21 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

    #020 Adding VALUE to a property in a busy market, Class O and a Class MA Loophole

    #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=1000515414429 (https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/019-special-new-class-ma-class-e-to-residential-big/id1533958660?i=1000515414429)
    On 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 come in, and of course Leading Homes who will see their profits build, which will be very pleasant, after such a long development.
    Meanwhile, in North Devon, plans for the bungalow designs have been perfected, modified and are almost finalised.
    On this packed episode, you'll also hear about the end of Class-O and potential Class MA loopholes.
    As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Michael about WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO A PROPERTY IN A BUSY MARKET. Ian breaks his answer down into 5 manageable segments for raising the value:
    Problem solving
    The garden
    The interior
    House frontage
    House exterior
    He talks Michael through each segment comprehensively. If you think you may take value from a one-to-one session with Ian (via Zoom), here's the link with more details of his mentoring services: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/education/skype-zoom-calls/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/education/skype-zoom-calls/)
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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.
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    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.

    • 27 min
    #019 SPECIAL: The new Class MA - Class E to Residential - BIG opportunities for YOUR investing - #Gamechanger

    #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/


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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.


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    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

    Podcast email: ian@propertyonfire.co.uk

    Ian’s official website: https://IanWalmsley.com/

    Facebook: https://facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley

    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/

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

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

    Planning Geek Facebook Community: 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
    #018 Latest development updates with a new site and a planning approval, Prior Approvals & Granny Annexes, PLUS: Are you on Ian's Rant?!

    #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/ (https://leadinghomes.co.uk/working-with-us/partner/)
    Ian's Rant: Is it aimed at YOU this week? If you have an incomplete social media profile which doesn't explain what you do, then prepare to be shot down in flames! (or just take some time to update it....and we can all be friends again!)
    As always, Ian's had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one for Steve, who wants to know all about annexes. Here's the URL that Ian refers to during his answer : https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/do-you-need-permission/granny-annexe/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/planning/do-you-need-permission/granny-annexe/)
    This week's second question comes from Alan, who wants to know about the legalities of submitting prior approvals for property you don't own.
    If Ian can help you on YOUR property journey, by answering one of your questions, please do get in touch!
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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

    • 38 min
    #017 SPECIAL: The UK BUDGET 2021 from a Property perspective

    #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.linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    https://www.facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://www.facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    https://www.instagram.com/ian_walmsley/ (https://www.instagram.com/ian_walmsley/)
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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.

    • 28 min
    #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

    #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: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/use-class-e-commercial-business-and-service/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/use-class/use-class-e-commercial-business-and-service)/
    Also on today's show, Estate Agents aren't "getting away lightly" on Ian's Rant!
    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.linkedin.com/in/iancwalmsley/)
    https://www.facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley (https://www.facebook.com/Ian.C.Walmsley)
    https://www.instagram.com/ian_walmsley/ (https://www.instagram.com/ian_walmsley/)
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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)
    DISCLAIM

    • 33 min
    #015 Air source heat pumps, New levies and Property sexism PLUS: Ian's A-Z of Property

    #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 his answer:
    https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/gpdo/changes-of-use/paragraph-w/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/gpdo/changes-of-use/paragraph-w/)
    There's another question from Angie who owns a flat that's failed to meet the minimum letting requirements on it's EPC and wants to know if she can apply for exemption.
    Here are the links that Ian spoke about:
    Government guidance on PRS exemptions: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-rented-sector-minimum-energy-efficiency-standard-exemptions/guidance-on-prs-exemptions-and-exemptions-register-evidence-requirements (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/private-rented-sector-minimum-energy-efficiency-standard-exemptions/guidance-on-prs-exemptions-and-exemptions-register-evidence-requirements)
    Planning Geek page on EPC's: https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/glossary/e/epc-energy-performance-certificates/ (https://www.planninggeek.co.uk/glossary/e/epc-energy-performance-certificates/)
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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://faceb

    • 33 min

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