Two Completions To Finish The Month

Month end became a bit of a scramble, with us rushing to get a couple of completions over the line prior to the Easter break. The first across the line was a lovely detached bungalow in an enviable position within the Lake District National Park. Our client will renovate and retain as a holiday let. The lender provided 100% of … Read More


Our barn restoration started in earnest a week ago and popped up today to ensure the team were happy – well, keeping my eye on them really 😂 All the scaffolding is down, the rear pointing raked out, inside virtually stripped out and the site cabin has been established in an outbuilding. Tomorrow is a scheduled visit by the project … Read More

Latest Completion – HMO Conversion

Today was a completion of a facility we often refer to as ‘bread and butter’. For many years, properties suitable (in location and size) to convert to HMO’s have been regular transactions and recently there has certainly been an increase in appetite from property investors to explore this market, or extend their current portfolio. This example, in Hayes, UB3, was … Read More

Site Visit – Alsager

Where? Alsager is a small village with the closest main town being Crewe. The subject of tonights visit is just outside in Day Green, essentially a small rural hamlet. The most famous neighbour being Denise Coates, boss of Bet365. I was blessed with good weather and a nice drive along some pretty clear B roads. This former farmhouse sits in … Read More

Site Visit – Sudbury

Otherwise known as blooming miles away! An early start for a 6am set off on a 4 hour journey by car to get to the site on time. The lender carries out a site visit, together with their in-house property consultant, which means no external valuer and no delays. The scheme consists of one detached house and for the client, … Read More

89 Square Feet!

Saw this on Rightmove today and just had to share it! Right opposite Harrods department store and offered with a Westminster parking permit and a 168 year lease, this tiny studio (11’2″ x 8’6″) has been in the news before, having been covered by the BBC, CNN and many more publications as one of the smallest flats in the UK. … Read More

A Day At The Architects

So, today we’re at the architects office to thrash out the finer details on the barn restoration. It’s a big old lump at over 3,000 sqft and has full detailed planning consent to create a large comfortable family home. In addition to the planning approval, as the property is Grade II Listed, permission had to be sought in order to … Read More

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity by celebrating women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.  Marked annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women’s achievements … Read More

Site Visit – Chapeltown Village, Bolton

Today I visited a development site in this beautiful village in the heart of the countryside, situated on the Bolton/ Blackburn border. The purpose of the day was to introduce the developer to the funder, let them see the site, the proposal and at the same time, meet the contractor and professional team who would deliver the scheme. The site … Read More

Budget 2021

Following on from the Budget announcement yesterday from Rishi Sunak, the highlights and some of the key points are shown below.. The furlough scheme and self-employed income support has been extended.  The furlough scheme will now run until the end of September – it had been due to close at the end of April. The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) … Read More