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 his listener.
Ask questions on any property related subject to [email protected] - he and his highly experienced guests will answer these questions for you.
Ian is a third-generation developer who loves planning. But he is also a bit of a geek!
His companies include Leading Homes - residential development around the UK; Cool Homes - working with and developing for local authorities and housing associations to provide quality affordable homes; The Land Company - sourcing and selling land opportunities around the UK; Planning Geek - probably one of the largest planning websites in the world*; Travel Geek - all this travel related for entrepreneurs and others looking to travel well for less.
Ian would like to think he is also a gadget geek - but his wife, Sheryl, prefers the title 'Gadget Twat' - no idea why?!
You will discover that Ian is happy to be real to everyone who listens - you will get honesty and not just the corporate nonsense that some will put out in order to persuade you to buy their services. What you see is what you get!
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#035: Article 4, Low-Cost Holidays and The Dangers of Hype!
As usual, Ian had a lot of Questions land at his desk in the week. This week he answer's one that he's been asked frequently: What are you restricted to on an article 4?Ian touches on how you can travel with very little cost, you don't need to break the bank to have a quality holidayMore ways to travel for less: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelGeek/Hype is taking over the UK at the moment in the form of these 'Prime' Energy Drinks, Ian discusses hype and why you shouldn't always buy into it, even in property!________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
17/01/2023 • 28 minutes 10 seconds
#034: Cruises, the Rough with the Smooth & Planning for 2 Adjoining Properties.
Ian's on a cruise, so during this episode we join him on board the Celebrity Reflection in Mexico. As well as being a "Planning Geek", Ian's a "Travel Geek", where he helps you travel for less, instead of breaking the bank every time you go away!He had many questions land at his desk as usual. This week, Tim asks if he's planning for 2 adjoining properties, and wants to complete it in 2 separate phases, what are his options? As always, a fully comprehensive answer is provided.From the outset Ian always promised that you'd hear about the rough as well as the smooth on this podcast. He's currently facing a drainage challenge at one of Leading Homes's sites.. He's working diligently to sort the problem despite being on holiday. He talks about some potential causes, and what he's doing to try and return the flats to normal. He's taking t
10/01/2023 • 24 minutes 59 seconds
#033: The power of Vision Boards, After 8 weeks of planning & Travel Geek introductions!
Welcome back to Property on Fire—Happy New Year from Ian and the team.Ian's actually in Naples, Florida and this is a fitting episode for him to introduce another of his ventures: Travel Geek! If you like the idea of executive travel on a surprisingly low budget, you're going to love this segment of the show. To find out more about Travel Geek, please join the Facebook community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TravelGeekHe also sets his sites on poorly designed hotel/SA/B&B rooms on Ian's Rant (it's impossible not to nod along)You'll also hear some great tips on what happens after 8 weeks of planning, following on from a question the team received this week. ________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!
03/01/2023 • 31 minutes 36 seconds
#032: A Look Back at 2022, Looking into 2023 and Should we Set Goals?
Welcome back to Property on Fire—We hope you've had a fantastic Christmas!Ian reflects back on 2022 and looks to next year - He has some big plans for the future! For Ian it's been a fantastic year of property investing, and he's excited for many more!Goals are crucial to pushing yourself forward, so Ian discusses some objectives - he doesn't particularly like New Years Resolutions because you can start working toward your aims whenever you want, don't always settle on starting in January, why not TAKE ACTION NOW?!?________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.________ABOUT THE
27/12/2022 • 27 minutes 25 seconds
#031: Planning Reform - Is it all Doom and Gloom?
Planning Reform news has popped up! Back benchers have been seeking to ban mandatory housing targets in England, as there aren't enough houses being built in the UK right now and Ian thinks there should be something done about it! This bill does a lot of good, but also could put you in a sticky position.He also gives some quick updates on Leading Home's sites around the UK, just outlining what's been going on during the last week.Link to the Levelling up and Regeneration bill: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3155It's Christmas Time! - Ian has some big plans for the podcast in the new year and he invites you to give him some ideas: There's a lot more Property on Fire to come!________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
20/12/2022 • 25 minutes 39 seconds
#030: Flat Conversion Madness, Fog Lights and British Gas is Back!
