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The Church Conversion

How much pain do you like with your projects? This month I thought I would discuss another project I’m currently working on, and – what with me being a glutton for punishment – I haven’t made things easy for myself. I hope the process so far will help you when you’re looking at potential projects […]
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Where there’s muck, there’s money

Why a problem property attracts less competition and can bag you a higher discount on the purchase price Us property folk are a weird bunch, aren’t we? Wired a bit differently to most, don’t you think? Are you like me in that whenever you’re looking for a new project it’s often the smellier, dirtier, more […]
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The Bank Job

Commercial conversion from disused bank to co-living development This month I thought I’d discuss a project that myself and fellow The Property Thing partner in crime, Paul Million, are undertaking with two joint venture partners who approached us with the deal – dynamic deal-sourcing duo Nicola Chapman and Debbie Archer. We became acquainted with the […]
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Johnson frees-up town centre planning restrictions for ‘change of use’

Developers will be able to change more High Street offices, large retail units and other town centre commercial premises into apartments with...

When 2 become 3

Converting properties from two- to three-bed for maximum value and yield. This month I thought I’d talk about a good way I’ve found to add value to your two-bed refurbishment projects. As you’ll probably know, adding value means that you have a higher chance of getting a better mortgage valuation when you’re finished with your […]
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Paints & Colours by ‘The Property Thing’ Group

In the world of property there seems to be one topic that many of us love - decor! And more specifically, the colours we...

Building Regs & Planning: What’s the bloody difference?

This might be a simple subject for some of those reading this article. Like me, you may deal with these types of applications day in and day out. I imagine though, even then, the thought of submitting a planning application can bring on the sweats, nervousness, and even a bout of squeaky bum time. So […]
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