EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENT PROPERTIES IN NEWARK!!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 4 Hardwick Avenue, Newark. NG24 4AW
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terraced House
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Whitegates have said £500pcm for this property, okay it has wooden single glazed windows and solid brick walls BUT it is EPC rated ‘D’ so it’s legal to rent, so why SO low? Martin and Co let the house next door for £650pcm with double glazed windows but the same EPC rating, i’d want to know why £500pcm.

Address: 2 Eton Court, Eton Avenue, Newark. NG24 2JB
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £525-£575pcm (once updated)
Yield: 4.76% (exc refurb costs)
Comments: Located in Hawtonville, rare bungalow opportunity but it’s in need of an update, the carpets are ageing it and the kitchen isn’t helping either. Try changing the unit doors rather than the carcasses to save money. Now Homes have been trying to sell No 5 since May for £149,950, it would appear a lot of Bungalows have been reduced recently on Rightmove.

Address: 62 Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £625-675pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6.23% (exc refurb costs)
Comments: Plenty of potential and try saving costs by decorating, lifting flooring and changing kitchen unit doors yourself. Main thing is to get the house EPC ‘E’ or above for legality reason then crack on with the cosmetic bits.

Address: Flat 102, The Roundhead Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TU
Asking Price: Offers over £129.950
Property Type: 2 Bedroom First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Management Fee: £1000 PA
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.95%
Comments: Well presented apartment in a sought after location, last sale was a 3 Bed in Sep 2017 for £138,500 so the price seems fair. Low EPC and electric heating may put potential tenants off.

Address: 35 Stafford Avenue, Balderton, Newark NG24
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: No photos to see
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6% (exc any potential work)
Comments: Pretty useless ad but i’ve done some digging and it turns out this is currently at HMO (house of multiple occupancy)! The blue kitchen cabinets are…different, seen worse but it’s likely you’ll need to spend money to make it a family home again.

Address: Mill Green, Newark. NG24 2HU
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 bedroom terraced house
Estate Agent: Castlegate and Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: On with two agents, Martin and Co have had it a week longer. Interesting bathroom and kitchen tiles but i’ve seen bolder!! The small living area often lets these properties down when finding a tenant.

Address: 184 Barnby Gate, Newark, NG24 1RH
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bedroom Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Some Updates Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Good kitchen and bathroom so the biggest battle is already done. Pull up those bold carpets and go for ‘character’ by leaving the floorboards exposed underneath, very quaint. Check the age of the boiler so you don’t get caught out.

Address: Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood. NG24 3FF
Asking Price: £85,000
Property Type: 2 bedroom apartment
Estate Agent: Martin & Co.
Condition: Ready to Rent
Ground Rent: £135 PA
Maintenance Charge: £1252.45 PA
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 7.63%
Comments: Great first investment, modern apartment with the bonus of an en-suite AND bathroom, we let the same style of apartment on Youngs Avenue earlier this year for £550pcm. No 46 sold in Dec 2017 for £87k with the same condition and layout.

A good selection of properties, makes a nice change! If you have any questions about any of this weeks properties then i’d love to have a chat on 01636 343014, or even better, pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Changes to HMO regulations

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From the 1st of October 2018 mandatory HMO licensing in England is changing.

Here are the key points:

  • The three storey rule is being scrapped
  • Landlords who fall under the new regulations must apply for a license by October 1st
  • Minimum room sizes are being introduced

What this means…

Scrapping the three storey rule

The requirement for a property to have three storeys to need a license is being scrapped. That means any HMO occupied by 5 or more individuals (who aren’t all related) will need a licence. This occupation requirement isn’t changing.

Applying for a license

Landlords of HMOs that fall under the new definition must apply for a license (or temporary exemption) by the 1st of October 2018. If they don’t they’ll be committing a criminal offence.

The government originally announced there would be a grace period of sixth months but that isn’t happening now. All landlords affected must apply for a licence by the 1st of October 2018.

