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Damian P

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About Damian P

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  • Location
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    Manchester, Yorkshire
  • About me
    My career is in the not for profit sector, generally in or connected to supported living. I have project managed the delivery of more than 30 specialist supported housing projects for a diverse range of client groups and providers. Projects have ranged from house conversions to apartments to 100 apartment extra care schemes with restaurants, offices and community facilities.

    My wife and I became accidental landlords in 2008 and we bought our first BTL in 2015 off plan.

    Always happy to share my knowledge, experience and skills with like-minded individuals.
  • Property investment interests
    BTL, Social Housing, Supported Housing Multi-let and HMO.
  • My skills
    Work in social housing, including developing care & support schemes through planning into operation.
  • My goals
    Financial freedom and to be my own boss.
  • Interests outside property
    My gorgeous wife and two sons.

    Scuba diving.

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  1. Hi Frank, it looks like you've done some great research there! Whilst I don't think you need to do more research you could consider using market growth data, that looks at recent sales, such as: 1. https://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ppd 2. https://www.zoopla.co.uk/house-prices/ls1/ 3. https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/ls1.html?country=england&referrer=landingPage&searchLocation=LS1 However, in terms of fundamentals - as favoured by Rob & Rob - what are public transport links like? For example, I know only some of those postcodes will inclu
  2. There are some great milestones in a property development programme and I got to check out two of them this week on my current development project, with the solar panel installation being completed and the start of the scaffolding being struck.  


  3. Hi Mark, well the UK's most expensive apartment has gone on sale for £175 million after billionaire Nick Candy has put his Hyde Park penthouse on the market: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14653696/uks-most-expensive-apartment-london-sale-nick-candy/
  4. Hi Adam, In respect of finding good builders, other possible options can include: asking local letting agents - especially as part of a conversation in building a rapport to select a future agent for your property (if you are using one) attending property networking events for your target area and asking people to recommend builders scanning social media property development posts that hashtag your target area All the best, Damian
  5. Hi Skippie, sounds like you may want to try one of these: All the best, Damian
  6. Hi, this also triggers possible concerns about the managing agent if it is a large block of flats. Do the service charges include a cleaning service and is the managing agent keeping on top of this? All the best, Damian
  7. HI James, reading between the lines I suspect you are possibly looking to invest outside of your home area. If this is the case or you are simply too busy to be able to visit site every week then I recommend the following: to consider appointing a project manager who can attend site regularly - if someone is not onsite every/most weeks and available on the end of a phone on a daily basis then your risk your builders prioritising other projects they may have over yours - which will quickly mean more time and more costs for you and less profit or worse a loss!. alternativel
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