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Savill Court Estates specialise in delivering exciting property investment opportunities to private individuals, corporate and institutional investors that offer significant income and capital growth potential. We have a range of opportunities for investors to purchase just one single property to a large porfoilio of properties, call our office today to see what we have available.

Property Investors Guide

As investments go, it’s historically a pretty safe one, but you must look at it as a medium to long-term investment and not the means to a quick-buck.

Buying a property to rent out is a very popular income-generator. There are the prolific investors with their massive portfolios, who make a living out of buy-to-let and there are those of us who invest in a single property as a sideline, or pension for the future.

It’s really important to research the area you’re thinking of buying in and the type of tenants you’re likely to attract. We’ll help you with that and advise you on the rental income you can expect, we will also view the property for you if you live out of town. This will help in your assessing whether the potential rental income balances out with the investment you could be about to make.

Do your Sums

As you would with any business, you need to plan and figure out what kind of money you could make from the property before committing.

To calculate the percentage gross rental yield on your investment

(total income per year ÷ the value of the property) x 100 = % gross yield

To calculate the percentage net yield

([total income – total costs] ÷ the value of the property) x 100 = % net yield

To calculate annual running costs

Mortgage repayments + estimated refurb costs + vacant time (estimate 30 days per year) + service charge and ground rent (if the property is leasehold)

Our last piece of advice...

Set a realistic rent. Setting a high rental value will put off tenants and could well increase the amount of time your property is vacant. This means you’ll be forking out money, but there’ll be none coming in.

This is our super-quick guide to buy-to-let. Of course, there is so much more to the process and every single case is different. So, we recommend you speak to your local Savill Court Estates lettings team and seek independent advice.

 

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