Estate Agents Wanted - Join The Assetz Partner Network!

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • March 25, 2015

Assetz is a long standing advocate of buy-to-let property and has a variety of high quality schemes both ready built and off-plan available to investors.

We are looking for Estate Agents to sell and provide stock on our behalf. If you are an agent looking to move property then Assetz provides a full suite of marketing collateral, events, viewing days and much more, giving you all the tools you need to sell our investment stock.

If you are an Estate Agent and want to sell stock or even introduce new stock to Assetz, we would like to hear from you.

If you are interested in working with Assetz and making excellent commissions, contact our Business Development Team today on 0161 482 7556 or simply enquire for more details.

Void periods have been consistently low for some time which is not unexpected when you also look at what landlords are telling us about the level of demand from tenants.

- John Heron, Paragon Mortgages -

What does it mean for buy-to-let landlords?

  • By Luke Wilkinson
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  • March 20, 2015

The low interest rates are to be locked in meaning good news for lending on buy-to-let properties.

The chancellor announced the introduction of the Help-to-Buy ISA where the government will contribute 25% of savings for a deposit on a house, helping the growth of the property market.

In April, the UK will see 5 million over 55s able to gain complete access to their pensions, with many planning on a buy-to-let investment.

The government wants to see a savings culture, and will help support those who do with tax-free savings and higher-tax thresholds.

Those who tax-evade will see harsher punishment, with higher penalties for those who assist as well.

The government wants to see an economy grown by savings and not by debt.

What are your thoughts on the 2015 Budget? Join the conversation @AssetzInvestors

7% NET Yields in Northern Powerhouse!

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • March 13, 2015

We have a selection of brand-new one- and two-bed apartments located in the Millennium Quarter of Manchester, next to the Cooperative's shiny new headquarters in the city centre. These energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly apartments come with fully-fitted kitchens with Bosch appliances and designer bathrooms with contemporary ceramic fittings.

Demand for rental property in Manchester is at an all time high, not only from tenants but investors looking to purchase in the city. Rental property is being snapped up faster than it can be provided. According to the Manchester Evening News, in March 2014 there were just 39 new-build apartments available to purchase and one new development!

Prices start from £111,781 and come with a 7% assured NET yield for two years. See more details and enquire today for further information. Don't miss your chance to invest in the Northern Powerhouse.

With lenders aggressively competing for business, there are more buy-to-let mortgages available with increasingly relaxed criteria and lower rates - all providing a further boost to an already-popular sector.

- SPF Mortgage Broker Mark Harris -

Pension Freedom - Is Now The Time To Invest? Learn More Today...

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • March 10, 2015

From April 6th, over-55s have the ability to withdraw the whole of their pension and invest in what they wish in retirement. But should retirees and pension holders continue to trust their pension pot, or should they now start to rely on bricks and mortar? With changes coming into play in the very near future, do you know what you're going to do with your pension pot? Read our latest article 'New Pension Reforms' for more information on investing in buy-to-let property and if it's right for you. Assetz is also holding a free event where you can learn more about the upcoming reform and why buy-to-let could be a fruitful option for you. The event is free and tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out, see the full agenda and book your ticket. We look forward to meeting you soon.

The Great Buy-to-Let Debate 2015

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • March 4, 2015

The Great Buy-to-Let Debate took place in London this week and Assetz were delighted to sponsor the event. The expert panel debated issues surrounding the market including finance availability and predictions for the buy-to-let market in the coming years. Assetz Managing Director Jan Bancroft posed the question 'What percentage of households will be renting in 5 years time?' which sparked conversation amongst the panel, with the majority agreeing with the Savills forecast of 25% of all households. What are your thoughts on this? Join the conversation @AssetzInvestors and catch up with the debate highlights.

Assetz Shortlisted!

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • February 27, 2015

We are delighted to announce that Assetz has been shortlisted for UK Sales Agency of the Year at the RESI Awards, for the 4th year in a row! This industry award recognises our unrivaled consultancy services and market reach, alongside our recent achievements. Well done and good luck to all the other finalists, we'll see you at the awards ceremony in May!

Rents Rise in 2015

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • February 24, 2015

New figures from the Association of Residential Letting Agents have found that one in four letting agents in the UK have seen private sector rents rise at the beginning of 2015.

David Cox, managing director of ARLA stated "With house prices still high, along with stricter lending criteria for mortgages, the rental market is currently a much more accessible and affordable option to buying. Due to this, the demand for rental property is increasing, which impacts the cost of renting and people are willing to pay more to secure their desired property. If house prices continue to rise in 2015, we expect this trend to continue in the rental sector."

