How many Walsall properties will be illegal to ‘Rent Out’ in 2018?!

How many Walsall properties will be illegal to ‘Rent Out’ in 2018?!
How many Walsall properties will be illegal to ‘Rent Out’ in 2018?!

For the last 10 years, every private rental property must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating before being marketed.  The property is given an energy rating, very similar to those on washing machines and fridges with the rainbow coloured graph, of between A to G (A being the most efficient and G the worst).

New legislation comes in to force next spring (2018) for English and Welsh private landlords making it illegal to let a property that does not meet a certain energy rating.  After the 1st of April next year, any new tenant moving into a private rented property or an existing tenant renewing their tenancy must have property with an energy performance rating of E or above on the property’s EPC and the new law will apply for all prevailing tenancies in the spring of 2020. After April 2018, if a landlord lets a property in the ‘F’ and ‘G’ ratings (i.e. those properties with the worst energy ratings) Trading Standards could fine Walsall landlords up to £4,000.

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How much are Walsall Buy-to-Let Yields a year?

How much are Walsall Buy-to-Let Yields a year?
How much are Walsall Buy-to-Let Yields a year?

Purchasing your first Walsall buy to let (BTL) property is not the same as buying one to live in.  You have to employ a completely different set of tactics, methodology and mind-set.

The main difference is when purchasing your own property, you may well pay a little more to get the home you and your family want, and are less likely to compromise.  When buying for your own use, it is only human nature you will want the best, so that quite often it is at the top end of your budget; because as my parents always used to tell me – you get what you pay for in this world!

Yet with a Walsall buy to let property, if your goal is a higher rental return – a higher price doesn’t always equate to higher monthly returns – in fact quite the opposite.  Reasonably priced Walsall properties can bring in higher monthly returns.  Most landlords use the phrase ‘yield’ instead of monthly return.  To calculate the yield on a buy to let property one basically takes the monthly rent, multiplies it by 12 to get the annual rent and then divides it by the value of the property.

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Buy To Let Deal Of The Day, Gower Street, Walsall, WS2. Yields 4.95%.

A two bedroom semi detached house in the Pleck area of Walsall, WS2. It has been listed with Zoopla just two days ago. There are plenty of photos, which show decent property spec including a modern kitchen and bathroom. The decor is neutral, both bedrooms are large and there is double glazing and central heating. This one could be let as is, but I would recommend doing something with the grass in the rear garden, it does look a bit worse for wear. Parking looks like it is on-road.

The selling price is £120k and it is located in an area popular for rented accommodation.

There are a selection of local schools, healthcare amenities such as doctors, dentists and chemists within easy each. Transport services are very good with bus routes and major road networks nearby and Walsall town centre only a couple of miles away.

I appraise the rental to be £495.00 pcm giving a yield of 4.95%. Currently on offer with Connells (01922 716026) click here for the full property details.

If you would like an instant online appraisal as to the rental value of your property, please click here.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Walsall Property News

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Today’s Buy To Let Deal Yields 5.41% 2 Bedroom Semi Detached House, Bank Street, Cannock, WS12.

A two bedroom semi detached house, Bank Street, Cannock, WS12. The asking price is for £127500 and is marketed by Purple Bricks (01926 267659).

An excellent spec throughout with modern kitchen, bathroom, gas central heating and double glazing, however the rear garden will need some attention. Parking facilities are not listed in the description.

The location is ideal for commuting to Cannock town centre. Many other amenities and services are all within a short distance away.

I appraise the pcm at a minimum of £575.00 and if the property sells at the current asking price, this makes a yield of 5.41%.

If you would like an instant online appraisal as to the rental value of your property, please click here.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Walsall Property News

Blog: www.walsallpropertyblog.com

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Is Moving Home in Walsall – ‘Mission Impossible’?

Is Moving Home in Walsall - ‘Mission Impossible?
Is Moving Home in Walsall – ‘Mission Impossible?

Moving to a larger home is something Walsall people with growing young families aspire to.  Many people in two bedroom homes move to a three-bedroom home and some even make the jump to a four-bed home.  Bigger homes, especially three-bed Walsall homes are much in demand and it can be a costly move.  However, is jumping to a 4 Bed House a step too far?

If you live in Walsall in a two-bedroom property and wish to move to a four-bedroom house in Walsall, you would need to spend on average, an additional £153,066 (or £604.61 pcm in mortgage payments (based on the UK Bank average standard variable rate)).  However, going straight to a four bed from a two-bed home is quite rare as most people jump from a two to three-bedroom home, then later in life, from a three to four-bedroom home.

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Today’s Buy To Let Deal, 3 Bedroom Semi Detached House, Booth Street, Walsall, WS3. With Yields Of 7.52%.

A very nice 3 bed semi detached house in Blakenall Heath, Walsall. The area has changed for the better over the last few years due to the housing regeneration that has happened. Currently marketed by Webbs estate agent (01922 312727). It’s a decent spec, but will need some attention in certain areas of the decor. It has gas central heating and double glazing.

It is certainly a family home with a spacious rear garden with awning over a patio area and being low maintenance. Parking is off-road on the front curtilage with space for at least two vehicles.

The location is ideal commuting distance to Walsall town centre and close to the major transport routes. Schools and healthcare centres are aplenty and within easy reach.

The minimum pcm you could expect is £595.00 and if the property sells at the current asking price, this would mean a yield of 7.52%.

If you would like an instant online appraisal as to the rental value of your property, please click here.

Click here for full property details or call Webbs estate agent (01922 312727) to arrange a viewing, I highly recommend it.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment.

For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01922 311016, you can always email me on salekm@ashmorelettings.co.uk.

Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Walsall Property News

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Avoiding a ‘Nightmare’ Walsall tenancy!

Avoiding a ‘Nightmare_ Walsall tenancy!
Avoiding a ‘Nightmare_ Walsall tenancy!

My neighbour came to see me the other day.  I’m old fashioned like that…Yes, I talk to my neighbours!  He knows I work in Property Management so thought he would pick my brains on a tenancy that has gone ‘awry’ for him.

If there is one thing that all landlords dread, it’s the ‘tenants from hell’!  Whilst the vast majority of tenants cause no problems and will treat your property with respect it is an inherent risk of being a landlord.  However, there are ways to minimise the likelihood of nightmare tenants becoming your tenants!

Now, I’ll help him to get his property back by following the legal process but I also wanted you, my Blog reading friends, to benefit from some tips I shared to ensure you have your risks covered.  By following the 5-step-guide below you just might avoid a nightmare tenancy

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