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Elite+ Strategies from Nimbus® Maps are the fastest way to source

the most profitable new opportunities in property!

what is ELITE+

Powerful new Elite+ Strategies from Nimbus® Maps give you unlimited access to the newest opportunities in property, at the click of a button.
 

Instantly source new development opportunities brought about by changes to permitted development rights, as well as HMO’s, shops with uppers, and more.

the STRATEGIES

Nimbus® Elite+ Strategies provide you with the tools you need to source

the most profitable new opportunities in property, at the click of a button.

CLASS ZA
COMMERCIAL TO RESIDENTIAL
CONVERSIONS

Uncovering hidden value from changing commercial property to residential - inspired by changes to UK planning policy.
Strategy #1

The new permitted development rights permit the conversion of commercial space to residential space with additional floors (within a maximum height). This strategy identifies these opportunities and uncovers the hidden value if converted to residential space.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • Sustainable villages, towns & cities
  • Buildings heights less than 18m
  • Building footprint < 1,000 sqm (10,750 sq ft)
  • B1 (Office, Industrial & R&D)
  • Flagging where the building has been vacant for 6 months

EXCLUSIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Listed buildings
  • National Parks
  • AONB
  • SSSi

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Rate per square foot
  • Title number
  • Predicted profit
  • Address
  • Vacant percentage
  • Site uses

airspace
above FLATS

Adding new floors to existing blocks without planning - inspired by changes to UK planning policy.
Strategy #2

The new permitted development rights permit the conversion of commercial space to residential space with additional floors (within a maximum height). This strategy identifies these opportunities and uncovers the hidden value if converted to residential space.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • Including commercial on ground floor
  • Class A – flats, AA – detached commercial & AB – terraced commercial
  • Sustainable villages, towns & cities
  • Viable residential values
  • Built 1948 – 2018
  • Building height < 24m
  • Where lease structure is likely to work i.e. the property is held as an investment or ground rent investment

 

EXCLUSIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Listed buildings
  • National Parks
  • AONB
  • SSSi

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Title number
  • Date first flat sold
  • Local residential value per square foot
  • Address
  • Roof space value
  • Number of flats

AIRSPACE
ABOVE HOUSES

Build on top of existing houses without planning (inside M25 only) - inspired by changes to UK planning policy.
Strategy #3

The new permitted development rights permit building additional floors on existing houses. This strategy identifies opportunities that meet the new PD right criteria and the potential profits it can create for you.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • 1 or 2 additional floors on top of houses
  • Class AA – extend house, AC – terraced to flats, AD – detached to flats.
  • Inside M25
  • 1 or 2 storey houses
  • Significant scope to increase building size relative to neighbours

 

EXCLUSIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Listed buildings
  • Flood Zone 2&3

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Title number
  • Address
  • Local residential value per square foot
  • Predicted profit

SHOPS WITH
UPPERS

Convert existing cheap upper-floor commercial space to residential units.
Strategy #4

The existing permitted development rights are valid until 31st July 2021 and permit the conversion of upper floor commercial space to residential use. This strategy identifies low-value commercial upper opportunities with hidden value if converted to residential.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • For: Change of use on upper floors to 2 residential units
  • Class G – uppers & M – whole building
  • Sustainable locations
  • Upper floors are in commercial use, with a retail unit on the ground floor
  • Financially viable conversions

 

CLASS G – NO RESTRICTIONS ON:

  • Town centre
  • Conservation area
  • Listed building
  • No time code. You can change use into it and BUILD INTO IT.

 

CLASS M – EXCLUSIONS:

  • No extensions
  • Partial demolition
  • Not in a CA/Listed building
  • Not on a High Street

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Local residential value per square foot
  • Title number
  • Size of uppers
  • Upper rate per square foot
  • Predicted profit
  • Estimated value

LOW VALUE COMMERCIAL SPACE IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS

Reletting or redeveloping commercial space to a higher value.
Strategy #5

Our Low Value Commercial Property In A Residential Area strategy will help you to identify opportunities with hidden value when converted from commercial to residential under existing PD rights (until 31st July 2021).

