‘Speculator (n) – One who engages in business risk for financial gain


We are here to help and guide you through not only your first, but also successive property developments.  Almost all the material on the site is free and we very much hope you find it of value.  If there is a particular subject you would like covered, please get in touch at mail@thepropertyspeculator.co.uk.

Site Resources:

Getting started in Property Development and Investment

What makes property such a good investment?

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Securing development finance

Establishing build/renovation costs

Property valuation using Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)

Placing a value on a property

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10 Common Planning Permission Pitfalls and how to avoid them

A quick guide to planning conditions

Podcast with Ryan Fuller of The Fuller-Long Partnership

Property Use classes



Creating a contract with your builder

Calculating build costs

Understanding Building Regulations

Contaminated land

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Developing a Mixed-use property

Purchasing a property-based business

The investment method of property valuation

3 principles to guard against property investment scams

Taxation Rolls


Property and VAT

5 Taxes on property you can’t avoid

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)

Property tax


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