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: 1 Newton Street, Newark, NG24 1SU
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bed End Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Work Required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6.27%
Comments: Great property for a young family thanks to Barnby Gate Academy located just around the corner and it’s only a short walk to the park and town centre. Cosmetically the property could really do with new carpets throughout, a fresh coat of magnolia (if you HAVE stick to that colour) and get the gloss out and ditch the dark woodwork. MOST importantly, this property is EPC ‘F’ meaning NOBODY can let it after April 2018, get in touch with Talk Green to find out what your options are.

Address: Williams Lane, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3FN
Asking Price: £95,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Ground Rent: not disclosed
Service Charge: not disclosed
Estate Agent: William H Brown
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £450-495pcm
Yield: 6.25%
Comments: Popular Fernwood location that works for families and couples, particularly for the school and A1/A46 access, although i do think this is better suited to a professional couple due to size and wear and tear. The last 1st floor flat sold round the corner on Ainsdale Close in June for £72,000 with a very similar layout, allocated parking and slightly nicer decor so why this is £95k is beyond me.

Address: 4 Guildhall Street, Newark, NG24 1UH
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace Cottage
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.52%
Comments: Quirky cottage style terrace in Newark Town Centre, ideal for tenants using public transport with the bus and train stations just short walks from the property. Very difficult to compare the price as it’s so unusual, the lack of parking will put prospective tenants off and the style is very marmitey but you can’t please everyone regardless of what you buy!

Address: 124 Bowbridge Road, Newark, NG24 4DQ
Asking Price: £110,000
Property Type: 3 Bed Mid Terrace
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 6.27%
Comments: Simple family home close to Holy Trinity School and the sports centre with the bonus of off street parking, it’s a bit of a vanilla property but it’s fine and you wouldn’t have to do a lot to it; i’d check whether that’s a furniture mark or damage to the living room carpet and consider losing the green in the bedroom. The price seems fair although it doesn’t have an EPC yet, you’ll need make sure it’s an ‘E’ or above unless you’re willing to spend the money to get it there.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Barrows Gate, Newark NG24 2FY
Asking Price: £90,000
Property Type: 2 Bedroom Ground Floor Flat
Ground Rent: £101 paid every 6 months
Service Charge: £986.27 per annum
Estate Agent: Martin and Co
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £445-495pcm
Yield: 6.51% (inc SC and GR)
Comments: Great modern flat close to the A1/A46, town centre and KnowHow making this perfect for most professionals and a first time investor; the lack of magnolia, modern finishes and parking for both tenants and guests ticks additional boxes too. The last sale was back in 2014 but looking at the one above for £95,000 with a similar selling in Fernwood in June for £72,000, that should give you a rough idea, which would you prefer?

Address: 57 Jubilee Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DA
Asking Price: £125,000
Property Type: 2 Bed Mid Terrace (previously sold as a 3 Bed?!)
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Light Redecoration Required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Lovely looking terrace close to town centre, the vendor purchased the property in Dec for £99,000 and since then they’ve had the living room beams covered and skimmed, decorated the bedrooms and living room along with new carpets and potentially skimmed the bedrooms; the bathroom and kitchen haven’t changed aside from the lack of paint on the back wall and there’s no photos of the dining room, i wonder if it still has a wood panelled ceiling and stone fire surround? Is the £26,000 increase worth 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: 21 Kingsnorth, Newark, NG24 1PS
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Winkworth
Condition: Some work required
Rent Range: £625-675pcm (once work completed)
Yield: 5.4%
Comments: Semi-detatched, located down a quiet cul-de-sac within catchment to Barnby Gate School. In April 2017 a property very similar to this with a more modern kitchen and bathroom sold for £140,000 so why is this £149,950 when you need to rip out the dated kitchen and bathroom?

Address: 4 Clipsham Close, Balderton, NG24 3LD
Asking Price: £140,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.14%
Comments: Located in a desirable area of Balderton with great connections to the A1/A46, this 2 bed semi-detached house is well presented making it ideal for a first-time investor. It comes with an off-street parking space and the largely landscaped garden with limited grass space however the small bedrooms would make it well suited for a professional couple.

Address: 3 Barnby Crossing, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to rent.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.55%
Comments: Lovingly finished 2 bed terraced house with a great views of the English countryside. It has a great reception area made via an extension to the kitchen but is let down by the dated tiles that aside, it would make a great first time investment but bare in mind the closeness of the train line could be unattractive to most tenants.

