Ask an Expert: Alf Ciarolo. PART 2: Calling all Landlords: Top tips to optimise ROI on your property investment

Story posted: 15.05.20

Continuing on from Part 1, Alf  will now cover the six top tips to optimise ROI on your property investment. 

1 – Check your mortgage fixed term expiry. It’s an all-time low interest rate for re-mortgaging which could make fixing for 2 or 5 years an easy win before rates slide back up.

2 – Buy-to-Let opportunities are going to be cheap as builders rush to offload their properties to gain quick cash in the bank and you can buy from one of our new home developers before any further government hikes in stamp duty.

3 – Fix your tenancy renewals with existing tenants for the next 12 to 24 months. Tenants would like the security and that should give you a steady return after the lockdown is lifted.

4 – If you run Airbnb accommodation, let us offer it to our private rental tenants if it’s empty. Your property will be in high demand from tenants that would want longer stays and reduce rental voids if we have a second wave of infections

5 – If you manage your own private rentals, contact Ashtons as there has never been a more difficult legal landscape to navigate and emotional hurdles to overcome with some tenants unable to meet their rents.

6 – Pensions may take the brunt of the economic downturn looming after lockdown so this could be a great time to evaluate investing in bricks and mortar which has historically performed well after an economic slump. Savings interest rates are negligible and capital growth in property may give a better long-term return on your investment.

Estate Agents are expected to be amongst the first to reopen and we are making preparations for booking viewings and managing our social distancing responsibilities but we have continued to operate throughout from home and are proud to have helped a number of key workers relocate to help them meet their home requirements so we are available for a call, email, Zoom, Facetime now and even a visit to one of our landmark offices in the near future. Until we hear from you, keep safe and well and we welcome your contact to start the preparation work for the market bounce back.


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