If your property is already licensed under mandatory or additional licensing then your existing licence applies until its expiry date. The new minimum room size requirements will apply from the renewal of your licence.

Minimum rooms sizes

From the 1st of October 2018, local housing authorities must also impose minimum
bedroom sizes for the HMO. Any room smaller than the specified size mustn’t be used as a bedroom.

The minimum bedroom sizes are:

  • 6.51 m2 for one person over 10 years of age
  • 10.22 m2 for two people over 10 years of age
  • 4.64 m2 for one child under the age of 10
  • Any area of the room with a ceiling height less than 1.5m can’t be counted
    towards the minimum room size.

It’s important to note these are statutory minimum sizes, not the optimal room size.

Local housing authorities must give landlords time to comply with the new room size standards. The maximum period they can specify is 18 months, but a local authority can choose to shorten this.

To get started with your HMO licence application follow this link.

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EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 16 Park Crescent, Newark, NG24 2BY.
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type:3 bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent:Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Well presented property in a good spot for knowhow workers, bought two years ago for £120k. Difficult to find fault with this one!

Address: 7 Earp Avenue, Newark, NG24 4DD.
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Some Updates Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Another good location although i’m a little thrown by the price, it was purchased in March this year for £130k and now it’s on for £20k with no difference? It could do with the odd new carpet and a lick of paint either way.

Address: 9 Smith Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: We managed and let No 16 4 months ago for £550pcm in a similar condition although no photos of the bedrooms is a bit odd, i’m sure they’re not that bad! Budget friendly home with low council tax and reasonable rent, good first home for a couple or small family.

Address: 22 Birch Road, New Balderton, NG24 3BD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi- Detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Popular lakeside location, kitchen will be a hit along with the additional living space in the conservatory. Check the consumer unit, there’s a chance EICR’s will become mandatory soon (£120) and unless the fuse box has been updated already, it will very likely fail an EICR.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Rubys Walk, Fernwood NG24 3FP
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed end Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57%
Comments: Bought last May for £131,000, it’s had a lick of paint and they’ve put down some grass seed on first appearances; No 89 sold in March for £138k in the same condition. Good first investment, low maintenance although watch out for the Ideal ICOS boiler leaks.

Only a small selection this week due to so many reductions but if you have any questions about any of this weeks properties then i’d love to have a chat on 01636 343014, or even better, pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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EYES ON….THIS WEEK INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 31 Jubilee Street, Newark, NG24 4DA
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Complete Update Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once updated)
Yield: 6.28% (NOT inc renovation costs)
Comments: Crying out for an update, ALL of it. There’s no EPC yet so i’d check the rating then prioritise if you’re on a budget, E or above or you can’t let it.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 9 Linseed Avenue, Newark, NG24 2FJ
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.57%
Comments: Good starter investment, we recently let a 3 bed semi on Wheatsheaf Avenue for £625pcm in a similar condition. The only real thing that lets it down is the kitchen, it would be worth changing the unit doors if nothing else.

Address: 25 Bromley Avenue, Newark, NG24 4DS
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent (althought i’d recommend a kitchen!)
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Another one awaiting an EPC, looking at the age it’s likely to be at least an E so hopefully you can spend any spare pennies on a kitchen; yes it’s ready to rent but a dated kitchen will put tenants off leaving it empty for longer.

Address: Huddlestones Wharf, Newark, NG24 4UL
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Maisonette
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 4.4%
Comments: Very well presented maisonette, certainly not something that comes up very often. Currently building work underway on the lhs of the building and it’s next to The Navigation Pub, something to bare in mind for your new tenants.

Address: 96 Beacon Hill Road, Newark, NG24 2JG
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: Surprisingly spacious house, almost Tardis like! #94 sold in February for £130k in a very similar condition.

Address: Apartment 12, 11 Mill Gate, Newark, NG24 4TR
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Ground Rent: £115 PA
Maintenance Charge: £720 PA
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.82%
Comments: Lovely looking apartment but a lot for what it is, you may even obtain £550pcm but be prepared to wait, overpricing is a surefire way to put tenants off.