Address: 11 Barnby Crossing, Newark, NG24 2NG
Asking Price: £129,950
Estate Agent: CPG Property
Condition: Ready to rent.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.55%
Comments: The second of two properties listed on Barnby Crossing this week. With two reception areas, two decent sized double bedrooms and a large bathroom we could see a working couple that could take advantage of the great travel links the location of this property has to offer. This property was sold previously in April 2017 so why the sudden need to sell?

Address: 89 Ruby’s Walk, Fernwood, Newark NG24 3FA
Asking Price: £139,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.78%
Comments: Located on the popular Fernwood estate this property would be ideal for professional couple or a small family. The bedrooms appear to be camera shy so it is hard to say whether there is anything to do cosmetically, although The most recently sold 3 bed end of terrace house on the estate (with a similar lay-out) was sold for £115,000 in 2013; It had a beautifully landscaped garden and a more modern interior.

Address: 15 Kings Road, Newark NG24 1EW
Asking Price: £125,000
Estate Agent:Richard Watkinson
Condition: Ready to rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.28%
Comments: Period Terrace house within walking distance of the train station. Morrisons is only a few doors down, so that makes the weekly shop that bit easier! Was bought in 2014 for £90,000 so questions can be asked as to whether £35,000 of extra value has been added on in the last 3 years considering it has only been painted.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 188 Barnby Gate, Newark NG24 1RH
Asking Price: £120,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready To Rent
Rent Range: £575-625pcm
Yield: 6.25%
Comments: Fabulously decorated, and somewhat a bit odd! 3 beds makes this ideal for a family. Would be a problem to those who need a car as no off-street parking so better suited to those who work in town. Ideal for a first time investor. We understand that next door was sold for £110,000 earlier this year. However, next door was in need of a brand new kitchen, redecoration throughout and don’t get us started on that bathroom!

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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Landlords Legal Update

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I recently attended the Landlords Legal Update hosted by EMPO and DASH (Decent and Safe Homes) at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln to find out what’s expected to change in the near future and what’s changing imminently.

There have been some changes to the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in April of which 3 sections are relevant to the Private Rented Sector, are you ready to take some notes?

Since 6th April 2017:

1. Civil Penalties – The Council can now issue a penalty notice for certain offences instead of the court. These include:

  • no licence or breaching of licence
  • breaching overcrowding notice or HMO management regulations
  • failure to comply with an improvement notice.

These notices must be served within 6 months of the issue be noticed.

2. Extension of Rent Repayment Orders – Now Local Authorities AND Tenants are able to apply for a RRO if they believe the landlord is guilty of one of the qualifying offences.

  • Tenants must have lived in the property for at least 12 months.
  • Applications for a RRO must be made within 12 months of the incident occurring.
  • The landlord must be given no less than 28 days notice – it must state that they are applying for a rent repayment order and state the amount that they intend to claim.
  • Local Authorities can’t do anything until the Landlord has had the full notice period.
  • Tenants can claim for up to 12 months rent however the actual amount will vary on the offence.
  • The tribunal must consider the landlord’s financial circumstances and their conduct.

The qualifying offences are:
1. Violence for securing entry
2. Eviction or harassment of tenants
3. Failure to comply with an improvement notice
4. Failure to comply with a prohibition order
5. Control or management of an unlicensed HMO
6. Control or management of an unlicensed house

3. Tenancy Deposit Protection Schemes are required to provide information they hold on tenancies in England to local authorities who request it.

  • LA can only request information on tenancies within their own county council – Newark and Sherwood District Council would not be able to obtain tenancy information for a property in Lincoln.
  • They are able to request tenancy information for more than one deposit at each property such as HMO’s.

Coming Soon – Late 17/Early 18

1.Compulsory Electrical Safety Certificates (EIRC) – valid for 5 years

  • Effects ALL residential lets.
  • All electrical fixtures, fittings and appliances.

2. Recovering abandoned premises without court

  • MUST have at least 2 months of rent arrears.
  • 3 hand delivered notices must be given within an 8 week period:

Notice 1

  • MUST give at least 8 weeks notice BEFORE you intend on recovering the property.

Notice 2

  • MUST be given within 2 to 4 weeks of notice 1.
  • However, must already have 8 weeks of rent arrears.

Notice 3

  • MUST be given at least 5 days before you intend on changing the locks.

If tenants would like to appeal they must go to court and claim with 6 months of the first notice.

On a side note, the court CANNOT kick out your new tenants if you have re let property since recovering it from the previous tenants.

