UK Property options – latest info

As the options for UK property investment change on a regular basis, this page will be updated to provide you with an overview of some of the current options.

Please see this article for information on property investing:

How to invest in UK property without stress

Current Property availability – as at 22nd September 2022

All are new builds or full refurbishments and that is best for any remote investor. No maintenance issues and all fully in line with current safety rules, especially for any external cladding and H&S certification.

NEW LAUNCH   – London – Greenwich

This is a superb development in zone 2, right by Blackheath Common. We are offering apartments in the sixth and final phase of the materplan.

The area has great accessibility with several stations nearby. Just 11 minutes to Waterloo or London Bridge, 9 minutes to Liverpool Street, 15 minutes to the West End. Cycle friendly too and easy access to the City for the young professionals who are the perfect tenants.

A choice of studios, one and two bed aparments but these studios are really big at 477 sqft, with separate bedroom areas that can easily be partitioned.

Click to enlarge this image to see prices and sizes.   Ask me for details of floor plans.

Some parking spaces are available as an extra with the two bedroom apartments but few people in this area will have cars as they are just not needed with the great public transport options.

Benefits include

  • 999 year leave
  • NHBC warranty
  • Energy efficient
  • Low service charge ane peppercorn ground rent
  • Just six floors in the building
  • Concierge service, gym, tennis court and residents lounge/co-working space
  • All apartments have generous balconies
  • Floor to ceiling windows and greenery on all sides

The area has been a good amount of regeneration and has excellent potential.

Get in touch for more information.

NEW LAUNCH!   – Brighton & Hove

One, two and three bed apartments in Hove. Prices from £362,450. Yields up to 7.7%. 999 year lease. High spec. Deposit of 20% required.

Manchester – Pavillion Wharf

Another new offering but with forecasted house price growth of 23.5% with rental growth of 15% in Manchester by 2026, for very good reasons. The economy in the area is strong with plenty of demand forthis type of rental housing.

This high end building is just 4 minutes to Deansgate and 10 minutes to Piccadilly station. It is located right on the river Irwell, so a very appealing location to young professionals, not least as the developments includes co-working spaces, a gym, concierge and a residents’ lounge

Prices:

1 bed: £199,950- £237,750

2 bed: £299,950 – £339,250

3 bed: £353,750 – £369,250

Click on this image to enlarge to see how smart it is looking.

 

To learn more about this development and why Manchester makes sense, watch this video of our recent presentation. Pavillion Wharf Launch:  webinar September 2022

Update 22.09.22  Over 60% of the units have been sold, including all the one bedroom apartments. Always best to get in quickly!

York  – a new launch in the historic city of York.  It’s a beautiful city and property tends to hold its value well here. Due to the number of visitors, this would be a great investment if you offer short-term lets.

A development of 62 stylish apartments over five stories, I expect this to be popular. Prices start at £271,723.

The building has a fully-equipped gym, a concierge service, smart technology in every apartment, and landscaped communal roof terrace.

Not far from the centre, this development is ideal as a long-term rental proposition but will also work well for shorter-term lets and if you decide to do that, we estimate rental yields could reach over 13%.

 

Manchester – a city centre development with completion dates from August of this year so ideal if you want to start earning quickly.

More info here: UK property investment with completion August 2022

I can send you a copy of the presentation upon request.

Manchester is a vibrant city, and is deservedly popular with both residents and investors. There is a shortage of quality rental property, the city has been undergoing regeneration, and it has a student retention rate of 70%, the highest in the UK. These graduates are your ideal tenants.

Super high-quality apartments which are large at 799 sqft. Rental yields of around 6% and prices from £328,000 up to £370,000.

We also have other developments in Manchester and this is a great place to be looking for investment right now.

Supply and demand is a cornerstone of economics and the reality is that across much of the UK, property demand exceeds supply. That is not going to change overnight; indeed it won’t change for years in some areas.

This article in The Guardian that shows that Manchester, and around, is the place to invest in property.

The Guardian 14/07/22 Private rents in UK reach record highs with 20% rises in Manchester

Burton-on-Trent – Just a few units left in this low-cost but good value development

Launched 29th June, this is a stylish conversion which is now expected to complete by the end of March 2023, so in just six months’ time.

  • Studio apartments £78,222
  • One bedroom apartments £143,000
  • Two bedroom apartments £158,000

Yields of 6-8% pa . 999 year leases.

Burton-on-Trent is a lovely green area and a short commute to Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham.

Check out the video for more and get in touch to reserve your new property without delay.

 

Bolton –  sold out within a couple of weeks.   (Two units back on market so ask for details)

Hull – A boutique development twith  few units left  A lovely conversion of a brick brewery and just 31 units, priced from £119,000 for a studio, £153,000 for a one-bed and from £198,000 for a two-bed apartment.

Completion is due in May 2023 and just 15% required on exchange of contracts.

Hull has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years and in 2018 was named Most Improved City. There is a massive undersupply of housing and there is a strong investment case for buying here.

Preston   Just two units left

Just a handful of properties left in this stylish development. Very attractively  priced from just £205,000 for a two-bed apartment.

Completion due in Q3 2023.

Derby – another city that is under-rated and is benefitting from substantial investment and regeneration of some £3.5bn. Several huge employers in the area and the population is forcasted to grow significantly.

We have a great new development in the city centre, a mix of high-spec houses and apartments with communal areas, landscaping, gym, cafes and bars. It includes part of the old Royal Infirmary and is due to complete from Q2 2023.  Prices start at £182,950.

Birmingham – a stylish development by the canal as part of a regeneration project. Birmingham has really changed in recent years. Just 80 units, all super stylish and including Poggenpohl kitchens. One, two and three bed units, all of which are large and no two are quite the same, with completion due in Q2, 2023.

These are very high-end so started at £284,950 but with high expected yields. Current availability from £304,950.

We have a number of developments in Birmingham so ask or more.

Non-UK property investment

We often have developments in Germany and in the USA (Florida) so if these are of interest, please contact me for information.

Tax planning for UK property ownership

A new service for clients buying UK property. There are advantages in owning investment property in a limited company and I now have the facility to arrange this for you at a highly competitive price of just £499 (+VAT) at outset and £24 per month.

Not only do you get the limited company but the package includes a registered address for the company, a business bank account, accounting, and tax returns. It is all online and very slick and easy to use

There are several advantages in owning a property via a limited company but in the past many were negated by the cost of setting up and managing it, as well as the hassle, but no longer.

Due to taxes on change of ownership (same as buying and selling UK property), this is not usually a viable option for existing owned properties, but if you are considering buying in the UK, or have only exchanged contracts, this may be ideal for you.

 

To arrange a discussion about investing in property, or on any aspect of your personal financial planning, please email me at keren@holbornassets.com I run my own set-up under the Holborn Assets umbrella.

This is part of the holistic personal financial planning service and that I provide to expats, and the general consumer, financial and legal information that I provide in The National newspaper, on radio, and on the Facebook group British Expats Dubai.

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