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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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.

Address: Mill Gate Apartments, 11 Mill Gate, Newark NG24 4TR
Type: 2 Bed second floor apartment
Asking Price: £150,000
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.6%
Comments: Mill Gate apartments were built/renovated less than 1 year ago to a very good standard so no cosmetic work is required, it’s in a great town centre location and close to Newark Castle Station with views of the river, perfect for a professional couple.

Address: 3 Read Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FY
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.17%
Comments: Well presented home ideal for families and couples a like situated in the popular Fernwood establishment, number 1 sold in July for £130,000 without a conservatory in the same condition, what’s there to argue with?!

Address: 6 Simpson Way, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3RD
Type: 3 Bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £135,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.33%
Comments: This private end terrace is tucked away in the older part of Balderton just a short distance from the A1 and several schools; as next door sold for £121,000 without a conservatory in June, it just needs a Gas Safety Cert to make it tenant ready.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 6a Wellington Road, Newark, NG24 1NJ
Type: 1 Bed first floor apartment
Asking Price: £78,500
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £350-400pcm
Yield: 6.11%
Comments: Just a short distance from town centre with permit parking, this little flat is ideal for a professional individual as the neutral decor and modern kitchen make it attractive and it means little to no work would be required for you, it’s hard to argue with that yield!

Address: 1 Sydney Street, Newark, NG24 1LX
Type: 2 Bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £110,000
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Some renovation required
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.45%
Comments: Perfect spot for North Gate Station and town centre, the aging green tiles in the kitchen could do with coming down or painting white and matching doors would help, sadly the bedrooms didn’t get the memo about photo day so they’ve been left out!

Address: 1a Everest Court, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PZ
Type: 2 Bed end of terrace bungalow
Asking Price: £116,950
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.64%
Comments: Modern bungalow with a conservatory extension in Balderton close to local amenities and a regular bus service making it ideal for an older couple, the green bedroom carpet is the only real eyesore but the lovely kitchen makes up for it!

Address: 31 Sleaford Road, Newark, NG24 1NF
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £120,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.75%
Comments: Good location for town centre and train stations making it great for families and commuters although the lack of parking could make it less desirable. The last two 3 beds sold last year for £108,500 and £110,000 in similar condition to this one, it may be worth an offer?

Address: 91 Hawton Lane, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3EH
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.76%
Comments: Spacious and recently refurbished, this 3 bed is close to several schools and has enough space 4 for cars making it a good choice for families. Just a short walk to lake, these properties don’t appear often, grab it if you want it.

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.

Address: Flat 5, 5 Church Walk, Newark, NG24 1JS
Type: 1 Bed First Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £97,500
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 6.15%
Comments: Tucked away above Starbucks Coffee is this perfect sized apartment for a single person or professional couple, it’s ready to go and is a fantastic spot for Newark Castle station and town centre. Opportunities like this one don’t come up very often so don’t wait too long if you’re interested!

Address: The Courtyard Castle Brewery, Newark, NG24 4FF
Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £99,950
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Unknown – likely Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: The Courtyard is new built section of Castle Brewery, as i can’t see the inside i’m going my rent range is a guesstimate, the asking price is about right for this block so it would suggest it’s fairly standard throughout. It’s in a sought after area with town centre so close by, with the added bonus of allocated secure parking it’s ideal for commuters and town workers alike.

Address: 11 The Crossings, Newark, NG24 1TY
Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £109,950
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550
Yield: 6.0%
Comments: This lovely apartment with good access to the A1, town centre and industrial estate has allocated parking and modern finishes ideal for couples and singles alike. The asking price is about £10,000 too high, despite the modern interior which can be found in other apartments at The Crossings, the last one sold in August 2016 for £97,995.

Address: 42 Quibell Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4HB
Type: 4 Bed Semi-detached
Asking Price: £132,500
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £650-700
Yield: 6.34%
Comments: Tucked away in a close corner, this family home has been extended and modernized to a good standard ideal for any tenant to move in straight away. It’s very difficult to form a judgement on the price as it’s been years since an equivalent property has been sold, however the yield is pretty strong and the log burner makes a nice USP.

Address: 77 Philip Road, Newark, NG24 4LX
Type: 2 Bed First Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £79,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Some modernization required
Rent Range: £400-450pcm
Yield: 6.75%
Comments: Nestled within the Hawtonville establishment, this 2 bed apartment is on for a great price with plenty of potential, despite the yield already being strong on this property, an updated bathroom suit, fire and living room carpet could take the rent up to £475. The last flat sold on RM was in 2011 for £59,950 so it’s quite a rare opportunity!

Address: 101 Wolsey Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2AZ
Type: 3 Bed Mid-terrace
Asking Price: £120,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Just a short distance from town, this family house has a generous garden, enough off street parking for 2 cars along and neutral decor throughout. The price is in line with others in the area, number 93 was sold in September 2016 for £119,995 so anything less than the asking price would be a bonus!

