Market Pulse Round Up November/December 2021

Rental prices soar in rural locations Rental prices have risen by 11% between the start of the pandemic and October 2021, a new rental index...

The Staycation Boom

The hottest property investment strategy for 2022 From a commercial perspective, Covid-19 has had devastating effects on many industries in the UK, such as hospitality...
Lisa Brown

Supported living gateway – one year on

Following the launch of The gateway, co-founder Lisa Brown reflects on her first year developing an organisation destined to make a big difference Back in September 2020, BBM featured the launch of the Supported Living Gateway when the team of five (Lisa Brown, Leah Bowen, Russ Crabtree, Rich Liddle and Mark Bowen) began their passionate […]
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Planning with passion & purpose Part one

Steve Hanham and Kal Kandola Eco-friendly & accessible: planning a new-build development that serves the local community whilst helping to protect the planet Steve Hanham Steve took his first steps as an investor back in 2006 after he came into some inheritance. He followed a pretty classic route and bought off-plan before setting up Imp […]
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Dave Forde

Contracts with builders

Dave Forde, Project Manager The types of contracts available and the benefits of using them As a project manager the first thing I try to do with any project is to de-risk it as much as possible. One of the best ways I can do that is by having the correct contracts in place. I […]
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Six steps to creating the ultimate valuer pack

Neil Chaudhuri of Vogue Abode Properties Neil Chaudhuri shows you how to maximise the valuation of your refurbished property with the help of a first-class valuer pack So you’ve just spent a small fortune refurbishing your latest project and you’ve finally got to the finish line. Time to relax, right? Well, don’t get too comfortable […]
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Nathan Winch

The benefits of going electric

Why changing to electric vehicles is good for business and the environment I get it, you’re a busy person. Far too busy to be standing next to a charging station for an hour before you can hit the road again. That’s exactly how I felt until I bought my first electric car but, as this […]
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The “Queen of SA” shows you the way Part 6: Project managing a refurbishment

Sarah McDermott of Maison Parfaite Sarah McDermott’s guide to running a serviced accomodation business Part 6: Project managing a refurbishment Sarah McDermott is co-owner of luxury holiday-let firm, Maison Parfaite. Across this regular series, she shares her invaluable knowledge and experience on running a successful serviced accommodation (SA) business. Sarah chooses to operate at the high-end […]
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Richard Coulthard

The growing trend of joint ventures in property

Richard Coulthard, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Services at Ison Harrison Solicitors, looks at the popularity of collaboration in property development and reviews the various agreement options that should be considered if you’re exploring this approach for your own projects. At Ison Harrison Solicitors, a significant proportion of our work is giving property-related […]
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Exiting development finance

Alice Williams, Commercial Finance Broker From the best approach, to the types of finance on the market, Alice Williams has the answers The events of the last 18 months have seen a large increase in the number of developers looking to explore their options for exiting development finance. Perhaps the build programme has overrun leading to […]
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