Address: 2a Milton Street, Newark, NG24 3AW
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Fabulous kitchen/diner extension, this will be a big hit with families and those that like to entertain. EPC is a low E so be aware that should the minimum rating raise again, you may need a speed a few pennies, the report will detail what.

Address: 133 London Road, Newark, NG24 3AH
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace House
Estate Agent: Door Steps and LetsXchange
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Ready to go and has been advertised with LetsXchange for some time, recently marketed by Door Steps, it would suggest that they are getting itchy feet, it may be worth striking while the iron’s hot and putting in a cheeky offer.

Address: 8 Sydney Terrace, Newark, NG24 4DB
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent (although AGAIN i’d change the kitchen)
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: No chain, ideal for a quick buy. No recent sales on the street or in the area, the kitchen lets it down (in my opinion!) but that’s your call. The off street parking will be very appealing.

Lots of new kitchens this week but if you have any questions about any of this weeks properties then i’d love to have a chat on 01636 343014, or even better, pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Referencing tenants – How far should you go?

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I received a text from one of our let only landlords earlier in the week asking what she needed to get to carry out a credit check on a potential HMO tenant. After requesting the information from the tenant (and of course consent) she received an awkward response;

“From what I know from my previous landlord knowledge, there is no legislation on credit checks for tenancies. With the new GDPR law there are limits on what data can and cannot be collected. Moreover, if I allow you to check my credit it can temporarily lower my score and it will always be on my record that you have checked it.”

If you were in her shoes and keen to get a tenant, would you skip the credit check or would you still insist one is carried out? What other checks, if any, do you do?

I advised our landlord to insist that it was part of her application procedure. What tenant’s don’t realise is that referencing and application procedure starts from the initial call, not just from when they want to move in. How they are on the phone, how responsive they are to calls, how prompt they are for an appointment etc. This all forms part of the overall picture you get for a tenant and affects your verdict to whether or not you would accept them as a tenant. A lot of landlords go on gut feel alone, but what happens when your gut turns out to be wrong?

Last week we had a tenant apply for one of our HMO rooms. Pleasant chap, fairly quiet and father as guarantor, perfect!. He is moving to Newark for work after graduating University so looking for a shared property. As part of our referencing process we carry out a credit check, work reference and previous landlord reference. All standard stuff and on this basis he would have passed with flying colours. But… we also request 3 months bank statements. The tenant was a little hesitant on providing these as he was in the process of moving accounts however we had to insist that this was part of our referencing process. They were provided and instantly we could see why he was a little hesitant. Despite not having an income he was a frequent gambler and depositing as much as £200 a day. Money was coming in from a relative along with benefits but was quickly disappearing. Gambling is fine in moderation. I have the odd flutter if I’m feeling lucky, or unlucky! However, to this excess indicated an addiction and has the potential to cause issues amongst other house mates. Without the bank statements we would have probably passed the tenant. He may have been absolutely fine but we aren’t willing to take that risk.

If a prospective tenant has a pet we’ll even go to their current property to see how it’s being kept. We find this is the best way to judge (see and smell) how they are going to look after your property.

Our referencing process is thorough and designed to keep away those that have something to hide. Our landlords provide great quality properties and it’s our job to ensure we have great quality tenants in them. Don’t cut corners when referencing as a bad tenant can cost a lot more than an empty property.

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EYES ON…THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: Elizabeth Road, Newark, NG24 4NR
Asking Price: £137,995
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Light Decoration Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Well presented property, living room lets in down so i’d redecorate it. Fair price, #74 sold in March 2018 for £132,500 without the loft conversion or conservatory.

Address: 50 Whitfield Street, Newark, NG24 1QX
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: Lovely modern extension, red carpet not the best but could be worse and i’d get rid the over bed storage. The property is an EPC ‘F’ with a new heating system upgrade required to reach an ‘E’, you cannot let it out if it’s not an least an ‘E’.

