Getaway Booked!

We’ve all been locked down for over a year now (yes I know there have been odd spells of normality) and one thing I have missed are holidays. Now, the ‘rules’ are still not clear on overseas travel and whatever the UK government guidelines reveal, other countries may not agree, so for me it remains up in the air. What … 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

Hobby Addition

Most people know I’m a bit of a watch nerd and although I don’t really buy too many these days, I was pleased to pick this up recently. I used to have quite a few in my military collection, but interest changes and watch collectors tend to through all sorts of different phases. The strap bars on this type of … 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

Fond Memories

My daughter was clearing the loft recently and found a couple of old photo albums. One was full of random snaps from a stint in Crossmaglen, Northern Ireland back in the mid 1980’s. I was 19 and three years into an army career at this point and as much as that particular location would send chills down most peoples spine, … 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

Spear’s 500 2021

Pleased to be featured as ‘recommended’ in this years Spear’s 500 listing in the category of Property Advisers. I’ve managed to retain the listing for around 5 years now and as something I don’t enter, subscribe to or pay for, it’s nice to be considered as one of the UK’s top 500 within my profession. Does anyone take notice – … Read More

I’ve Had The Jab!

As soon as it was announced my age group were opened to vaccination, I was on the booking site in a flash! Appointment made three days ago and only had to travel a couple of miles. Have to say, it was very well organised with marshalls to greet you in the car park, directing over to the entrance, temperature check, … Read More