Today’s BTL Deal 3 Bed Semi, New Forest Road, Walsall, WS3 Yields Of 5.21%.

A three bedroom semi detached house on a prestigious and popular estate in the Coalpool area in Walsall. Since major redevelopment in the area, the area’s profile has now been raised substantially making it a popular choice for rental.

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Do Walsall Landlords need Letting Agents?!

Do Walsall Landlords need Letting Agents?!
Do Walsall Landlords need Letting Agents?!

So far 2018 has been hectic or what…??!!  Time seems to be running through my hands like water.  As a landlord and a property manager my daily workload is varied and that’s what I like about my life (afterall, as the saying goes – ‘variety is the spice of life’).  The planned stuff mixed in with the unplanned keeps a working day interesting.  However, if you are prone to anxiety attacks and don’t like uncertainty of a day in the life of a property manager, then perhaps you would be best advised to seek out the assistance of an expert…

So, the short answer to the question posed by a friend of mine (who is also a self-managing Walsall landlord) is that landlords don’t need to use the services of a Walsall letting agent.  Many Walsall landlords decide to be hands-on and undertake the whole lettings process themselves.

I started investing in Walsall buy-to-let property nineteen years ago in 1999 and I was keen to learn and control the whole process myself.  I was wary of entrusting others with what was ultimately my financial future and my thoughts were that no agent could possibly care about my Walsall property as much as me.

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Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 2 Bed Terraced House, Camomile Close, Walsall, WS5.

A two bedroom terraced house, Camomile Close, Tamebridge, Walsall, WS5. Ideal for a buy to let investment opportunity. Marketed by Bairstow eves (01922 312791) and at a very reasonable £120k asking price. You can find the full property details here.

Situated in the highly popular Tamebridge estate, which is very conducive for long term letting.

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Today’s Buy To Let Deal Is A 3 Bed Terraced House, Yew Tree, Walsall, WS5 Yields 5.49%

A 3 bed terraced house on Birchfield Way, Yew Tree, Walsall, WS5. On the market with Bairstoweves (01922 312791) and priced at £130k. Full details can be found here.

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Today’s Buy To Let Deal In Delves, Walsall, WS5 Yields 6.00%.

This 2 bed semi is situated on Segundo Road, Delves, Walsall, WS5.  On the market with Paul Dubberley (0121 659 6109) and priced at £130k.  Full details can be found here.

Properties in this area are turning up for sale at reasonable prices and coupled with its popularity and long term rental propensity, it just makes sense.

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Walsall property left with “Zero” value after discovery of Japanese Knotweed!

Walsall property left with “Zero” value after discovery of Japanese Knotweed
Walsall property left with “Zero” value after discovery of Japanese Knotweed

I recently discovered that one of our rental properties in Walsall has Japanese Knotweed growing in the garden.  My immediate thought was “ouch this is going to be expensive and potentially very troublesome!”.

I knew from discussions with past colleagues and fellow industry professionals how much damage Japanese Knotweed can cause, especially if it gets under the structure of the property.  If found on a survey, mortgage lenders won’t even consider lending so it could potentially leave your property with zero value!

What is Japanese Knotweed?

I found the following definition from the Royal Horticultural website:-

“Japanese knotweed (Fallopia Japonica) is a weed that spreads rapidly.  In winter the plant dies back to ground level but by early summer the bamboo-like stems emerge from rhizomes deep underground to shoot to over 2.1m (7ft), suppressing all other plant growth.  Eradication requires determination as it is very hard to remove by hand or eradicate with chemicals.  New legislation now covers its control”

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Buy To Let Deal Of The Day, 2 Bed Terraced House, Yorkshire Grove, Walsall, WS2. Yields 5.31%

A two bedroom terraced house on a popular newbuild estate approx 1 mile from Walsall town centre, WS2. The property has a very nice spec and is ready to go.

There are one double bedroom and one single bedroom.  A fully fitted modern kitchen, a fair sized rear garden and off-road parking. It would be better appreciated by a viewing. The location is within easy reach of all the major road networks, services and other amenities lending easy access to Walsall town centre.

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