Address: 11 Barnby Crossings, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.85%
Comments: Those kitchen tiles are pretty marmitey! #3 sold in Jan 2018 for £120k which also had an extension however the current vendors of #11 bought this is for £126k in April 2017 but have done nothing to it since.

Address: 155 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Lovely looking property, nice and modern so a good starter property as maintenance costs will be pretty low. My ONLY concern is the built in bedroom furniture as a lot of tenants will already have a bed!

Address: Harcourt Street, Newark, NG24 1RF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.72%
Comments: The kitchen size and finish lets this one down as does the EPC, if you want to spend the money updating the kitchen then you may manage an extra £25pcm but i’d focus on getting the property legal to rent. Bathrooms off the bedrooms always get mixed feedback.

Address: 46 Cranmer Road, Newark, NG24 4ET
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.21%
Comments: Good sized property, the bold wallpaper throughout and black bedrooms are down to a matter of taste but they may be a bit much for a rental property. The generous garden and parking is good but the lack of bath isn’t great for families.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Victoria Street, Newark, NG24 4UT
Asking Price: £147,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Gorgeous. Tenants will have to compromise on parking but they will be able obtain a permit from the council. Check the EPC before committing to anything. Where do i sign?

Address: 19 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £130,000
Service Charge: £850 (every 6 months)
Annual Ground Rent: £125
Property Type: 2 Bed Second Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.41%
Comments: We let this property at the end of last year for £575pcm, it looks much better in person than how Purple Bricks have presented it on this listing!

Address: 1a Albert Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3HE
Asking Price: £147,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Converted Coach House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.88%
Comments: Spacious character property, purchased in June 2015 for £124,950, it hasn’t changed much aside from a colour change here and there. Street parking but has a garage, fancy something a bit different?

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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EYES ON….THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 42 Hawton Lane, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DL
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Good size and location, lack of bath and busy road may put families with young children off and i’d maybe lose the orange and peach bedrooms but that’s personal preference. Overall a bit of a vanilla property.

Address: 15 Newnham Road, Newark, NG24 1HY
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terraced House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Good first time investment, quite a tight terraced street but very well presented property and close to town centre + train station. EPC TBC to check that out before committing. #16 sold in Jan for £110k with separate kitchen and dining room but similar condition…

Address: 34 Cardinal Hinsley Close, Newark, NG24 4NQ
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Well presented property, not huge but will suit a small family or couple. #24 sold on the 1st Feb 2018 at a lower standard and without a garage. This property was previously marketed at £515pcm with EMPM.

Address: 16 Belvoir Crescent, Newark, NG24 4DW
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Slight Update Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (based on update recommendations)
Yield: 5.14% (NOT including update costs)
Comments: Plenty of space but showing it’s age in places although take the curtains and lamp shades down and it’s looking younger already! I’d recommend changing the bold carpets and updating the kitchen tiles to something bright…the units too if you can. No idea about the bathroom!

Address: 58 Stafford Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3EG
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Update Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (based on high end finish)
Yield: 6% (NOT including update costs)
Comments: Needs updating throughout, combination of carpets, decorating, the whole kitchen including the units and if you can, i’d remove the shower and fit a bath to appeal to families.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 3 Cromwell Road, Newark, NG24 1RP
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: Small but well presented and less than £100k making it a great first time investment and great budget property for prospective tenants. #7 sold for £95k in March 2018 in a similar condition. No EPC yet so make sure you check it’s higher than an ‘E’!

Address: 29 Milton Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AP
Asking Price: £105,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached House
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Major Update Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once updated)
Yield: 7.14% (NOT including update costs)
Comments: This beauty needs an update…i’ve just seen my first aubergine bathroom suite and i think it has to go!! #35 sold in Aug 2017 for £110,000 with a much newer finish but not high end…although THIS price seems a bit high.

