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The Old Bakery

The Old Bakery Part Two

Cathy Waddington, Property Developer In the inaugural issue of BBM all the way back in May 2020, we followed the early stages of Cathy Waddington’s story as she embarked on her first-ever refurbishment project. The Old Bakery had stood empty, neglected and unloved for almost 30 years and Cathy dreamed of turning it into a […]
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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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A bedroom in a HMO Property

Knowing the law as a HMO landlord

Sarah Flynn from KAF Properties Sarah Flynn tells us how she became a HMO landlord and offers valuable advice to help you stay on the right side of licensing laws. She shares her latest project as well as design tips and explains why she thinks it’s worth navigating the complex web of HMO admin. Let’s […]
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Front of the building before refurbishment

How to secure, refurbish and sell a property without ever buying it

Creatively acquiring and selling a block of flats via a purchase lease option Nathan Winch, Private Investor Everyone talks about creatively financing a property, but nobody talks much about creatively selling a property. This is where real magic can happen, and – if you structure it correctly – you can avoid a whole host of […]
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10 Ways to Add Value to your property projects: Part 2

NEIL CHAUDHURIWe’re delighted to welcome back Neil Chaudhuri, co-founder of specialist luxury student accommodation company Vogue Abode Properties, for part two of this feature. This month Neil details another five ways you can add value to your property deals In part one, we looked at five ways to add value by physically improving or repurposing […]
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Bedroom at Maison Parfaite

Robin Hood: Prince of holidays

Editor Caroline spent two days living the high life at the latest addition to the Maison Parfaite portfolio in Robin Hood’s Bay I was delighted to get the chance to squeeze in a pre-lockdown spot of luxury this October with a two-night stay in Robin Hood’s Bay at Rounton Villa, the latest addition to the […]
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10 Ways to Add Value to your property projects: Part 1

NEIL CHAUDHURI This month we’re delighted to welcome back Neil Chaudhuri, co-founder of specialist luxury student accommodation company Vogue Abode Properties. In this two-part feature, Neil shares with us his top ten ways to add value to your property deals – let’s kick off with one to five! With so much uncertainty in the economy […]
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Steven Green

THE OLD BALL ROOM PEOPLE IN PROPERTY Born in Redcar, Steven Green lives with his partner Gemma and daughter Sadie. After leaving school, he followed friends into construction, starting a four-year apprenticeship in plumbing and roofing. On completing his apprenticeship, he joined the Royal Engineers and chose a new trade – joinery. While serving in […]
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Taking the leap from Rent-to-Rent to Buy-Refurbish-Refinance

STEVE CURTIS ADDS HIS FIRST CO-LIVING CONVERSION TO HIS PORTFOLIO Steve Curtis of 360 Property Group lives on the Isle of Dogs in London, close to his main property investment area. His introduction to property started back in 1988 with his first job as an architectural technician/interior designer for a design and build company. For […]
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The Seaside Saga

Sarah Mcdermott, property investor and co-owner of Maison Parfaite alongside husband Sean, tells us of the trials and tribulations they faced during the conversion of a dated B&B into two holiday homes in Robin Hood’s Bay with a view to adding them to their portfolio of luxury holiday-lets across Yorkshire.  In this honest account, she […]
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