Gladfish Research Principle 

Detailed area research is vital due to the duration you usually hold and the value of the asset.
The risks are too great with no (or inadequate) research. Gladfish undertakes all its research in a structured, detailed and sales hype and BS free manner.


Brett Alegre-Wood - Founder & Head of Research

Brett Alegre-Wood Head of Research YPC Group

Investor Hotspot Pick of the Month

Swale Property Investment Guide

Swale Property Investment Guide

Swale is a district in Kent, named after the narrow channel called The Swale, a channel that separates the mainland of Kent from the Isle of Sheppey and which occupies the central part of the district.

There are four towns in the borough, Sittingbourne and Faversham on the mainland, with Sheerness and Queenborough being located on Sheppey Island.

The area’s population increased by 10% between the last two censuses.

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How we choose and research the best areas
Our 5 step Research and Property Selection Process.

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Step 1: Our Hotspots Algorithm narrows the field.

Our Hotspots Algorithm brings 108 data points across 324 UK postcode districts. Giving each area a score.

Step 2: Our Investment Guides short cut the Fundamentals.

We then pick the minimum criteria we would be happy to invest in and undertake detailed research, preparing a Property Investment Guide for each.

Step 3: Our Ripple Effect Pentagon helps you choose the right area with the right strategy for the market.

We research the investment fundamentals and look at the big picture too. We gather all this information into our best areas to invest research guides.

Step 4: Our Due Diligence Magazine deep dives into the property.

We visit the sites, contact developers in the ‘hotspots’ and carry out due diligence on the site to prepare our DDInvest Magazine on each of our developments.

Step 5: Our Two-Year Cash Flow Worksheet gives you the real numbers.

Finally, we negotiate in volume on specific properties and prepare a Two-Year Cash Flow Worksheet for investors.

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  • Horley

    Surrey

    RH6

  • Wembley

    London

    HA9

  • Bedford

    Bedfordshire

    MK40, MK41, MK42

  • Ashford

    Kent

    TN23, TN24, TN25, TN26, TN27

  • Wakefield

    West Yorkshire

    WF1

  • Stockton_on_Tees

    Durham

    TS2, TS8, TS15, TS16, TS17, TS18, TS19, TS20, TS21, TS22, TS23

  • Southampton

    Hampshire

    SO14, SO15, SO16, SO17, SO18, SO19

  • Eltham

    London

    SE9

  • Clapham

    London

    SW4

  • Hayes

    London

    UB3, UB4

  • Sheffield

    South Yorkshire

    S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9, S10, S11, S12, S13, S14, S17, S20, S21, S25, S26, S35, S36

  • East Grinstead

    West Sussex

    RH19

  • Bromley

    London

    BR1,BR2

  • Manchester

    Greater Manchester

    M1, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M2, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M26, M27, M28, M29, M3, M30, M31, M32, M33, M34, M35, M38, M4, M40, M41, M43, M44, M45, M46, M5, M6, M60, M7, M8, M9, M90

  • Cheltenham

    Gloucestershire

    GL50, GL51, GL52, GL53, GL54

  • Chelmsford

    Essex

    CM1, CM2, CM99

  • Colchester

    Essex

    CO1,CO2,CO3,CO4

  • Croydon

    London

    CR0, CR2, CR9

  • Enfield

    London

    EN1, EN2, EN3

  • Leeds

    West Yorkshire

    LS1 LS2 LS3 LS4 LS5 LS6 LS7 LS8 LS9 LS10 LS11 LS12 LS13 LS14 LS15 LS16 LS17 LS18 LS19 LS20 L21 LS22 LS23 LS24 LS25 LS26 LS27 LS28 LS29 LS98