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • Change of use of commercial space to residential (NPPF & Class M, N, O, ZA).
  • Class M – retail uses and hot food takeaway to dwellings
  • Class N- specified sui generis uses to dwelling houses
  • Class O- offices to dwellings
  • Class Q- agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses
  • Sustainable locations
  • Financially viable conversions
  • With a residential feel to the location

 

EXCLUSIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Green belt
  • Flood Zone 2&3

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Size from rates assessment
  • Title number
  • Local residential values per square foot
  • Site uses
  • Predicted profit
  • Rate per square foot

residential
Development plots

Uncover otherwise unseen residential development plots.
Strategy #6

To help with the general shortage of housing across the UK, we have created our Residential Development Plots strategy to help you identify plots with low density, located in a sustainable area, suitable for further development .

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • Finding single houses on big plots relative to others on the street such as side gardens, corner plots, small buildings on big plots (NPPF)
  • Sustainable locations
  • Financially viable land values
  • Low-density sites or corner plots
  • 2-60 plots

 

EXCLUSIONS CONSIDERED:

  • Green belt
  • Flood Zone 2&3
  • Listed Buildings
  • AONB
  • SSSi

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Title number
  • Site area
  • Address
  • Site density

As more people turn to renting long term, the demand for HMO is growing rapidly. This strategy helps identify existing residential property that would be suitable to convert to HMO.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • The strategy shows which houses have less than 10% of dwellings within 50m of the property, in HMO use.
  • Those properties, therefore are likely to be suitable for conversion to HMO (C4 or Sui Generis).
  • Highlights potential to extend’ based on the average site density on that street
  • If the property is in an Article 4 area.

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Title number
  • Site density
  • Ratio of HMOs
  • Article 4

HMO'S WITH POTENTIAL

Uncover existing HMOS with the potential to extend.
Strategy #8

To supply the growing demand in HMO, you can extend existing HMO’s for a better return. This strategy helps identify existing HMO’s where the site density is lower than properties in the same street, creating the perfect opportunity to maximise your HMO returns.

THE CRITERIA WE USE:

  • Identify existing HMOs which have a lower site density compared to the houses nearby.
  • Highlights potential to extend based on the average site density on that street.

 

OVERLAY DATA INCLUDES:

  • Title number
  • HMO manager
  • Site density
  • Licence holder
  • Licence information
  • Number of persons

The new Elite+ Class MA strategy highlights Class E commercial properties, with a floor space less than 1,500 sqm, that have a residential feel to them and would therefore be suitable for conversion to residential under PD Rights.

The strategy considers these exclusions:

  • Listed buildings
  • Article 2(3) land (except for conservation areas which can be converted with impact assessment)
  • ANOB
  • SPA
  • Scheduled monuments
  • SSSI
  • World heritage sites
  • National parks 
  • Exclude anything in flood zones 2 or 3 

 

The strategy considers the following factors and highlights the best opportunities by the likely financial profitability:

  • Viable in red are predicted 15-25% return on cost
  • Very Viable in amber are predicted 25-35% return on cost
  • Super profitable in green are predicted 35%+ return on cost 

 

For each highlighted opportunity simply click to reveal the following information: 

  • Title number 
  • Address  
  • Size of site (from rates assessment). 
  • Rates assessment per sq.ft. 
  • Local residential value 
  • Table that explains calculation for the predicted return on cost.

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INCLUDED WITH ELITE+

New ELITE+ map overlays highlighting new opportunities
Free access to “commercial & residential expiring leases” overlays
Exclusive onboarding workshops with Nimbus co-founder, Paul Davis
regular workshops, live support, how-to guides and letter templates
Access to expert topical webinars and unlimited recordings
Tutorial on mail merging and mail house provider recommendations

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