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Why invest in property.

Should I invest in property or other methods?

Hello, my name’s Bevan Mottram, owner of Kelham Square Property Management here in Sheffield.  

I think you should think exactly why you want to invest specifically in property.  Maybe you have a particular passion for property or maybe somebody’s just sort of said to you “oh you must invest in property, bricks and mortar, it’s a safe investment etc., etc.”.

Have you considered other investments, for example stocks and shares?  Have you got a pension? Do you want to invest in properties specifically for your pension?

So before you do actually start thinking about investing, just think why property and not any other investment vehicle.  

I really hope this short video was useful and you’ve picked up some small nuggets of information that will help you along your property investment journey.  If you decide that you want to pass over the management of that residential property to a qualified person or specialist, then please feel free to give us a call to chat over your needs and requirements.  

You can contact us 24 hours a day here on our website www.kelhamsquare.co.uk .  You’ll also find general information for landlords and for tenants, and you’ll also be able to browse our current properties to let.

Once again, thank you again for watching and good luck with your investments.  

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What are the benefits of property investing?

Benefits that may be associated with property investment.

Hi, my name is Bevan Mottram, owner of Kelham Square Property Management here in Sheffield.

Okay, so the benefits of investing in property, pre-2008 historical figures gave us or kind of said that every seven to ten years property doubled in value. Now do bear in mind that was pre-2008, it’s certainly not been the case in more recent years, so you have to consider property investing as a long term medium. I’d say at least five years to ten years.

Your return on investment can be good. Your yield on the property, if for example you’re looking to invest in Sheffield, should be anywhere between six percent and twelve percent, depending on property type.This is better than many current accounts or many savings account.

The other benefit of investing in property is that you are in control. It’s a physical bricks and mortar investment, so you’re responsible for the maintenance of the property, your obligations as a landlord and it can be a benefit for some that there’s no actual fund manager involved other than maybe a block management company or indeed, your letting agent. As an actual investment to yourself, you are in full control.

I really hope this short video was useful and you’ve picked up some small nuggets of information that will help you along your property investment journey. If you decide that you want to pass over the management of that residential property to a qualified person or specialist, then please feel free to give us a call to chat over your needs and requirements. You can contact us 24 hours a day on this website kelhamsquare.co.uk. On here you’ll also find general information for landlords and for tenants and you’ll also be able to browse our current properties to let. Once again, thank you for watching and good luck with your investments!

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Rental Valuation Sheffield

What happens at a property valuation?

Do you want to know how much your property will rent for? Or maybe you’re fed up of unrealistic valuations. Well, this short video will tell you what happens at a rental valuation.

Hello, my name’s Bevan Mottram, owner of Kelham Square and we’ve been managing property in Sheffield for over 10 years. So the first question that we always get asked is, “How much will my property rent for?” So of course we can give you an estimated market rental valuation, but in order for us to help you further it’s always a good idea for us to visit you at your property. During the visit, the first thing to do is actually have a look around the place so that we can get a good idea of the general condition of decoration, any appliances, any furnishings, and maybe your property’s got a hidden selling feature that might have been overlooked. Next up is health and safety. Now, health and safety legislation does tend to change quite often. So depending on what services and appliances are actually installed, your property, specific advice here will help you make the next decision on how you can comply with the legal requirements. Okay, listen improvements, it’s always a good idea to get another person’s opinion of any improvements that might be needed within the property. So maybe it needs a fresh decoration, maybe a new carpet, whatever somebody thinks may improve your chances of renting the property. An important thing to remember is, there is no actual definitive list.

When you’ve had the chance to talk through the main points, such as condition, health and safety, and any improvements that may need to be made, an accurate market rental valuation can be established, helping you make your next decision. So if you would like to discuss your requirements or you have any other questions, please feel free to visit us at our website, kelhamsquare.co.uk. Thank you for watching and please let us know if we can help. Bye for now!