Is 2016 your year to invest?
Hassle free investment.
Have you ever thought about investing in commercial or residential property? If so, you are not alone as this method of investment is one of the most popular amongst bonds and shares. The property market is continually adapting and is a very exciting environment to be in, and can of course be highly profitable too.
There are two main ways of benefiting from investing in property;
- Selling for profit
- Buy to let
Selling for profit
Selling for profit is for when the property is sold for more than the purchase price, this is known as capital growth.
Commercial or residential property in a poor state of repair are popular purchase choices for investors taking this route. To help realise a property’s potential, a building survey can outline any structural matters giving you an idea of how much work and expenditure will be required. A building survey can also be combined with advice on remedial works, extensions and alterations that would improve its value when the time comes to sell. Don’t forget to take into account buying and selling fees, along with market trends and timing of the sale when evaluating the viability of the investment.
Kempton Carr Croft are property consultants operating across London and the Thames Valley. Our expert Building Surveyors and valuation team can advise on owning property for investment purposes, how best to manage the assets and conduct professional services including surveys, valuation, project management of works and building contract administration, to help you make the most of your personal investment.
Perhaps you will get the property bug and reinvest straight away onto bigger and better things!
Buy to let
This process is where you introduce tenant(s) to the property and you receive rental income.
If you are looking for a longer term investment then perhaps buy to let is for you and becoming a landlord is a very popular way to invest.
Buy to let property ownership is a very demanding role. It involves much more than finding a tenant and collecting rent. You need to consider managing maintenance schedules, organising tenants and lease management. All are crucial factors in a successful buy to let.
Kempton Carr Croft’s property management service team can assist you with this. We offer a full property management service including tenant finding and screening, insurance management and lease handling. As a result you can rest assured that you are fully compliant and have full confidence that your property is in safe hands.
When buying a property it is important to be aware of risks that are involved, particularly if you are purchasing as an investment. Your funds are tied up and therefore difficult and costly to release quickly. If rates increase it is important you are able to afford any payments up until you sell the property or in the case of buy to let, be able to afford payments above the rental income you receive from your tenant(s).
Choosing the right location and property is crucial to the success of property ownership for investment purposes. Our team are on hand to help both first time and experienced investors to ensure you get the most out of your investment and the investment works for you.