This is a common misconception; you simply don’t need to cut your teeth on other strategies to ‘earn the right’ to become a property developer. Many people are told that they need to start with buy-to-lets and rent-to-rents before moving on to HMOs and serviced accommodation. Only then could they consider property development. We strongly disagree – with development not only are you able to leverage other people’s expertise more effectively than with other strategies, you also get significantly better returns.