Below are blog posts by Sam Ballard

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Property Developers

Sam Ballard / March 1, 2019

Today's blog will cover the top 10 mistakes made by property developers. Those who are just starting out in property development and refurbishment would be well advised to read this article. Because if there’s anyone who is potentially going to make the following mistakes, it’s you!


The Power of Joint-Venture to Get a Deal Done

Sam Ballard / February 14, 2019

The beauty of setting up a joint venture is that it can provide you with additional cash with which to invest, as well as knowledge. And often the more cash you have, the bigger the potential profit. In this blog we will look at the benefits of setting up a joint venture, where to find a partner and what to be mindful of.


Commercial to Residential Opportunities in Leicester

Sam Ballard / January 12, 2019

Commercial property applies to any type of building where a business is located. This could be an office, retail outlet, gym, hairdressing salon, hotel, warehouse, movie theatre etc. One of the most common forms of commercial into residential property conversion is the shop with a flat above. But offices too are regularly converted into residential accommodation. In this blog we look further into commercial property sales, permitted development rights and much more...


How to Rescue an Empty Property

Sam Ballard / November 13, 2018

Developing an empty property can be both lucrative and extremely rewarding. It’s always sad to see what was obviously a much-loved home fall to wreck and ruin. Of course today, in times of a critical housing shortage, having a property go to waste seems criminal too.


What Does Land Cost in Leicester and How Can We Help You?

Sam Ballard / August 15, 2018

This blog looks at the exciting opportunities that land prices in Leicester have to offer as well as how sourced can help you access these opportunities.


Semper Eadem - but is Land in Leicestershire Always the Same?

Sam Ballard / June 26, 2018

Bit of a Latin lesson from Leicester’s motto: semper eadem, always the same, bestowed on the city by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.


The Eagle Has Landed in Leicestershire

Sam Ballard / May 9, 2018

Land is always available, you’d think and, as with properties, you can do a specific portal search for land in Leicester and Rightmove reveals just 7 land areas for sale.


Be a Wiser Investor and Choose Leicester

Sam Ballard / April 27, 2018

With average property prices sitting at £171,800 and annual growth from February 2017 to date being the third highest in the country, you should become a Leicester Investor.


A House, A House, My Kingdom for a House

Sam Ballard / April 27, 2018

House prices across Leicester are rocketing by 7.5 per cent a year – the third highest rise of any UK city. What has caused this?


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