do When Your Tenancy Comes to an End

How to be a Good Tenant

Are you the perfect tenant? When renting a property, it is always important to remember that whilst you have a right to feel at home, you are living in someone else’s property. Therefore, you have certain responsibilities to look after the home whilst the landlord is responsible to make sure you are safe and happy. In the fourth episode of season two of the Move iQ Podcast, Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how to be a good tenant and why communication is key. Chris quizzes Phil on the do’s and don’ts of renting and why it’s important to always ask the landlord before doing anything! Listen in to find out: How to communicate with your landlord How to be the perfect tenant Your rights when living in the property What to do if you want to make home improvements What to do if your landlord wants to inspect the property Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Renting advice For more essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

11 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to be a Good Tenant

How to Secure a Rental Property

If you don’t ask, you don’t get! Before signing the lease on a rental property, it’s worth negotiating anything that you aren’t happy about or that you think require the landlord’s attention. Do you know the history of the property? Is the price reasonable? Have you read the agreement properly? There are so many things that you need to consider as a potential tenant in order to make informed decisions and more agreeable negotiations. Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, discuss how the terms on rental properties aren’t always set in stone and the importance of going through all the information you have with a fine-tooth comb. Negotiating isn’t just for when you’re buying a house, it works on rented properties too, as long as you know how to go about it. Listen in to find out: Important information you should know about the property before renting How to negotiate changes you want to make to the property What the different types of tenancy agreements are and what they mean for you as the tenant Why you should read the tenancy agreement before move-in day Why the inventory is vitally important Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Renting advice For more of Phil’s essential tips and tricks to help the rental process run as smoothly as possible check out the Renting section over at Move iQ. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

13 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to Secure a Rental Property

How to View a Rental Property

Are you looking for a property to rent? There are many things to consider before renting a new home; who is the landlord? How long is the lease? Is it furnished? These are the questions that you need to ask when deciding if the property itself is right for you. You also need to make sure you’ve done your research when it comes to the local area, what amenities are nearby? What are the schools like? How convenient are the transport links? etc. It’s very important to know the advantages and disadvantages of different properties before signing anything. In the second episode of season two of the Move iQ Podcast, Phil shares his knowledge with co-host Chris Ducker on what to consider when viewing a rental property. They also dive into the pros and cons of being a tenant, whether it’s better to rent privately or through an agent, the differences between landlords, benefits of furnished vs unfurnished homes and so much more. Listen in to find out: Why it’s important to know who your landlord is The difference between portfolio, individual and accidental landlords How to know whether a furnished, unfurnished or semi-furnished property is right for you Whether renting via a letting agent or private landlord is better How to discuss awkward matters such as not liking the furniture in the property Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

14 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to View a Rental Property

How to Approach Renting a Home

Time to get excited...the Move iQ Podcast is back for its second season! While the first season focused on anything and everything to do with buying your first home, this season brings you valuable information on renting a property. Property expert and Founding Director of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, returns to host the second season of the show right alongside co-host, Chris Ducker. Chris is a published author, serial entrepreneur and founder of Youpreneur.com. As more people than ever are deciding to rent properties instead of buying, it’s important to stand out from the crowd as the demand for rented properties grows. Chris certainly has a lot of questions for Phil to help future tenants secure a rented property. Phil shares his knowledge on why more people than ever are choosing to rent rather than buy, how to stand-out as the perfect tenant and why it’s important to know your rights as a tenant. Listen in to find out: Why more people than ever are renting properties How to make a good first impression to both estate agents and landlords What a tenant passport is and how it can help you get a competitive advantage What to look out for during viewings What your rights and responsibilities are as a tenant Thank you for listening to the Move iQ podcast! If you enjoyed the show, please subscribe via your favourite podcast app and don’t forget to leave a review! Are you sure you’ve found the right rental property? Phil Spencer’s Property Report can help you decide! Your tailored Property Report reveals vital property-specific and local area information to help you form a rounded opinion on the suitability of a specific property you may be considering renting. To find out more about Phil’s Property Report, click here. We want to thank the sponsor of our show: The Legal & General Group is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. For over 180 years, they’ve helped their customers safeguard their families' financial futures through providing life insurance. Their new Rental Protection Plan could help provide financial security by paying out a monthly benefit which could be used to help to pay the rent. Visit legalandgeneral.com/rentalprotectionplan to find out more. Find out more about Move iQ To find out more about Move iQ, you can visit our website, where you can register to receive offers and benefits, and sign-up to receive our exclusive monthly newsletter. Please also connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. We’ve also got lots of great videos over on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to our channel and let us know what you think.

