Our Founding Story

Where it all began

Shiv Haria founded Lifestyle Property People in 2016 with a vision to help people achieve financial security & independence.

Below, he explains how family ill-health forced him to invest in property to create a passive income stream, and then go on to build a company to help hundreds of clients do the same.

“Even after all this time, we still get a buzz from seeing the rent come into our bank account every month!”

Shiv Haria founded Lifestyle Property People in 2016 with a vision to help people achieve financial security & independence.

Below, he explains how family ill-health forced him to invest in property to create a passive income stream, and then go on to build a company to help hundreds of clients do the same.

“Even after all this time, we still get a buzz from seeing the rent come into our bank account every month!”

I grew up in quite a traditional, hard-working household. Both my parents worked their entire adult lives in the family electrical business, alongside my 2 uncles. While they enjoyed the daily grind, neither really had the time or the foresight to invest for the future, thinking that the state pension would cover them.

Then in 2013, one after the other, both my parents suffered heart attacks which took them out of work for quite a while. That’s when the value of an additional, passive income stream really started to become evident to me as I started to consider the lifestyle they would be able to afford when (or if) they retired.

Following a few conversation with my girlfriend at the time (now wife), we both became obsessed with the idea of creating a passive income stream to buy our parents and ourselves some freedom! After reading every book in existence on the subject and spending thousands of pounds learning as much as we could from people that were already doing it, in 2014, we decided that we were going to invest in low risk properties in the Leeds market.

After doing a lot more research and running around, we finally felt confident enough to purchase our first property – a 4 bedroom property in East Leeds – and following the success of our proof of concept, we continued to purchase as many properties as we could ever since! It was through these initial cumbersome experiences that we got the inspiration to start Lifestyle Property People. We had created a portfolio that gave us financial security, paid all of our monthly expenses, built wealth for us passively, and left us free to do the things that gave our lives meaning. We saw first-hand how life changing having a buy to let property portfolio could be and wanted to ensure that others could also experience these benefits.

However, the biggest challenge for most people is that they don’t have the time or the expertise to take the first step to investing – especially if its somewhere far away from them. If we could offer an end to end service which reduces the amount of time required, while also providing the expertise to find, purchase, refurbish and rent the properties for clients, that would really help people get started on their property journey! And that’s how Lifestyle Property People was born.

To date, we have helped over 100 clients invest in the lucrative Northern property markets, creating an additional income stream for them and helping them achieve their financial goals.

Even after all this time, we still get a buzz from seeing the rent come into our bank account every month! Knowing that we can cover our monthly expenses, regardless of whether we choose to work or not, gives us a sense of financial security. This helps us remain calm and collected even when faced with life’s daily challenges – and we want to help as many people as possible to experience the same.

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