Address: The Brewhouse, Newark, NG24 4AF
Type: 2 Bed Apartment
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: This is perfect for those couples and single people who like character homes with modern finishes, for a 2 bed apartment the price is comparable, number 38 sold April 2016 for £124,000 and due to the refurb, it should be fairly low maintenance too.

Address: 21 Vernon Avenue, Newark, NG24 1PG
Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Some updating required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: There isn’t a huge amount that needs doing to this house, the purple kitchen is certainly memorable along with the matching bathroom and the out of date gas fire could be replaced updated for a fresher look. Looking at other recent sales, the last 2 bed semi was number 22 which sold in 2014 for £94,000 so i think a cheeky offer would certinaly be worthwhile.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 47 Sleaford Road, Newark, NG24 1NF
Type: 2 Bed End-terrace
Asking Price: £127,500
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 6.12%
Comments: What a great house, it’s quite obvious that someone has taken a lot of time to make this house a home. Even though the last 2 bed terrace on the street sold for £114,950, this has been finished to a much higher standard and would require no cosmetic work. This is on a great street, a little busy but in a good area and it’s perfect for couples and families!

Address: 2 Marton Road, Newark, NG24 1SL
Type: 2 Bed Semi-detached
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.76%
Comments: This property has 2 double bedrooms with plenty of living space, very little work needs to be done however an updated kitchen and living room fire would potential raise the pcm. The last 2 bed on the street sold for £125,000 in 2011 and the 3 bed was also sold for £125,000 in 2014, honestly i’m not sure where the asking price came from but i’ll leave you to decide what you think!

Address: 70 William St, Newark NG24 1QS
Type: 4 Bed Mid-terrace
Asking Price: £149,950
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Ideal for sharers or families, this property was built in 2005 and has been used as a rental ever since. As there were only a handful of these built on the street, it’s hard to form judgement on the asking price but 4 bedrooms for less than £150,000 only competes with 2 other properties on Rightmove which are in Hawtonville. With the addition of a driveway, small courtyard garden and a short walk to town, it suits a lot of prospective 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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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 £155,000.

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

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 5 Thorpe Close, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4PJ
Type: 2 Bedroom ground floor apartment
Asking Price: £89,995
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £400-450pcm
Yield: 6.0%
Comments: A pleasant apartment tucked away in the corner of Thorpe Close ideal for a professional couple, the garden room makes a great feature and the property appears to have been well looked after so very little maintenance would be required; wonder what the kitchen is like?

Address: 109 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4BY
Type: 2 Bedroom mid terrace
Asking Price: £124,950
Estate Agent: Martin & Co
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £475-500pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: This is a low maintenance family property with a tenant until June 2017; the most recent sale on the street was a 3 bedroom terrace in October for £123,000 making this 2 bed massively overpriced, the last 2 bed sold in 2014 for £83,000 in a very similar condition.

Address: 15 Magdalene View, Newark, NG24 2HZ
Type: 2 Bedroom mid terrace
Asking Price: £110,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £450-500pcm
Yield: 5.5%
Comments: It’s in a great location for the A1 and town centre and the spacious kitchen dining area makes it ideal for couples and small families alike; number 19 sold last christmas for £117,500 with a new kitchen so the price seems fair to me but i’ll let you decide what you think.

Address: 98 Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3PQ
Type: 3 Bedroom semi detached
Asking Price: £150,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Balderton is a popular area for families with several schools nearby, the property would require very little maintenance as it’s been finished to a very good standard; number 55 sold for £135,000 6 months ago, could there be room for negotiation?

Address: 25 Broome Close, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3DE
Type: 3 Bedroom detached
Asking Price: £155,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: This property is in the popular lakeside development within a short distance from the A1 and schools making it ideal for couples and families, number 28 sold last Christmas for £141,000 however it didn’t have a conservatory.

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.

Address: 40 Lime Grove, Newark, NG24 4AH
Type: 3 Bedroom mid terrace
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Needs Renovation
Rent Range: £525-550pcm
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Lovely terrace street in a great location, the property has a lot of potential and it’s a really good size but as it stands it needs completely gutting and refurbishing. With a good level of renovation it could reach £650pcm and 6% yield, number 34 was sold earlier this year for £127,500 and it wasn’t as outdated as this property, i’ll let you decide if it’s worth the asking price.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 34 Grove Street, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AS
Type: 3 Bedroom mid terrace
Asking Price: £118,950
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition:Ready to rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.8%
Comments: Neutrally decorated and an ideal spot for families with young children with several schools near by, number 31 was sold at the end of July for £120,000 at a very high standard so it could be worth putting a cheeky offer in.

