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Property Networking – Leeds – 10th February

Posted by Mark Harrison on February 5, 2009

I received the following information from Michael Entwhistle.

If you run a property networking event, and publish times and places, then let me know, and I’ll add your notes to this blog. What I don’t promote are the so-called networking sites that have a single “enter your email to receive details” pages -)
If you go along on the 10th, say “Hi” to Mike from me!


Are you in the north or close to Leeds on Tuesday 10th February? Would you like to learn from one of the UK’s foremost experts on HMOs? If so, then you are in luck – LPN have persuaded Jim Haliburton, “the HMO Daddy”, to come to Leeds and tell you about his experiences at next Tuesday’s Leeds Property Networking event.
Jim will be sharing his extensive HMO knowledge and experience and showing you how you too can become better equipped with cash-generating properties to see us through the challenging times ahead. Mike and the team are looking forward to seeing you there!
As usual, the guys at LPN will bring a variety of property experts to you, sharing their own strategies to help you plan the year ahead – you may just unlock that key fact or meet the person to help you succeed in 2009.

Date: Tuesday 10th February 2009

Location: The Study, top floor at The Living Room, Greek Street, Leeds LS1 5BD

Time: From 18:30; round-table discussion with Jim Haliburton at around 20:00

Cover Charge: £5.00

Website (coming soon):


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Berkshire Property Meet with Amer Siddiq – 20th October 2008

Posted by Mark Harrison on October 15, 2008

Having dealt with Juswant and Sylvia Rai for some months by email, I finally met them last week, at Property Magic Live. It’s nice to put faces to names, as it were.
Juswant and Sylvia run Berkshire Property Meet, at which I hope to be talking in the medium-near future… however, their next meeting, next Monday, features Amer Siddiq (who I rate highly, by the way).

If you run a property networking event, and publish times and places, then let me know, and I’ll add your notes to this blog. What I don’t promote are the so-called networking sites that have a single “enter your email to receive details” pages 🙂

Here’s what Juswant and Sylvia have to say about their next event:


The Berkshire Property Meet is the UKs leading networking event with 230 investors / professionals and experts meeting last month to hear Jim Halitburton the HMO Daddy. Any you can be there to meet them too. The hosts Juswant & Sylvia Rai are outstanding hosts and they will help you connect with those people that could

Photo’s from last month:

Berkshire Property Meet Videos:

The evening starts at 7pm with the Amer Siddiq on from 8pm, however many people are at the hotel bar from 4pm onwards meeting with many of the movers and shakers in the property business today.

In October, Amer will be talking at the Berkshire Property Meet about how you, as a Property Manager, can overcome the many challenges that face you as your portfolio grows:

  • Getting better organised: cutting the time spent handling paperwork
  • Staying legal: Keeping track of safety certificates and legal documents
  • Tenant management: Making sure tenants get the information they need
  • Income tax management: Knowing what is due and when
  • Maintaining and growing a positive cash-flow

There will also be a chance to win the following prizes during the evening:-

  • LPM Pro Software – on-line price £247 + VAT
  • LPM Reg Software – on-line price £147 + VAT
  • CGT Calc Software – on-line price £97 + VAT
  • Property Tax Pack (3 tax guides) on-line price £120

email:- Juswant & Sylvia Rai via for details

Who is Amer Siddiq?

Property Portfolio Software was founded by experienced investor, author and public speaker Amer Siddiq, owner of Tax Portal Ltd. and creator of the Property Tax Portal website. Amer began investing in property in 1999.

The evening will include the usual opportunities to network with the property industry professionals and experts – the place where the experts meet the experts.

Juswant Rai is also featured in this months Your Property Network Magazine (p25)

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Property Networking – Sunday 19th October in Guildford

Posted by Mark Harrison on September 26, 2008

Just got this from Vanessa Warwick. If you run a property networking event and would like me to post details of it here, just contact me!


