A podcast for expat UK property investors
Nov. 15, 2022

HMOs… More Attractive Than Ever?

HMOs… More Attractive Than Ever?


If you agree that securing a high yielding asset at a discount price is the way to satisfy the stress tests and beat inflation, then step this way!

Dave So of Nottingham Lettings and Sam Watterson of Watts & Co are HMO experts in Nottingham and Leeds respectively, so they’re well placed to deliver their expertise, knowledge and experience of this lucrative business model.

This episode explores positive and negative implications of Article 4 directives in both cities, implications which may lead to exciting opportunities for those who can think laterally.

And if you’re an expat property investor with a story to share, please get in touch via the podcast website.

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Dave So

Nottingham based property developer, investor and lettings agency owner. Specialises in Student accommodation and flats

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Sam Watterson

Investor | Landlord | Owner of Lettings and Property Management Agency

Property Investor in Leeds.
Prosperous Landlord.
Owner of successful Lettings and Property Management Agency.
Fully Managed refurbs and property investment opportunities in Leeds.

Investing in Property for the last 11 years, extensive knowledge and hands-on experience.

I know what I'm talking about as I have on-ground experience.

I set up my first property business in 2010, ever since then people have hired me to help them fill empty properties through renovations, effective marketing and proactive strategy focused lettings.

Utilising my degree in Business Information Technology, the experience of building a portfolio of Buy To Let properties and my sales-focused employment history, my vision was to create a company that would allow my clients to outsource every step of the residential property life cycle.

The business model has evolved significantly since its incorporation.

Now, Watts & Co can offer the following:

- Property Sourcing - finding Buy To Let opportunities and commercial to residential conversions.
- Fully Managed Renovations - preparing and converting buildings ready for tenants.
- Lettings - finding suitable tenants.
- Management - handling all aspects of an ongoing tenancy.
- Sales (Estate agency) - selling properties for vendors/investors.
- Investing take an empty, underperforming property and using a combination of the above 5 services either as a Joint Venture Partner or totally hands-off for Angel, Independent Investors.

My vision is to help establish Watts & Co as a trusted supplier of services 1-5, to raise investment capital for service 6 and to reinvest revenues into a portfolio of Buy To Let and build/convert to rental properties.