Author Archives: Daniel Latto
Author Archives: Daniel Latto
Every single week, we’re asked “how do you sell my house free?”
And the answer is simple.
We have already lined up buyers for your home. These buyers are interested home owners, or qualified property investors from either the UK or from overseas.
We have a whole database full of them in fact !
So when we come round to appraise your house, on one hand we’re thinking about the best price for the house for you, and on the other we’re thinking about which of our buyers would MOST like to purchase your house.
Most are happy to pay asking price, while some may want a little discount.
Pretty much all of them are happy to buy a house that needs a little, or a lot, or zero work doing on it.
So if you’re thinking about selling your house, getting full asking price for it, while paying zero in estate agent fees, then Invest Leeds can help.
The first step, is to make contact of course !
we’ll be in touch with you as quickly as possible to appraise your property, and see which one of our investors is ready to buy.
Yes! We’ve been doing this for years, and only recently have we really grown the business to the point where we have property buyers lined up ready to buy.
It’s that simple.
Come and join us on our Social Media page, and find out a little more about what we’re upto.
Or you can “sell my house free” on this page here – Contact Us
Yes is the answer. The traditional method of selling houses was for the seller to pay the Estate Agents their fee.
We work slightly differently, in that our BUYERS pay the fee.
The reason they’re happy to pay the fee is because of the amount of trust we’ve built up throughout the years with our investors, who are either not local, or they’re overseas. So when someone asks “can you sell my house for free’, we’re pretty confident in our ability to do it as we know what our investors want.
With the break in stamp duty, many homeowners have taken advantage and created a ‘mini housing boom’.
But as we move into 2021, that mini housing boom is less likely to continue as investors have the normal stamp duty in place, plus the 3% stamp duty.
And soon, they will have an additional stamp duty to pay because they’re classed as overseas investors.
That’s why we recommend selling now.
I know it’s around the New year time right now, but our investors are buying up properties all the time.
NOW is the time to sell, so complete one of our forms and we’ll be in touch !
This property is arranged as a separately accessed basement flat with a 4 bed HMO above.
Currently fully let and achieving £15,000 per annum, which gives an excellent 12% yield.
To view this property, or to find out more about it – search the SALES properties – this one is just £125,000
This is a stunnng duplex apartment on the top (5th) floor of the Grade 2 listed Sprinkwell Mill in the centre of Dewsbury.
Currently let at £460 a month which gives an 8% gross yield.
Sprinkwell Mill is a popular choice of place to live for professional people who work in Dewsbury and other local towns/cities as transport links are excellent.
This apartment is accessed by a lift – so no carrying heavy shopping up and down the steps!
As a penthouse apartment, this property has a balcony which is great for sitting out on a summer evening and there are amazing views over the valley.
Bathroom – a modern bathroom has bath, shower, WC, wash basin and a shaving point/light.
Kitchen is open plan with the living room and is accessed by a spiral staircase, kitchen has a range of modern base and wall units with inbuilt hob, oven and appliances.
The living area leads out onto the balcony. An additional room in the apartment is currently used as an office
To view this property, or to find out more about it – search the SALES properties – this one is just £69,000
Book Your Viewing Now On 0113 3470824
Since the lockdown was lifted, Estate and Lettings Agents have reported a surge in viewing requests and valuations.
Clearly the property market still has plenty of life in it despite the downturn as people request more viewings.
Are we in the eye of the storm perhaps, with a 2nd wave forecasted ?
Nobody truly knows, but what we do know is that now is the time to list your property for sale, or if you’re a landlord, to get your property rented out.
The day AFTER the lockdown was lifted for Estate and Letting Agents, Rightmove found a 45% increase on website activity compared with the previous day.
If you’re looking to sell your home, you can take advantage of our £995 offer.
If you’re a landlord, then you can find your next tenant for just £295.
The ‘AirBnB Effect’ is the sheer number of AirBnB properties coming back onto the market after AirBnB shut its doors for new bookings during the coronavirus.
We’ve already seen anecdotal evidence that this is happening and with a flood of Rental properties coming onto the Leeds Rental Property Market.
This is great news for tenants of course, as rental prices have seemingly lowered during this crisis, and as more rental properties flood onto the Leeds Rental Market, there is more choice for tenants at a lower price.
For landlords however, things aren’t as rosy, with lower rents being asked for by tenants, and properties that would normally rent in just a few days sticking on the market.
