Jan. 26, 2021

#012 Rent-to-Rent, HMO's, Serviced accommodation PLUS: A Class-M Question

#012 Rent-to-Rent, HMO's, Serviced accommodation PLUS: A Class-M Question

Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....

You'll meet Steph Taylor, who's talking to Ian about her property business. She started less than five years ago, when her life required her to have more time flexibility than a standard employee job (in a bank) would allow. She chats about her Rent-to-Rent, HMO's and Serviced accommodation strategies.

Her company is HMO Heaven in Newport: https://www.hmoheaven.co.uk/

To connect with Steph and find out more, here's her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/missstephanietaylor/

...and you can listen to "The Rent 2 Rent Success Podcast" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-rent-2-rent-success-property-podcast/id1515521765

This week, you'll also hear an update on the Leading Homes development sites, where there's plenty of positivity, and (potentially) a little bit of asbestos, just for good measure!

As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one from Aslan, who wants to know about adding windows and doors to a property he's converting from a shop, under Class-M. Aslan gets his full answer, and if you'd like to know more about Class-M, here's the URL: *********


A regular podcast from your host Ian Walmsley. Join him every week for a dynamic podcast with Ian and his guests on how to seize the opportunities out there before others do! 

You will learn about planning from a developer’s eye, you will benefit and learn together from the mistakes that Ian makes. He is very grateful for the opportunities that he has had and would love to share these with you.



Ian Walmsley  is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.

In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.

He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.

As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.

The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!



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