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Political Parties Focus On Housing To Win Election

Political Parties Focus On Housing To Win Election

Political Housing Policies Could Have A
Major Impact On Landlords

The May 2015 General Election could have a major impact on the UK’s private rental sector (PRS), with each political party promising something different for the reform of the UK housing market and the private rental sector.

Each political party has their own propaganda to attempt to influence voter sentiment ahead of the May 2015 General Election, but do they really have landlord and tenant interests at heart?

All political campaigning promises something different for home owners and landlords with some political parties focussing on real issues that could make a difference whilst others continue to apportion blame and responsibility on to local authorities and private rented sector landlords.

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One In Five Property Buyers Pay Over The Asking Price To Secure Purchases

One In Five Property Buyers Pay Over The Asking Price To Secure Purchases

20% Of Property Buyers Are
Willing To Pay Premium Prices

One in five buyers willingly paid more than the original asking price for a residential property during the month of March, as the competition in the UK property sales market continues to heat up, according to the latest data published by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).

According to the NAEA data, the average number of residential properties available for purchase through estate agencies across the UK has fallen for the sixth consecutive month (March 2014) resulting in the number of properties available for sale reaching an almost a 10-year low.

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Expect 1 Million More PRS Tenants In 5 Years

Expect 1 Million More PRS Tenants In 5 Years

UK PRS should prepare for a million more tenants, say Savills

Giant UK estate agency, Savills are predicting a massive increase in the number of tenants living in the UK private rented sector (PRS) over the next five years.

The company is also predicting that more UK housing associations will seize upon a fantastic business opportunity and that these associations will add to increasing competition for private rented sector landlords.

Savills say there were 4.3 million tenanted households in the private rented sector in the UK during 2011 and tenant demand remains strong despite the recent upturn in the UK economy and recovering housing market, leading to the prediction of at least another 1 Miliion additional tenancies being required over the next five years.

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Moving Abroad? – Things To Know Before You Go

Moving Abroad? – Things To Know Before You Go

British Citizens Warned To Plan For

The Unexpected When Moving Abroad!

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a checklist for British citizens planning to purchase property, retiring or moving abroad.

Buying property overseas can transform the lives of many property investors, but buyers are warned to take independent advice before completing any overseas property purchases and moving abroad.

FCO staff last year helped a number of British expatriates with a variety of issues, with many people facing heavy fines, financial ruin or finding themselves on the wrong side of the law because they were not fully prepared.

These cases involved issues such as property disputes, bankruptcy caused by changes in personal circumstances, pension complications and unexpected health issues.

A recent FCO report also suggests that high hospitalisation and death rates occur in areas where large numbers of elderly British nationals reside, notably in Europe and South East Asia.

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Peter Singh Will Share Multi-Let Success Strategies on 5th & 6th October

Peter Singh Will Share Multi-Let Success Strategies on 5th & 6th October

Peter Singh, one of the UK’s fast growing authorities on Multi-Let property management, is holding another of his unique two day seminars on the 5th & 6th October 2013, where he will share the essential requirements to build your own profitable Multi-Let property portfolio.

Multi-let properties are a particular type of rental property that has been split into individual dwelling units, also called Houses of Multiple Occupation or HMO’s.

The concept requires leasing a suitable single let property at a fixed monthly rental price, the property is then sub divided into individual rooms, complying with all the usual safety and legal regulations for a small cost.

The rooms of the multi let property are then let out individually to professional tenants. The profit is made after deducting the difference between the rent paid for the single let of the rental property and the rents paid by individual tenants.

Multi-Let rental properties produce excellent monthly cashflow for property investors and landlords who know how to effectively split suitable properties, without even having to be the owner of the property.

If you want to discover how Peter can help you control property and how a few simple changes to your existing property investment strategy could help to generate excellent monthly cashflow from your existing rental property portfolio, then sign up to attend this unique training event on 5th -6th October 2013.

If you could copy Peter’s strategy for producing an extra £1000 PER MONTH from property, what would that do for your rental property portfolio?

Multi-Let Success - 5th & 6th October - Book Now!

Multi-Let Success – 5th & 6th October – Book Now!