3. Introduction of Banning Orders

  • Banning orders will force landlords to take one of the following actions:
    1. To improve the standard of living of their rental accomodation
    2. To cease working within the lettings industry
    3. To hand their rental accommodation over the the local authority for them to manage instead.
  • Landlords can be banned from any lettings activity for a minimum of 12 months with no maximum ban.

Local Authorities will also have the ability to register a landlord on the Rogue Landlord Database, landlords may be added if they have received a financial penalty in relation to a banning order offence, two or more times with a 12 month period. To add a landlord to the Rogue Landlords Database, the local housing authority must:

  • Give a landlord 21 days notice of the decision to enter them onto the Rogue Landlords Database stating:
    • the time they will remain on the register for
    • the details to appeal the decision

The entry CANNOT be made on to the database until the notice period has ended or until a decision has been made in the event of an appeal.

4. Mandatory HMO Licensing will be extended:

  • ANY property with five or more tenants that makes up two or more households will need a House of Multiple Occupancy Licence.
  • Previously a property had to be three storeys or more but now single and two storey properties will need to be licenced too.

5. Properties with an EPC rating lower than an ‘E’ will be unlawful to let as of 1st April 2018  

  • It’s expected to affect ALL private residential properties by 1st April 2020 whether it’s a new AST, a renewal or a current AST.
  • The government has declared that they are likely to revise the minimum EPC level to a D by 2015 and a C by 2030.

Think your a great landlord? Why not look into getting yourself DASH accredited and set yourself apart from the ‘Bad Landlords’. Take a look at their website for more information and to apply online: https://www.dashservices.org.uk/About/Why-Use-Dash.

If you’ve got any questions and fancy a chat then please pop in for a chat and 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: 4 Greenway, Newark, NG24 4JE
Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Some modernisation required.
Rent Range: £550-600pcm (once completed)
Yield: 4.97%
Comments: Nestled within Hawtonville,this 3 bed semi is crying out for an update, no bathroom or bedroom photos suggests it’s as dated or worse than the living room. Considering how much needs to be spent on this, the price is a way off, a pristine 4 bed sold for £142,500 in December.

Address: 12 Pond Close, Fernwood, Newark, NG24 3RU
Type: 3 Bedroom Town House
Asking Price: £145,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 5.38%
Comments: Very well presented town house ideal for a first time investor with little/no work required meaning it could be marketed straight away; the vendors purchased this is in March for £139,500 so they aren’t making much after fees. 3 bed town house in Fernwood with a large garden and 2 parking spaces, perfect.

Address: Clipsham Close, Newark, NG24 3LD
Type: 2 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £132,950
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 5.42%
Comments: Cosey little house perfect for a couple or singleton, the camera shy bathroom does worry me but the driveway is always a tenant pleaser and it’s in a great location. Don’t be put off by the nearby train line, it’s not THAT close and our tenants on the same street don’t seem to notice it!

Address: Milton Street, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AP
Type: 3 Bed Semi-Detached
Asking Price: £127,000
Estate Agent: Purple Bricks
Condition: Complete Renovation Required
Rent Range: £600-650pcm
Yield: 6.14%
Comments: Not for the faint hearted, brilliant opportunity for those who aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty, 25k on renovations and you’d still get 5.1% yield. We let the exact same style of property on Shakespeare Street mid renovation for £650pcm, thanks to early advertising the landlords had no void period.

Address: 8 Wright Street, Newark, NG24 1PJ
Type: 2 Bed Mid-Terrace
Asking Price: £112,500
Estate Agent: CPG Property Ltd
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £475-525pcm
Yield: 5.6%
Comments: Colourful 2 bed home within Barnby Road Academy catchment area making it great for small families, good first time investment as it’s reasonably priced and little work is required but don’t get drawn in by the converted loft space, you need to check the legalities of the staircase.

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: Apartment 3, Dobsons Quay, Newark, NG24 1EU
Type: 1 Bed Ground Floor Apartment
Asking Price: £95,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Lovely modern apartment located on the banks of the River Trent in Newark town centre, with an allocated parking space to the rear and 5 minutes walk to Newark Castle station, it’s ideal for a working professional or couple. I have nothing bad to say about this apartment, no work required, in a great location and hello 6% yield!

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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Investment Property Of The Week….

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Here’s my investment property of the week in NG24 for less than £150,000

Address: 18 Newton Street, Newark, NG24 1SX
Type: 3 Bedroom Mid Terrace House
Asking Price: Offers in the Region of £125,000
Estate Agent: Richard Watkinson & Partners
Condition: Refurbishment Required
Rent Range: £575-625pcm (once completed)
Yield: 6%

This property will be ideal for couples or families alike due to the fantastic location for town centre, both train stations and it’s just 5 minutes walk from the OFSTED outstanding and oversubscribed Barnby Road Academy School. A great thing to bare in mind is that families with young children will aim to enroll their little ones at Barnby Road School meaning that they are likely to stay at the property until they leave when they’re 11 years old.

