Selective Licensing Scheme update -Nottingham

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Nottingham City Council (NCC) hosted a Selective Licensing event on 24th May to provide a residential landlord update on their scheme to licence 32,000 family homes across Nottingham as from the 1st August 2018.

The meeting focused on highlighting changes to the licensing conditions triggered by a recent court case Brown v Hyndburn bc. In this case, the Court held that the power to regulate the “management, occupation or use” of a house does not entitle an authority to impose conditions requiring the introduction of new facilities or equipment.

To review the schemes conditions, click the link
• Proof of building insurance will now only need to show it is for a BTL property
• If the licence holder has a current standard or enhanced DBS certificate, it will be accepted as part of the application process provided there are no convictions listed on it.
• Evidence of formal licence holder training in the last three years will be required as part of the application process. A CPD certificate from the training course will suffice.
All EMPO’s training courses come with CPD certificates.
• There is no requirement for an EICR, although it is recommended you have one done for each property as it expected to be a legal requirement across the entire Private Rented Sector from October 2019. (If the licence holder wants to secure the £300.00 accreditation discount from the licence fee they will need to obtain an EICR)
• There is no longer a requirement to provide a fire alarm test certificate where there is a fire alarm control panel.
• There is no longer a requirement to fit a thumb turn mortice lock on the front door of the property.
• Floorplans are no longer required; however, room sizes will be required as part of the online application form.
• There is no longer a requirement to produce an inventory.
• Please click HERE HERE to check your property comes under the scheme.
Please continue to review NCC website NCC website to get all the latest updates.

Online applications will commence from the 1st July 2018, beware any applications made after the 1st August will place the licence holder at significant risk in respect of Civil Penalty notices and Rent Repayment Order (RRO).

NCC have agreed to provide landlord licence holders managing over 30 rental properties and agents managing over 120 properties an extended period until the 31st October to complete their online applications. For licence holders to qualify for this extension and not be issued with a Civil Penalty notice the Council must receive a list of all properties subject to licensing by the end of July. However, no guarantees will be given to protect licence holders from tenants applying for RRO in these circumstances. Please visit NCC website for further details.

The licence fee of £780.00 per property is significant, EMPO is lobbying the Council to permit an option for both an agent and landlord to be joint licence holders on application forms. So, if the relationship between the agent and landlord fails during the 5-year licence period the landlord can become the lead licence holder and therefore not have to re-apply for a licence and be out of pocket for another £780.00 fee.

There was a clear indication from the meeting that senior Council officers have a desire to engage and work with the good landlord community in delivering this very challenging and colossal scheme. Anton Menzies, Head of Safer Housing at NCC made a point of saying the Council were not interested in targeting and enforcing against genuine good landlords who have failed unintentionally in their management responsibilities under this scheme. Instead, the Council would be looking to target the criminal landlords whose business model is simply to operate under the radar by issuing costly Civil Penalty notices and encouraging tenants to apply for RRO’s.

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: Lilac Cottage, 21 Balderton Lane, Coddington, Newark, NG24 2QD
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached Cottage
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Unknown
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Rent range is based on the property being in good condition throughout, the lack of photos makes things a little difficult! Coddington is a desirable area and character properties are often popular, only downside is the EPC rating at an E, it’s legal to rent but tenants don’t like paying over the odds on utilities.

Address: 6 Wood Street, Newark, NG24 1PN
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: A stones throw from Barnby Road Academy and close to town centre with a lovely kitchen, this house is well presented but a little expensive. The last 3 bed sold in August 2017 for £112,000 with an open kitchen/diner although agreeable the kitchen isn’t as nice!

Address: 36 Cardinal Hinsley Close, Newark, NG24 4NQ
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Low council tax band, reasonable epc rating and an affordable rental price, this property is ideal for a couple or small family and the investor doesn’t need to do any updating (at first glance anyway!). The last 2 bed was a mid terrace and sold for £115,000 in Feb this year however some rooms required new carpets or redecorating.

