Why 2017 will be a good time to invest in property…..

- Mon 16 Jan 2017

Why is investing in property better than savings in the bank?

If you are disappointed with the interest you are not earning on your savings, you could make your money work harder for you by investing in property.

Rental yields remain robust across the West Country with typical returns around 5% - outperforming interest rates offered by banks. This will vary in each town location with variances on property prices and therefore rental yields. But the prospect of investing in property may feel overwhelming (taxation, inheritance planning, increased legislation and so on). It all needs to be considered objectively since this will likely not be a property for you to live in. To succeed, the investment property must appeal to the target market so it will let easily and consistently.

Fortunately, this is where our 25 years in property comes to the fore and with ARLA qualified staff in each branch, we have the technical knowledge as well as the properties to offer you. Bradleys started in 1992 and over the years we have dealt with thousands of clients who are wanting to purchase with the sole intention of letting a property. We have developed our procedures and systems over time, adapting to the changes in legislation and even created specialist Rentals Property Management Team. Combining all of this, we are confident we will be able to secure you the right property backed by decades of letting and management expertise to ensure your investment will be successful.

Book your buy-to-let consultation today, simply contact our Bespoke Department on 01395 202202 or email bradleysonline@beagroup.co.uk

Where do I start?

Our skill is in providing guidance on what and where to buy. We do not just trawl the property portals. We are in touch with developers, agents and vendors directly. We also receive enquiries from thousands of tenants each year and so know what level of demand there is in each area in addition to the larger corporate companies who we have established ongoing relationships whether private, large multinationals or government organisations. So the best place to start is by contacting us so that we can establish what is most important to you about an investment, budgets and time-scales. One of the fundamentals I briefly touched on and will be vital to your investment plan is the budget. If you are considering taking out a mortgage to buy an investment property or even start your own portfolio then we will be able to put you in contact with one of our Mortgage Specialists, who will be able to advise you of your options and ultimately search the marketplace and identify which product will best suit your situation.

In addition to the ‘let-ability’ of an investment, you should also consider what, if any, capital growth a property is likely to gain. In the South West we are fortunate to benefit from consistent capital growth, however, as with all locations some have greater growth areas than others. It is an important aspect of the investment as it can help you offset the increased stamp duty levy, as well as any other additional costs and therefore should be considered when looking over the whole term of your investment.

We take pride in being able to provide a comprehensive service for investors from starting your search through to the moment you receive your first months’ rental income, we will ensure it is a hassle free process. Due to a combination of vast experience and excellent procedures we are able to oversee the purchase process, followed by the marketing, referencing and eventually the rent collection so you can focus on enjoying the benefits of your investment.

Property investment should be a minimum 5-10 year project, but whenever you decide that it’s time to sell, our team of investment advisors can also help (even if you are not currently a Bradleys client). We are very experienced in selling on investment homes; acquiring a ‘going concern’ is a neat and simple way of hitting the ground running - instant tenant and immediate income.

Contact us now for details if you are thinking of disposing of your investment property in 2017 and we will assess the most appropriate and of course profitable way of doing so.

Who do we help?

We help all types of clients - from the complete novice to experienced investors looking to expand their portfolio. Why? - For a number of reasons:

• Retirement planning

• Business investing

• Inheritance

• Helping children/grandchildren on to the property ladder

No matter why you are investing, we can help you to generate income. Please feel free to contact us at Bradleys Bespoke on 01395 202202 or email bradleysonline@beagroup.co.uk even if it is to gain some brief advice, we are always happy to help.

The three properties featured at the top of this article are differing types of properties each providing a great opportunity. For further details simply click on the links below.

Pensilva near Liskeard, Cornwall. Starting bid £105,000. Click here

A 2 bedroom semi-detached cottage requiring modernisation. Approximate rental income after modernising £650-£675 per calendar month

Plot 73, The Poppleton, Tithe Barn, Exeter. Asking price £269,950. Click here

A brand new 3 bedroom home with garage and parking. Approximate rental income £1,100 per calendar month.

Semington Close, Taunton, Somerset. Asking price £149,950. Click here

A 2 bedroom property on a popular estate with good access to the M5 motorway. Approximate rental income £625 per calendar month.

Fraddon, Cornwall. Price £205,000 Click here

The final phase of this eagerly anticipated site will be available to the open market. Plot 28 is a Porth style new build semi-detached three-bedroom home with views. Approximate rental income £850 PCM.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way we can with your investment plans.

Lyndon Bent - Bradleys Commercial Director

Lyndon Bent
Bradleys Commercial Director