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  1. 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 about what kind of projects other people do so please do not hesitate to contact me if you've got any worries or queries regarding current or future projects, building works on the go, issues with a fellow builder (we can be a handful sometimes but with patience and beer you might get a smile!) or any others that you think I might be able to help with. I specially love looking at projects to be, feasibility studies to explore the potential of a deal. I'm happy to give rough estimates free of charge and also my opinion as a construction professional on how easy - challenging the idea you've got in mind can be. Bests, Luis
  2. Hello new on here! My name is Jack and I am Quantity Surveyor, I have worked for a private developer project managing there developments from acquiring the land to end sale but I am now looking to work independently with investors. This could be either hands off or hands on for the property investor and I am happy to work either directly for you to manage the project or even a joint venture if that is an option! If anyone is interested please do not hesitate to make contact with me.
  3. Good afternoon all, With all that is/or isn't happening during lock down I'd like to offer some free help. I'm a self employed project controls engineer which involves detailed project management plans and reporting. This involves building logic based gantt charts, critical paths, manning graphs, cost reports etc. Basically I like planning software and excel far too much! If your current systems would require a second opinion I'm happy to help? I can provide some advice / templates that could improve your current setup. Give me a shout and we can discuss. Stay safe, Chris
  4. Hi everyone. My first time on any kind of forum like this, so not sure exactly how it works! I have just started a new job and a complete career change working alongside a property development manager who helps landowners develop new homes. A new avenue the company is taking is to start managing custom builds, where we would plan and develop the project from start to finish, on a fully serviced plot of land. There are a few points I need to learn on, one of which being funding for custom builds. I understand that the (eventual) homeowner can get a specialist self/custom build mortgage. However, is there such a thing as a company (be it a house builder, investor, or something similar) who will part exchange your current house, as a partial loan? Let's say the current house is worth £70k, and we need £150k for the custom build project. We part-ex the current house and get £150k in return, but only actually borrow £80k, because the rest is in the house. Am I making sense? Would I be right in thinking that you could only do this if you owned the house outright, and not if you still had a mortgage on it? The other option could be releasing the equity in your current property to fund the custom build project. Does anybody have any advice on how that would look? The other area which I am interested in is the serviced plots themselves. How much preparation work does the landowner do on the plot before selling it? I understand that all utilities and access to a highway is provided - but will a physical boundary be in place, such as fencing? Is there a physical, structured driveway? Or is it literally, just a plot of land, plus the utilities? Please forgive my naivety, it is an area I have next to no knowledge in so I'm taking baby steps to learn what I can! Thank you in advance for any advice you can give.
  5. I have successfully done up 2 properties (one had no central heating, they needed walls knocking down etc), on time, on budget, and to a good standard. And I have done cosmetic renovations to a couple of others. I just love it! But it will take me a few years to save up for a deposit for the next one (I'm quite risk averse, and don't want to remortgage to get equity out). So I was hoping to come across investors who are happy to have me project manage their properties for then, at a fee of course! So I would be doing what I enjoy while also saving money to do my own. Any tips re: a) If this is an option; b) How do locate these people? Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone, I'm about to buy my first flip and have been busy getting quotes from the trades. Using a contractor is out of my price range so I'm going to have to employ the individual trades separately but I'm completely new to the refurbing process and don't really know what order everything needs to be done in. The house needs a complete refurb (it needs central heating putting in, a partial rewire, new bathroom, new kitchen, plastering etc.). Does anybody have a project plan type thing that they would be willing to share with me please or just any advice regarding the order that the jobs need to be done in and how to ensure that I have the right trades turning up at the right time? Thanks in advance, Abby
  7. Hi, I am an investor and have a small portfolio in the area where I live in the South East, and after months of deliberation I have decided to take the plunge, expand, and buy a more affordable property in Liverpool. I have some viewings lined up for tomorrow and I have also arranged to meet a builder who worked on 3 properties for another investor last year, whose details I received from an estate agent. Can anyone recommend any companies or builders to project manage/carryout the works, or any tips in general. Any comments would be appreciated. Many thanks. Andy
  8. Hi guys, I'm based in London and will be undertaking a refurb project up North (Leeds) very soon. I'm looking for all your advice/methods/tips etc- for effectively managing a refurb project remotely (keeping tradesmen on track, quality control, etc). Aware that it'll be a challenge, but any advice from seasoned individuals would be greatly appreciated!
  9. Hi all, In listening to the Ask podcast this week something Rob Dix said - very surprisingly - rang alarm bells for me so I just wanted to share in case my concerns are correct. Rob D recommended when project managing refurb’s yourself, if you have confidence etc, don’t use a lead contractor to save yourself some money. I was once told by someone highly experienced in doing refurb’s that one of the biggest hassles with being your own PM and managing all the sub-contractors was the CIS: https://www.gov.uk/what-is-the-construction-industry-scheme Where you are seen as a Contractor employing sub-Contractirs and have to deduct money from a subcontractor’s payments and pass it to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Instead, ask a joiner or multi-skilled contractor to be your lead tractor for a few extra quid to avoid this hassle. NOTE: not a specialist in this area so very happy for advice on this.
  10. Hi, Ryan Slater here - Derby Meet up Leader I would like to know if anyone has a tool that they use for managing a refurbishment project. Ideally I would like to create a Gantt chart to show when and for how long different trades are expecting to be in the property carrying out their work, in a more visual format that I may even be able to display on site. Thank you Ryan
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