Staveley Development

Staveley Development part two

Laura and James Muse, I Squared Property Ltd James and Laura Muse have been investing in property in South Yorkshire since 2012. Their portfolio includes buy to let, HMO and build to rents. They decided to move into property development full time in 2018 and Staveley Development is now the second new-build project that they […]
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Building Site

Considerations for a building site: Getting your construction phase plan in order

A builder’s perspective on assessing the safe running of a building site I have just been to price up a refurbishment project in North Yorkshire and the client, unusually, provided us with a pretty detailed specification. He’s been following my YouTube channel for some time and, in his words, “knows how to tackle this thing […]
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Grant Amos

Growing a property business

GRANT AMOSGrant Amos tells us the steps he has taken to make the move from an unfulfilling job to operating a successful property businessThis month we speak to Grant Amos who, with wife Emilie, has steadily built up a property portfolio over the past six years to include 12 HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) before […]
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A builder’s point of view

Are you the type of investor a builder wants to work with?As investors, we look for the best people to work in our teams. We consider their experience and qualifications. We may ask for recommendations from other investors. But do we ever stop to think about whether our builder would actually want to work with […]
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Top Ten Tips For Fire Prevention On Construction And Refurbishment Sites

Construction and refurbishment sites are of high risk of fires. Fire prevention must therefore be top priority when planning, managing and coordinating construction work. Fires can and do kill, injure and cause serious suffering as well as financial loss. If you’re planning your next property development, here are ten top tips to safeguard your development […]
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Considerations for a HMO conversion: Part 2

Are you an investor wanting to get into the HMO space, maximise the number of rooms in your property and increase the rental income? Why wouldn’t you?! But here’s the low down from your builder’s perspective.  Last month I began this mini series on HMO conversions by talking about the factors you needed to have […]
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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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Considerations for a HMO conversion: PART 1

Paul Tinker, Construction Academy Many property investors have approached us to carry out HMO (house in multiple occupation) conversion works on their behalf. It usually starts with something along the lines of: “Can you turn this into a HMO for me? What would a ballpark figure be for that?”  From my experience – and it’s […]
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3 imperatives for a refurbishment

We’ve all seen the TV programme “Homes Under The Hammer” where people go and find a property at auction for around £50k, spend £5k on it and then it’s magically worth £90k when it’s done and you sit there thinking, “that looks easy enough – I can do that.” This type of show has a […]
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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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