Easy Sunday:  Coffee, Property Chat, and Networking with Vanessa and Nick at the Holiday Inn, Guildford, Sunday 19th October from 10.30 to 13.30

Due to spending most of the month of October in Cyprus, we have decided to make our October networking event a bit more informal.  Our usual monthly networking events tend to be more structured and formal with educational presentations and guest speakers, along with networking breaks.

However, October’s event will be a bit different.  Just drop by and join us at the Holiday Inn, Guildford anytime between 10.30 and 13.30 on Sunday 19th October for coffee, property chat, and networking!

This is a FREE event.

All we ask is that you register with us at to give us an idea of numbers so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

Everyone who registers will receive a free copy of our Top Investor Tips e-book.

Maybe you are just starting out in property and would like some questions answered, or maybe you have a problem that needs solving?  Whatever you would like to discuss about property, come along to the event, chew the cud,  and get some input or answers.

It’s fun, informal , and free!

We look forward to meeting you there.

Just register at and we will send you full details nearer to the time.

Date:  Sunday 19th October

Venue:  Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford (ample free parking)

Time:  10.30 to 13.30

Questions:  email

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Berkshire Property Meet – Monday 15th September with Jim Haliburton

Posted by Mark Harrison on September 2, 2008

Just received this from Juswant and Sylvia Rai:

As ever, I’m happy to promote any property networking – just send me the details!


Subject: Berkshire Property Meet – Monday 15th September with HMO Daddy – Jim Haliburton
I just wanted to keep you informed about the Berkshire Property Meet the UKs Leading Property Networking event with upto 200 guests every month, which is being held on Monday 15th September. The event attracts property experts, investors and professionals from all over the UK. The event is hosted by  Juswant & Sylvia Rai.

This months speaker is going to be Jim Haliburton the HMO Daddy
Who is Jim Haliburton?

Jim Haliburton began buying property in 1992 and letting them to students, organising or doing the work on the property himself. The tenants/students all came from the College where Jim worked as a lecturer.

In July 2003 Jim left his job as a University Lecturer and decided to invest in property full time. At that point he set himself a target to purchase a further 50 properties before the buy-to-let boom finished. In the end it took him 18 months, and though prices have stopped rising as fast, the lenders still seem keen to lend and there seems no end to the interest in buy-to-let.

Jim now owns over 75 HMO’s / Multi-Lets with over 500 tenants. On top of this he has about 20 houses and flats which are let as single-lets plus several development projects in progress. He keeps on telling himself to stop buying property and consolidate his position, but anybody in the property business will know how difficult it is to stop buying once you have started.

Having left his post as Lecturer, he needed a teaching outlet so began holding small workshops for property investors interested in the HMO side of the business.

For more information contact
Juswant & Sylvia Rai

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Northant Property Networking – tomorrow (26th)

Posted by Mark Harrison on August 25, 2008

While I was on holiday, Matthew Moody asked me to help promote the Northants Property Meeting on the 26th.

Here’s what Matthew has to say about the event:

Location: Northampton
Time: 6pm-10pm
Date: Tuesday 26th August 2008
Loc: Upstairs Restaurant Delapre Golf Club Eagle Drive Nene Valley Way Northampton N44 7DU
Rail: Northampton
Speaker: Darren Pledger + Warren Morris + Mr X on Mastering Your Property Business

For more information, or to book, click here.

To receive emails from the Property Success Group about future events, click here.

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Berkshire Property Networking – 14th July with Rob Moore

Posted by Mark Harrison on July 7, 2008

Juswant & Sylvia Rai have asked my help in promoting a Property Networking meeting they’re having next week. I’m happy to do so… (If any other UK people want help in promoting their meetings, just mail me – let me know the date, and what’s happening.)

Their text follows:

I just wanted to keep you informed about the Berkshire Property Meet the UKs Leading Property Networking event with upto 200 guests every month, which is being held on Monday 14th July. The event attracts property experts, investors and professionals from all over the UK. The event is hosted by Juswant & Sylvia Rai.