17 MIN2019 SEP 18
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How to Approach Renting a Home

What Does it Mean to Exchange and Complete on a Property?

If you’re buying a home and can’t wait to pop the champagne, you’ll have to put celebrations on hold until the exchange of contracts. Before contracts are exchanged, the seller or buyer can pull out of the deal at any time. You might already have booked the removals van and planned the décor for every room but you need to take a step back and make sure everything is in place before you go out buying paint. On episode 8 of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker, quizzes property expert, Phil Spencer, on what it really means to exchange and complete on a property. You’ll learn what needs to happen before you can exchange and find out what you can do to help ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Listen in to find out: What ‘exchange and completion’ actually means What to think about when it comes to building insurance Why you shouldn’t book a removal company until the exchange of contracts is complete How to prepare for exchange and completion What causes delays o...

10 MIN2019 APR 16
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What Does it Mean to Exchange and Complete on a Property?

When Buying a Property Goes Wrong

When you’re buying a new home, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement and let yourself get carried away before the deal is complete. Losing your dream home can be devastating and even when you do everything right, there is always a possibility that the transaction will fall through. But don’t worry, property expert and founder of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, has got you covered. On episode 7 of the Move iQ podcast, Phil and his co-host, Chris Ducker, explore what happens when property buying goes wrong. Although there’s no telling what the future holds when it comes to buying a property, it’s worth being prepared as a buyer so you know what to expect and how you can try and reduce the risk of things going wrong. Listen in to find out: Why transactions go wrong What you can do to try and save a deal that looks like it could go wrong Why you need to re-connect with existing agents and update them on your situation The importance of not losing hope and treating the experience as a...

7 MIN2019 APR 16
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When Buying a Property Goes Wrong

The Property Conveyancing Process Explained

If you’re a first-time buyer, the property conveyancing process of buying a home can seem like a minefield of legal jargon that’s almost impossible to navigate. But it doesn’t have to be. In episode 6 of the Move iQ podcast, Co-Host Chris Ducker quizzes property expert and Founder of Move iQ, Phil Spencer, on the property conveyancing process. Phil breaks it down to bring you a straightforward explanation as well as lots of tips to help you find a good conveyancing solicitor, plus advice on what to do should the transaction fall through. If you’re planning on becoming a homeowner soon or you find yourself about to approach the conveyancing process, this is the episode for you! Listen in to find out: What the property conveyancing process involves The importance of finding a good solicitor How to choose the right property survey Tips for interpreting a survey The relevance of a RICS surveyor How long the conveyancing and survey process usually takes Thank you for listening to the...

13 MIN2019 APR 16
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The Property Conveyancing Process Explained

How to Offer and Negotiate on House Price

Sometimes the house of your dreams is just over your budget and you’re left wondering if you can make a cheeky offer. And other times the amount of work a property requires means the seller is asking for far too much money. Negotiating a house price is often a necessary step in the home buying process. But, agreeing on the terms of purchase with an offer lower than the seller’s expectation is where things can get complicated. If you want to learn how to negotiate a house price, join property expert Phil Spencer and co-host Chris Ducker on episode 5 of the Move iQ podcast, where they discuss some of the potential ways you can ‘haggle’ for a lower price. Listen in to find out: What you need to consider before submitting an offer Why you shouldn’t let your heart rule when it comes to buying a home How to come to your own conclusion about a property’s value How to know if you should negotiate on price or submit the asking price Using the existing property market to help determine ...

15 MIN2019 APR 16
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How to Offer and Negotiate on House Price
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