Our advice to landlords is to ‘get the property let’ as quickly as possible even if you have to drop the price by £50 to £100.
A tenanted property is always better than an empty property for 6 months.
On empty properties the landlord also has to pay for council tax and standing energy pricing too, so it’s always better to have someone in, and as rental prices recover later in 2020 and early into 2021, with a higher trend anticipated from there on, it’s best to make sure you have your rental income covered by a paying tenant and a full property.
Click the link to take a look at available rental properties in Leeds.
It probably goes without saying, that rentals slowed down during the Covid-19 outbreak.
It’s pretty much impossible to rent a place, without being able to view it.
And if people do manage to get a virtual viewing, they still would normally like to actually view the property in person.
At least that’s been our experience.
And in addition to that, many tenants have been looking to view much further in advance than normal with very few citing an immediate need.
Usually we can find tenants for an empty property in a matter of days, whereas some tenants were requesting for July/August/September and one even asking for October.
We have no idea what properties will be empty then as tenants renew contracts and so on – it usually causes such a problem for everyone involved that we don’t rent so far in advance.
With the lockdown for Estate agents and Letting Agents lifted, we’ve seen some form of ‘normality’ come back, but viewings and enquiries are still down.
That said, we’ve still acquired new sales on properties, and found tenants homes, so the process of letting and selling is still ongoing.
To search for your next home, take a look at what we have by click the Sales/rentals link at the top of this page !
Aviva are forecasting a drop in property prices over the next 12 months.
In fact, typical prices in the UK housing market will drop 12 per cent before long-term growth resumes in 2021 and beyond.
Commercial is even worse, with a predicted 15 per cent decline.
What we think : Obviously nobody has a crystal ball, and whenever we’ve listened to ‘experts’ they’ve got it wrong.
But it’s interesting to hear what the bigger organisations are thinking.
So is now the time to sell ?
If so – then you can now sell your home for just £995
Click Here to find out more
What do you think – is it time to sell ?
Sprinkwell Mill Apartments in Dewsbury is a development of aprtments located in Dewbsury.
You can rent or buy these properties at Sprinkwell Mill, and we often have proeprties for sale and properties for rent in Sprinkwell Mill.
Example Sprinkwell Mill, Dewsbury listing :
* The apartment is 5 minutes walk to Dewsbury train station with links to Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester. 5 minute drive to M1 and M62.
* Consists of open plan ground floor with modern fitted kitchen with integrated appliances – washer, fridge-freezer and cooker with hood.
* Glass dining table and 4 chairs leading into living area with brown leather sofa bed facing wall mounted plasma screen
* It has several original features including exposed brickwork and steel girders from the original mill building.
* Spiral staircase leads up to mezzanine bedroom with double bed and walk in wardrobe.
* Separate modern bathroom contains contemporary glass bowl with shower over bath and wc.
* Broadband and land line are both available.
* Rent does not include bills or council tax but does include monthly management fee, single underground parking space and use of the mill gym and steam room.
Here’s another example listing
*NO CHAIN* Third floor apartment offering modern living accommodation which is accessed via a secure intercom system and would ideally suit investors, first time buyers or professional persons. Conveniently situated just minutes from the railway station which is ideal for commuting and within easy access to local amenities. The property briefly comprising: entrance hall, 18ft open plan lounge with kitchen area, one double bedroom and bathroom. Externally there is allocated parking and access to the on site gym and sauna facilities.
ENTRANCEHALL The hall has laminate flooring.
OPENPLANLOUNGEANDKITCHENAREA18′ 3″ x 16′ 7″ (5.56m x 5.05m) This spacious room has laminate flooring and feature exposed brickwork. The kitchen area has a fitted range of wall and base units, inset circular sink and complementary work surfaces. Built in electric cooker and electric hob with extractor hood above. Built in washing machine and useful airing cupboard.
BEDROOM12′ 1″ x 8′ 9 maximum” (3.68m x 2.67m) Fitted shelving unit and glass block window from the lounge.
BATHROOM The modern bathroom contains a three piece suite comprising of bath with shower over, low flush WC and circular glass wash hand basin. Extractor fan, chrome towel radiator, complementary tiled walls and flooring.
EXTERNAL Externally there is an allocated parking space within the grounds. Access to the site gym and sauna facilities.
LEASEHOLDINFORMATION Please note: this property is leasehold. 999 year lease as from 2002 – approximately £80 per month which includes communal upkeep and use of facilities. Approximately £250 per annum for parking space (optional).