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

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Address: 15 Byron Close, Newark NG24 4DX
Asking Price: Offers Over £140,000
Property Type: 4 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 5.79%
Comments: Very well presented property, i’d be half tempted to leave the bold colours and wallpaper and see what the feedback is, it will feel more like a home than a rental. The area can make it harder to let but it’s swings and roundabouts.

Address: 36 Milner Street, Newark NG24 4AA
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent – just garden tlc
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Owned since 2001, looks like it’s been recently “neutralised” for selling purposes, bad cover up of the old fire place and the garden needs some tlc. Good location for families with Barnby Road Academy around the corner.

Address: 32 Bailey Road, Newark, NG24 4EW
Asking Price: £140,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Terrace House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Some Minor Work Required
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Open plan living will appeal to families plus plenty of off street parking. I’d consider changing/removing the wallpaper in the kitchen and certainly the bedroom carpet and wallpaper. #24 sold for £113k in March which was neutral throughout.

Address: 93 Goldstraw Lane, Fernwood. NG24 3FD
Asking Price: £139,950
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace House
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 5.36%
Comments: Purchased from new back in 2006 for £121,995, doesn’t appear to have changed in this time. Popular location but those bedrooms are small, more suitable for a couple with occasional guests.

Address: 15 Heron Way, Balderton. NG24 3DD
Asking Price: £135,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi Detached House
Estate Agent: NOW Homes
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.11%
Comments: This has been on and off the market a lot over recent years, it’s a popular location but the house or the price isn’t working for people. Check the consumer unit and boiler as these will be getting old now if they’ve not been done yet. Bed 2 wallpaper makes the room feel small.

Address: 77 Hatton Gardens, Newark NG24 4BU
Asking Price: £132,500
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: EPC Too Low to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.39%
Comments: Really well presented property and in a nice spot too however, it’s an EPC F so it’s not legal to let. Get yourself a copy of the EPC off the register to see whether you’re able to pay for the required improvements before committing.

Address: 22 Hine Avenue, Newark NG24 2LH
Asking Price: £130,000 – £140,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Semi detached House
Estate Agent: Newton & Fallowell
Condition: Needs some minor updating
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.93%
Comments: Update the master bedroom and the kitchen tiles if you can justify it. Low maintenance garden and parking are nice additions.

Address: 81 Hawton Lane, New Balderton, Newark. NG24 3DH
Asking Price: £129,950
Property Type: 3 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Alasdair Morrison
Condition: Needs Updating Throughout
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once completed)
Yield: 5.77% (once completed)
Comments: Property is dated throughout, 3 bed end terrace on Stafford Ave in similar condition sold in May for £115k. This property seems to be very pricey for the size, condition and location.

Address: 12 The Brewhouse, Castle Brewery, Newark NG24 4AF
Asking Price: £120,000-£125,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Duplex Apartment
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent Service Charge: £3500 PA Ground Rent: £125 PA
Rent Range: £625-675pcm
Yield: 6.3% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Very spacious apartment in a popular location, one parking space can cause issues and the limited parking. Have carried out 3 let only’s for this apartment with families being the most interested due to the size.

Address: 26 Sawyers Close, Newark, NG24 2HF
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Terraced House
Estate Agent: Edlin & Jarvis
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Bought in April 18 for £111,250, nothing to really comment on, a bit vanilla but good size for a couple. Good location for industrial estate access.

38% of landlords have never heard of this

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Recent research has revealed that 1 in 10 private landlords has no formal tenancy agreement in place with their tenants.

The research exposes that where contracts are in place, landlords may unwittingly be asking tenants to sign documents that are not legally compliant. Of the landlords who don’t use a letting agent, 58% used adapted tenancy agreements from either old agent contracts or other landlords (38%) or an updated template they found online (20%).

More shockingly, 38% of landlords in England have never heard of the Governments “How To Rent Guide” despite it being a legal requirement to provide this to the tenants prior to the tenancy starting.

Also concerning is that 9% of landlords have not informed their tenants that their deposit is held in a government-backed tenancy deposit protection scheme.

With the changes to the rules around Section 21 notices landlords will have to prove that they have provided the tenant the correct documents prior to the tenancy starting. Failure to do so could mean Section 21 notices are invalid.

Daniel Otton, Owner of Buttercross Estates in Newark, says “With the recent changes in legislation concerning setting up a tenancy agreement, we’ve recently launched a service for private landlords to have their property advertised and setup professionally for just £80.

This service is designed for self-managing landlords who don’t want to fall foul of the ever-changing legislation. It’s our goal to raise the standards of the private rented sector for the benefit of both landlords and tenants. Although more landlords are choosing to have their investments managed, there are still a number who choose to go it alone and they run a high risk of problems later down the line.”

For a free Tenancy Commencement Checklist, email us or visit www.buttercrossestates.com/landlords/