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

Attend a PPN Milton Keynes event: https://progressivepropertynetwork.co.uk/event-milton-keynes/


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.