  • Gloucester

    Gloucestershire

    GL1, GL2, GL3, GL4, GL5, GL6

  • Basildon

    Essex

    SS13, SS14, SS15

  • Southend-on-Sea

    Essex

    SS0, SS1, SS2, SS22, SS99

  • Uttlesford

    Essex

    CB1, CB6, CB10, CB11, CB21, CM1, CM3, CM6, CM7, CM17, CM22, CM23, CM24, CM77, SG8

  • Bradford

    West Yorkshire

    BD1, BD2, BD3, BD4, BD5, BD6, BD7, BD8, BD9, BD10, BD11, BD12, BD13, BD14, BD15

  • Hastings

    East Sussex

    TN34, TN35, TN37, TN38

  • Camberley

    Surrey

    GU15, GU16, GU17

  • Bolton

    Greater Manchester

    BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, BL4,BL5, BL6, BL7

  • Three Rivers

    Hertfordshire

    WD3, WD4, WD5, WD19, HA5, HA6

  • Watford

    Hertfordshire

    WD17, WD18, WD19, WD24, WD23, WD25

  • Canterbury

    Kent

    CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4

  • Slough

    Berkshire

    SL0, SL1, SL2, SL3, SL4, SL5, SL6, SL7, SL8, SL9, SL60, SL95

  • Aylesbury

    Buckinghamshire

    HP19, HP20, HP21

  • Thanet

    Kent

    CT7, CT8, CT9, CT10, CT11, CT12

  • Havering

    London

    CM13, CM14, RM1, RM2, RM3, RM4, RM5, RM6, RM7, RM9. RM11, RM12, RM13, RM14, RM15

  • Leicester

    Leicestershire

    LE1, LE2, LE3, LE4, LE5, LE6, LE7, LE8, LE9, LE18, LE19, LE21, LE41, LE55, LE87, LE94, LE95

  • Bexley

    London

    DA1, DA5, DA6, DA7, DA8,DA14, DA15, DA16, DA17, DA18, SE2, SE18, SE28

  • Portsmouth

    Hampshire

    PO1, PO2, PO3, PO4, PO5, PO6

  • Northampton

    Northamptonshire

    NN1, NN2, NN3, NN4, NN5, NN6, NN7

  • Hounslow

    Hounslow

    TW3, TW4, TW5, TW7, TW8, TW13, TW14, W4, W6, UB2

  • Brent

    London

    HA0, HA1, HA3, HA8, HA9, NW2, NW6, NW9, NW10, W9, W10

  • Medway

    Kent

    ME1, ME2, ME3, ME4, ME5, ME7, ME8

  • Derby

    Derbyshire

    DE1, DE3, DE21, DE22, DE23, DE24, DE65, DE72, DE73, DE74

  • High Wycombe

    Buckinghamshire

    HP10, HP11, HP12, HP13, HP14, HP15

  • Bath

    Somerset

    BA1, BA2

  • Coventry

    West Midlands

    CV1, CV2, CV3, CV4, CV5,CV6

  • Merton

    London

    CR4, CR7, KT3, SM3, SM4, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19, SW20

  • Lewisham

    London

    SE3, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE19, SE23, SE26

  • Camden

    London

    N1, N6, N7, N19, N1C, NW1, NW2, NW3, NW5, NW6, NW8, EC1, WC1, WC2, W1, W19

  • Kidbrooke

    London

    SE3, SE9

  • Richmond upon Thames

    London

    TW1, TW2, TW3, TW4, TW9, TW10, TW11, TW12, TW13, TW16, SW13, SW14

  • Luton

    Bedfordshire

    LU1, LU2, LU3, LU4

  • Fulham

    London

    SW6

  • Islington

    London

    N1, N4, N5, N6, N7, N8, N16, N19

  • Hackney

    London

    E1, E2, E5, E8, E9, E10, EC1, EC2, N1, N4, N15, N16

  • Sevenoaks

    Kent

    TN13, TN14, TN15

  • Harrow

    London

    HA0, HA1, HA2, HA3, HA5, HA7, HA8

  • Greenwich

    London

    SE2, SE3, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE12, SE13, SE18

  • Haringey

    London

    N2, N4, N6, N8, N10, N11, N15, N17, N22

  • Ealing

    London

    W3, W5, W7, W13

  • Oxford

    Oxfordshire

    OX1, OX2, OX3, OX4, OX5, OX9, OX10, OX11, OX12, OX13, OX14, OX28, OX29, OX39, OX44, OX49

  • Swindon

    Wiltshire

    SN1, SN2, SN3, SN4, SN5, SN6, SN25, SN26

  • Nottingham

    Nottinghamshire

    NG1, NG2 NG3, NG5, NG6, NG7, NG8, NG9, NG11, NG80, NG90

  • Edgware

    London

    HA8, NW7

  • Bristol

    Bristol

    BS0 BS1 BS2 BS3 BS4 BS5 BS6 BS7 BS8 BS9 BS10 BS11 BS13 BS14 BS15 BS16 BS20 BS30 BS31 BS32 BS34 BS35 BS36 BS37 BS39 BS40 BS41 BS48 BS49 BS98 BS99

  • Basingstoke and Deane

    Hampshire

    GU34, SP11, RG7, RG15, RG19, RG20, RG21, RG22, RG23, RG24, RG25, RG26, RG27, RG28

  • Hammersmith and Fulham

    London

    NW10, W3, W4, W6, W10, W11, W12, W14, SW6, SW10

  • Redbridge

    London

    IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG6, IG7, IG8, E11, E12, E18

  • Hull

    Kingston upon Hull

    HU1, HU2, HU3, HU3, HU4, HU5, HU6, HU7, HU8, HU9

  • Kingston upon Thames

    London

    KT1, KT2, KT3, KT4, KT5, KT6, KT9

  • Hillingdon

    London

    UB3, UB4, UB5, UB7, UB8, UB9, UB10, UB11, HA4, HA5, HA6, TW6, TW14, TW19, WD3

  • Cambridge

    Cambridgeshire

    CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CB21, CB22, CB23, CB24, CB25