Welcome to Property on Fire!Ian has updates on some of Leading Home's sites around the UK! - Ian's bought new land in the last couple of weeks and shares some details on those sites, he's also had to put a planning application in for another property... And so much more in this episode!Ian's Rant Returns - Today Ian discusses his hatred of fog lights. He travels up and down the UK for properties and cannot STAND when people are using their foglights when it's NOT EVEN FOGGY! Turn off your fog lights if they're not needed PLEASE.Ian had many questions land at his desk as usual, so here he is to answer one! Wendy explains she needs to find out how to know whether a local planning authority is fine with flat conversions being done to a site in the local area, so she asks what kind of planning she needs when planning to buy a property in that area.The British Gas Saga is BACK and it's reaching a conclusion! - A story running for the last year NEARLY has an o
13/12/2022 • 28 minutes 40 seconds
#029: The Current HMO Council Taxing is ABSURD with Daryn Brewer
Welcome to Property on Fire!You might think, why should I listen to an episode on HMOs (Houses of Multiple Occupancy)? I don't own one! But HMOs impact every part of the property market, listen in to hear some thoughts on why Ian thinks HMOs are crucial to property investors.Welcome Daryn Brewer on the show today! HMOs were recently being asked for council tax per every single bedroom. This would mean whoever's living there would be paying their own council tax which could be a £1000 or more, to the local authorities, an INSANE amount. Along with a huge group of people, Daryn has decided to fight back and revert the decision to change council tax. He and many others are finally starting to make some headway, listen to his journey in this episode! A huge thanks to him.Daryn Brewer's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daryn-brewer-35665013
06/12/2022 • 25 minutes 25 seconds
#028: Funding Issues, Good News for HMOs & What on Earth is a C3(b) Dwelling??
Welcome to Property on Fire!Ian has updates on some of Leading Home's sites! A riverside Property in cornwall he's had to wait 2 YEARS to close a deal on is finally starting to become accessible to him and at another site in Devon there have been issues getting funding from the bank, so he's turned to investors!HMO owners rejoice! Some good news has been thrown your way, Ian has some news that'll make you jump for joy (possibly)!As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk, even more than usual this week! This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Roger about which kind of use class a campsite would be. Another for Mark, who's planning to convert an old barn into a site for residential use in the future and yet another for Mary, about a C3(b) dwelling!________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
29/11/2022 • 26 minutes 23 seconds
#027: The Autumn Statement is in, Use Class apps and BIG Bat Houses!
Welcome to Property on Fire... The GRAND return!Ian's Rant is back once again - This week Ian's bugged by people taking use classes given out by apps as the indisputable fact and explains how they really SHOULD be used.As usual, Ian has some updates on some of his sites, including some news on a 20 apartment property in Cornwall that he's going to have to install a bat house next to! He's also on his way to complete a deal for 12 houses, with the potential for a joint venture with the land owner... Though there are some problems with that site!There's also been some big news since Ian last hopped into a podcast - a new prime minister (or 2!) and some heavy financial changes. The autumn statement is in too, though Ian thinks that could've been worse!________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
22/11/2022 • 27 minutes 11 seconds
#026 Airbnb/SA taxes, Amenity land & yet more BRITISH GAS GATE!
Welcome to Property on Fire, Episode 26.... It's a HOT ONE!On this show, you'll hear about Ian's updates to the Planning Geek website - He's always ensuring the info and legalisation is correct. One of the articles he refers to concerns pressures from the "Generation Rent" activist group for Airbnb and SA owners to be taxed. Check here for the full article: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/2022/generation-rent-set-airbnb-owners-in-their-target-viewfinder-to-get-sunak-to-tax-themYou'll hear more from the drama that's STILL gripping the nation...(Drumroll please)... British Gasgate!Ian's A-Z of Property is BACK, and we're still on A. Today it's "Amenity Land" you'll find out about. What is it, and what can you do with it, are just two of the questions
15/03/2022 • 26 minutes 26 seconds
#025 Property Prejudice on International Women's Day - Toyin Ayandare
Welcome back to Property on Fire!On this episode, you'll hear a brief update on some of Ian's developments. In South Devon, many of the 22 flats are occupied. The next phase in the development includes turning bungalows into duplex apartments, so there are exciting times ahead.Toyin Ayandare is today's guest to celebrate International Women's Day. Toyin is an Essex based investor who, in the past few years (in partnership with her husband), created their company "Icon Range". They cover many aspects of property development, investing and mentorship.A key takeaway from this chat includes the invaluable advice "Don't ever run your number's too tight; always allow for wiggle room", especially bearing in mind the recent rise in development costs.Connect with Toyin & Icon Range here:Insta: https://www.instagram.com/icont4family/Toyin's Faceboo
08/03/2022 • 30 minutes 12 seconds
#024 Due diligence, Squatter's rights, Article 4 & more!
