Feb. 16, 2021

#015 Air source heat pumps, New levys and Property sexism PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property

#015 Air source heat pumps, New levys and Property sexism PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property

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

You'll hear why Leading Homes have decided to install air source heat pumps into their new builds, at a cost of £7,000 extra per property. Ian will also explain the importance of contacting local residents and speaking to them about your development plans and timeframes, and how it can pay dividends in the long run.

Ian's A-Z of Property is still on the letter A (That's because for some reason there are soooo many A's), this week, it's everything there is to know about "Angel Investors" - If you want to FIND ONE, stay tuned, as there will be an episode to cover that soon.

As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about an invalid Class O conversion application, and whether it will now be impacted by the new minimum space requirement regulations that are coming in to force on April 6th. Here's the URL Ian spoke about in his answer:


There's another question from Angie who owns a flat that's failed to meet the minimum letting requirements on it's EPC and wants to know if she can apply for exemption.

Here are the links that Ian spoke about:

Government guidance on PRS exemptions: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-rented-sector-minimum-energy-efficiency-standard-exemptions/guidance-on-prs-exemptions-and-exemptions-register-evidence-requirements

Planning Geek page on EPC's: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/glossary/e/epc-energy-performance-certificates/


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!



Podcast website: https://PropertyonFire.co.uk

Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk

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