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Investor Training Service claims credit for TV redevelopment success

A teenager from Caterham in Surrey has shown that age has nothing on ambition after successfully completing his first redevelopment project and setting records on the TV show Homes Under The Hammer.

James Stock, who’s just 18, took on the role of project manager for a barn conversion which was part of a wider £3m redevelopment, while studying for A-Level exams. It’s one of the largest property developments ever to feature on the popular television show. 

Stock juggled his property project with studying after completing an online training course which provided him with the basics of project management.


He says: “I have wanted to get into property development for a while so several months ago, I began studying online with Property Training Limited. Their property management modules really gave me a solid foundation for everything I needed to know. It was stressful trying to complete the development alongside studying for my A-levels, but I felt like I had all the knowledge I needed to see me through the project.”

The development James contributed to involved the transformation of five barns, purchased for £300,000, into three barn conversions and a new farmhouse. 

While the barns sold for £700,000 to 750,000 each, the farmhouse is expected to be valued at around £850,000.

A statement from Property Training Limited claims that the project wouldn’t have been possible without the knowledge Stock gained from its online modules.

A spokesperson for the firm says: "James's success is a testament to the effectiveness of our online property training courses. He has shown that no matter who you are, or how old you are, you can achieve so much with professional support. We’re so proud of his achievement and for breaking such an impressive record on Homes Under the Hammer.”


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