Getting Britain building

Welcome to the LendInvest Property Development Academy

Creating a new generation of property developers

Too few new homes are built in the UK every year. The country is in the grip of a major housing shortage. The government sets housebuilding targets that are hard to meet, let alone exceed.

Small-scale developers have a huge opportunity open to them. They can become the engine behind a real drive that sees more houses on British streets, creating more homes for the families that need them.

Yet, developing new properties isn’t easy. Learning how to access the necessary skills, land and finance can take years to get right.

The LendInvest Property Development Academy was created to solve this problem.

Our not-for-profit Academy helps aspiring property developers – at zero cost – to build the essential knowledge they need to see their projects through to completion.

  • Access to land: know where and how to acquire the right land and planning permissions
  • Access to finance: know how to price land, secure funding and manage project finances
  • Acess to skills: bridge the skills gap and recruit the brightest people for your project

Enrol on our one-day, intensive Academy Course


Our one-day intensive Academy Course aims to put all the essential tools for successful property development at your fingertips. There’s no strict classroom set-up or homework. Instead, you learn everything you need to know through real-life case studies, quick-fire presentations and hands-on group exercises led by property development professionals.

What’s more, up to 25 participants per cohort learn and hear from developers, advisers, planners, surveyors and solicitors with deep experience in their local area. The Academy not only teaches you new skills but will help you create a valuable network of contacts for the future.

To find out what’s on the agenda, who should apply and how to sign-up, read more here.

Check our next course dates by region

London & South East

25 April 2019

LendInvest Office

6 June 2019

LendInvest Office

12 September 2019

LendInvest Office

21 November 2019

LendInvest Office

Find the information you need in our Academy Knowledge Centre

The LendInvest Property Development Academy is an essential online destination for all aspiring property developers to find the help they need to make the right decisions.

Updated regularly with the latest background reading, tutorials and videos, anyone can log in for free.

Whether it’s information about evaluating sites, navigating the minefield of planning permission, or drafting contracts for suppliers and advisers, you will find the most relevant and up-to-date information in our library, as chosen by LendInvest and our academic partners at the Henley Business School.