Buttercross Best Buy Ready to Rent
Address: 9 North Gate, Newark, NG24 1EX
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Springbok Properties, Nationwide
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Very well presented property, especially the lovely kitchen/living room. These properties aren’t overly deep but they are tall with surprisingly spacious bedrooms, we manage number 11 next door which is in a similar condition for £600pcm; the only negative we found was the lack of parking everywhere but you can’t please everyone!

Buttercross Best Buy Fixer Upper
Address: 2 Belvoir Road, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3HQ
Asking Price: £120,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Modernisation Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once updated)
Yield: 5.88% (based on £7.5k spend)
Comments: Good one for those that want a fixer upper, this dated house with a fantastic garden needs new a kitchen and bathroom along with flooring and ideally redecorating; the magnolia could stay downstairs to reduce costs but the bedrooms could do with being a little more neutral. Barely anything sells on this street so it’s hard to judge the price?!

Address: 66 Cross Street, Newark, NG24 1NZ
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Would benefit from some modernisation
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.22%
Comments: This property could be let as it is and expect the current rent range or money could be spent on changing the kitchen and little things like changing the dated gas fire, loosing the dark wood throughout and the floral paper and potentially get £500-525pcm.

Address: 113 Balderton Gate, Newark, NG24 1RY
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: Well presented cosy little house close to town centre, these houses are small but perfectly formed! This one is ready to go and would be ideal for a singleton or couple but for something so small, i’m not sure it’s priced right?

So would pick a #FixerUpper or #ReadyToRent? 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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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: 66 Eton Avenue, Newark, NG24 4JF
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Well presented three bed on the edge of hawtonville, modern throughout so no cosmetic work required for the foreseeable. The last sale was number 60 in June 2017 for £140,000 with some tlc required so this price seems pretty fair.

Address:7 Clayton Close, Newark, NG24 4HN
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached Bungalow
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Unknown
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (if in good condition)
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Previous sale was in March 2017 for £135,000, the bungalow needed updating throughout so the fact that this is similarly priced would suggest that it’s probably in the same condition and there’s no EPC either to give anything away. We’re always being asked for Bungalows but they’re so rare on the rental market, dare to be different?

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 23 Birch Road, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DB
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Immaculately presented house with no work required at all thanks to the fantastic job the vendors have done, properties around balderton lake are desirable and would an ideal first time investment. EPC and council tax are reasonable but not the cheapest so consider that for your prospective tenants.

Address: 20 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Asking Price: £117,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.64%
Comments: Another great looking property with a fair price tag, the last sale two sales on the street last year were for £99,000 in good condition and £80,000 that needed some tlc. Terrace streets aren’t for all tenants due to potential noisy neighbours and lack of parking, no-one wants to carry there shopping from the other end of the street!

Address: 38 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Already Tenanted
Rent Range: Currently paying £425pcm – would suggest £450-500pcm
Yield: currently 4.64% – could obtain 5.45% if £500pcm is achieved
Comments: Small but perfectly formed AND already tenanted, personally i think the current rent is too low but you have to consider that putting the rent up may cause the current tenants to leave so is it worth the void period?

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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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: 7 Belvoir Crescent, Newark, NG24 4DW
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Some work required – kitchen needs updating
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Purchased in 2008 for £125,000, this 3 bed was one of the highest sales at the time and even though it hasn’t changed since then, it would appear to be overpriced looking at other previous sales. Number 8 sold in Aug 2017 following a complete renovation for £132,000 and was the highest sale on the street so far!

Address: Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PH
Asking Price: £142,500
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Some work required – kitchen needs updating + possibly bathroom.
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.26%
Comments: Good sized family home in a good location, the kitchen is a great size but really needs updating and i’m to hazard a guess and say that the camera shy bathroom is also likely to need an update. Once these improvements have been done, dependant on the level you could look at £625-675pcm.

