Salisbury 1 bed flat reduced to £130,000

I feature this property from Jordans on the 11th november but its just been reduced….time for a sneaky offer! Yield just creeping over the 5%. If purchased with the minimum 25% deposit and with an allowance for stamp duty and fees, you’re looking at a monthly return of around £280 pcm from £40,000 investment – want to know how, give me a ring?


What does the Tenant Fee Banning order mean for you?

  • Tenant Fees set to banned within 12 to 18 months
  • Rents due to rise as those fees passed to Landlords
  • Landlords won’t be worse off – and neither will tenants or agents

With our new Chancellor of the Exchequer revealing a ban on tenant fees in his first Autumn Statement on Wednesday what does this actually mean for Salisbury tenants and Salisbury landlords?

The private rental sector in Salisbury forms an important part of the Salisbury housing market and the engagement from the chancellor in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement is a welcome sign that it is recognised as such. I have long supported the regulation of lettings agents which will ensconce and cement best practice across the rental industry and,  I believe that measures to improve the situation of tenants should be introduced in a way that supports the growing professionalism of the sector. Over the last few years, there has been an increasing number of regulations and legislation governing private renting and it is important that the role of qualified, well trained and regulated lettings agents is understood.

Great News for Salisbury Tenants

So, let’s look at tenants .. this is great news for them, isn’t it?  Well before you all crack open the Prosecco, read this … Continue reading

Average Rent Paid by Tenants in Salisbury rise to £756 per month

Back in the Spring, there was a surge in Salisbury landlords buying buy to let property in Salisbury as they tried to beat George Osborne’s new stamp duty changes which kicked in on the 1st April 2016. To give you an idea of the sort of numbers we are talking about, below are the property statistics for sales either side of the deadline in SP1.

Jan 2016 – 25 properties sold
Feb 2016 – 42 properties sold
March 2016 – 57 properties sold
April 2016 – 30 properties sold
May 2016 – 35 properties sold

Normally, the number of sales in the Spring months is very similar, irrespective of the month. However, as one can see, this year was a completely different picture as landlords moved their purchases forward to beat the stamp duty increase. You would think that even with a basic knowledge of supply and demand economics, rents would be affected in a downwards direction? Continue reading