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New Data Reveals UK Private Rental Sector Hotspots

New Data Reveals UK Private Rental Sector Hotspots

Private Rental Sector Rents Continue To Rise
In 10 Out Of 12 UK Regions

New data published by HomeLet has revealed some UK private rental sector hotspots for property investors and portfolio landlords to consider.

In some areas of the UK PRS rents have continued to increase, despite all the doom mongering that is going on in the media, with rents increasing by the most in:

  • Leicester – PRS rents up 45% on 2013
  • Southall – PRS rents up 38% on 2013
  • Cambridge – PRS rents up 24% on 2013

Meanwhile other parts of the UK witnessed the biggest falls in rental prices in 2014 on new rental agreements with the biggest rental price falls recorded in:

  • Colchester PRS rents Down 24% on 2013 prices
  • Croydon – PRS rents down 23% on 2013
  • Brighton – PRS fall 18% lower than 2013 prices.

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Are Your Rental Properties Ready For Christmas?

Are Your Rental Properties Ready For Christmas?

Landlords Urged To Ensure Rental Properties Remain Occupied over Christmas Holidays

This is the time of year when most amateur property investors and landlords start to wind down ready to enjoy the festive session, whilst the more professional property investors and portfolio landlords start planning their goal setting for 2015.

However, there is one thing that landlords need to make sure of over the festive holidays – Will their rental properties be occupied for the whole of Christmas and New Year?

If tenants are going to be away over the Christmas period then they need to make sure that the landlord or their letting agent is aware, because the majority of rental property problems happen during the winter months, with the highest concentration of issues recorded over the Christmas and New Year holidays, especially if the tenants decide turn off the central heating in order to save money while they are away.

Bigger problems can also occur if the tenant decides to notify the whole world on social media sites that they are going away on holiday or to visit family and their rental properties will be empty!

The last thing landlords need is a call from your tenants or their neighbours because they think your rented property has been burgled, so any broken doors or windows will need repairing quickly, the same goes for tackling burst pipes!

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There are plenty of comments about the Stamp Duty announcement and the industry reaction to it, plus revelations about the true value of holiday lettings, the revenge eviction bill, leaflet campaigns and a host of other interesting topics including exclusive offers for PIN Academy members.

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UK Private Sector Rent Still Rising

UK Private Sector Rent Still Rising, Albeit Slowly

Private Sector Rents Rise By 1% Over Last 12 Months

New data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest that private sector rents are rising below the level of average earnings for first time in many years, bringing some good news for tenants.

According to the ONS, in the 12 months to September 2014, private rental sector rental prices increased by:

  • 1% in England
  • 4% in Scotland
  • 2% in Wales

The ONS say that the UK’s underlying annual earnings growth increased by 1.2% in the year to August, up from 0.5% recorded in April 2014.

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A couple of weeks ago, Rob Moore from Progressive Property surveyed a segment of their 126,000 property investment subscribers including the newest people to join their email list. Progressive asked property investors what were their biggest roadblocks to getting those first few CASHFLOWING buy-to-let properties into their portfolio.Property investors, just like you, say they’re struggling with:

  • Lack Of Finance
  • Sourcing Below Market Value Deals
  • Buying 5 Investment Properties In A Year
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And those property investors who answered the progressive survey wanted more practical and useful resources and additional online training to help them smash through the negative roadblocks that were holding them back.

So with that in mind Progressive have launched the  The Buy Refurbish Remortgage BlueprintThe “No-Money-Left-In” Secret [PDF] and it is available for a limited time so grab your copy now! 

Below is a copy of the responses that the survey generated:

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11 property portfolios for sale

11 property portfolios for sale

Here are the latest batch of property portfolios
being offered by one of our trusted property sourcers

To enquire about any of these property deals please
telephone Mike – 07977220380

Sourcing Fees Apply

West Yorkshire – Portfolio of 85 apartments + 1 house 

West Yorkshire based portfolio of 86 properties that consists of 85 apartments and one house.

They sold off the freeholds to all the developments a few years ago which is a shame as they have almost an entire block or two in the portfolio.

The properties held within a specific purpose Limited Company and the book value is circa £7 Million (GBP)

The developers are looking to net £5.5 Million (GBP) or very close to.

Fully let currently it generates some £447k (GBP) pa in income before ground rents and service charges.

Net yield is over 7%

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Liverpool PBSA site 1

OIRO £2,000,000 (GBP)

•   Land Sold with Planning Permission for 356 Student Rooms

•   Site Size 1.195 acres, 4830 Square Meters

•  Nov 2012 Lending Val £3,450,000.00

•   Building can Start in August

•    In Clusters with Open Plan Lounges and Kitchens

•   Contemporary Building Over 5 Floors

•  Student Lounge, Cate, Gym Laundrette and Player Room

•   5 Wings, 5 Lifts

•   Parking Spaces and Bike Ports

•  Commun11I Gardens Are.as

•   200 Yards from Liverpool University

•   A short Walk to Liverpool’s City Centre

•   Lifetime Covenant  indemnity  insurance

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Liverpool PBSA site 2

Opportunity in Liverpool for PBSA with Planning Permission for 140 units.