Address: 29 Centenary Close, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3FE
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: The last 2 bed on the street sold for £115,000 after being renovated throughout in June 2017 with off street parking and was a semi rather than mid terrace; the last 3 bed sold was another semi in Sept in a similar condition to 29 for £133,000 with off street parking, why is this so much?

Address: Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BZ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Already Tenanted
Rent Range: £475pcm currently obtained
Yield: 5.18%
Comments: Investment property so no need to worry about void periods, it appears to be a small property in an average condition so rental price seems fair. There’s currently no epc so if it comes back below an E and the tenant isn’t in a fixed term, then you need to spend to money to get it there or you can be fined.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Parsons Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3UX
Asking Price: £127,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.65%
Comments: Ideal first time investment, modern house with no initial work required in a popular area so it shouldn’t take long to get a tenant, perfect for keeping those void periods as short as possible. Last sale was on Dovedale Terrace on January 2017 for £115,500, the exact same layout and condition but no garage.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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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: Lacey Green, New Balderton, NG24 3NJ
Asking Price: £146,950
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Well presented home in a popular area with a good EPC rating and low council tax band making it ideal for a couple or small family. Last 2 bed sold in March 2017 for £135,000 in a similar condition with a conservatory too but without a garage.

Address: 5a The Twitchell, Newark, NG24 4NU
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Purchased 10 years ago, aside from a colour change, this property hasn’t changed a bit! No photos of any of the bedrooms, hopefully they aren’t that bad?! No EPC yet so make sure you check the verdict before buying.

Address: 36 Mercia Road, Newark NG24 4NA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Minor Work Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Located in Hawtonville, this property is a generally good condition with, my only gripe is the over bed storage in two of the bedrooms as they restrict the layout of a room and makes it difficult for tenants to accommodate their own furniture.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 35 Lovers Lane, Newark, NG24 1LU
Asking Price: £115,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid-Terrace
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Ideal first investment, recently refurbished with new carpets and painted throughout, plus it’s rated EPC ‘D’ so you’re within the legislation changes too. Only downside, it has a downstairs bathroom which is a real marmite thing with tenants but you can’t please everyone.

Address: 35 Appletree Close, Newark, NG24 2FA
Asking Price: £85,000
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Apartment
Estate Agent: YOPA
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Service Charge: £73.82 PA (inc ground rent, maintenance and building insurance)
Yield: 6.7%
Comments: Another good first time investment, no work required and the service charge is very reasonable. Close to town, knowhow, train station AND A46 so it will suit a lot of professional tenants. This property only purchased in September 2017 for £79k so why sell again so soon?

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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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: 13 Charles Street, Newark, NG24 1RN
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Talk about wow factor, bought back in August 2014 for £120,000, this inviting property has had a major update bringing it right on trend with the copper finishes. £625pcm is pushing it but it would certainly be lucky tenant that gets to live here!

Address: 22 Catkin Way, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DT
Asking Price: £143,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.02%
Comments: Popular lakeside location, last 2 bed semi sold June 2017 for £135,000 in a similar condition with parking for 2 cars but no garage; work on getting that asking price down to increase the yield.

Address: 7 Wetsyke Lane, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3NY
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.17%
Comments: Extension to the rear leaves a small garden and the bathroom is off the dining room; downstairs bathrooms are like marmite with families, especially those with young children as there’s no toilet upstairs, something to consider as this sized home is aimed at families.

Address: 19 Hayside Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GB
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Extremely well presented property which would be ideal for a first time investor; purchased by the current owners 6 months ago for £125,000, it’s apparent that they’ve redecorated but there’s no photos of the kitchen or bathroom on the previous listing so i’m not 100% sure it’s £15k more.

Address: 8 Sydney Terrace, Newark, NG24 4DB
Asking Price: £137,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.58%
Comments: The kitchen is the only major let down in this property and may put potential tenants off but at £525pcm that’s more than fair for this house, a new kitchen at best would creep you up to £550pcm. If you’re interested, check the EPC before committing.

