Fabpad helps investors save time and money and realise the maximum value of their property investments.
With fifteen years of experience in interior styling and specification of investment property, we create budget conscious, quality accommodation with the emphasis on offering a lifestyle rather than simply a place to live.
At Fabpad we have combined our certified interior design skills and experience running a property styling consultancy ( as part of TV’s House Doctor network) with fifteen years of property investing in Brighton and Hove ( Fabpad Investments Ltd) to create Fabpad.
We are accredited NLA landlords and part of both national and local property landlord and investor networks.
We specialise in serviced accommodation and fully furnished rental properties and have built our own portfolio as well as helping clients with achieve maximum ROIs on their property investments.
We work with a network of trusted property professionals and offer a full turnkey renovation and styling service in and around the Brighton, Worthing and Crawley areas.
We offer investors and homeowners photo realistic visuals of completed interiors of projects. The final look can easily be conveyed for the purposes of raising finance, valuations, layout decisions, project viability as well as sales and rental particulars. This is especially useful tool for marketing property prior to works being completed. We work from existing plans or can provide measured surveys.
We can then go onto provide delivered and fully assembled furniture offering a superior interior design service with minimal physical contact.
We work closely with our mortgage and professional advisers to create the correct company structures for each project.
We offer budget conscious interior styling and assembled furniture. High end results, saving investors time and money by cutting costs not corners.
We bring to the market fully furnished luxury BTL‘s, furnished holiday lets and premium co- living houses with the focus on the happiness of those who live and stay in them. Hotel style accommodation unrivalled in both presentation and management.
We offer project managed residential renovations in Brighton, Crawley, Worthing and the surrounding areas.
Lara is a full time property developer and interior stylist. Bruce is a session musician recording at Abbey Road Studios, London.
”Having worked with Lara for nearly ten years I can honestly say it has been a pleasure. Lara's expert property knowledge means that she can see the whole picture— planning and development, interior design, legal requirements and commercial outcome, ensuring that everything is thought through from concept to completion. Lara's attention to detail extends into her interiors, which cannot be rivalled. Her style ensures that she or her investors get the best ROI whilst offering premium properties to the high end market.”
Sally Hubbard Director
Justin Lloyd Estate Agents ARLA Propertymark Representative Sussex
“ I am the proprietor of three large holiday lets in Central Brighton. They were student lets at the time and I needed to update them and convert them into short term rentals. Lara did exactly what I asked for and more. She created a theme for each house and furnished them with good quality furniture without spending a fortune. Lara also ordered everything which made it so simple for me to make the properties into something special without the headache of doing it myself. She is a great person to work with and I have already asked her to style an up coming development of five houses.'
Charles H, Brighton
'“Thank you for letting me stay in your beautiful home by the sea. It made me feel right back at home in Brighton. Your place is beautifully styled, really comfy and the location is idyllic.”
'Amazing location and amazing host! Super clean and absolutely beautifully decorated. We will be definitely staying again'
'This was my first Airbnb experience. As soon as I walked in it felt like home. The flat not only sparkles with cleanliness it smells fresh too. The bed was better than many five star hotels I have stayed in and get everything you need and more. Five stars!'
”Lara was invaluable in ensuring that my property obtained the highest valuation for sale. She organised the clearing of all rooms, recycling and donating where possible. She then dressed the house and garden. When she was finished I did not recognise it as my house. In fact I loved it so much I realised I no longer wanted to sell it“
”We absolutely love living in a Fabpad house. They really understand the balance of creating a home from home for young sharers but with really cool interiors. We are hoping we can stay next year too as we know we we will struggle to find anything else like it. Any problem also gets fixed and sorted out straight away.”
Ellie H, Brighton
”Our project was the complete refurbishment of a purpose built apartment. Lara has an excellent knowledge of local planning rules and procedures and was excellent with decision making.
Lara is very good a sourcing materials and design and was excellent at keeping the project on budget with helpful and original solutions. We would definitely consider undertaking another project working with Lara.”
Sarah B, Hove.
For the last fifteen years as well helping clients, we have been on our own property journey. As investors, we have learnt that
you to be able to adapt your strategy. Many variables are simply out of your control and things can change over night, especially in the current climate.
Changes in government legislation, tax as well as social changes can significantly impact any investment plan.
However, the knowledge and information shared through property investor networks and our professional advisors means we have always been able to adapt effectively.
In 2008, we invested in three large run down student houses in central Brighton. We developed them into well managed, high- end furnished holiday lets for group weekends, each property sleeping up fourteen and marketing through a specialist bespoke holiday let company.
Business was booming for about seven years until the framework on which we built the business began to change. A major social shift towards using on line booking platforms resulted in the local Brighton becoming market flooded with substandard poorly managed short term rental properties causing significant problems for local residents as councils struggled to cope. The short term accommodation market is largely unregulated and there will soon be much needed new legislations introduced.
We knew we had to make changes and adapted our portfolio by selling off the large holiday let houses as fully packaged serviced accommodation businesses to investors.
We then re invested to fit the new demands of online platforms, purchasing specific types of properties and developing them to the highest standards that would fit with any new future legislation.
We now have a diverse portfolio in Brighton with the ethos of providing either a luxury short term stay or a place to live and rather than having a strategy we have a standard.
Any property we acquire has to be able to perform both as a luxury furnished holiday let and as a luxury standard let.
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