This months speaker is going to be Rob Moore of Progressive Property

Who is Rob Moore?

Rob is a self made businessman, Full time Property Investor & Best selling Author of “The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets” and “Make Cash in a Property Crash”.

He regularly speaks at events on business, property and personal development both on the platform and on TV, where he featured in a prime time TV Show for Living as a Mentor. He also recorded an interview on the business channel with Christopher Howard and recorded a Property Documentary with Channel 4.

2005 – 2007:
Rob became director of a new build property investment company previous to Progressive after realising the potential of property, and learnt a huge amount about ‘what really works’ in Property Investment. Rob is master trained in NLP and Platform presenting and reads a book every 8.3 days on business related areas [is it sad to know that?!]
Rob is head of marketing within Progressive.

Rob Moore & his business partner have been regularly buying below-market-value property with great success for themselves and fellow investors. They share what their experiences are of the current market and how they are turning this to their advantage.

There will be a chance to Win 20 copies of “The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets” and “Make Cash in a Property Crash” and an IPOD Nano packed with great audios to help you succeed.

Some of the regular experts who attend the Berkshire Property Meet:-

Glenn Armstrong – Bought and traded nearly 500 properties
Barry Danser – Finance / Rent Rescue
David Lee – Cash Flow Investor
Richard Sheppard – Property Tutor / Investor
Abdul Malik – Lease Options
Nick Pedrithes – BMV / HMO Expert / Finance
Sonny Walia – Meet the Surveyor
Darren Hunt – Property Sourcer / Investor
Simon Zutshi – Property Investor Network
Jim Haliburton – HMO Daddy
Kevan Keegan – Rent Back Charter Association
Plus many many more active investors, experts & professionals

BMV Clinic
There is also the regular BMV clinic run but our good friend and everyone’s mentor Nick Pedrithes. This is very informal and runs from 5pm until 6:45pm ish. Come along with any questions you may have Juswant & Sylvia and Nick with gladly discuss your options with you.

For more information contact
Juswant & Sylvia Rai via

Facebook Group:-

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Northants Property Meet – Tuesday 24th June

Posted by Mark Harrison on June 15, 2008

Matthew Moody has asked my help in promoting a Property Networking meeting he’s having in a couple of weeks time. I’m happy to do so… (If any other UK people want help in promoting their meetings, just mail me.)

If you go, please mention you saw it on my blog (I’m not paid any commission, but I figure it would be nice for Matthew to understand where people are coming from.)
His text follows:
Northants Property Meet in conjunction with Property Success Group, Tuesday 24th June 2008

Fancy staying close to home this month and networking with fellow property investors, property experts and property professionals?

Well, here’s your chance with the next meeting of the Northants Property Meet (formerly known as Property Success Group) on Tuesday 24th June 2008.

With people travelling to our events from Leeds, Norwich, London and Stoke; we’ve redefined the meaning of quality not quantity at our unique masterclass events.

This month, we’ll be focusing on the issue of CASHFLOW.

Our Resident Host and HMO Expert, Matthew Moody, will be discussing the key fundamentals of cashflow including:

  • what is cashflow
  • how to improve your cashflow position
  • moving from negative to positive cashflow
  • adding value to your business
  • the 4 key areas of cashflow management

But there’s more …

As well as our main talk, we’ll also be offering everybody the chance to get involved with playing some classic business games that will test your skill at understanding and implementing some of the strategies shown.

These will include:

  • Cashflow 101 (the game that started it all)
  • Monopoly
  • Trump The Game
  • Anti-Monopoly (for avid fans or haters of monopoly, you’ll love this new twist on the classic game)

If you’ve got some business games at home that you think our property investors will enjoy, then please bring them along on the night and we can set them up.

