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What is a Buy-to-Let Property?

A Buy-to-Let property is an income-producing residential investment, with potential for making a capital gain when the property is sold. An investor buys a property either off-plan or immediately available and makes money on their investment by renting out the property in the short term, with the long term goal of making a profit on the property when they eventually sell it. Buy-to-Let property is generally seen as a stable, medium to long term, low-risk investment and has become a very popular income generating scheme for many in the UK.

Those purchasing Buy-to-Let property usually fall into one of two categories; the investor with a portfolio of properties that is using rent from tenants as their sole income, or an investor that is looking for an added income stream by having one or two homes that they rent out.

In the current financial climate, property investment is widely considered as an attractive investment option compared to saving which offers low interest rates or the volatility of the stock market.

To find out more about our Buy-to-Let properties for sale and how we can find the right property for you, call us now for free advice on 020 7620 1500.

Featured Buy-to-Let Developments For Sale

Silver Works

Silver Works

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Harbour Central

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Grove Place

What to Consider When Making a Buy-to-Let Investment

There are two key factors to look for when making a Buy-to-Let purchase in order to achieve maximum value on your investment.

Invest in a ‘promising’ area that:

  1. Holds good potential for capital growth.
  2. Contains a strong rental catchment – particularly commuter zones with excellent transport connections, amenities and educational facilities.

Galliard has identified the best locations for return on investment as ‘regenerating’ areas.

Here at Galliard Homes we have built our reputation on acquiring sites in London areas where there was little or no development, unlocking the potential for our investors to attain huge capital growth by joining us in these yet to be regenerated locations.

Our regeneration masterplan began in the early 1990s when we helped pioneer London’s Docklands, taking the locale from an undesirable residential address, bogged down by part constructed schemes and buildings in receivership, to an attractive place in which to live and invest. Buyers who acquired homes at our Papermill Wharf development in 1993 have seen their £50,000 investment now valued at £500,000.

In 1995, Galliard reinvented the South Bank with conversion schemes at County Hall and The Whitehouse - creating over 1,000 luxury homes. We unlocked the potential of this area long before the Tate Modern, London Eye, London Aquarium, and the myriad of bars and restaurants that now grace this highly sought-after locale.  

Similarly, in 1997, Galliard helped to transform car parks and derelict warehouses adjacent to Butler’s Wharf into a premier riverside postcode, with schemes such as Spice Quay Heights, Tea Trade Wharf and Cayenne Court. We were able to spot the potential of these sites and, once again, we passed on a great opportunity to invest with us and achieve capital growth. 

What are the Advantages of a Buy-to-Let Investment?

  • You can earn income while your property is increasing in value.
  • London’s rental market is booming; there is an ever growing demand for rental property due to population growth and affordability constraints in the housing market.
  • There are now 4.8m people renting in Britain, compared to 2.5 million 10 years ago. A special report into the rental market by Savills concluded that “Rental Britain is here to stay”.
  • Rents are rising due to disproportionate supply vs demand for London property.
  • Galliard Homes has a proven track record of building in ‘regenerating’ areas which hold huge potential for capital growth.

What to be Aware of

Just like any investment, there is risk involved; however, house prices have a pretty good habit of continually increasing in value, even through times of economic downturn.  Savills' five-year forecast for 2015–2019 predicts a 10.4% increase in London house prices.

It is important that you research the market prior to committing to any investment strategy. In terms of Buy-to-Let, this includes calculating affordability and making a contingency plan for any outgoings which this type of investment may incur, for example mortgage payments and property maintenance/repairs.

Even if you have chosen the most popular area of London to purchase your Buy-to-Let property, there may be periods where your property is empty. You will need to contingency plan for times like this, and also unexpected costs such as repairs or a new boiler.

Lastly shop around for your mortgage provider and consider seeking advice from a specialist Buy-to-Let broker in order to secure the best deals. ThisisMoney.co.uk provides an excellent Best Buys table.

To find out more about our Buy-to-Let properties for sale and how we can find the right property for you, contact us now for free advice on 020 7620 1500.

 

Testimonials

Without this scheme I would not have been able to purchase this specific property nor would I have probably joined the property ladder. Galliard were very helpful throughout the process and dealt very well with my case, I would most definitely recommend the scheme to other purchasers.Quote end

Mr Rose purchased at New Capital Quay, Greenwich Riverside, SE10

The Galliard Homes staff were great, very responsive, and did everything in the times they said. I found the overall help to buy service helpful and a life saver! I would absolutely recommend this scheme to other purchasers. A very positive opinion from me.Quote end

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