Welcome to Property on Fire, Episode 24.On this show, you'll hear about the collapse of JVIP, and the effect the £17million deficit will likely have on investors. Prompted by this news, and the insightful chat with Neil Briggs on the last episode, Ian reminds us of the importance of due diligence... Whether you're researching a potential JV partner, a mentor, or at the start of any other kind of business arrangement, please do your DUE DILIGENCE!You'll hear more from the drama that's getting Ian stopped in public (and almost gripping the nation)... British Gasgate!Ian's A-Z of Property is BACK, and we're still on A. Today it's "Adverse Possession" you'll find out about.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Connor about Article 4 blocking S.A's, and one for Max about direct to vendor letters/marketing.________A regular podcast from your host Ian Walmsley. Join him every week
03/03/2022 • 27 minutes 10 seconds
#023 Tips on how to raise FINANCE with Neil Briggs
Welcome back to Property on Fire!The British Gas Saga Continues! Ian was mailed 4 cheques for overpayment for 4 of his flats, which sounds wonderful, but each one was for less than a fiver! Listen to the next episode of Property On Fire to hear further developments.Ian introduces his first guest of the year - Neil Briggs. Neil has been working in the property space for many years, he's a seasoned developer, estate agent, and covers many aspects of the business. Along with bringing up due diligence, and the importance of checking the reliability of anybody you're thinking of working with, Neil talks about one of the most important subjects for us investors....Tips on how to raise FINANCE.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk recently. This week on Property on Fire, he answers a question from Claudio, about whether you can apply for planning when purchasing a commercial building. As always, Ian's answer is very in
28/02/2022 • 30 minutes 28 seconds
#022 Energy rises, Fences, Guest houses & more!
Welcome to Property on Fire - This is Episode 22. Thank you for the amazing feedback following our return earlier in the week. On this episode, you'll hear about the lifting of the UK energy cap. In just a few short weeks, prices are set to raise a massive 54% - Ian reminds us of the issues for those running HMO's and SA's, and how they'll be able to pass the extra cost on. He's guestimated an increase of around £10 per room, per week.Property prices... Is the bubble about the burst? It's been a hotly discussed topic over the last couple of years. On this show, Ian shares his thoughts and predictions.IAN'S RANT UPDATE: After last week's rant, British Gas got in touch with Ian and started discussing options with him into how they could fix the issue that he's having. His complaints went all the way to Chris O'Shea, the CEO of Centrica.... if anybody can sort the issue, Chris can! (Finger's crossed.... watch this space!)Ian's Rant i
24/02/2022 • 25 minutes 28 seconds
#021 Outriggers, CIL, Site Update & Ian's Rant
WELCOME BACK to Property on Fire. Ian's had an extended break, but due to popular demand, the show is back for good! On this episode, you'll get an update on the Leading Homes developments...and there's great news in South Devon; where the flats are selling like hotcakes! There are only 2 flats remaining from the 22 that were for sale. As you're promised "warts an' all" here, you'll hear all about rising development costs in North Devon, and a future chat with the bank that's in store.Ian's Rant is back - This time Ian's sights are set on British Gas! You'll hear about the issues, which have been so bad the CEO is now involved! Listen out on future episodes for an update.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Ryan about extensions on his property, and another for Lucy which involves CIL. Here's the Planning Geek page that Ian points us to during the episode: <a href="
22/02/2022 • 27 minutes 39 seconds
#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=1000515414429On 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
06/04/2021 • 27 minutes 11 seconds
#019 SPECIAL: The new Class MA - Class E to Residential - BIG opportunities for YOUR investing - #Gamechanger
Welcome to Property on Fire! This is a SPECIAL on the new Class MA for 'Use Class E' to Residential which has just been announced. Ian has been through the details with a fine toothed comb, and you'll hear about his findings on this episode.There's potentially many opportunities for you to take your property business to the next level, so listen carefully!For more details about the new Class, please see here: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/gpdo/changes-of-use/class-ma/If Ian can help you on YOUR property journey, by answering one of your questions on a future episode of Property on Fire, please do get in touch. For 1 hour zoom sessions please check out https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/education/skype-zoom-calls/_
02/04/2021 • 27 minutes 33 seconds
#018 Latest development updates with a new site and a planning approval, Prior Approvals & Granny Annexes, PLUS: Are you on Ian's Rant?!
