An interview with an architect turned property investor

This week on The Property Podcast we’re joined by Mary, an architect turned HMO expert

Now and again on The Property Podcast we invite experts in as guests to share their experience with us.

And this week we’ve got Mary Osman who, along with her partner Andrew, is an architect turned property investor.

Mary and Andrew specialise in HMOs. (And if you fancy reading more about them, they’re featuring in the next issue of the Property Hub Magazine – sign up here)

They’re based in Leeds and have been involved in commercial property for around 15 years before moving into the residential territory of HMOs in Leeds and Yorkshire.

There have been high points and low points – along with a lot of lessoned learned. And that’s what Mary is sharing with us today.

So, make sure you tune in to listen and find out more.



This week’s news story comes from the BBC and the headline reads ‘renter eviction ban to finish at end of May’. Landlords have been unable to evict tenants since spring last year; which was understandable given the Covid-19 circumstances, but a date of 31st May has finally been confirmed – news which we’re sure many landlords will welcome.

Also, notice periods are being reduced from six months to four, then from October back down to its normal two months.


Hub Extra

This week’s Hub Extra recommendation is a new YouTube channel for you called Greylock.

Greylock is a VC company who invest in startups and they’ve invested in some rather famous ones.

There’s a series from a few years ago called Blitzscaling, and Rob B has picked out a particular episode with Patrick Collinson on his experience of hiring with Stripe.

Stripe is now a huge company so if you’re interested in business related YouTube channels then it may be worth giving this series a watch.


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