There has also been a favourable nod from the council to increase to 284 units.

Purchase Price: £1.75 Million (GBP) – as is – for the site with full planning permission as above.

Site with full planning permission for new 6 storey building consisting of 122 student rooms in 22 clusters, 18 self contained flats and 1 retails unit with associated parking and landscaping.

The planners have indicated that they would be sympathetic to an amendment to the above application in line with the proposals outlined in the Concept Design brochure to uplift planning permission to 284 beds. They also agreed that they accept that an increase in the number of units to 284 would be a more effective use of the site along with a design more consistent with the current surrounding buildings. Potential GDV £18 Million (GBP)

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Sheffield     47 apartments

Sheffield 47 apartments 9.4% net yield / 26 % BMV

42 units available made up of studios, 1 bed & 2 beds all fully let and 5 commercial units.

The price also includes the freehold on the whole development.

Sheffield Facts:

·       Freehold of 120 including commercial units.

·       Commercial Units- 1-5 see spread sheet. upon request

·       2 Bedroom flats-6 see spread sheet. upon request

·       1 Bedroom flats-27 see spread sheet. upon request

·       Studios-9 see spread sheet. upon request

·       Total number of properties 47.

·       Lease 150 years from November 2007.

Summary

•         Bank valuation = £4,380,000 (GBP) + Freehold. Valuation was done in December 2013

•         Sales price = £3,909,000 (GBP) if each unit is sold individually (10.8% discount)

•         Sales price = £3,225,000 (GBP) if purchased as bulk as one transaction (26.4% discount)

•         Net income from rental income & ground rents = £302,378 (GBP)

•         Net Yield = 9.4%

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Nelson     17 houses

Offers circa £620,000 (GBP) for 17 houses.

All fully renovated to an excellent standard and local agents say the 2 beds would go for £50k and the 3 bed £60k.

Only two minutes walk from the town centre.

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Balham, London

SUMMARY PROPOSAL

Beautiful victorian luxury development of 16 tenanted, fully

furnished apartments of which 13 are available to acquire.

All current tenants are on 6 months AST’s.

The Estimated Rental Value (ERV) is £400,000 (GBP) p.a.

We are proposing either individual sales (see individual price schedule TBC) or

will consider selling all 13 apartments as a single asset sale and include

the entire freehold for £9,250,000 (GBP)

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Social Schemes/sites

1.        Mossley Hill, Liverpool.

Approx. 2 acres with consent to erect 1, 2, 3 and 4 storey buildings comprising a) 95 bed Residential Care Facility b) 23 Sheltered Accommodation apartments c) 90 x children nursery d) 46 x children after school accommodation.

2.       Randlay Centre, Randlay, Telford.

Approx. 1.24 acres with consent for 72 bed care Home and 18 apartments.

3.        Blythe Bridge, Staffs.

Listed building in poor state of repair with current planning for 14 apartments but owners are applying new consent for 40 bed Care Home plus two guest rooms and managers accommodation at the luxury end of the market. Set in own grounds.

4.        Wem, Shropshire.

Currently owners in for planning for 9 houses and 13 apartments but essentially application made to establish to total approved square footage of 25,000. There is a demand locally for Care Home facilities and a waiting list. This square footage would translate into say 60-80 beds.

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Gravesend, Kent

Full planning 86 flats (1,2&3 beds) + c.900 sqm commercial/retail unit

Est. Build costs £5.6-6Million (GBP) (£65k per unit)

Est. GDV £15 Million (GBP) (avg. £185K per unit) + up to £3 Million (GBP) for retail unit

Site value £3.6-4 Million (GBP)

Offers above £3 Million (GBP) for a quick sale

Sales fee 2%

Gravesend has links to the Ebbsfleet train station so direct fast service to London St Pancras

The proposal is as follows:

Demolish existing 6 storey office block

Build 4 new blocks (1×4 storeys, 1×5 storeys & 2×6 storeys)

86 flats (30×1 Bed, 48×2 Bed & 8×3 Bed 4 of which will be penthouses and 26 affordable units)

923m2 of mixed commercial units (A1,A2 and D)

98 car parking places

Original planning was back in 2008, but was revised in 2013. Full planning is in place.

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Manchester

Rusholme student Properties 3 Bed 2 reception terraced houses – Potential student 4 bed let

Hartington Street 3 bed property recently refurbished 2 Receptions tenants in place 12mths A £600

Cowesby Street 3 bed property recently modernised 2 double bedrooms 1 single bedroom and 2 Receptions tenanted at £600 PCM

Both properties cash purchasers only current market values £115K-£125 therefore both properties should cost £235,000 (GBP) MIN, time is of the essence and these properties will sell very quickly as both are tenanted and have been modernised.