Our Co-Host, Ramnik Singh will also be hosting a BMV Clinic before the event in the downstairs bar from 5pm to 6pm.

With the uncertainties in the market, this month really is a must attend event.

To book for this months event on Tuesday 24th June, please go to

Some of the regular experts who attend the Northants Property Meet:-

  • John Rattigan – Property PA and Passive Income Expert
  • Ramnik Singh – Convert My Deal and Negotiation Expert
  • Prakash Parekh – Resident Property with a Twist Expert
  • Warren Morris – Finance for Property Investors
  • Nick Pedrithes – BMV / HMO Expert / Finance [and a friend of mine – Mark]

Plus many more active investors

Connecting with other Northants Property Meet attendees:

Some people have asked us what’s the easiest way to find and connect with those members who’s details you didn’t get or lost? The simplest way is to look on facebook. A large number of members have joined the Northants Property Meet Group and you can too by clicking on this link:-

Matthew Moody’s profile on facebook:-

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I’m overwhelmed!

Posted by Mark Harrison on July 4, 2007

At about three this afternoon, I sent out a note to the mailing list, asking for help.

I’m launching a 1:1 mentorship programme with Nightingale Conant shortly (I’ve been in the recording studio over the last couple of weeks). Some of the clients I’ll be dealing with personally, but we have too many for me to take on. Hence I was asking for people with 10 or more properties, who might be interested in doing some 1:1 phone mentoring.

There are a little over 1,700 people on the list, and I was hoping, fingers crossed for 5 respondents! (I was expecting two or three.)

Within the first three and a half hours I’ve had 33 responses from qualified people – so if you have emailed me and I haven’t yet replied, a thousand pardons – I’m sifting through the responses and will get back to you in the next 48 hours!

I’d not realised how many high-quality property investors subscribed to the list… I guess I’d had the kind of naive assumption that I was mainly writing for an audience who were interested in getting started in property, but here are some of the comments from applicants:

I currently own 103 properties

I currently own 15 props and still buying

Wow! On the bright side I have all the mentors I’m going to need…. but I seriously need to re-think who my readership is!

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South2North – London – 9th June

Posted by Mark Harrison on May 30, 2007

Just a quick update.
Tamkin Riaz of South2North events had originally asked me to give a short talk on Property Negotiation – anyway, he’s now asked me to act as the MC for the day.

Click here for more info on the event, or to book a place

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Business Networking – like you’ve never seen it

Posted by Mark Harrison on April 13, 2007

If you’re anything like me, then a lot of your business opportunities will come your way through personal networking.

However, if you’re anything like me, then you’ll find that a lot of “business networks” have some limitations.

In Property, we seem particularly well served, with Property Networking Club providing regular “pure networking” meetings, and Come2Invest providing speaker-led events with ample networking time.

However, in my non-property businesses, I’ve never quite found a business network that “clicks” for me.

… until I bumped into Ayshe Kadir at (ironically) a networking event in London the week before last. As you probably know, Ayshe runs Invest in the States, and seems to spend a lot of her time commuting between her offices in London and Florida. I’ve talked about Invest in the States before here.

We got talking about business networking, and how such meetings always seem to end up with an evening spent meeting a very small number of people, despite the fact that there were a hundred in the room. She mentioned to me a networking concept that she’d trialled in the States a while ago, and had thought might work in the UK.

You don’t get to be an entrepreneur by letting these conversations grow cold – so Ayshe and I talked by phone, and then set up a meeting which also included our mutual friend Tamkin Riaz.

The more we talked about it, the more excited we got – a new format for business networking events that will (if the US experience is anything to go by) transform the number of genuinely useful leads and contacts people leave the meetings with.

What we’ve done is put together a basic website, and booked a room at the Selfridges Hotel, for the 2nd May. The first event happens then.

If you either run your own business, or are responsible for developing business for your employer, then you need to book your tickets for the launch event:

… the website is

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