LBC's The Property Hour
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The Property Hour on LBC at 9pm on Thursdays, tune in 97.3FM in London or DAB.

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The latest show:

What landlords need to consider when leaving property to their children

(13th April)

Kate Faulkner highlights the common mistakes and explains the best approach for landlords who want to pass their property onto their kids.

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Show Thirty-two:

How landlords can add value to their properties

(6th April)

Kate Faulkner looks at the ways of securing more value from rent rises, whether it's possible to increase a property's actual value, and the steps landlords should take before going ahead with any works.

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Show Thirty-one:

What landlords need to know before before buying a leasehold property

(31st March)

Kate Faulkner breaks down the big questions that need to be asked before investing in a leasehold buy-to-let property, such as how much are the service and ground rent charges and if they might increase, as well as whether there's a 'sinking fund'.

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Show Thirty:

How landlords can stay on top of buy-to-let laws

(23rd March)

Kate Faulkner reveals how to remain up to date with the legal aspects of being a landlord as well as the ramifications of not keeping up with the changing laws.

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Show Twenty-nine:

What landlords need to know about their tenants

(16th March)

Property expert Kate Faulkner explains the laws for landlords around tenants and how to go about the financial checks that should be carried out.

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Show Twenty-eight:

What to do about unpaid rent

(9th March)

Christina Dimitrov from Direct Line for Business talks about what happens if your tenants stop paying rent, what landlords should do, and what cover is available.

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Show Twenty-seven:

Predictions for the housing market in 2017

(2nd December)

Kate Faulkner talks about the main property trends in 2016, the Autumn Statement's potential impact on buy to let, and what could be in store for the property market in 2017 and beyond.

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Show Twenty-six:

Why landlords need specialist insurance

(25th November)

Christina Dimitrov from Direct Line for Business explains why home insurance may not cover your rental property and what landlord insurance includes and the key risks you need to ensure are covered. Find out more about why you might need landlord insurance.

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Show Twenty-five:

What happens when your tenant stops paying rent

(18th November)

Nick Breton, Head of Direct Line for Business, talks about the scenarios tenants fail to pay rent, what landlords should do and the protection available. Find out more about what to do when your tenant stops paying rent.

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Show Twenty-four:

Why inventories are vital for landlords

(11th November)

Paul Shamplina explains what an inventory is, why it's important, and the potential consequences of not having one. For even more information check out our in-depth guide on inventories.

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Show Twenty-three:

A look at the buy-to-let stamp duty changes

(3rd November)

Property expert Kate Faulkner recaps the effect of the stamp duty changes and highlights what's expected to come out of the Autumn Statement for property owners and landlords.

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Show Twenty-two:

Malicious damage to rental properties

(28th October)

Direct Line for Business's Christina Dimitrov explains what malicious damage is, how common it is, and what landlords can do to reduce the chances of it happening to their property.

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Show Twenty-one:

What landlords need to know about tax

(21st October)

Head of Direct Line for Business Nick Breton explains how landlords are taxed, the future tax legislation coming their way, and whether a buy-to-let investment is still worthwhile.

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Show Twenty:

The eviction process

(14th October)

Paul Shamplina explains how to find good tenants, why a tenant-landlord relationship might turn sour, and how to evict the bad ones, even those that refuse to leave.

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Show Nineteen:

Invasive species - what they are and how to deal with them

(7th October)

James Sherwood-Rogers, Chairman of the Invasive Non-Native Species Association, talks about non-native plant species, how they can effect your property and what you need to do to remove them.

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Show Eighteen:

What legal documents landlords need to rent out their property

(30th September)

Christina Dimitrov from Direct Line for Business highlights what legal documents landlords need, what can go wrong if they don't have them, and where they can go to make sure they have the right documents in place.

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Show Seventeen:

Why landlords should invest in boiler cover?

(23rd September)

In the third show of the series, Head of Direct Line for Business Nick Breton explained what landlords can do to help keep their tenants warm this winter and how boiler cover can help.

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Show Sixteen:

What landlords need to know about right to rent

(16th September)

In the second show of the new series Paul Shamplina discussed the right to rent immigration checks and what they mean for landlords.