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....You'll hear a Leading Homes update, and learn from Ian's on the ground experiences. The South Devon development is creeping ever closer to sign off from building control (It's been a "bit of a battle", and taken longer than anticipated). There's more interest than ever by potential buyers, and new buyers are waiting to complete and can't wait to move in to their new homes.Meanwhile in North Devon at the 14 bungalow site with full planning is in the pre-commencement stage at the moment, during which the team have been reviewing bungalow designs, and bringing them up to date.Ian and Jonathan have recently secured a new site in Cornwall, and they are now operating an "earn and learn" system for new investors, for details please visit: https://leadinghomes.co.uk/working-with-us/partner/Ian's Rant: Is it
09/03/2021 • 38 minutes 7 seconds
#017 SPECIAL: The UK BUDGET 2021 from a Property perspective
Welcome to the Property on Fire UK Budget 2021 special, from a property person's perspective...Ian offers a comprehensive look at, and analysis of Rishi Sunak's announcements from this afternoon's budget. As mainstream media takes a broad view of the details, on this show, you'll hear it all from the perspective of a property/land investor and developer.You'll also hear Ian's update from Leading Homes. He always promises to share "the good, the bad and the downright ugly", thankfully on this occasion, it's ALL GOOD! To SEE the progress of the Leading Homes sites, Ian posts every single day on the following social media pages:https://www.linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/https://www.facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley<a href="ht
03/03/2021 • 28 minutes 46 seconds
#016 SPECIAL: Exciting new opportunities for Class E and resi conversions - all the details on what might be happening and how to take advantage, PLUS: Estate Agents on Ian's Rant
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....Learn about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for commercial to resi with the new GPDO. Learn what to look for and which types of buildings you should be looking for NOW! A few nuggets on how to look outside the box as well. You'll hear a Leading Homes update: As the 22-flat site in South Devon awaits building control sign-off, the team have just completed on the land at Westward Ho! and are preparing to build 14 bungalows. Listen to future episodes to see how work progresses here.The new GPDO is expected in July of this year, on this episode Ian runs through the expected changes to use Class E and how you can use this knowledge to really "UP" your property game. As well as a peek in to the changes, Ian will explain how "options" and "subject to" could be your best friends in the not too distant future.For more on Class E, see this page: <a href="https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/use-class
23/02/2021 • 33 minutes 40 seconds
#015 Air source heat pumps, New levies 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 h
16/02/2021 • 33 minutes 46 seconds
#014 5-minute Mentors in Ian's Rant, Dormers and Highways PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....You'll hear updates from Leading Home's two main development sites in Devon - yet more proof that Ian's walking the walk (as well as talking the talk). That ties in nicely with Ian's Rant: If you're a property "mentor" who's been in the business for five minutes, Ian's got his sights firmly set on YOU!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 all about Amenity space and Amenity land.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one from from Leo about putting a dormer on the front of his house. The answer involves "highways", so we hear what is, and what isn't officially defined as a highway. There's another question from Val, who wants to know should long a decision back on a planning application should take. Val didn't speci
09/02/2021 • 25 minutes 12 seconds
#013 Conversions on Conservation, Homing the Homeless with Kellyann Martin AND: AONB!
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....You'll meet Kellyann Martin, who used to be a teacher, and replaced her income and created a much better lifestyle for herself by investing in property. She offers her investors the chance to build their wealth whilst investing responsibly and creating good for people. She is passionate about providing homes for families in Leeds, and works closely with Leeds Council to help with their housing crisis. To find out more about Kellyann, see her website: https://kellyannmartin.co.uk/...and here she is on LinkedIn :https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyannmartin-investments/This week, you'll also hear an update on the Leading Homes development sites. Their Office-to-23 flats conversion site is getting there! All the
02/02/2021 • 36 minutes 18 seconds
#012 Rent-to-Rent with Stephanie Taylor, HMO's, Serviced accommodation PLUS: A Class-M Question
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....You'll meet Steph Taylor, who's talking to Ian about her property business. She started less than five years ago, when her life required her to have more time flexibility than a standard employee job (in a bank) would allow. She chats about her Rent-to-Rent, HMO's and Serviced accommodation strategies.Her company is HMO Heaven in Newport: https://www.hmoheaven.co.uk/To connect with Steph and find out more, here's her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/missstephanietaylor/...and you can listen to "The Rent 2 Rent Success Podcast" here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podca
26/01/2021 • 35 minutes 54 seconds
#011 Covid grants, Eviction ban extensions & the Lender's market update PLUS: Ian's Rant!