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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EYES ON THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 32 Smith Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Little Work Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once work completed)
Yield: 5.11% (NOT inc improvement costs)
Comments: I would suggest carpets at least in the bedrooms, whether you’d like to keep the blue is up to you! There’s no EPC, it will need to be E or higher to rent out. Downstairs bathrooms can be a bit marmitey so bare that it mind.

Address: Portland Street, Newark, NG24 4XG
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: CPG Properties
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Quirky property although on a busy road, kitchen is a little underwhelming and washed out (sanding down those beams to bring the colour back may help?!) but the rest is pretty cosy. Loving the garden bar USP.

Address: 51 Alexander Avenue, Newark, NG24 3BB
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3/4 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once renovated)
Yield: 6.55% (NOT inc renovation costs)
Comments: Carpets and redecoration definitely required; ideally new kitchen but if cutting costs then rub down and paint unit doors although those tiles still need to go. Need to look into the damp issue in the bedroom and as for the bathroom…who knows?! Poor garden…

Address: Robert Dukeson Avenue, Newark, NG24 2FF
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.7%
Comments: Already tenanted so assuming they’re good tenants, your work is done and no void period either! Martin and Co haven’t stated the current rent obtained, if they’re long standing tenants then it may be less than you were hoping so be sure to check.

Address: 14 Emmendingen Avenue, Newark, NG24 2FX
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Immaculately presented property, #20 sold this time last year for £134k but not quite at this level. Good location for KnowHow and Bakkavour workers with town within walking distance.

Address: Stephen Road, Newark, NG24 2BG
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.54%
Comments: Larger than you’d expect, these are ex council properties but don’t let that put you off, we let the same style house on Wolsey Road in January for £600pcm and the landlord had the choice of 4 applications!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 27 Marron Court, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UR
Asking Price: £99,950
Property Type: 1 Bedroom Quarter House
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 5.70%
Comments: Ideal low maintenance investment for less than £100k, modern and with allocated parking making it ideal for professional person(s). #30 sold in December for £106k in a similar condition

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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EYES ON…..THIS WEEKS INVESTMENTS IN NEWARK!!

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 41 smith street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £109,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid-Terraced
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6.0%
Comments: Well presented property with low running costs, good property for a couple or family on a budget. Current owners purchased it for £97,000 in June 2016 and aside from a couple of colour changes, it’s not changed since then.

Address: 8 Harrisons Way, Newark, NG24 1NS
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: First purchased brand new in July 2013 for £121k, ideal first time investment as maintenance costs are going to be low and no work is required. It’s a 2 and a half bedroom so is likely to attract a professional couple as that small garden may put families off.

Address: 36 Kingsnorth Close, Newark, NG24 1PS
Asking Price: £134,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: New home Agents
Condition: Unknown
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (assuming good condition)
Yield: 5.56%
Comments: from looking at floorplans of similar properties, it’s a good sized family home however it’s hard to say how much work is required as it seems to be camera shy. Could be worth though as it’s priced well for a quick sale.

Address: 2 Century St, Newark, NG24 1QP
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Popular location for families with Barnby Road Academy just round the corner; an immaculately presented #7 sold in Feb 2018 for £115,000 with a rear extension, i’m not sure why this house is £10k more?

Address: 84 North Gate, Newark, NG24 1HF
Asking Price: £110,000 (Auction Guide Price)
Property Type: 3 Bed Detached House
Estate Agent: J H Walter
Condition: Finishing touches Required
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 7.09%
Comments: Love a character property (especially those beams!) however the lack of parking and a car garage as your neighbour may put potential tenants off. Work wise, carpets need laying in a few of the rooms and you’ll need to get an EPC done and hope that it’s at least an ‘E’ before you can let it out.

Address: 13 Newnham Rd, Newark, NG24 1HY
Asking Price: £99,950
Property Type: 2 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Light Work Required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Unusual choice to put kitchen units in the dining room but whatever works, I’d loose the units and update that kitchen (eek!) but after that the rest of property can be left alone. Good budget property for first time renters.

