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Hi

 

I'm and architect who used to work for a niche eco-housebuilder. I have been advising developers on sites for so long that I now find I know more than they do! 

 

I started by buying an office for my practice through my SIPP (which can also borrow), then got planning permission for flats on unused garden ground. Now building 4 flats, sold one before it started, keeping one myself as a btl, 2 yet to sell. This isn't the easiest route but it's a great way to use your pension savings to get into property. The profit is being used to seek more sites and high yield opportunities. 

 

The more I tell people what I'm doing the more opportunities come out of the woodwork. I'm now funding permissions for housing sites on Mull, Edinburgh and the Loch Lomond National Park. All generate significantly more value than a standard housebuilder would. 

 

My Skills;

  • self funding early stage high risk pre-planning work
  • design of high quality environments
  • efficient house plans
  • quick site appraisals
  • business planning and site assembly advice
  • planning advice

Keen to learn;

  • more about btl and being a landlord
  • strategies for money out deals
  • widening my experience of owning different property classes.

 

I look forward to engaging with my local hub meeting in Glasgow.

 

Gareth

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