Welcome to Property on Fire, on this episode.....Ian runs through all the recent property and planning news. There's talk of Covid-19 grants for SA providers who aren't registered for business rates, there's also a great tip when searching for information from your local authority on this subject.Ian touches on future plans for Class E-to-residential conversions. If you want to see the consultation papers, and have your say, you'd better be quick (as it closes soon). For further details, please check this link for the consultation paper: https://bit.ly/GPDO_consultation1 and this one to make your comments on the consultation (before Jan 28, 2021): https://bit.ly/GPDO_survey1There's yet more talk of Robert Jenrick and his plans for the proposed changes to the leasehold s
19/01/2021 • 35 minutes 32 seconds
#010 Stamp duty changes, Sam Elliott-Smith & Adam lLawrence PLUS Ian's Rant is back!
Welcome to the first Property on Fire of 2021.On this episode, there's talk or changes to stamp duty, and the Land Transaction Tax in Wales."Ian's Rant" is back - his crosshairs targeting "TV Property shows", and Ian reflects on last year with some fellow property professionals and investigates how their businesses dealt with the dreaded C-word of 2020 (that'll be Covid-19 then!)You'll hear from Sam Elliott-Smith, who's an investor and amongst other things, chats about how useful the Property Sisters networking group has been for her this year. She mentions how great their YouTube channel is. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVCom6Ec-jcPtDfBkHPIMrAYou'll also hear from Adam Lawrence, who's an investor and co-founder of Partners in Property - here's a link to their site: <a href="https://partn
05/01/2021 • 29 minutes 36 seconds
#009 A look back at 2020 in the Property business with Saif Derzi and Julie Hogbin, PLUS: Ian's Rant!
Welcome to this end of the year edition of Property on Fire featuring, not one but TWO guests!You'll hear a quick chat with Saif Derzi, about his property businesses and a review of a year that's certainly been "challenging" for us all!Ian and Saif also look forward to the year ahead, and offer a golden piece of advice to other property investors.Ian has a quick rant about the nation shutting down for two weeks - but is he correct? Let him know via twitter @propertyonfire or on FacebookIan also catches up with Julie Hogbin, who's passionate about investing in, and managing HMO's. She chats about 2020 being a very mixed year for her properties, with a lot of it depending on the area they're in. Julie's had time to do some creative thinking over the festive period, so has some interesting thoughts that may be relevant and apply to your property business also. Julie's a published author, and links to her books are below.Pease send your questions on an
29/12/2020 • 37 minutes 9 seconds
#008 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Bedsits, Development finance & Slopes! PLUS: Ian's Rant & Ian's A-Z of Property
Welcome to the Christmas edition of Property on Fire. On this episode, Ian discusses important dates for next year. If you want to sign the SDLT petition he talks about, you'll find it here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/550545Ian's Rant is back, and this time Ian has his crosshairs firmly set on EPCs and storage heaters.Ian's A-Z of Property is still on A, and you'll learn all about about "Article 2 land"As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about the options for a 4-storey building in Suffolk which has planning to convert to 7 bedsits. There's another about measuring the size of a slope, and because it's Christmas you'll hear a third about Development Finance which is kindly answered by Darren Dow from <a href="https://www.acumenfinance-
22/12/2020 • 24 minutes 45 seconds
#007 How to Rent guidance, converting shops & more on CIL. PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property
The Government released a new version of their guidance on "How to Rent" (Dec 10th). Ian runs through this and discusses the changes and also touches on EPC certificates, and the importance of getting it RIGHT as a landlord. Here's the link to the document: https://bit.ly/HowToRent2020 Ian's A-Z of Property is back, and today is brought to you by the acronym AGLV.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about converting shops into Beauty Salons & Tattoo Parlours, and touches once again on Use Class E. Here's more on this class: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/use-class-e-commercial-business-and-service/
15/12/2020 • 20 minutes 30 seconds
#006 Extensions, converting Residential-to-HMO & the mortgage market update