Address: Hamble Cottage, 20 Main Street, Farndon, NG24 3SA
Type: 2 Bed semi detached
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Some modernisation required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: It’s an old cottage full of character so the country style kitchen and bathroom work however the pink carpet and yellow walls upstairs let it down, if some money is spent upstairs then it could reach £600pcm. With wooden beams and a real fire, this cottage will suit a professional couple or small family that enjoy a property with personality. The last semi detached house was sold in 2013 for £129,000, has it been priced correctly?

Address: 27 Hine Avenue, Newark, NG24 2LH
Type: 3 Bed semi detached
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Now Homes
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.3%
Comments: This is perfect for couples and families alike, the property requires no work at all and its in a great spot for A1 access and the industrial estate. There’s no photos of the bathroom so hopefully it’s a pleasant surprise!

Address: 23 Witham Close, Newark, NG24 2HD
Type: 2 Bed semi detached bungalow
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Some modernisation required.
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: This bungalow is hidden away within the industrial estate on a quiet street, it has a generous living space but the kitchen and bathroom could do with an update. The last bungalow on the street was sold last year for £105,000 in a similar condition so i’m not convinced this has been priced right at all.

Address: 7 Lawrence Street, Newark, NG24 1NE
Type: 3 Bed semi detached
Asking Price: £134,950
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.3%
Comments: This family home is in another good spot as it’s a short walk to Newark Northgate and the town centre. It’s a deceptively spacious home that could do with a lick of paint to tone down the various bright coloured walls, unless of course you like it?! Number 14 sold in September for £140,000 and was finished to a much higher standard, sounds like there’s some wiggle room in that price!

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… Charles Street, Newark

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Charles Street 2

This week we are talking about this 2 bedroom terraced house on Charles Street in Newark.

I have first hand experience of how quickly property moves on Charles Street so I don’t think this one will stay on the market for long.

Charles Street is situated just off London Road, in catchment for Barnby Road Academy and close to the centre of Newark. I might also add it is in close proximity to a great child and dog friendly pub ‘Oscars’ which is a favourite of the locals.

Given the close proximity to the school, this house would appeal to a family with young children. However, the second bedroom is a single room so this would be something to consider.
The house would equally suit a couple or indeed single occupancy.

The property looks in pretty good condition, perhaps a little dated here and there. The kitchen might benefit from a little uplift, a new cooker, perhaps updated units. Some of the curtains have fallen out with the curtain poles but hopefully this won’t be a deal breaker.

A south facing garden is a huge plus point and this will defeinitely entice potential tenants as we gear up for our next ‘hot’ summer…

Charles Street has a variety of property styles with a mixture of semi-detached and terraced houses. It continues to be a popular street.

This is on the market for £119,950
Similar properties on the street sold for £107,000 in May 2015 and £110,000 in June 2015.

Typically this type of property would rent for £550 per month.
Potential yield of 5.5%

The Estate Agent is Sell It 01636 701967

We currently have tenants waiting for 2 bed properties in the area.
If you have a rental property or are thinking of investing, please contact us.

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Stamp Duty Increase and How You Can Remain Unaffected

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Stamp Duty

Amongst the recent announcements laid out by George Osborne are the changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax. In essence, if you are buying a second (or third, or tenth etc) property an additional premium will be added to your stamp duty of 3%. That means the new thresholds from 1st April 2016 will be as follows…

£40,000 to £125,000 = 3%
£125,001 to £250,000 = 5%
£250,001 to £925,000 = 8%
£925,001 to £1,500,000 = 13%
Over £1,500,001 = 15%

Note: Houses bought under £40,000 do not attract this additional tax but if a property is bought for £45,000 say then the tax is on the whole purchase price.

So what does this look like for you?

Well, a typical property in North Nottinghamshire bought for £70,000 would not have had any stamp duty to pay under the current regime. From the 1st April 2016 the investor will have to find a further £2,100 in order to purchase this property. For more expensive properties the changes are even more severe. A purchase at £150,000 would cost you £500 if completed before 1st April. After this the stamp duty rises to an eye watering £5,000.

What are the effects?

Well, obviously it makes investing more expensive but in reality this will mean that sellers will bear the brunt and see even lower offers coming in from investors as they look to pass on their increased costs. Don’t forget investors are out to make a profit and they take into account all the costs when determining their offer level. House prices may fall as investors hold back and others offer lower.

How can you remain unaffected?

In the short term there are no ways around it. The Government has produced a guide detailing different scenarios that people may face and you can read this here. However stamp duty still remains an expense you can deduct when you sell the property to reduce your capital gains.

The best thing is to talk to an expert. Speak to your accountant and if they can’t help I’m sure they’ll know someone that can. We’d recommend Simon Shaw at Duncan & Toplis here in Newark. You can reach him on 01636 640321 to discuss this, or any other matter to do with structuring your property investments.

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