On this episode, you’ll hear more talk of asbestos; Sam gets involved with Ian’s Rant… she has a bone to pick with slow solicitors.

Ian has not one, but TWO guests on the show this week, one of whom is a solicitor (and isn’t slow!); Tim Bishop gives his 6 tips on how to find a good property solicitor, and Angie Nicholls (from KPA) helps out a listener who wants to evict a tenant.

As always, Ian’s had many questions land on his desk during the week. This week on Property on Fire, he answers one about adding air source heat pumps to residential properties.

Pease send your questions on any property related subject to [email protected] – he and his highly experienced guests will answer these questions for you on an upcoming episode.

Useful Links for the episode:

Asbestos testing kit: https://amzn.to/2UQTtuf

HSE page about asbestos: https://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/home.htm

Class G air source heat pumps: https://planninggeek.co.uk/gpdo/renewable-energy/class-g-air-source-heat-pumps-on-domestic-premises/

Angie Nicholls – KPA Property – kpa.co.uk – 01666 838180

Tim Bishop – Bonallack & Bishop Solicitors – https://bishopslaw.co.uk/ – 0800 1404544


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.



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!



Podcast website: https://PropertyonFire.co.uk

Podcast email: [email protected]

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


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.