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My Problem Project by Ash Anderson

Ash and Natalie of Primal Property (above). We were always told to stay away from modern method of auction sales due to the extensive fees involved. I’m so glad we didn’t! Although, we sure experienced our fair share of difficulties. We were quite new to property investing having just completed our very first project. We […]
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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 […]

Staveley Developments

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 they’re now working on their second new build project. We asked the couple to share their experiences on […]

Cathy and ‘The Old Bakery’ Part 1

One thing people like to see is a good, old fashioned real-life case study. At Blue Bricks Magazine we like the nitty-gritty. In this article, which will be the first in a series, we will follow the endeavours of Cathy Waddington. Cathy is a new, but by no means unambitious, property developer. We spoke to […]

Creating a high-spec HMO from scratch

Andy Ellard Andy Ellard, 42, of Mindful Property Ltd, lives and invests in Birmingham and the surrounding area. Although he’s been working in property since 2006, he says that it wasn’t until 2017 that he discovered property network groups and started to attend regular meetings. From there, he enrolled on property training courses to expand […]

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 […]

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]