In The Finals!

Great news today, with Adapt named as finalists for not one, but three categories in this years awards event. This is well known as THE event of the year, held at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in Chelsea. Attended by hundreds of the industry greats, the event is held during the day and is usually blessed with good weather. Later than … Read More

Month End Meeting

Every month, as close to the end as possible, all the Adapt team try to get together, which has been a challenge during lockdown, but today (30th April), we were able to meet outside, so chose Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. I arrived first at 11:51am and the photo shown depicts the scene from what is normally one of the … Read More

No Stopping Us Now!

What has to be one of the most important aspects of any development project is the site ablutions! Today the toilet was installed into the mains and we now have happy workmen. Simple pleasures…

Barn Restoration Update

Quick update after a visit to the barn project today and a nice day it was too! The scaffolding really makes it look like a project now and the contractors have started putting the roof together. There is a mix of timbers to be restored and ones to be renewed. The stone external walls have had a clean and already … Read More

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

Progress

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