Peter will be sharing a wealth of profitable information for property investors and landlords, on this exclusive 2 day training event, including:

  • HMO/ Multi-let Intro to the Law
  • How to find your £1000 Goldmine area
  • Estate Agent insider’s knowledge
  • The FIVE tenant profiles to know
  • Maximum effect strategies for sourcing tenants and keeping them
  • Staging the property and the safety lessons
  • Systemised Business – maximum cashflow with minimum time
  • Where to get furniture at MASSIVE discounts
  • Power team – where to assemble your discounted tradesmen
  • Legal packs
  • All the templates, notices, tenant spread sheets and manuals

Read what other property investors had to say after attending Peter’s last training days on the 24th & 25th August here – https://www.facebook.com/MultiletSuccessStrategy/posts/203794419794859

or view their video testimonials below

 

Multi-Let Success Strategies with Peter Singh - 5th & 6th October

Multi-Let Success Strategies with Peter Singh – 5th & 6th October

Advertising Property For Sale

Advertising Property For Sale

Once you have made the decision to put your property for sale on the open market you will need to decide on your marketing strategy. There are various options available in the UK for sellers to consider; do you want to go it alone with a private sale, stick with convention and instruct a local high street estate agent or opt for the middle ground with an internet based agent?

Each option has its pros and cons but no matter which you choose you will need to get the property for sale seen by potential buyers!

For sale boards are a great strategy. Many people consider them old fashioned but they really are a cost effective, simple and efficient way of generating interest in your property. For sale boards will work more successfully for some properties than for others based on two main factors.

Firstly the area, is there good footfall or a high level of passing traffic?
The board needs to be seen in order to work!

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UK Newpapers Creating Property Investment Speculation

Buy-To-Let Investors Need To Plan Ahead

Buy-To-Let Investors Need To Plan Ahead

Newspaper headlines last weekend suggested that PRS rents are expected to soar 18% over five years with property investors able to secure an annual 8% return by putting their cash into buy-to-let property.

Apparently according to newspaper reports, rents in London are scheduled to increase even more (up to 26% in 5 years) due to demand by younger people unable to get on to the property ladder.

It has always been true that by putting your money into property, you will be assured of a great rental yield destined only to increase and as we know property market is cyclical and property values will eventually go back up.

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New property instructions coming to market have seen vendors raise the average asking price by 4.1%

The average property asking price for new instructions put on the market within the last 4 weeks is now £233,252.

The almost £11,000 increase is up from January’s average asking price of £224,060, despite a warning that much of the residential property stock already on the market in some parts of the UK, is “over-priced and unsaleable”.

Rightmove have described the highest monthly increase since April 2002, the biggest rise in UK property asking prices for nearly ten years as “a surprisingly strong uplift given the challenging economic environment”.

But it said that the rise is partly fuelled by cash-rich sectors of the market, where buyer demand is exceeding suitable property supply.

Director Miles Shipside warned property vendors: “There is pricing power if you are selling the right type of property in the right place, where enough potential buyers have access to funding. But if your local market does not have those characteristics and your price-pump is based on little more than seasonal optimism and an estate agent’s hot air, then be prepared for buyer response to be a let-down.”

He added: “In some micro-markets, sellers have the upper hand, but on the whole, a buyer with cash or a mortgage offer is the one in the driving seat.”

After depressed activity in the UK property market over the last four years, some households have decided they had to get on and move. This means that here could be a growing acceptance by the British public that the state of today’s housing market is the new norm.

Mr Shipside said: “Search activity on Rightmove is up by 19% on January 2011 and it could be a sign that some of those who can afford to move have decided to get on with their lives, driven either by desperation or by coming to terms with the constant barrage of negative economic news being the new norm. You can get tired of gloomy news or get used to it, and indeed for some cash-rich buyers, life has moved on to such an extent that it’s like the Lehman Brothers collapse never happened. Stock levels are still on the high side in some less active parts of the country, but much of that stock is perhaps over-priced and unsaleable. However, in some micro-markets, the shortage of existing and new instructions has helped contribute to the largest monthly jump in new selling asking prices for nearly a decade. While the mass-market stays at home, those that have access to funding continue to be active and have spending power, resulting in this month’s big price hike.”

Average weekly listings on Rightmove are currently 30% below 2007 (pre-credit crunch levels), with a weekly run rate of 24,406 new listings.

Rightmove’s current asking price of £233,252 appears to be £70,000 ahead of current actual property selling prices, when compared with the selling prices currently being reported by Halifax and Nationwide of £160,907 and £162,228 respectively.

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