Have you increased your rental income in 2015? Join the conversation @AssetzInvestors

Assetz: property price prediction winner for the second year running!

  • By Elena Rustici
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  • February 19, 2015

A year ago at Assetz, we predicted that property prices would rise by 10% in the year to December 2014, across the UK.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) data now confirms we were just 0.2% off the mark, announcing that the UK annual inflation figure is 9.8%.

The government report shows that house price annual inflation was 10.2% in England, 4.0% in Wales, 5.5% in Scotland and 4.9% in Northern Ireland.

House prices continue to increase strongly across the majority of the UK, with prices in London again showing the highest growth” (House Price Index, Dec 2014)

Read more:

House price predictions for 2014... the winners and losers

House Price Index, December 2014

University applications have reached record levels, with applications for full-time courses starting in autumn 2015 increasing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. More than 592,000 people have applied so far, up 2% compared with the same point last year.

- UCAS Admissions Service -

Primus Edge - The next generation of student living...

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • February 4, 2015

Assetz is delighted to present our latest student development, Primus Edge. This follows the overwhelming success of our most successful scheme of 2014, the now sold-out Phase One scheme Primus Place.

  • Contemporary, individually-designed, fully-managed studio apartments
  • Prices from £72,500
  • Assured 8% net investment yield for 5 years
  • 5% deposit interest during construction
  • Limited time only offer!

Contact our consultants today to receive a Primus Edge brochure!

These early indicators of increased property interest, combined with estate agents reporting low stocks of appealing property in popular locations, should give encouragement to prospective sellers

- Rightmove Director Miles Shipside -

North West Launch

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • January 30, 2015

Due to the success of our last scheme in Wigan, we are pleased to present more high yielding apartments in this Greater Manchester goldmine. Assetz has a selection of high-specification one- and two-bedroom apartments producing yields of up to 8.8% and come tenanted from day 1! Complete with quality flooring, oven hob and extractor, most of the apartments even have their own entrance as well as off-road parking. The total population in the borough of Wigan is over 300,000, with over 50% of the population under 35, ensuring high rental demand. Return on investment peaks at 15.7% making them a truly irresistible investment plus finance is available up to 75%, subject to status.

Contact Assetz today before they all sell out!

Buy-to-let market grows 17% in 2014

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • January 16, 2015

According to analysis from Savills, buy-to-let property has increased by an incredible 17% over the past 12 months, as more households have turned to the more affordable rental market.

The rental demand is set to continue to rise, with 1.1 million renters expected to join the market over the next five years.

The buy-to-let market is set to increase further in 2015, as thousands of pension savers move over to buy-to-let when they become able to spend their pension pots as they wish from April this year.

The number of rented properties has increased by 1.2 million since 2009 and now stands at 5.4 million. The main reason for the level of growth in this market has much to do with affordability for first-time buyers.

Property Hotspots for 2015

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • January 9, 2015

Step aside, London. Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool are poised for greatness. Assetz CEO Stuart Law featured in The Times today stating "The northern powerhouse will take route in 2015 as investment and infrastructure plans are firmed up". He predicts that Manchester and Leeds will also benefit from buy-to-let investment in student properties. "In 2014 we saw a shift in the nature of our investors with more people choosing to invest in bespoke and fully managed student accommodation which offers highly attractive gross yields - in major student cities such as Manchester, York, Leicester and Leeds - of up to 10 per cent, measuring favourably against traditional buy-to-let". Read the full article on The Times.

What areas of the Assetz service did you most appreciate? Willingness to go the extra mile.

- Client feedback January 2015 -

Happy New Year!

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • January 2, 2015

From everyone at Assetz, we would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

House prices are set to soar this year due to the introduction of new rules allowing people to invest their pension pots in property. Assetz CEO Stuart Law predicts a 7% increase in property values across the UK in 2015 on the back of stamp duty cuts and the pension reforms. “As property investment continues to outperform all other major asset classes we will see a surge in buy-to-let as people look to make the most of the cash in their pension pots. If half the estimated 200,000 people looking to cash in a percentage of their pension pots from April 2015 have £50,000 to invest in property that is an astonishing potential £5 billion injection." Read the full article on The Express.

Assetz Award Winners!

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 9, 2014

Assetz is delighted to announce we have received the OPP Award of Excellence for Best Student Housing Broker 2014. The judging panel commented that Assetz have demonstrated "a good knowledge of the property investment market with care being shown in the projects being offered and an understanding of what the investors are looking for." Well done to the Student team!

National Christmas Jumper Day

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 12, 2014

Today the Assetz team are sporting our best Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. They're so cozy, we could get used to wearing them every day!

