Pennine Way, Tamworth – Redrow new builds are certainly under way!

While out and about today, I took a drive down Pennine Way to see how Redrow are getting on with the new builds. There are now two fully completed houses, so if you are in the vicinity and fancy having a peek…

There are 3 and 4 bedroom houses to be built with a starting range of £224,995 for 3 bedded and £284,995 for the four bedded property, you will find them advertised on Zoopla.

These modern new builds offer a stylish en-suite to the master bedroom which ensures all family members have ample space during the morning rush. There is additional space in the 3 bed house, having a laundry room and downstairs cloakroom. As for the 4 bedroomed houses, these are to include a master en-suite, built in wardrobes in two of the bedrooms, a utility and a garage. Great for today’s modern family.

Both of these houses have an open plan kitchen/ dining room, leading to the garden making gathering together as a family as simple as can be.

These properties are all bathed in light from large windows in every room, which makes the rooms feel even more spacious. A must see for a family wanting the most modern of homes.

To read more; http://bit.ly/1HHdw14

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
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“Property of The Week!” Big Thrills On New Mill Lane, Fazeley – Tamworth

Hey guys, after that fantastic flat on Friday, I’ve got another smashing property in Fazeley to show you all, this weeks “Property of The Week!” is certainly not one to miss! Our property of the week articles aim to show you the best, brightest and most luxurious properties our area has to offer and this one certainly hits all the high notes!

The property is a four bedroomed beauty, the exterior is a lovely cream colour with blue facings giving the house a fantastic Mediterranean feel(especially with the veranda to the rear!) The house is being advertised online at Zoopla by London based estate agents Tepilo for a somewhat (for what you get!) modest price of £475,000.

So moving from the beautiful blue exterior and through the front door, the interior is a lovely blend of neutral colours and light wood which looks lavishly rustic but with a touch of modern chic, the rooms are all very well proportioned, with four very good sized bedrooms, one which has an en suite, a massive kitchen fit for the finest cooks, a large bathroom and a wide open garden, ideal for a children’s play area or just for the grown ups to catch some sun in!

I can’t imagine this property will be sticking around for long, so if you’re fortunate enough, be sure to get that bid in quickly! I hope you all enjoyed this house and article, be sure to let me know what you think by dropping me a comment!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk

 

If you would like to see this property in full please visit the following link:
http://bit.ly/1I6J2mf

Fabulous Fazeley Flat, Great Potential For Rental! – Fazeley, Tamworth

Hey guys, just a quick little share with you today, I’ve found a fantastic two bedroomed flat located in Fazeley whilst out and about today and I knew it was something I’d have to share with you all! The property is being advertised by our friends at Dixons Estate Agents on Zoopla for just £112,000!

The charming maisonette is an ideal home for younger people, ideal as a smashing lads pad or a calm and serene place for the girls to rest their heads!

This property last sold in January 2011 for just £83,500, that’s a whopping £28,500 in just four and a half years, that can’t be bad in anybodies books! I’d estimate monthly rental on this property to be about £525 per calendar month, similar properties in the same road have achieved this in the last 12 months, which equates to an annual yield of 5.63%

The property would need some minor work doing on it, in the form of fitting storage space in the bedrooms as this isn’t provided in the properties current state, but the price of this would be very negligible, the property does look to be in marvellous condition, not even the walls need painting and the flat comes with a great kitchen and bathroom.

This is definitely one worth “the gamble” but I can only see it being a winner for you as well as making you and your tenants very happy!

I hope you enjoyed this article and I’d love to hear your feedback about what you may think, please leave a comment below!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
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To view the property in more detail please click the following link:
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Our “Property of The Week!” Brings Us A Beautiful New Build This Week! – Comberford Rd, Tamworth

Welcome back guys – I’ve got a fantastic share for you all this week, located on the very exclusive Comberford Road of Tamworth this property is a new build that shows what smashing things are coming to our area, that’s why it’s our “Property of The Week!” These houses look to be some of the best the area will have to offer!

Advertised by our friends at John German on onthemarket.com this beautiful, modern four bedroom detached house will set you back £590,000 but it’s worth every penny. The exterior is charming yet strikingly handsome with a bright, modern interior that matches. The kitchen is marvellous, it’s fitted to a very high specification with perhaps the finest appliances available. The large family bathroom also follows suit with the modern, high end touch.

The four bedrooms are bright and airy, the master and second bedrooms having a well proportioned en suites with a digital showers and all four having good storage space. There is an option for a fifth bedroom, however it isn’t as big as the other rooms and would be more suited to being an office space.