In the last 3 years, 4 properties have been sold on this street ranging from £120,000 to £226,000 but only one was a terrace which sold for £120,00 in a similar condition to this property in December 2016.

The house has good sized rooms throughout with an upstairs bathroom and an additional shower room downstairs, the kitchen appears to require nothing but a good clean and the bathroom ceiling just needs a repaint along with a replacement shower as the tiles and suite don’t appear to be that old. As for the rest of the house, certainly all the carpets need to be replaced and those rooms with wood flooring either need carpet laying or painting/varnishing as they all look tatty and worn. The bedrooms definitely need a lick of paint or a wallpapered feature wall or two for a bit of colour and the peeling ceiling in Bedroom 3 needs some TLC!

This will appeal most types tenants once it’s been refurbished however i think there is movement in that price and of course, whatever you can save when buying the property you can put towards refurbishing it, £115,000 instead of £125,000 will push you to 6.5% yield…

If you’re interested in this property 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: 29 Milner Street, Newark, NG24 4AA
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £150,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £550-600pcm
Yield: 4.8%
Comments: Lovely house just a short distance from town centre and Newark Castle Station ready for a family to move straight in, the last 3 bed was sold for £140,000 in Feb 2016.

Address: 6 Rowan Way, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3AU
Type: 2 Bed ground floor flat
Asking Price: £95,000
Estate Agent: Jon Brambles
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £425-475pcm
Yield: 6%
Comments: Great little ground floor flat with a private garden, shed and conservatory, perfect as a first home for a couple. The carpets might not be the nicest but for the money and living space you can’t really complain!

Address: 2 Stafford Avenue, Newark, NG24 3DP
Type: 3 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £99,950
Estate Agent: YOPA
Condition: Refurbishment required
Rent Range: £500-550pcm (once refurbished)
Yield: 6.6%
Comments: Some TLC required! No photos of the 1st floor, ripped kitchen floor and a tatty lounge, it’s not looking great however there plenty of potential; in a great area for schools and the new leisure centre, £10-£15k would make this house a fantastic family home.

Address: 23 Gopher Road, Newark, NG24 4HH
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £146,000
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 4.7%
Comments: Perfect family home within Holy Trinity catchment area, purple kitchen and pink bedrooms might not be to everyone’s taste but you can’t fault a family sized kitchen and garden.

Address: 40 Fairfax Avenue, Newark, NG24 4PQ
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £137,500
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £545-595pcm
Yield: 5.2%
Comments: Advertised as a 4 bed although i’m not sure a dining room classes as a bedroom. The last 3 bed sold in Jan 17 for £114,000, the upstairs is a little camera shy making it hard to compare! what’s it hiding?

Buttercross Best Buy
Address: 14 Lincoln Street, Newark, NG24 1HP
Type: 2 Bed mid-terrace
Asking Price: £114,950
Estate Agent: Whitegates
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 5.7%
Comments: Ideal first time investor property, ready to rent with very little maintenance required, the last 2 bed sold in Oct 2015 for £84k, not a patch on this one but you decide if the price is right!

Address: 20b Eton Avenue, Newark, NG24 4JB
Type: 2 Bed semi-detached bungalow
Asking Price: £115,000
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Refurbishment required
Rent Range: £525-575pcm (once refurbished)
Yield: 6%
Comments: A rare opportunity, rental bungalows are few and far between but often desirable, particularly with older couples for accessibility. Spend £5k on decorating and a kitchen and you should have a tenant in no time!

Address: 64 William Street, Newark, NG24 1QS
Type: 3 Bed end of terrace
Asking Price: £135,000
Estate Agent: Haart
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £500-550pcm
Yield: 4.9%
Comments: Great town centre location and just a short distance to both train stations, modern kitchen and bathroom but can’t judge it on much else although the last 3 bed sold for £103,000 in Sept a little worse than this.

Address: 188 Grange Road, Newark, NG24 4PP
Type: 3 Bed semi-detached
Asking Price: £134,950
Estate Agent: Newton Fallowell
Condition: Ready to Rent
Rent Range: £525-575pcm
Yield: 5.1%
Comments: Spacious family property close to local amenities, the lounge requires new flooring but that aside it’s just waiting for a tenant. The last sale in Jan went for £145,000 in a similar condition, hard to argue with that!

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!

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