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  1. Hello fellow property investors I am currently look at removing the kitching in a one bed flat and relocating it into the livivng space freeing up that room to create a second bedroom. The flat is big enough to have the kitchen in the living area and the floor plan is perfect. but the property is lease hold and i am dubious about how much restinace i will incounter to make such changes to the property. There will be no need to knock any walls down or any structural work to the flat but there will need to be re-routing of water and waste. does any one here have any experin
  2. Hi All, What guidance do hubbers have on pre purchase surveys for a conversion mill leasehold flat? I've not purchased leasehold before. The 1 bed flat is a ground floor unit converted around 15 years ago in a Grade II listed building. Presumably a structural survey would be limited to the unit, rather than the building? What should I expect from the seller's solicitor / management agent? Thank you for any advice
  3. Hi guys, we are in the process of purchasing a 3-bed end of terrace property in Wallasey that we I will be converting into a 5-bed HMO. We are looking for any recommendations for reputable builders in the area. Any suggestions would be gratefully received! Many thanks Cameron
  4. Hi everyone, hope you're all well. Seeing as though the lockdown has started to ease and more viewings, surveys are starting to pick up pace I thought I'd post a few links to the former mill conversion properties that will be coming onto the market over the coming years. These apartments will help change the face of Stockport as a place to live and work, there has already been massive investment in the last couple of years with new infrastructure, leisure and living space and with lots more planned this is great place to look at for your long term investment plans https://www
  5. Dear Property Hub community, My name is Luis, I'm a Spanish Construction Engineer that has lived half of his life already here in the UK. I'm passionate about property investment, for now I've done mainly buy to lets and a couple flips. I'm MCIOB, so charted construction manager and I've got my own small design and build company in partnership with an architect and a Surveyor. I'm also working my way into becoming a residential valuer through RICS. almost there, but not just yet! I would be very happy to help anyone interested in investing in property so I can learn a
  6. Hi there, I have been looking at properties/plots of land in South London with the idea to buy and convert to residential primarily as buying a 2 bed house would be completely impossible via the usual mortgage route for myself, plus I would be looking at minimum £18k stamp duty as it would be a second house. I have come across this auction garage/workshop which is approx 60m2 https://www.barnardmarcusauctions.co.uk/auctions/07-october-2019/185474/ lot 132. As it is on for £90k it would be feasible for me to buy but I am aware from doing some internet research that high-street mortgage com
  7. G'day everyone I am currently looking at the possibility of buying a 2 bed house and turning it into 2 self contained units, 1 unit downstairs and 1 unit upstairs. Each unit would have an open plan room containing a bedroom/living room and kitchen, this would all be one room. The bathroom would be in a separate room. My initial thoughts are that the stairs would need moving and new windows installed plus many other building works which I am not yet aware of. I anticipate moving a few stud walls but no external brick walls. So my questions: What are the room siz
  8. Hi all I'm just about to complete my first new development (in June) - five flats converted from a single house. What a learning curve this has been! I’m going to write-up the ‘story' as a new post soon. A tale of planning nightmares, mortgage hell and runaway builders but now I’m almost there. As they say, when you’re going through hell, don’t stop. Anyway, my current priority… I’m living on the development site and now need to move out. I have found a good size house that would allow me to live-in part of it PLUS separate out the top floor as a BTL. I can
  9. Hi All, After some advice please: I am thinking of purchasing a commercial building which has 1 retail office on the ground floor which is freehold, and 2 1 bedroom flats above on leasehold. First question as this will be my first conversion. Providing this does not need to go to planning, can I convert leaseholds without permission or do I need the freeholder of the flats permission? 1 flat has 125 years remaining and the other 55 years, does this effect me in anyway? Just general advice and info on potentially going into this conversion would be great?
  10. Hi all, Although we are new to property investment we are looking at a number of projects in the Colchester area. The type of projects we are looking at include refurbs, commercial to residential developments and new build residential. However to offer some level of comfort we would like to build a team of trusted builders / tradesman that we can turn to. We would appreciate it if anyone could recommend any local trusted builders / tradesman in Colchester / Braintree / Ipswich areas. Thanks in advance. David Walker
  11. Hi guys, I have a few jobs coming up around the Worthing/Brighton are and am after a reliable builder. The jobs range from flat conversions to new builds so I am might be looking for more than one builder. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Sven
  12. Some of you may know me from around the property world. Our main focus is development. So commercial to residential, listed to residential, pubs to..... (you get the drift) Also new build to around the 20 to 30 unit level. Always open to JVs with members as we like to operate an ethical company which is a win win for all parties involved.
  13. Hi all, I'm about to purchase a 4-bed house with a 2-room basement. I'd like to maximise my monthly return AND pull out cash for another purchase. My question is, do I: a.) create a 6-bed HMO, or b.) create a 4-bed HMO + 1-bed flat? I've checked with local planning, building control & HMO team, both options are doable. Return on both options would be similar. But what about refinancing? Would either option work best for maximising how much cash I can pull out? Anything I need to watch out for / push for? All experience / suggestions welcome?
  14. hi All, I'm looking for advice with regards to my 2 bed flat in London that I am currently living in, as have heard conflicting points of view. The flat is in an old Victorian block, and there is shared access to the loft. In reality no one else has access to it other than myself via my flat. The loft is quite large and I would like to covert it into a third bedroom and add a balcony and small outside space. I consulted my conveyancing solicitor and he advised I would need to purchase the loft from free holder before converting. However, my next door neighbour has
  15. Good morning all I thought it would be good to introduce myself. I'm Tim, an investor based in the Guildford area, with HMO and commercial conversion/new build experience. I've recently stepped out of a demanding corporate job and am now enjoying my newly-found time freedom in which to pursue some more of what I love - investing and developing. A recent project involved the conversion of two adjoining Victorian office buildings into 4 very smart 2-bed apartments, as well as gaining permission for 2 new build properties on the same site. This was a tricky deal and included just ab
  16. Hi, New to this website and property investment with my own money but have some experience with family doing so. I am looking to purchase 2 freehold shops (next to each other) with offices above and need to raise the money. Plan is to keep two shops 'as-is' and convert offices to residential. One shop is empty and other has tenant (£6k pa) with lease due to renew next year and all offices above are empty. Both shops can produce at least £6k pa each. Once converted, flats can produce at least ~£21k pa. I am first-time BTL, have an employment income > £50k, a mortgage-free pr
  17. Hello all I'm Alex Harrington-Griffin, also known as @@alex_h_griffin, and I've just returned from two years starting marketing based businesses in Cape Town to focus on two new property objectives, one personal and one within a new family business. My family have been in property development for over 40 years, in everything from commercial and retail to residential, and with a new fund recently being opened up, have decided now was the time to make the move from my marketing background into the property game, whilst using my experience with clients such as Knight Frank International t
  18. Hello all, Would really appreciate any suggestions from anyone who has used a builder for conversions or something comparable before and can recommend. The builder I was set on using has been delayed on another job due to subsidence discovery and has a undefined delay as a result. The property is in Coalville, Leicestershire. Any suggestions would be great. Ta, Glen
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