I’m not one for new builds but these houses are looking absolutely fantastic and something that really shows Tamworth properties are up and coming, with some fantastic new houses being build in the area lately!

So why don’t you have a look and see if it grabs your fancy? Let me know what you think and drop me a comment, I look forward to hearing from you!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk
To view this fabulous property in full, please visit the following link:
http://bit.ly/1eWQnxD

Great Terrace To Give You That Friday Feeling! – Belgrave, Tamworth

Hey guys, just a quick little share with you today! I’ve come across a fantastic little end terrace house in Belgrave on Zoopla being advertised by our friends at Mark Webster. The property has recently been reduced from £99,950 to £94,950 although you might be able to put a cheeky lower offer in still as the property was listed in February!

The house from the exterior looks to be in good condition, however the agents have only provided one picture and have advised that the interior may need improvements so I would advise (as always!) that you check this property out with a visit! I’d put a monthly rental income of around £450 on this house, putting the annual yield at 5.69%

 

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk

If you would like to see the property in full, please visit the following link:
http://bit.ly/1ft9Cji

“Property of The Week!” The Spectacular Summer House – Drayton Bassett, Tamworth (B78)

Welcome back everyone, What a week we’ve had! From the hottest day of the year to the biggest thunderstorm I’ve ever heard, who knows what this week will bring….

One thing for certain is that I’ve got a grand house in Drayton Bassett to share with you as our “Property of The Week.” It is probably one of the best I’ve seen and surprisingly it’s been listed since January 2014! This fantastic five bedroomed property is advertised by our friends at Howkins & Hawkins of Atherstone for offers of £815,000.

This fantastic property is jam packed with features such as a fabulous carp pond, detached garages and amazingly a full sized tennis court, all of this is set over a whopping 2.5 acres and the property backs onto the pristine Drayton Bassett golf course. Interior features are a massive brick fireplace, a large modern bathroom and a whopper of a conservatory.

So whether it’s strawberries and cream on the tennis courts, champagne on the golf course or sitting in the conservatory getting some sun, this house is the ideal summer property for those who have the time to relax in this beautiful summer!

I hope you enjoyed our “Property of The Week” Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk

If you would like to view this property in more detail, please click the following link      http://bit.ly/1LNTOnn

7 Steps To Being A Tamworth Savvy Landlord

Hey guys, welcome back to my blog! I’ve just had an interesting conversation with my optician, he’s been toying with the idea of joining the landlord fold but is very unsure of what’s expected of him.
So for you potential landlords who are perhaps on the fence or new to the business. I’ve compiled a little list of what I think the key steps to what your growing and continuous success should entail!

So without further ado, here are my…

7 Steps To Being A Savvy Landlord!

1. Always do your homework! – This is something I’m always telling people whether an experienced or new landlord, a dodgy property or lettings agent who lets you down can really throw a spanner in the works for you! Talk to someone who you can trust, whether it’s family or friends, a lettings agent or news articles from the area – getting the right advice beforehand on the location and the property can make a real difference on those all important healthy yields!

 
 
 
2. It helps to be handy! – Getting a plumber, electrician or other specialists in can be expensive so it helps to at least know the basics to avoid expensive costs, whether it’s a leaky tap a clogged up toilet or a broken radiator these costs can soon mount up, especially if you own multiple properties but always remember to have something tucked away in case things do go awry… so don’t take that chance!
3. Don’t go mental with the rental! – Having good reliable tenants is great, so to avoid people moving out try to keep them in, be fair with your tenants and try not to be greedy and you’ll have loyal and happy customers who might even recommend you to their friends!
4. What looks good to you might not for others! – Avoid decorating properties to your own personal tastes and keep colours neutral or light pastel colours that will appeal a wide range of people, don’t have a lads pad or a girly palace as you’re cutting yourself off!
5. Make sure to get references! – More and more landlords are now asking for references from tenants as well as turning to companies to run credit checks, this should be a matter of course, meeting up with a tenant is a good step but you can’t always be sure what the person is like. As I’ve discussed prior, getting reliable tenants who will pay you on time is obviously very important!
6. Being a landlord is easier with the right lettings agent! – As well as liaising between you and the tenants, a letting agent will handle all the issues that may arise in a property and ensure they are dealt with promptly and in the most cost effective manner for you. They will also manage the financial side of the property for you so you can get on with your own busy schedules. Remember if you’re not happy with your lettings agent, it’s very easy to swap – so vote with your wallet if they fail to deliver!
7. Shop Around! – Whether it’s for a mortgage, the before mentioned lettings agent or a new washing machine, it always pays to get the best deals you can, with mortgages go for the best rates you can get, but make sure you’ll be able to cover it with the rent, don’t leave yourself short! With appliances make sure you take advantage of any warranties they might include, specifically look for products that are robust and suited to the property and tenant you’re buying for!

