A podcast for expat UK property investors
Aug. 17, 2022

How to Make Most Money From Property

How to Make Most Money From Property

To develop or not to develop? That is the question at the heart of this week’s show. Savvy UK property investors have long known that the best way to make money from property is to take an asset, add value and then sell or refinance.

This has led many investors down the increasingly well-trodden BRR route. They buy a wreck, enhance the value either with a small refurb to increase its cosmetic appeal or with a larger refurb that involves reconfiguring and or extending a property, and then refinancing to extract as much of the capital as possible. Or maybe they just sell it on for profit.

But some investors add value in a different and arguably smarter way by unlocking the value in less time with less risk and with less competition. And mostly from the comfort of their own home.

So before diving head first into a trendy commercial to residential conversion, listen to this week’s show and ask yourself if there might be a better way to make money from property.

Contributing to this week’s show: Piotr Rusinek and Jay Howard, co-authors of ‘Before the Hammer Falls: The Insider’s Guide to Property Auction Success’; John Howard of Property Elevator; Saif Derzi of SDGB Properties, Priya Darshan Malik of Veer Properties Limited and Matt Brighton of mattbrighton.co.uk

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Matt Brighton


Matt is a UK based property investor in the North of England. By day he previously worked in banking and now works for a VC backed tech-startup. Matt is building a property development group of buy to let, HMO and land developments as well as building a Youtube channel of over 25,000 people and owner of What The Flip Property Investing.

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Jay Howard

Author / Auction Insider

With more than 18 years of experience dealing with all aspects of property sales and purchases, Jay is a trusted property expert. Jay is co-author of Amazon #1 seller Before the Hammer Falls: The Insider’s Guide to Property Auction Success, which provides you with the tools and information you need to find success at auction. Jay also used to be an Auction Manager of one the top London auction house and formed part of the judging panel for the Property Investors Awards, a testament of his respected opinion and authority within the industry.

Jay’s interest in Blacksmithing combined with graduate degrees in Psychology, Classics and Law and extensive travel to archaeological sites around the world make him a singular entity within the auction space and the property market at large.

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Priya Darshan Malik


Hi, this is Priya Darshan Malik more commonly known as PD.

Professionally, I specialise in sourcing income producing commercial properties and adding value to them using planning gain and other strategies. My acquisitions are typically backed by their inherent investment value (downside protection) with significant upside. Their town centre locations ensure a sightly easier planning consent and access to certain PDRs (permitted development rights) too. Typically, the end goal of my acquisitions is to obtain the free income producing shops by adding a significant value/residential mass to them such that the residential element itself will pay off for the entire site just with planning gain i.e. no construction/development risk etc.

I am happy to help anyone to understand more about this strategy.

Personally, I am a father of 6 (home schooling) and bit of a meditation freak. I live in two countries UK and India, where I am more focused on my non-commercial activities including meditation etc. I will now be returning to India in a couple of weeks time so up for a few coffees before I fly out if anyone is available else always available on Zoom.

Thanks for reading about me. :-)