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Show Fifteen:

Why landlords need landlord insurance

(9th September)

The Property Hour returned to LBC as Clive Bull was joined by Kate Faulkner to discuss landlord insurance and why landlords need specialist cover.

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Show Fourteen:

Getting value from your landlord insurance policy

(16th June)

In the last show of the series Jane Guaschi from Direct Line for Business revealed how you can get the best value from your landlord insurance policy.

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Show Thirteen:

Why do you need landlord insurance?

(8th June)

In the penultimate show Christina Dimitrov from Direct Line for Business discussed the different types of landlord insurance available and explained some of the more complicated terms like rebuild costs.

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Show Twelve:

Managing your rental property

(26th May)

In the latest show Evening Standard columnist Victoria Whitlock talks to Clive Bull about managing a rental property.

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Show Eleven:

Evictions

(20th May)

In the latest show regular guest Paul Shamplina explains evictions and what landlords should do.

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Show Ten:

The difference between landord buildings and content insurance

(13th May)

In the tenth show in the series, Head of Direct Line for Business Nick Breton explained the difference between landlord buildings and content cover.

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Show Nine:

Rent arrears

(5th May)

In the ninth show of the series, The Property Hour presenter Clive Bull and regular guest Paul Shamplina tackle rent arrears and what to do when tenants stop paying the rent.

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Show Eight:

The Deregulation Act

(28th April)

In the eighth show of the series, The Property Hour presenter Clive Bull and regular guest Paul Shamplina debated the Deregulation Act. The bill came into law October last year and now means that landlords must provide all new tenants with information about their rights and responsibilities before the tenancy agreement is signed.

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Show Seven:

Deposit schemes

(21st April)

In the seventh show in the series, The Property Hour presenter Clive Bull was joined by regular guest Paul Shamplina who discussed deposit schemes, why they're important and how to ensure that your tenant's deposits are protected.

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Show Six:

The importance of having the right legal documents when renting out a property

(14th April)

For the sixth show in the series, The Property Hour presenter Clive Bull was joined by Head of Direct Line for Business Nick Breton to talk about how vital it is for landlords to have the right legal documents in place, especially in terms of the tenancy agreement and the deposit protection scheme.

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Show Five:

Malicious damage

(7th April)

For the fifth show in the series, The Property Hour presenter Clive Bull was joined by property expert Kate Faulkner to talk about malicious damage, the impact it can have, and what to do if your tenants have caused damage to your property.

More about The Property Hour

What is The Property Hour?

Brought to you by the LBC radio channel and Direct Line for Business, The Property Hour is a new radio show dedicated to the property market in 2016 . For homeowners, landlords, and tenants alike, the show is packed with interviews, expert advice, and news and views tackling the latest housing issues and trends - from the recently introduced right to rent legislation to the ups and downs of house prices.

Co-hosted by LBC presenter Clive Bull and Landlord Action’s Paul Shamplina, the show invites listeners to call in with their burning property questions or to voice their opinions on the biggest property issues of the day. Listeners can also join the debate on Twitter using #LBCPropertyHour.

The show also features a dedicated weekly segment focussing on the issues landlords face. In the first show the segment will be a discussion around the wider legislative changes that are happening this year and will affect landlords, such as the recently introduced right to rent immigration checks landlords now must carry out and the changing law for buy-to-let mortgage applicants.

When is it?

The show run every Thursday from 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm. It kicks off on the 10th March and the last show will air on the 2nd of June.

How do I listen?

Listen live on London’s only commercial speech radio station, LBC, on 97.3FM. It's also available on Sky Digital, Virgin Media and on mobile.

Can't listen live? Then come back here Friday afternoon to listen to the podcasts and watch exclusive videos filmed in the studio. You'll be able to download the podcast here and win exciting weekly prizes.

The Hosts

Clive Bull is an award winning late-night radio and evening phone-in show host, with a Sony Award to prove it. His co-host for The Property Hour is Paul Shamplina. The founder of Landlord Action, Paul is a leading advocate of landlord rights, the author of the book 'The Landlord’s Friend' and is currently featuring in Channel Five’s ‘Nightmare Tenants.