After the appalling events at Grenfell Tower, landlords and investors are looking closely at fire safety. The best advice for anyone worried about their developments is don’t be cheap, do it properly and consult with building regs. If you want to be a professional then do your work in a professional way. [Read more…] about What do Investors Need to Know About Fire Safety?
Grant Erskine - Architecture
Though there are guidelines for room sizes when it comes to HMO licensing the most important thing is for a room to be functional. To make sure this is the case it is important to include furniture on the floor plans when you are building. There is, of course, nothing worse than having a third bedroom in a 3-bed property into which you can’t actually fit a bed. [Read more…] about What National Guidelines for Room Sizes Do Developers Need to Consider?
If you are considering investing in a development project there is no perfect size of you should be aiming for. Value can be created by getting it right with regard to ‘houses per acre’ but always your decisions need to be market focussed. [Read more…] about What Size of Development Project Should Investors be Looking At?
Knowing what will sell in an area should define the size of the house you’re building. Understand the market conditions and the rest will follow. Today, Grant and Amy discuss how trends form in the housing market, what drives them and how they influence decisions in residential planning. [Read more…] about How Big Does a New-Build House Need To Be?
When building property the first step to making decisions about the size of an apartment is to make sure you are being market-led. But, as a rule of thumb, 30m2 is about right. Anything under that and you will struggle to borrow the money you need to build. Also, when it comes to selling, you will need to find a cash buyer as most mortgage products require a flat to be of a certain size. [Read more…] about How Big Does a New-Build Apartment Need To Be?
HMOs are here to stay but the model is changing. Co-living and specialist or niche HMOs are becoming more normal in today’s property market. Whilst before landlords and developers looked to provide accommodation, now, to meet modern demand, they are creating spaces for particular demographic groups. [Read more…] about How is Co-Living Disrupting the UK Property Market?