Hunters Landlord Newsletter


Welcome to the Hunters Landlord Newsletter,

Our newsletter will bring you relevant information to make sure you're at the top of your game. In this edition we are looking at future investments, some simple ideas to make your properties desirable to potential tenants and a reminder to make sure you have carried out your Legionnaires Risk Assessment.

We hope you enjoy the read!



A form of investment for the future

At Hunters we want to ensure we are helping you get the best out of your investment, whether that is to advise you on making your investment property more attractive for the keen tenant or advising you on capital growth year on year. We live and breathe property so we would like to be a helping hand with all your property and investment needs!

Did you know that we now have a dedicated department offering you a professional, no obligation consultancy service to help you grow your property portfolio?

We all lead busy lives so why not use our expertise to take the stress out of being a landlord/investor. Our consultancy process will include elements of:

  • Current rental income - is it up to its maximum potential?
  • Minimising rental voids and how - best markets?
  • Underperforming buy-to-lets can be sold and capital re-invested in a better market
  • Planning and support portfolio expansion
  • Advising of best buy to let locations throughout the UK
  • Checking your buy to let mortgage is the best value

Hunters have dedicated lettings departments who work hand in hand with our experts in ensuring the process is easy, stress-free and manageable.

A key part of our strategy is to get the best for our clients, not only do we often achieve rents above the regional average but we achieve our lets faster than our competitors*. In our Leeds City office our average from marketing to let is 10 days and in our Manchester City office it is 13 days. We understand the less void periods you have the better returns you will achieve.
*Based on data from our Manchester City and Leeds City branches.  Contact branch for further details.

Hunters have some great buy-to-let properties on offer, here are just a few of them:

Park House Apartments, Leeds City Centre | For sale at &122,500 | Potential rental income &695 | Yield 6.7%*
*Figures are based on average rental prices achieved in the last 3 months and are correct at time of publishing

  

 

Velocity North, Leeds City Centre | For sale at &155,000 | Potential rental income &795 | Yield 6.2%*
*Figures are based on average rental prices achieved in the last 3 months and are correct at time of publishing

 

 

Slater House, Manchester | For sale at &114,950 | Potential rental income &750 | Yield 7.8%*
*Figures are based on average rental prices achieved in the last 3 months and are correct at time of publishing

  

 

Barnfield House, Manchester | For sale at &117,950 | Potential rental income &675 | Yield 6.9%*
*Figures are based on average rental prices achieved in the last 3 months and are correct at time of publishing

 

Why not register your interest as an investor so that we can keep you up to date with the latest high achieving yield properties and any other important buy to let news.

Watch this space for our up-coming investor evening event!

My aim is to help lead you in the right direction with your property search, why not call me on 0113 2182436 or email Maryam.bham@huntersnet.co.uk so I can help you with your future investments. 

  





Ideas for making your property investment easier to let

Struggling to find ways to make your property more attractive to potential tenants?

We have some top tips that could help you make your property more appealing.

  1. Neutral décor
  2. Avoid cream carpets / sofas
  3. Basic furnishings i.e. 4 set of pans / crockery etc.
  4. Not too cheap but NOT too expensive
  5. No personal items
  6. Allow the tenant room for their own belongings
  7. Put up "picture hooks" for tenants use - so they don't need to bang holes in the walls
  8. Good up-keep of property, well-maintained = better looked after, longer term tenancies, less outgoings during tenancy and happier tenants
  9. Instruction books and manuals for appliances and heating / water systems (if a tenant knows how to use something it helps everyone involved)

To find your local branch or to find out more about Hunters Lettings Services click here.



Have you carried out your Legionnaires Risk Assessment?

Statistics show that around 5,000 people contract Legionella (Legionnaire's Disease) every year leading to around 600 fatalities. The World Health Organisation have allegedly tasked GP's to test 80% of patients complaining of flu like symptoms for Legionella.

Landlords who provide residential accommodation have a legal duty* to ensure that the risk of exposure of tenants to Legionella is properly assessed and controlled.

It is recommended that every 2 years, Landlords of domestic properties appoint a professionally trained and accredited body to carry out a Legionella Risk Assessment survey, then implement any recommendations.

If you would like further information on this please contact us, or if you have recently carried out a risk assessment on your own property please forward a copy to maintenance@huntersnet.co.uk

*The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 1999 which contains the Control of Legionella Bacterial in Water Systems Approved Code of Practice (2ACOP L8")
You can find out more about the legislation from the health and safety executive at
www.hse.gov.uk/legionnaires/index.htm




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