27 episodes

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 ian@propertyonfire.co.uk - 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 T**t' - 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!


Subscribe today to Property on Fire and come on the journey that is unfolding......


Property on Fire - https://PropertyonFire.co.uk

Ian Walmsley - https://IanWalmsley.com

Leading Homes - https://LeadingHomes.co.uk

Planning Geek - "https://PlanningGeek.co.uk

Planning Geek Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/PlanningGeek

Property on Fire Ian Walmsley - Leading Homes / Planning Geek

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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 ian@propertyonfire.co.uk - 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 T**t' - 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!


Subscribe today to Property on Fire and come on the journey that is unfolding......


Property on Fire - https://PropertyonFire.co.uk

Ian Walmsley - https://IanWalmsley.com

Leading Homes - https://LeadingHomes.co.uk

Planning Geek - "https://PlanningGeek.co.uk

Planning Geek Facebook Group - https://facebook.com/groups/PlanningGeek

    #026 Airbnb/SA taxes, Amenity land & yet more BRITISH GAS GATE!

    #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-them/?highlight=airbnb (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/2022/generation-rent-set-airbnb-owners-in-their-target-viewfinder-to-get-sunak-to-tax-them)
    You'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 Ian answers.
    As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Julie, and another for Chloe about what to do when an ex-tenant leaves furniture behind in a rental.
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning Geek Facebook Community: https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek (https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek)
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property, undertaking a new business venture or Joint ventures with new partners.

    • 26 min
    #025 Property Prejudice on International Women's Day - Toyin Ayandare

    #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 and Icon Range here:
    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/icont4family/
    Toyin's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toylaw2 (https://www.facebook.com/toylaw2)
    Icon Range's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IconRange/ (https://www.facebook.com/IconRange/)
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning Geek Facebook Community: https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek (https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek)
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property, undertaking a new business venture or Joint ventures with new partners.

    • 30 min
    #024 Due diligence, Squatter's rights, Article 4 & more!

    #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.
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning Geek Facebook Community: https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek (https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek)
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property, undertaking a new business venture or Joint ventures with new partners.

    • 27 min
    #023 Tips on how to raise FINANCE with Neil Briggs

    #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 informative
    Connect with Neil on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-briggs-56196161/?originalSubdomain=uk (https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-briggs-56196161/?originalSubdomain=uk)
    Attend a PPN Milton Keynes event: https://progressivepropertynetwork.co.uk/event-milton-keynes/ (https://progressivepropertynetwork.co.uk/event-milton-keynes/)
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning Geek Facebook Community: https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek (https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek)
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property, undertaking a new business venture or Joint ventures with new partners.

    • 30 min
    #022 Energy rises, Fences, Guest houses & more!

    #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 is BACK for this week - Today he's fed up with the number of companies who are still insisting that COVID-19 are the main reasons for their problems. Ian believes this is just an excuse for poor customer service, feel free to get in touch and let him know your thoughts (unless you work for a company who are using Covid as an excuse!) 🤣
    As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Jack about how to convert a guest house into flats, and another question from Sally who asks how a property owner can find out which fence's are yours, and which fence's are your neighbour's. It's a common question in the UK at the moment, following some very windy weather!
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning...

    • 25 min
    #021 Outriggers, CIL, Site Update & Ian's Rant

    #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: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/cil/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/cil/)
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    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 HOST
    Ian Walmsley is a third-generation experienced developer who loves Planning. Referred to as a ‘Walking Encyclopaedia’ by a mentor he developed a passion for planning in 2015 having got fed up with inaccurate information on some websites as to what was possible with property or land that he was looking to develop.
    In 2017 he set up the site ‘Planning Geek‘ as a way to inform others as to the possibilities of using permitted development rights on both domestic and commercial property. This has now grown to cover many other aspects of planning, giving plenty of ‘wow’ moments. To the best of our knowledge, It is now the largest planning website in the UK, apart from the national planning portal.
    He now speaks around the UK at both property meets and with mentorship groups as a developer/planning geek.
    As a developer with his company, Leading Homes, he has 40 dwellings under construction with a further 50 plus in legals or pre-construction.
    The one thing he is not is a Planning Consultant – he is a Planning Geek – although a chartered town planner said ‘Ian knows more about planning than most planners!’. He is simply ‘A developer who loves planning’. As a result he has nothing to sell from his talks, which is always a refreshing change!

    CONTACT METHOD
    Podcast website: https://propertyonfire.co.uk/ (https://PropertyonFire.co.uk)
    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk
    Ian’s official website: https://ianwalmsley.com/ (https://IanWalmsley.com/)
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/ (https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    Leading Homes: https://lleadinghomes.co.uk/ (https://LeadingHomes.co.uk)
    Planning Geek: https://planninggeek.co.uk/ (https://PlanningGeek.co.uk)
    Planning Geek Facebook Community: https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek (https://facebook.com/groups/planninggeek)
    DISCLAIMER
    The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in this podcast belong solely to the hosts and guest speakers. Please conduct your own due diligence before investing in property, undertaking a new business venture or Joint ventures with new partners.

    • 27 min

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