I hope you all enjoyed the article and take note at some of the points! Do you think I missed anything? Be sure to drop me a comment and let me know!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk

 

Dosthill Tamworth – Our “Property of The Week!” You’d be barmy to miss! Fabulous renovated barn

Hey guys, I hope you all had a brilliant weekend, whether it was just watching some of the Glastonbury highlights or doing a little bit of D.I.Y in the garden! Monday comes too quick, but don’t despair because I have an outstanding property to show you to cheer you up, and this one is so good that it’s our “Property of The Week!”
Now if you’re new to this blog, our “Property of The Week” is all about local houses that are the best our area has to offer, they are the fantastic and fabulous houses that many people one day dream of owning, our smashing property is this week located in Dosthill, Tamworth.

This beautiful three bedroomed converted barn is being advertised by our good friends at John German of Lichfield on “onthemarket.com” With a guide price of £499,950, it may appear expensive at first glance but just wait to see what you get for that!

The property dates from the 15th century and the exterior has many old features which make the property look very humble and homely, the interior is fitted to a very high end and modern standard – the agents have said most of the building has been recently renovated, so features a new kitchen and bathroom. The colours are very neutral, cream and whites which really accentuates the lovely timbers that are very much a feature of a building like this.

The gardens are very tidy, most of it is made up by paving, which looks great surrounded by hedges and well established shrubs, there is a stone seating area that looks to be polished granite, which looks absolutely fantastic where it is, so I’d ask if that was included too! A great garden for people who are looking for a minimum maintenance resting place!

I hope you like the article, be sure to let me know, drop me a comment below!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
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Tamworth Landlords – Don’t Let A Rogue Roll Over You!

I was browsing news from landlords in the Midlands when I came upon a disturbing article written by a landlord who was scammed by a rogue letting agent to the tune of thousands of pounds. The landlord who has in the region of 50-60 properties was having each of them skimmed, the agent was not paying him the full rent owed. The agent probably thought that by doing it to a man with such a large portfolio he wouldn’t notice a few pounds missing here and there (Unfortunately for them he did) In the end the landlord did get his money back but it might not have gone so well for him if the agent hadn’t had the cash to cover the missing sums the landlord was owed!

Many landlords who are busy with other things might not have noticed this, especially as the agent wasn’t providing this particular landlord with emailed statements (Which as a matter of course we do) It was only when the landlord did the maths himself he noticed missing monies. It just goes to show, whether it’s one property you own or one hundred, an agent who prides themselves on their service and honesty could perhaps save you a lot of stress like this.

It’s something we at Hall and Thompson pride ourselves on we’re a small local agent who will dedicate our time to your needs as our number one priority. We will not waste your time, we know it’s precious to you. So if you’re not happy with your current letting agent don’t just put up and shut up, why not give us a call and see what we can do for you.

So if you fancy that important change, give me Lorraine a call on 07531484956 or email me   I’ts easy to swop, we do the leg work. You will need to check your current contract as you may be tied in with charges.

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk

 

 

Notice To Tamworth Landlords! Don’t Let Weeds Ruin Your Summer!

Landlords! Summer is now in full bloom and so are the weeds! According to a surprising news article featured on The Guild Of Residential Landlords, You could be fined up to £2500 and have an ASBO awarded to you by local authorities for failing to control certain invasive species of weed. This all comes in wake of new EU guidelines set in January 2015 which can leave unfortunate landlords left with many thousands of pounds in fines if invasive species of weeds are left alone. Hopefully this blog will show you what to look out for and what these weeds can do if they’re not managed!

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed one of the three offenders named is considered to be a health hazard and may cause blisters in sunlight, so if you’re unlucky enough to have one of these on a property be sure to wear gloves and take care removing it if you don’t wish to get a specialist in!

Japanese Knotweed
Himalayan Balsam
The other two named weeds are Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam. They are not health hazards but they can undermine buildings which may lead to stuctural damage. Not only that, but these weeds may cause a potential nightmare if you wish to sell the property in the future – many mortgages are being rejected by lenders if the properties have these invasive species by them, what a headache!

So landlords, if your properties are looking  extra weedy, it might be worth grabbing your trowels and some weed killer in the coming weeks, it might save you a couple of thousand in the future!

If you are thinking of getting into the property rental market and don’t know where to start, speak to us for impartial advice and guidance to get the best return on your investment. For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk
Don’t forget to visit the links below to view back dated deals and Tamworth Property www.tamworthpropertyblog.co.uk