  • Newham

    London

    E3, E6, E7, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E20, IG11, N81

  • Lambeth

    London

    SE1, SE5, SE11, SE19, SE21, SE24, SE27, SW2, SW4, SW8, SW9, SW12, SW16, SW95

  • Godalming

    Surrey

    GU7

  • Lincoln

    Lincolnshire

    LN1, LN2, LN3, LN4, LN5, LN6

  • Barking

    London

    IG11

  • Runcorn

    Cheshire

    WA7

  • Elephant and Castle

    London

    SE1, SE11, SE17

  • Stevenage

    Hertfordshire

    SG1, SG2

  • Royal Arsenal Riverside

    London

    SE18

  • Royal Docks

    London

    SE18

  • Huntingdon

    Cambridgeshire

    PE29

  • Elmbridge

    Surrey

    KT10, KT11, KT12

  • Dagenham

    London

    RM8, RM9, RM10

  • Dartford

    Kent

    DA1, DA2, DA3, DA4, DA5, DA9, DA10, DA11, DA13

  • Tower Hamlets

    London

    E1, E2, E3, E4, E8, E9, E14, E15, E16, E20, E77, E98, E1W, EC2M, EC3N, EC88, W12

  • Maidenhead

    Berkshire

    SL6

  • Wapping

    London

    E1W

  • Southwark

    London

    SE1,SE4, SE5, SE8, SE11, SE14, SE15, SE16 SE17,SE19, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24, SE26, SE99

  • Bournemouth

    Dorset

    BH1, BH2 BH3, BH4, BH5, BH6, BH7, BH8, BH9, BH10, BH11

  • Tameside

    Greater Manchester

    OL5, OL6, OL7, SK14, SK15, SK16, M31, M33, M34, M43

  • Trafford

    Greater Manchester

    M16, M17, M31, M32, M33, M41, WA13, WA14, WA15

  • Wolverhampton

    West Midlands

    WV1, WV2, WV3, WV4, WV5, WV6, WV7, WV8, WV9, WV10, WV11, WV12, WV13, WV14

  • Birmingham

    West Midlands

    B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B15, B16, B18, B19

  • Walsall

    West Midlands

    WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS5, WS 6, WS8, WS9

  • Southall

    London

    UB1, UB2

  • Shropshire

    DY12, DY14, LD7, LL14, SY1, SY15, TF1, TF13, WR15, WV5, WV6, WV7, WV15, Wv16

  • South Kesteven

    Lincolnshire

    NG23, NG31, NG32, NG33, NG34, PE6, PE9, PE10

  • County Durham

    DH1, DH2, DH3, DH4, DH6, DH7, DH8, DH9, DL4, DL5, DL12, DL13, DL14, DL15, DL16, DL17, SR7, SR8, TS27, TS28, TS29

  • Chertsey

    Surrey

    KT16

  • East Riding of Yorkshire

    Yorkshire

    DN14, HU6, HU7, HU10, HU11, HU12, HU13, HU14, HU15, HU16, HU17, HU18, HU19, HU20, YO4, YO8, YO15, YO16, YO25, YO41, YO43

  • Charnwood

    Leicestershire

    LE4, LE6, LE7, LE11, LE12

  • Sandwell

    West Midlands

    B64, B65, B66, B67, B68, B69, B70, B71, DY4, WS5, WS10, WV14

  • Wandsworth

    London

    SW4, SW8, SW11, SW12, SW15, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW19

  • Woking

    Surrey

    GU21, GU22, GU23, GU24

  • Oldham

    Greater Manchester

    OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL8, OL9

  • Hereford

    Herefordshire

    HR1, HR2, HR3, HR4

  • New Castle upon Tyne

    Tyne and Wear

    NE1, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6, NE7

  • Crawley

    West Sussex

    RH10, RH11

  • Bury

    Greater Manchester

    BL0, BL8, BL9

  • Bracknell Forest

    Berkshire

    RG12 RG42

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    CH1, CH2, CH3, CH4, CH33, CH34, CH64, CH65, CH66

  • East Hertfordshire

    Hertfordshire

    CM23, SG9, SG11, SG12, SG13, SG14

  • York

    Yorkshire

    YO1, YO10, YO19, YO23, YO24, YO26, YO30, YO31, YO32, YO41, YO42, YO43, YO51, YO60, YO61, YO62, YO90, YO91

  • Hertsmere

    Hertfordshire

    WD6

  • Salford

    Greater Manchester

    M3, M5, M6, M7, M50, M60

  • Guildford

    Surrey

    GU1, GU2, GU3, GU4, GU5, GU10, GU12, GU23, GU24

  • Reading

    Berkshire

    RG1, RG2, RG4, RG5, RG6, RG7, RG8, RG10, RG30, RG31

  • Milton Keynes

    Buckinghamshire

    MK1, MK15

  • Barnet

    London

    EN4, EN5, HA8, N2, N3, N10, N11, N12, N14, N20, NW2, NW3, NW4, NW7, NW9, NW11

  • Stockport

    Manchester

    SK1, SK2, SK3, SK4, SK5, SK6, SK7, SK8

  • Kensington and Chelsea

    London

    NW10, SW1, SW3, SW5, SW6, SW7, SW9, SW10, SW18, SW1W, SW1X, W2, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12, W14

  • Stratford

    London

    E15, E20

  • Stratford

    London

    E15, E20

  • Epsom

    Commuter

    KT17, KT18, KT19

  • Leatherhead

    Commuter

    KT22, KT23, KT24

  • Chertsey

    Commuter

    KY16

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