Property Snakes And Ladders

Tuesday, July 21 on 4

In this episode, the amateur developers are caught right in the eye of the housing market storm. For Paul and Karen Clayton in Bristol, it’s not a case of will they make a loss on their conversion of a Grade 2 listed house, but just how much? Add to that a nine month delay while they battle with the conservation office and this turns into a truly tortuous journey. Meanwhile in Faversham Kent, Robey and Jo Hillard’s plans to develop a Grade 2 listed Oast House are also a complete disaster. Sarah Beeny sets out in an attempt to save the couples from financial ruin.

Monday, July 20 on M4

Tonight’s developers have done very well out of the buy to let market during the property boom. But now they are risking everything to convert an abandoned Devon railway station which has been left to languish on the edges of Dartmoor for the past 40 years.

Monday, July 6 on M4

Nigel and Jilly Gough think a run down Victorian house in Henley holds the key to mortgage free living; while in Diss, Norfolk, Alan and Susan Hutchinson bank their life savings on a burnt out game keepers lodge in the woods. But Sarah Beeny quickly discovers that both are getting too personal and not developing the properties for the broadest possible market.

Monday, June 29 on M4

On tonight’s Property Snakes and Ladders , the amateur developers decide the way to do it is by digging out their basements. It’s one of the riskiest ways of creating space, and to add to their gamble these developers start out just as the property market begins to stumble back in 2007. Peter and Louise Mauder in Bethnal Green, East London, and Chris and Jules Weedon in Shere, Surrey, are soon in a race against time to beat the falling market.

Tuesday, June 23 on C4

In this edition the amateur developers decide the way to do add value to their investments is by digging out their basements. It’s one of the riskiest ways of creating space, and to add to their gamble these developers start out just as the property market begins to stumble back in 2007. Peter and Louise Mauder in Bethnal Green, East London, and Chris and Jules Weedon in Shere, Surrey, are soon in a race against time to beat the falling market. But that’s not their only problem. Sarah thinks both couples are missing a real trick that could rescue their developments.

Monday, June 22 on M4

Natasha and Loretta, and Loretta’s husband David, banked every single penny on splitting a three-storey end of terrace house in Brentford, Middlesex into two flats. But even when they first started out back in 2007, Sarah Beeny had reservations about their plans. The buy-to-let market had fuelled a massive explosion in one and two bedroom apartments and with the market flooded and property prices starting to look jittery, this wasn’t the time to be adding more.

Monday, June 15 on M4

For the last eight years, Sarah Beeny has been guiding budding property developers through the renovation game. Many failed to listen to her advice but often saw their bad decisions saved by a rising property market. But now with the housing market downturn, and lending still in crisis, there’s never been a harder time to develop. In tonight’s first episode of Property Snakes and Ladders , applying for a mortgage isn’t necessary when the bank of mum and dad can fund your development dreams.

Tuesday, June 9 on C4

For the last eight years, Sarah Beeny has been guiding budding property developers through the renovation game. Many failed to listen to her advice but often saw their bad decisions saved by a rising property market. But now with the housing market downturn, and lending still in crisis, there’s never been a harder time to develop. In tonight’s first episode of Property Snakes and Ladders , Sarah helps two property novices who have big problems with their plans. Will it be enough to save them from the biggest and quickest housing crash in living memory?

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