In this video, Platinum Property Partner, Chris Dumas, shows us around his first House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Once a three-bedroom family home, the semi-detached property in Havant has now been expertly converted into a six-bedroom shared house for working professionals.

Chris was able to finish his first investment property to a high specification and maximise the use of space thanks to refurbishment mentoring from Platinum Property Partners. He converted an integral garage and existing lounge into two en-suite bedrooms and turned the three upstairs bedrooms into four with two en-suites and one shared bathroom.

The property is now home to six happy housemates, who benefit from a fully fitted and modern kitchen, a comfortable communal space and garden where they can all socialise together – although the BBQ is yet to be used.


Previously a commodity trader working in the city and heading for 40, Chris decided to look at alternatives to going corporate life. He knew property was one area of consideration and already had a buy-to-let investment that he owned with his wife.

When he discovered Platinum Property Partners, he was impressed by the knowledge and experience of the network and strength of the high quality HMO model. In his opinion, it was the best route to fast-track his success in property while ensuring he became a professional landlord.

Chris commented: “The level of support I have received from PPP has been absolutely excellent. The mentors that I had at the beginning who helped me buy the property and then helped me refurbish the property were first class. I think that the network of like-minded individuals surrounding PPP is also fantastic in terms of helping me on a very steep learning curve to get me to where I’ve got to.”

Chris is now looking forward to the refurbishment of his second property, which he purchased earlier this month.