On this episode, Ian discusses the consultation paper the government released last week about their plans for the GDPO for July 2021. The main changes will concern properties in use class-e being converted into residential premises. For further details, please check this link for the consultation paper: https://bit.ly/GPDO_consultation1 and this one to make your comments on the consultation (before Jan 28, 2021): https://bit.ly/GPDO_survey1Ian has always promised to share all the details of his property journey "warts 'n' all". There's been some issues for his company's North & South Devon developments this week, that you'll hear about on the show.Also, this week you'll hear the Property on Fire Monthly Financial and mortgage update for December with Darren Dow from Acumen Fin
08/12/2020 • 30 minutes 19 seconds
#005 Choosing the RIGHT BANK, Section 102 & the dreaded CIL. PLUS: Ian's Rant & Ian's A-Z of Property
On this episode, Ian's Rant focuses on banks and the fact that many aren't offering new business accounts. He then discusses the new breed of Challenger and mobile banks and provides details of the best options, specifically for Property businesses ... analysing accounts from:ANNA: https://anna.money/Starling: https://www.starlingbank.com/Coconut: https://getcoconut.com/Monzo: https://monzo.com/Revolut: https://www.revolut.com/Tide: https://www.tide.coAs alw
01/12/2020 • 28 minutes 3 seconds
#004 Heat pumps, Evictions with Angie Nicholls & picking the RIGHT solicitor with Tim Bishop PLUS: Ian's rant
On this episode, you'll hear more talk of asbestos; Sam gets involved with Ian's Rant... she has a bone to pick with slow solicitors.Ian has not one, but TWO guests on the show this week, one of whom is a solicitor (and isn't slow!); Tim Bishop gives his 6 tips on how to find a good property solicitor, and Angie Nicholls (from KPA) helps out a listener who wants to evict a tenant.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about adding air source heat pumps to residential properties.Pease send your questions on any property related subject to [email protected] - he and his highly experienced guests will answer these questions for you on an upcoming episode.Useful Links for the episode:Asbestos testing
24/11/2020 • 31 minutes 21 seconds
#003 Use classes, TPOs & the UGLY! PLUS: Ian's rant & Ian's A-Z of Property
On this episode, there's more "A-Z of Property" and another of "Ian's Rants". Ian has always highlighted that in property there is "the good, the bad and the downright ugly", and this week's rant focuses on the UGLY!As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers a question about use classes (and runs through all the current classes), and helps another listener out by offering some clarity surrounding TPOs (tree preservation orders).Useful Links for the episode:Use Classes - https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/Trees and more - https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/conservation/trees/<s
17/11/2020 • 20 minutes 10 seconds
#002 GPDO update, Land ownership & minimum space requirements updated
On this episode you'll hear "Ian's Rant" (this time, investors are in his sights), and the new series of "Ian's A-Z of Property" begins with an A, so the subject will be Asbestos.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about how to find out who owns a piece of land, and another about how to convert a restaurant to a flat (and put two flats above it), and whether planning is required or not.Useful Links for the episode:Minimum Space Standards - https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/space-standards/national-space-standards-for-dwellings/Use Class E - <a href="https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/use-class-e-commercial-business-
17/11/2020 • 22 minutes 19 seconds
#001 Meet and discover who Ian is! PLUS: Use Class E & Minimum space standards
On this episode you'll meet Ian, and hear about his background and passions for property, planning and helping people succeed in the business.As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers Sasha's. She wants to know all about use class E, as she often gets confused by classes. Ian runs through all the new classes and the recent alterations when providing his full and detailed answer.Mohammed and Max have questions about the new mandatory minimum space standards, and daylight requirements for habitable rooms. Ian explains about the new changes and also points out that some standards may soon be changing. When they do, you'll hear about them here.Useful Links for the episode:Use Class E - https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-c
17/11/2020 • 22 minutes 24 seconds
#000 The trailer
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.This is the trailer episode and gives a taste of what's to come.Property on Fire will be an interactive podcast, so please ask any questions on any property related subject to [email protected] - he and his highly experienced guests will answer these questions for you.ABOUT THE HOSTIan Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encycl