Address: Ringrose Close, Newark, NG24 2JL
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached
Asking Price: £135,000
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 4.90%
Comments: Good first time investment due to minimal upkeep although i’m unsure on that asking price but the last 2 bed sold in 2014. We recently let #56 for £550pcm and i don’t feel this is worth any more so if you want more yield you don’t to get negotiating!

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Flat 2, The Old Chapel, Lovers Lane, NG24 1HU
Property Type: 1 Bed First Floor Flat
Asking Price: £45,000 (Auction Guide Price)
Estate Agent: Auction House
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £400-450pcm
Yield: 12% (not including service charges)
Comments: Fantastic little apartment for a first time investor, we recently let #4 for £450pcm and would say the same for this one. Close to town and the train station..#GoForIt!

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Eyes On….This Weeks Investment Properties In Newark

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24 up to a value of £150,000.

Here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor!

Address: 18 Marton Road, Newark, NG24 1SL
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: SDL Auctions Graham Penny
Condition: Light refurbishment
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 7.04%
Comments: Needs to be viewed to assess the condition. £130,000 seems to be the average price for a property on this street. Also factor in the buyers premium payable to the auctioneer.

Address: 44 Smith Street, Balderton, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.75%
Comments: Two doors up sold for £115,000 in 2016. Looks recently modernised and ready to rent. The only bathroom is located off one of the bedrooms hence why they have described it an an en-suite. Located down a quiet cul de sac.

Address: 30 Smith Street, Balderton, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinsons
Condition: Full Refurb Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 6.00%
Comments: They’re all selling up on Smith Street. This needs a lot of work but offers a lot of potential. Good sized bedrooms and a huge garden which is missing a fence. Overpriced considering the amount of work required.

Address: 174 Northgate, Newark, NG24 1HL
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Light Refurb Required
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.25%
Comments: Small terraced house in a good spot for the station. Next door sold for £106,000 last August and looks more modern (just looking at the front doors). Around £25,000 too much.

Address: 6 Wood Street, Newark, NG24 1PN
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Next door to a house share. Paid £111,000 in December 2014 after it was renovated so probably not done anything to it since. Located near to Barnby Road Academy.

Address: 3 Newton Street, Newark, NG24 1SU
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Bairstow Eves
Condition: Light Refurb Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Better location than Wood Street I think, though you’ll pay a bit more for it. Next door sold for £115,000 in January this year.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 28 Pelham Street, Newark, NG24 4XD
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Tidy property close to town centre. Last bought for £107,000 in 2014. Comes with a garage which is handy in this location.

Address: 4 Toll Bar Cottages, London Road, Balderton, NG24 3JE
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £575-600pcm
Yield: 5.54%
Comments: Another tidy property from Jon Brambles. Number 1 sold for £117,000 in 2014. Car park to the side of the property.

Address: 5 Riverside Road, Newark, NG24 4RJ
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Light Modernisation Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: %
Comments: Popular location and plenty of storage which is lacking in more modern properties. Kitchen needs modernising and probably the bathroom. Number 1 sold for £136,500 in 2015.

Address: 4 Friary Road, Newark, NG24 1LE
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £575-600pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: Very well presented terraced house near to the town centre. Busy road and neighbours have Japanese knotweed which is being treated. Something to investigate further.

Address: 16 Baines Avenue, New Balderton, NG24 3BL
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Probably Needs Work (No internal photos)
Rent Range: £575-600pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: Paid £133,950 in September 2007 shortly after it was renovated (bought in February of the same year for £95,000). No internal photos to see what it’s like now and the description doesn’t help. Off street parking for when the road fills up during the school run. Often used as a run through to the back of Balderton.

Address: 26 Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4AL
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £600-625pcm
Yield: 5.00%
Comments: Last terrace to sell on the street was #16 for £132,000 back in 2015. Looks very well presented. Quite tight for parking around this busy road.

If any of these properties have caught your eye and you’d like to discuss it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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