Second property renovation

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Aaron2343

New Member
Hi All,

Me and my brother have recently completed our first property renovation, which went very well. We have now secured our second property. We both refurbished the first property ourselves on week nights and weekends, we now want to look at possibly getting a contractor in to do the work and get the job turned around in a couple of months.

Has anyone got any recommendations for finding a good contractor or can suggest one from the South Yorkshire Near to Doncaster.

if anyone had any questions about the first renovation project we did I’d be happy to answer any questions.

Thanks,

Aaron
 
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realdeals

Active Member
Do you know people in the property investment sector in your area - people you can trust?

Personally I would rather go off a personal recommendation from someone that I trusted.
 
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Aaron2343

New Member
Hi, thanks for the reply.

No I don’t really know anyone in the property investment sector at all really, my brother works as a trade so we’re hoping to get some contacts through him. I was just wondering if anyone on here had any recommendations for finding someone other than word of mouth.

thanks,
 
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PostBrexitInvestor

Member
You can try online reviews - probably best to look at some of the trade sites - but they are certainly not fool proof.
 
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FWL

Member
Might be interesting to join some local business groups and see if you can make any good contacts through that?
 
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PostBrexitInvestor

Member
I would be interested to read about your last project in a little more detail - always good to read about success stories :)
 
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LLLaw

New Member
I’d be interested to see your developments, I work in Doncaster and have a wealth of contacts looking to buy ready to rent properties that are at a high standard in rentable areas!
Let me know if this is of interest?
 
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PostBrexitInvestor

Member
Hi @LLLaw

What areas do you specialise in? I saw your introductory post about flipping property which sounded quite interesting. Markets outside of London are now a little more liquid after some investors cashed in their London premiums to look elsewhere (North and Midlands in particular).
 
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Longterminvestor

Administrator
Local business groups/property investment networking events offer a great way to meet people in the same boat as you. At worst you make some good contacts and learn from those who have been there and done it. At best, you might find someone to help with your future projects - mortgages, renovation, etc
 
Nicholas Wallwork

Nicholas Wallwork

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Premium Member
Hi All,

Me and my brother have recently completed our first property renovation, which went very well. We have now secured our second property. We both refurbished the first property ourselves on week nights and weekends, we now want to look at possibly getting a contractor in to do the work and get the job turned around in a couple of months.

Has anyone got any recommendations for finding a good contractor or can suggest one from the South Yorkshire Near to Doncaster.

if anyone had any questions about the first renovation project we did I’d be happy to answer any questions.

Thanks,

Aaron

Hi Aaron,

I’d suggest looking through checkatrade or mybuilder for smaller renovation projects. It’s also always worth drawing up a small contract or getting a very detailed quote as this will cover you in the event a tradesperson messes you about.

Getting good trades people can be hard so definitely do your research and check review sites as well!

Would love to hear more about the first site and keep us posted on your journey!

Thanks
Nicholas






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nmb

Well-Known Member
Hi @Nicholas Wallwork

Where the work costs a decent amount of money, would you recommend adding stage payments into your contract? I would like to hear from people who have used this tactic to see if it actually works.
 
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