Address: Trinity Road, Newark, NG24 4EN
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.31%
Comments: Spacious living with low running costs, last 3 bed sold in Jun 2017 for £124,500 in a similar condition so it looks like Jon Brambles are right on the money!

Address: 11 Meldrum Crescent, Newark, NG24 4NZ
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.54%
Comments: Well presented property without any work required, low council tax band and good epc making it a cheap family home to run for tenants.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24, i’ve gone up to a value of £160,000 this time for some more selection, there were so many reductions that i hadn’t got much to show you!

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

Address: 16 Lawrence Street, Newark, NG24 1NE
Asking Price: £160,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.06%
Comments: Purchased in March 2017 for £105,550 in a right mess, this property has undergone some major refurbishment and the finished product is fantastic, love that they removed the partition wall to make a desirable open plan kitchen/diner.

Address: The Tankard Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TX
Asking Price: £160,000
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Duplex Apartment
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Service Charge: £1370.69 PA
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.02% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Fabulous apartment locate in a desirable development, brilliant first time buy as no work is required however NOTHING in this block has sold for more than £140,000 so as lovely as this is, i’m not sure why it’s so much.

Address: 7 Greenway, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4JE
Asking Price: £155,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 4.84%
Comments: Another property that’s had some money spent on it, a large family room extension and loft conversion makes for a great family home; the extension makes it difficult to value but a 4 bed sold Dec 2016 for £142,500.

Address: Fairfax Avenue, Newark, NG24 4PQ
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Located just a couple of streets away from Greenway, this property is equally well presented but doesn’t have as much space although it does have a man cave, any takers?

Address: 18 Wilfred Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DS
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End of Terrace
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Ideal family home, looks great throughout although number 5 sold in August 2017 for £129,950 with a slightly higher finish and new carpets so i’d either negotiate or look at the larger property above.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: The Cavalier Building, Warwick Brewery, Newark, NG24 1TL
Asking Price: £137,500
Property Type: 2 Bed First Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Ground Rent: £100 PA
Serivce Charge: £760.13
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.64% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Another apartment at Warwick Brewery, the initial outlay and running costs are lower with this one so ideal if you liked the look of the first one but can’t quite stretch that far.

Address: 159 Grove Street, New Balderton, NG24 3AS
Asking Price: £100,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Flat
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Ground Rent AND Service Charge: £600 PA
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 5.67% (inc GR and SC)
Comments: Well presented and budget friendly property previously purchased October 2016 for £76,000 in a very different condition, the vendors have brought this property right up to date and ready for your next tenant.

Address: Pond Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3RU
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 1 Bed First Floor Apartment
Service Charge: £277.68 PA
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £375-425pcm
Yield: 5.65%
Comments: Bought new in 2007 for £92,995, there haven’t been any 1 bed flat sales within 1/2 mile of the area in several years but the last 2 bed sold for £95,000 on the next street without a garage but it’s much bigger.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24, up to a value of £150,000 although we’ve had another week with more reductions than newbies with 5 new and 6 reduced.

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

Address: The Twitchell, Newark, NG24 4NU
Asking Price: £145,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.96%
Comments: Lovely kitchen and bathroom with the rest of the property following suit, last similar sized property sold on Grange Road in Feb for £140,000 although it was finished to a higher standard.

Address: 38 Pierson Street, Newark, NG24 4JG
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Semi-detached
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent (ish)
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Another property in the same area with a great kitchen, the rest of this property is little more vibrate so to appeal to more tenants i’d tone it down to light grey, cream or mink…just not magnolia!!

Address: 45 Barnby Gate, Newark, NG24 1QD
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid-terrace
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Modernisation Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm (after a basic refurb)
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Only 4 sales on this street in the last 10 years, this dated property needs some tlc and that lift removing, it might be a USP but it’s a common request from tenants.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 8 Wright Street, Newark, NG24
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid-terrace
Estate Agent: Edlin and Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Number 14 sold in June for £99k in a similar condition, great budget property for both the landlord and the tenant. EPC is just an E so it’s suitable for rental purposes for the foreseeable future.

