West London Property Networking


Further to the announcement by the Prime Minister that new measures have been introduced to restrict the spread of the virus and keep everyone safe, we have stopped carrying out our meetings at Hilton Kensington. Hilton Kensington is now officially closed along with many public places.

Whilst of course we cannot attend meetings in person as usual and we realise these are difficult times for everyone, we can still continue to network online, building our businesses and supporting one and other, building relationships and alliances. We will be holding the next West London Property Networking meeting via Zoom. Please click on the link below to book your attendance. Limited spaces available.

Covering: Acton, Brentford, Brook Green, Chiswick, Ealing, Hammersmith, Holland Park, Kew, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Richmond, Shepherd’s Bush & West Kensington


Bringing together West London property professionals and people who have a serious interest in property to network with peers, share insights and hear from expert speakers about the latest market trends, news, legislation changes and other issues affecting the property sector, particularly with regard to investment and development.
Whether you are a new or sophisticated and experienced property investor, developer, landlord, industry professional or service provider, West London Property Networking welcomes you.


Perfect for:

  • Investors, Developers
  • Landlords, Sourcers, Property Managers
  • Lenders, Mortgage Brokers, Property Financers
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Lettings Agents, Sales Agents
  • Accountants, Conveyancing Solicitors
  • Architects, Surveyors, Builders
  • Interior Designers
  • Other relevant Property Professionals



Thursday 18 June 2020
6.30pm – 9.00pm


Kensington Suite
Kensington Hilton
179 Holland Park Ave
W11 4UL


Thursday 18 June


TALK 1 /

Ian McBain

How to prosper in a pandemic

Ian specialises in Rent-to-Rent (R2R), Serviced Accommodation(SA), Houses of Multiple Occupants (HMO) and bespoke Refurbishments which attract both professional and corporate clients. With over 30 years of property investing, his strategy has been developed and tested in various markets, and they operate a successful portfolio focusing on R2R, HMO, SA, and Buy To Let highlighting our passion for quality.

  • How to create multiple streams of income from HMO investing
  • Creating systems to fee up your time
  • Current and ongoing property opportunities


TALK 2 /

Patsy Richardson of House Proud

Co-living for Gen Z. What do they want and how can you profit
from it?

Patsy has more than 20+ years experience as an Innovation and Marketing Director for both Unilever and Cadbury’s. Here she developed a deep understanding and passion for consumer behaviour and communication. What people do? Why they do it? How to communicate with them and influence their behaviour? From 2006 she has been renovating properties on the side and in 2016 she founded House Proud, a design-led property company doing renovations and also developing a co-living portfolio under the Hip Home Club Brand. These clubs are designed to super comfortable, stylish micro-communities, which have proved hugely popular with tenants.

  • The market is changing, your 20-30 year old tenants are now Gen Z. Who are they?
  • Co-living. How do they want to live?
  • How to adapt your HMO model to profit from the change.
  • Focus on optimising design, amenity and management.


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Thank you very much for your event in Chiswick a few weeks ago, I thought it was a really good networking meeting and I’ve met some very interesting people. It was so good that I have already signed up to the next one!

Virginie Marin – Audensa Financial
Senior FX broker


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My first speaking engagement since returning from 6 months in Australia was in Kensington, London. The West London Property Network was welcoming and offered food and drink in the ticket price too.
If you couldn’t make it, don’t worry, here’s some of the key points to help you.

Education: When starting out make sure you learn with someone who is also investing and who’s values you relate to. Check them out on social media, look for reviews and speak to people who are learning with them.

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Peer-to-peer lending (P2P) – sometimes referred to as crowdfunding – is not quite as old as the century, but has already shown that it’s a compelling proposition for borrowers and lenders alike and therefore a hot topic.

P2P took off in the UK with the launch of Zopa in 2004, offering loans to individuals, and was shortly joined by business lending specialist Funding Circle. While these remain the two best-known operations in the market, the sector mushroomed in the wake of the financial crisis, driven by a combination of banks’ restricting lending – a credit crunch that keeps on crunching for many – and the rapid development of the underlying financial technology that has enabled the efficient matching of lender and borrower, and the tracking of their loans.

“The UK online alternative finance industry market volume grew by 35% year-on-year to reach £6.19 billion in 2017,” according to The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance in their last full-year figures (2017)  – that’s almost ten-fold the £667m in 2013 (P2P grows quicker than its analysts can gather data on it, it seems). Globally, it’s expected to be worth $898bn by 2024. Not exactly ‘alternative’ finance.

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We buy blocks of flats. Exclusively.
Why do we do that?
For us it is the right Balance of Risk vs. Reward.
We buy existing blocks of flats, we don’t do the conversion.
Some blocks we buy in good condition and they are let from day one that we purchase them, others are in poor condition and we complete a full refurbishment before they are let.
– If it’s the former, we are able to be on buy-to-let style finance from day-1, which greatly reduces the risk when compared with a conversion or development opportunity
– if it’s the latter, the refurbishment works are purely cosmetic so they are quick – so you can get onto a low interest rate, long term finance product within 3-6 months of purchase.

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Kensington Suite
Kensington Hilton
179 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UL