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Doncaster

Two terraced properties in Doncaster that we can let go for £65,000 for both, one needs and update (heating system and some new windows) and one is good to go. Both 3 beds with a potential rental return of between £350-400pcm.  Brochures on request and find it’ll return minimum 14.7% gross yield…

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Widnes 

Victoria Road – Widnes – Google maps

– Estimated Value – £288,000 (based on comparable property + sq footage)

– Estimated Income – £1,670pcm (based on previous income NET of management fee)

– Offer needed – £200,000

End plot spread across 3 stories including basement and attic space.

Recently updated but minus a kitchen. 3 Rooms on the top floor. 2 reception rooms (open plan) on the first floor.

Chicken Shop on ground floor fully fitted with £60,000 worth of equipment still under warrantee.

Reason for selling, need to release some capital and previous business didn’t take off under franchise. Not to say it can’t be better managed in the future.

An alternate route may be converting the commercial aspect to residential to produce a high returning flats / bedsits depending on the sort of tenant you’re likely to attract in the area.

Closest market comparable is below, please bear in mind it is a mid unit and nowhere near the size of the premises on offer
Comparable Commercial Unit – Widnes

To enquire about any of these property deals please
telephone Mike – 07977220380

Sourcing Fees Apply

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Portfolio Buy-To-Let Landlords Are A Minority

Portfolio Buy-To-Let Landlords Are A Minority

Only 6% Of UK Buy-To-Let Landlords Own More
Than One Rental Property

New data from the latest Countrywide Residential Lettings Index shows that portfolio landlords with multiple rental properties are the minority of the UK’s private rental sector.

According to the research data, the average the size of a UK landlords’ buy-to-let portfolio tends to be small, with only 6% owning more than a single rental unit, however in London this figure reduces to just 4%.

Countrywide also report that 56% of private rented sector landlords own at least 1 rental property within 10 miles of their own residential properties.

When the data is expanded to account for buy-to-let landlords who live within 25 miles of their rental properties, the North East recorded 83%, followed by 81% in the North West and 71% in East Midlands. Landlords who live within 25 miles of their rental properties in London average just 60%.

London has the highest proportion of landlords who live more than 100 miles away from their rental properties, with over 20% of UK PRS landlords doing so, twice the UK average.

Wales and the East of England are more rural than other regions of the UK with less dense population clusters, so many landlords purchase properties in busier areas and choose to live within a commutable distances in order to keep an eye on their rental assets. The proportion of landlords living between 10 and 25 miles away in Wales and the East of England is the largest in the UK.

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Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lenders Reducing Rates As Demand Soars

Buy-To-Let Mortgage Lenders Reducing Rates As Demand Soars

Buy-To-Let Mortgages Improving To Meet Increased Demand

UK mortgage lenders are offering more Buy-To-Let mortgages, with better rates on smaller deposits, in response to soaring demand from property investors and portfolio landlords over the past year.

Buy-To-Let mortgage lending increased by 18.6% in 2013 compared to 2012, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The last quarter of 2013 also saw Buy-To-Let mortgage lending finish strongly, despite a predictable seasonal dip in December, with lending up 20% against the same period of 2012.

Demand for Buy-To-Let mortgage loans is picking up as landlords in the UK seek to expand their rental property portfolios, with over 30% aiming to buy more properties in the next 12 months and more than 80% of UK private rental sector (PRS) landlords are making a full-time living from their lettings activity according to the latest BM Solutions/BDRC Continental Landlord Panel.

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Interest Rate Rises Could Stall UK Rental Property Market

Interest Rate Rises Could Stall UK Rental Property Market

Interest Rate Rises Could Decimate
UK Rental Property Market

The recent changes in the dynamics of the UK property market are forcing a number of mortgage lenders and property investment specialists to advise clients how they can better protect themselves.

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has claimed that the BoE has no immediate plans to increase the base interest rate, currently remaining at the 0.5% record low, however this situation could change within the next twelve months.

The UK property market remains in a fairly delicate state and affordable residential properties are being bought with amazing speed, as the UK economy continues to improve but property prices are predicted to rise considerably over the next few months.

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Surge In New Buy-To-Let Mortgage Products Confirms Rental Property Revolution

Surge In New Buy-To-Let Mortgage Products Confirms Rental Property Revolution

Surge In New Buy-To-Let Mortgage Products Confirms
Rental Property Revolution

A number of market leading lenders have introduced improved Buy-To-Let mortgage products to meet the growing demand for portfolio expansion by UK landlords.

The surge in the number of new mortgage products coming to market confirms that the UK buy-to-let industry is growing across the whole of the UK and there are even more BTL products still awaiting launch dates from lenders.

Paragon Mortgages has introduced a new Buy-To-Let mortgage product for single unit properties, Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s) and multi-unit blocks; the rate is fixed at an initial 5.49% for a maximum Loan-To-Value (LTV) of 75% with a 2% product fee.

The Post Office, (and its financial services partner the Bank of Ireland) have also entered the Buy-To-Let mortgage market, launching a range of buy-to-let mortgages at 60% and 75% LTV – some of their BTL mortgage products don’t even have an arrangement fee and include free valuation.  

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