Hosted by Peter Fannon on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the The Courtlands Hotel. Attendees can expect first class speakers and great networking opportunities.
Registration opens at 6pm.
Brighton November 2018 Meeting
From high-end professional HMO’s to Smart Boutique Hotels - Stuart Scott
Stuart is a property developer, serial entrepreneur and speaker. He has built and sold a number of successful businesses. These include a digital marketing agency and a product design company. He has designed experiences for brands such as Porsche, Microsoft, GAP, Nike, Aardman, Tom Dixon and Penguin Random House. He now uses his skills alongside property development to create unique spaces that set new standards for urban living. He is a regular on the public speaking circuit where he educates people on design, disruption and innovation within the property sector.
Stuart will share during his presentation big changes that are happening in the HMO (House of Multiple Occupation) world and his transition into the hotel sector.
The HMO world is going through an evolution into a new type of product. Stuart had spotted an opportunity to disrupt the HMO market and re-imagine shared living for working professionals. His design-led approach provides unique customer-centric spaces for people to live, work and play. The Co-Living Spaces experience combines; community, inspired social spaces, smart technology, enhanced facilities and snug bedrooms.
SMART BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Serviced accommodation is the hot strategy at the moment, however with local legislation on the horizon this could change things dramatically for buy2let investors. With these future changes in mind Stuart and his business partner Carly Houston are rolling out a chain of Smart Boutique Hotels in Brighton with a focus on great design, comfort and technology. These are a new type of self service hotel offering; convenient keycode locks, digital check-in, luxurious sleep experience, superfast WIFI and beautifully designed bedrooms.
During Stuart's presentation you will learn:
- How the HMO market is changing
- How to create a unique product on market
- The future of the HMO
- Risks to serviced accommodation
- How hotels operate
- Changes to the hotels sector
Stuart will demonstrate that it is possible to disrupt the market and create something unique no matter what the size of your project.
ALSO .... Stamp Duty Land Tax - What you need to know - Andrew Punter
After an introduction to what exactly Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is, Andrew will explore the many exemptions and reliefs that exist within HMRC’s rule book.
Armed with this knowledge, your next deal might be £000’s cheaper. There may even be some overpayments that you might be able to claim back.
- 1 in 6 property deals are incorrectly paying SDLT.
- The HMRC manual has many little known exemptions and reliefs.
- Top conveyancers and solicitors are getting it wrong.
- There could be a brown envelope from HMRC with a big cheque in it for YOU!