Investors paid 52.40p per share in the New Listing for this property, and it became available on the Resale market January 5th 2017.
These 4 new build flats located in Stevenage are at the heart of a £250m regeneration area and just 24 minute direct train journey to London Kings Cross. Stevenage is one of the top 10 most affordable commuter towns in the country, and so is poised for strong growth potential. These flats are offered with gearing to enhance dividend yield and potential capital returns. View a short video from our Director of Property on why this is a great investment.
- The investment comprises 4 out of 73 flats in this new-build block and is geared at 50% loan-to-value (LTV) of the purchase price. Gearing gives enhanced exposure to property price movements, and the potential for amplified returns; though investors must note amplified negative returns if prices fall.
- By purchasing these flats at their Investment Value as opposed to their Vacant Possession Value, investors will benefit from a higher net dividend yield than they would achieve by purchasing individual flats.
- The property is located 550m from Stevenage railway station, which offers a 24 minute direct journey to London Kings Cross. The area should continue to be attractive to professionals who are willing to commute to have more living space.
- Our exit strategy is to sell the units individually rather than as a single investment, thereby realising the discount that we have secured from buying in bulk.
The investment comprises 4 two-bedroom flats within a 73 flat residential block. By purchasing the properties at a bulk discount investors will benefit from a higher dividend yield than they would achieve by purchasing individual units.
We have adopted an annual rent forecast of £56,700 - which is in line with local agents' advice.. As the number of vacant flats may vary month to month, we have factored into our forecasts an annual void rate of 3.8% for prudence.
At the forecasted level of rent, Gross Rental Yield would be 5.37% and the forecast Dividend Yield 4.01% (fully accounting for and after mortgage interest payments, purchase costs, furnishings, forecast maintenance, annual voids, corporate taxation and all fees). From April 2016 UK taxpayers are entitled to a £5,000 annual dividend allowance. See our FAQs here for more information.
The mortgage is provided by a major high street bank with a five-year fixed interest rate of approximately 3.2%. After this five-year period, the interest rate will switch to a variable rate based on the bank's base rate. At that point, we will assess the situation and either continue with the variable rate or fix the interest rate for an additional period if necessary. For prudence, we have not included any growth in rental values in our forecasts. Please refer to our blog post on geared property for further details.
The flats were acquired off-plan. We have set aside a contingency of £300 per flat for any minor issues that are identified after purchase. There is also a total provision of £9,600 for furnishings.
This transaction was approved by our RICS qualified Director of Property.
The investment comprises 4 two-bedroom flats within a 73 flat residential block. All flats contain a living room, kitchen and bathroom. We present here floorplan layouts for all 4 flats. Flats 58 and 63 share the same layout.
- Share Valuation
- House Price Index
- Rental Income Breakdown
- Latest Valuation
- Latest Share Valuation
- Latest Property Value
- Amortised Purchase Costs
- - £461,750
- Latest Valuation
Note: The estimates provided do not constitute valuation advice; it remains your responsibility to determine valuation.
The HPI is an official statistic that captures changes in the value of residential properties across England and Wales. It is published by the Land Registry, which is a UK government organisation.
Note: Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results.
Residential property investment is a total returns product. This information is the income component only. Increasing capital values have historically driven most of the return.
- Gross Rent per year (E)
- Service Charges
- - £7,072
- Gross Rental Revenue
- = £49,628
- Gross Rental Yield
- - £28,420
- Annual Interest Payment
- Letting and Management
- Property Insurance
- Allowance for possible voids
- Maintenance Allowance
- Corporation Tax
- Dividends per year
- = £21,208
- Dividend Yield
Note: UK taxpayers are currently entitled to a £5,000 annual dividend allowance. This means that the total income related tax you pay is no greater than if you were to own the property directly. Gross rent and dividends may be lower than estimated. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in future. See FAQs for more information on taxation. The Dividend Yield assumes an investment at the Latest Valuation.
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