Great news for investors...

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 15, 2014

Rental prices are 8.3% higher across the UK in November 2014, at £874 per month, compared to the same month last year when the average UK rent was £807, the November HomeLet Rental Index have revealed.

INSITE Reports - Giving you the knowledge...

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 2, 2014

Assetz have partnered with LSL to offer a custom INSITE report, detailing everything you need to know about any single chosen UK postcode. With over 35 different topics covered, let us help you with your research.

Client Survey 2014

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • November 30, 2014

Here at Assetz we're always looking for ways to improve our service to you, the client. We have devised a simple questionnaire which will help us learn more about our clients and in turn go on to help us make important changes to our business, so that we can serve you better.

We would be most grateful if you would spare a few minutes to complete this online survey at your earliest convenience.

Please follow this link to start the short survey

Buy-to-let lending jumped from £5.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013 to £8 billion in the corresponding period this year - the highest quarterly amount since the crash of 2008.

- the Bank of England -

Stuart Law comments on latest ONS House Price Index

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 1, 2014

“The latest data from the ONS is another display of strength from the UK property market with all regions showing a strong annual uplift in average property prices. The regions are no longer hanging on the coattails of London but showing decent price growth in their own right. The Eastern region of the UK is well ahead of the South East’s 11.6% at 13.4% and the North West and Midlands are also creeping closer. Mortgage availability remains good and with wage growth finally showing an uplift, the traditional seasonal lull in market activity in the run up to Christmas is looking a lot less unnerving.”

Landlords break the £1 trillion barrier

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 1, 2014

The value of property owned by landlords in Great Britain is set to break the £1 trillion pound barrier next year, according to new research from Kent Alliance. The report shows that the total value of property in the private rented sector has now reached £930.7 billion, climbing by £109.5 billion in the last year alone, a rise of 13.3%.

How Many Bricks?

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • December 3, 2014
  • Last week Assetz caught up with Neil at Fusion Furniture. He's been testing the strength of his draws. We love his creative method and can't believe the draws didn't even flinch! We recommend you turn the volume up to watch this video - Enjoy!

The UK market seems more controlled (bar London) - definite slowing factors like MMR / affordability moderating things

- assetz ceo stuart law -

The sales process was fully explained and any correspondence easy to understand, you were always very patient and i never felt under pressure despite the time scale involved, your response to any communication was always quick, helpful and relevant.

- assetz client 2014 -

South London Apartments Launch

  • By Jacey Coates
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  • November 28, 2014

We have a selection of two-and three-bed apartments up to 850sq.ft in size, situated in a modern, boutique development in Mithcham, South London. The apartments benefit from contemporary fully-fitted kitchens with integrated appliances, oak engineered flooring, communal Sky dish, video entry and even solar panels. The three-beds even have a 50ft garden!

Completed in June 2015, the apartments will boast yields of 5.4% - fantastic for this Greater London location and come with a 10-year Buildzone Warranty.

London Victoria is accessible by train in less than 20 minutes and from only £332,500, this is one not to be missed.

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The price of property can go down as well as up. Historic performance should not be taken as a guarantee of future performance. Geared property investment with mortgages can increase risk of losing money as well as increasing the possible gains. Mortgage products referred to in the website can be withdrawn by the lender or have rates or other terms changed without notice and reference to any products does not imply they are certain to be available in the future. Mortgages referred to may also have certain applicant restrictions and are for indicative purposes only although reasonable endeavours have been used to ensure that they are available at the time of publication and are applicable to a significant number of our purchasers. This site is for information purposes only and nothing on this site should be taken as definitive investment advice for your particular situation without you seeking additional guidance directly from ourselves or from other finance and property professionals. Property particulars on this site do not form part of an offer or contract. The developer and Assetz for Investors Ltd, whilst endeavouring to ensure complete accuracy in these property particulars, cannot accept liability for any errors. Valuations of property or indicated rents achievable are either estimated or derived from valuations and/or comparables and can change and should not be relied upon without your own additional valuation and research, but we have carried out reasonable endeavours to achieve accurate indications for these figures. All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and, if necessary, permissions for use and occupation and their details, are given in good faith as provided by the developer and are believed to be correct. However, these are subject to change, especially, but not wholly, relating to any property that is off-plan or not yet complete. Any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. The onus is on each individual investor to undertake their own due diligence, enquiries and inspections. Where shown, net yields are calculated as rental income less expected service charges less expected ground rent as a percentage of the property price. No void periods, optional letting agent costs, repairs or other costs are deducted. Our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale will apply. E. & O. E.