Jim Haliburton at MK Property Meet on 8th September 2014
Hello Property investors,
Jim Haliburton is speaker on 8th September 2014 and speaking on “How I Acquire 20 Properties in 20 months for nothing”
Jim began property investing in 1991 letting rooms to students. At the time he syas “I was a college lecturer lecturing in Law. My tenants were students who all came from the College where I worked. I discovered that by renting out individual rooms to my student tenants, this would generate between 3 and 5 times more rental income as opposed to letting the house out on a single let basis. Thus I began to specialise in acquiring and converting properties into HMO’s (Houses of Multiple Occupation) to maximise my investment returns.”
In July 2003 I decided to leave my job as a college lecturer and I began to buy investment properties full time. At this point I set myself a target to purchase a further 50 properties before the buy-to-let boom finished, which I felt would only last a further 12 months. In the end it took me 18 months to purchase those 50 properties and the property boom went on until 2008.
I now have 110 HMO’s, 30 single let properties and I also have 20 lease option properties. In all, I have a portfolio comprising more than 780 rooms.
My focus on acquiring properties now is by involving Joint Venture Partners to provide finance, with use of Rent – to – Rent and lease options too.
I am currently acquiring at least one property per month on this basis.
I also own a lettings office which employs 5 full time staff who look after my property portfolio as well as the properties of other landlords. I also have a building, maintenance and refurbishment team to look after the overall maintenance of my properties.
My other passion, apart from property is teaching. I love to lecture. I regularly hold property training courses and property management training workshops, focusing on investing in houses of multiple occupation (HMOs). These courses are focused at investors who want to maximise their income from property investing.
I also find myself in demand as a guest speaker at various property meetings up and down the country, speaking on average 3 times a month.