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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:

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.


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!



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