Carrying on from my last BTL deal, here’s another that could potentially be a fine investment opportunity. Well, disappointingly only one photo present, so get on the blower and make an appointment for a viewing!
Keeping a blog updated can be an exhausting affair and the last time I took a break was August 2017 so, I’ve decided to take a well earned rest!! I hope to return to the blog towards the end of November 2018.
In the meantime, why not visit these property related websites to hone your property investor acumen?
http://www.landlordlaw.co.uk/ – This is a great resource of useful information, especially on legal issues and Tessa Shepperson’s Blog has some golden nuggets…
www.periodproperty.co.uk is, as you can imagine, the place to find a thatched, listed or historic home, while www.propertyauctions.com lists dates and reserve prices on upcoming auctions plus tips for those bidding for the first time (great resource if you are seeking a fixer-upper.
This resource/ guide from Martin Lewis is extremely useful for first-time buyers www.moneysavingexpert.com.
Think you can’t afford to buy a property just yet? How about buying as a co-sharer with a friend or family? Visit www.ourproperty.co.uk to learn more about turning this possibility into reality.
Whilst I’m away if there is anything you would like me to pick up on/ discuss/ write about upon my return please send me an email or message me via any of my social media sites. Take care and wish me happy holidays…
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A superbly presented three bedroom semi detached house on Raymond close, Walsall, WS2. I recommend you arrange a viewing sooner rather than later as this is going to get snapped up pretty soon.
Today, we are still on the Shropshire Close estate, but this time a different road, Yorkshire Grove, a splendid 2 bed semi for your delectation.
Over the last couple of decades, the rise in the number buy to let properties in Walsall has been nothing short of extraordinary. Many in the “left leaning” press have spoken of a broken nation, the fact many youngsters are unable to buy their first home with the rise of a new cohort of younger renters, whom have been daubed ‘Generation Rent’ as landlords hoover up all the properties for their buy to let property empires. Government has been blamed in the past for giving landlords an unfair advantage with the tax system. It is also true many of my fellow professionals have done nothing to cover themselves in glory, with some suspect, if not on some rare occasions, downright dubious practices.
Yet has the vilification and unfair criticism of some Walsall landlords gone too far?
It was only a few weeks ago, I read an article in a newspaper of one landlord who had decided to sell their modest buy to let portfolio for a number of reasons, one of which being the new tax rules on buy to let that were introduced last year. The comments section of the newspaper and the associated social media posts were pure hate, and certainly not deserved.
Like all aspects in life, there are always good (and bad) landlords, just like there are good (and bad) letting agents… and so it should be said, there are good tenants and in equal measure bad tenants. Bad letting agents and bad landlords should be routed out… but not at the expense of the vast majority who are good and decent.
But are the 3,983 Walsall portfolio buy to let landlords at fault?
The Tories allowed people to buy their own Council house in the 1980’s, taking them out of the collective pot of social rented houses for future generations to rent them. Landlords have been vilified by many, as it has been suggested by some they have an unhealthy and ravenous materialism approach to make cash and profit at the expense of poor renters, unable to buy their first home. Yet, looking beyond the headline grabbing press, this is in fact ‘fake news’. There are seven reasons that have created the perfect storm for private renting to explode in the 2000’s.
An immaculately presented two bedroom Semi Detached house, Shropshire Close, Walsall, WS2. The asking price is for offers over £130k and currently marketed by Bairstow Eves (01922 321033). At a rental of at least £600.00 the yield will be 5.54%. Let’s check out why this is such a good investment. The full property details can be found here.
The location is ideal for an investment property being on a very popular estate for rentals and close enough to Walsall and Bloxwich town centres. There is easy access to major transport routes, school and other amenities.
Lets’s take a look inside…
Just added to the market by Yopa (01322 584 475) is a three bedroom semi detached house in the Reedswood area of Walsall. My first impression is that it is a nice sized property, but the decor would need to be changed to something more neutral for a rental property. The property has everything that is to be expected for a property of this quality. There is off-road parking to the front in the form of a blocked paved driveway. there is a garage, but would not be able to be used as such, but as storage. The front and rear gardens are low maintenance and of average sizes. All three bedrooms are double sized and the kitchen and bathroom are of modern design. Additionally, there is a dining room, conservatory and utility room. Top it all off with gas central heating and double glazing and you have a very nice rental property in a highly sought after area.