April 6, 2021

#020 Adding VALUE to a property in a busy market, Class O and a Class MA Loophole

#020 Adding VALUE to a property in a busy market, Class O and a Class MA Loophole

A big “thank you” to YOU, for making Property on Fire one of the biggest podcasts in the world, after the success of last week's episode, which was all about the new Class MA – https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/019-special-new-class-ma-class-e-to-residential-big/id1533958660?i=1000515414429

On this episode, you'll hear a Leading Homes update : The office to resi conversation at Totnes is hotting up. The sale of the properties is speeding up, and we're starting to see people move in to their new homes. Ian talks about how it feels “odd” to see people moving in, because he's spent the last few years converting and creating and shaping the site. It's the end of an era of development, and the start of something really exciting for the new residents.... the wonderful investors who are seeing their returns come in, and of course Leading Homes who will see their profits build, which will be very pleasant, after such a long development.

Meanwhile, in North Devon, plans for the bungalow designs have been perfected, modified and are almost finalised.

On this packed episode, you'll also hear about the end of Class-O and potential Class MA loopholes.

As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Michael about WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO A PROPERTY IN A BUSY MARKET. Ian breaks his answer down into 5 manageable segments for raising the value:

  1. Problem solving
  2. The garden
  3. The interior
  4. House frontage
  5. House exterior

He talks Michael through each segment comprehensively. If you think you may take value from a one-to-one session with Ian (via Zoom), here's the link with more details of his mentoring services: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/education/skype-zoom-calls/


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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