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
  • Access to skills: bridge the skills gap and recruit the brightest people for your project

Enrol on our two-day, intensive Academy Course

Our two-day intensive Academy Course is free to attend. It 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.

London dates for 2017

20-21 January – FULL
21-22 April
7-8 July
13-14 October

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.

£740m

total funded

£1.2bn

total valuation

2,500

houses

LendInvest is the UK’s largest online lender of specialist property finance. Since 2013 we have lent over £740 million to property investors and developers around the country to buy, build or renovate more than 2,500 residential properties.

We are committed to helping more people get into the property development business. We strongly believe that small property companies can get Britain building and massively boost the number of homes entering the housing market every year.

Find out more about us and our partners here.