Address: 7 Boundary Court, Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4EA
Asking Price: £72,950
Service Charge: approx £900 PA – inc buildings insurance and ground rent.
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground floor Apartment
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £400-450pcm
Yield: 7.31% (inc service charge)
Comments: Well presented flat for cash buyers only as the lease runs out in 66 years, ideally get the lease extended before you buy it but if not i recommend you extend it afterwards otherwise resale will become very restricting.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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Here is this weeks round up of new properties for sale in NG24, up to a value of £150,000 although we’ve had another week with more reductions than newbies with 7 new and 8 reduced.

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

Address: 155 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £147,500
Property Type: 2 Bed end of terrace
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.88%
Comments: Lovely looking home and great if want something low maintenance, only downside is the asking price as you just won’t achieve the rental value you need to get a half decent yield.

Address: Simpson Close, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3RD
Asking Price: £149,000
Property Type: 3 Bed mid terrace
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.03%
Comments: Another one that’s ready to go with a fab kitchen diner, last sale was September 2017 for £135,000 which was a 3 bed semi but without a conservatory and needed an update.

Address: kingsnorth Close, Newark, NG24 1PS
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Good sized family home with a desirable addition of off street parking and a garage along solar panels which are owned outright; the last sale was June 2017 for £140,000.

Address: Devon Road, Newark, NG24 4JP
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Spacious accomodation with a good epc rating and can be rented as is or you can always update the kitchen for a slightly higher rent pcm.

Address: Centenary Close, Newark, NG24 3FE
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.54%
Comments: Fantastic first time investment, upkeep is minimal and tenants are going to love the fresh, modern look these owners have achieved and there’s parking too.

Address: Broughton Drive, Newark, NG24 4PX
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Number 35 sold in September for £118,000 in similar condition; low rent and cheap running costs make this ideal rental, this property has no chain so you’ll be finding a tenant in no time.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: King Sconce Avenue, Newark, NG24 1FX
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed semi detached
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Ideal first time investment, no work required and another 2 bed on the street is currently under offer for £135,000 so see what you can do.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on 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.

As ever, here’s a quick reference guide to what is on offer, for how much and what you can expect as an investor although we’ve started the new year with just 5 new properties but 10 reductions!

Address: 50 Cardinal Hinsley Close, Newark NG24 4NQ
Asking Price: £150,000
Property Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Estate Agent: April King
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5%
Comments: Fantastic curb appeal and it’s well presented throughout, i’d lose the built in storage in the second bedroom as there’s a lot of it and a family would lose a double bedroom. Price seems a little adventurous for the area.

Address: 7 Clarks Lane, Newark, NG24 2EF
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed mid terrace
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 4.85%
Comments: Last sold in August for £80,914, previous listing states a modern home with no mention of work required but no photos; the property has never been sold for more than £97,000 so why £130,000?

Address: 47 Nelson Road, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3EL
Asking Price: £130,000
Property Type: 2 Bed semi-detached
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.08%
Comments: Great location and condition, an ideal first investment aside from the asking price, £10k less and you’ll have a great yield and property.

Address: 44 Smith Street, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BA
Asking Price: £119,950
Property Type: 2 Bed mid terrace
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.50%
Comments: The last 2 bed sold for £102,000 in October and a spotless 3 bed sold in September for £117,500 but in this case one less bedroom will cost you more? There’s no EPC yet so factor that in before you buy.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Barrows Gate, Newark NG24 2FY
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 2 Bed second floor flat
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-495pcm
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: Haart haven’t disclosed the service charge or ground rent so be sure to at the lease before purchasing. This aside, another great first time investment for a good price and with a good epc rating.

If you’ve seen a property in Newark or Nottinghamshire and would like a detailed report on it’s investment potential, call us on 01636 343014, or better still pop in for a chat and a cuppa.

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