We have an urgent need for 1 bed houses or flats as we currently have strong demand from some of our current landlords looking to buy more buy to let properties.
If you have a 1 bedroom property and would like to sell for a good price to a no-nonsense buyer with cash, please contact us.
Typically, our landlords will make a decision within just a few days and most have cash in the bank. Their main aim is to buy 1, or 2 bedroom, properties that we can let easily.
Standard estate agency terms apply and we require 1 , or 2 bed, houses or flats in the following areas:
St Neots, Little Paxton, Gt Paxton, Eynesbury, Abbotsley, Gt Gransden, Eltisley, Toseland, Cambourne
Kimbolton, Gt staughton, Lt staughton, Perry, Grafham, Stonely, Oundle
Huntingdon, Godmanchester, St Ives, Hilton, Papworth, Buckden, Brampton
Peterborough, all central areas, Hamptons, Conington, Sawtry
If you have a 1 bedroom home to sell, and would like a quick decision, please call us on 01480 433933, or use the form below:
We have a selection of Buy to let property, with tenants already in occupation with an assured shorthold contract.
Why buy a property without a tenant?
We also have Buy to Let mortgages available, s.t.s.
If you are thinking about buying an investment property to let out, then see our advice pages on buy to let. We have been in the UK property sales business for over 20 years and have been letting property for over 15 years.
We offer a selection of properties, occupied and unoccupied, that are suitable for rental purposes. Any of the currently tenanted properties are let on an assured shorthold tenancy agreement.
If you are looking for letting agents in Huntingdon Gatehouse Estates are perfectly placed to help. we have acted as letting agents in the Huntingdon, St Neots, St Ives, Kimbolton and Bedford areas since 1988.
From Huntingdon we cover properties in PE29, PE28, PE27, PE19, SG19 & CB23 postcode areas.
We are members of the Guild of Letting and Management and registered with a government authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme.
Our Letting Agents office is located at 63 Cambridge Street, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Home ownership drops to lowest for 20 years
This could be the time to buy a property to rent out. The housing trend seems to be heading towards a nation of property renters. There’s still plenty of buy-to-let schemes available with resale homes looking more attractive to potential landlords at the moment.
UK home ownership has dropped to the lowest level for 20 years. A Government report by the British Property Federation has just revealed that just 67.9% of English households owned their home. This is the lowest figure since 1991.
The Private Rented Sector, though, has shown an increase of about a third, up by about 1 million households to 3.1 million in 2008-9, from 2.1 million in 2000. Privately rented homes have accounted for nearly all household growth over the past decade.
It would appear that the trend in British housing is heading in the direction of the European and American markets, where there will be more renters than homeowners.
Professional property management companies are already in big demand and this trend is likely to attract new players into this profession. However, when deciding on which company will manage your burgeoning property portfolio, do some careful research.
The length of time that a property management company has been in business is a good indicator. Word-of-mouth is a powerful weapon in the consumer’s armoury. No letting agent will be able to stand much negative chatter in this digital age.
Ask how regularly they check the property on your behalf. If you believe the agent doesn’t have enough staff to regularly inspect all of their managed properties, then walk away. It’s unlikely that any defects in your property, or any breaches of tenancy occupation, will be picked up from their office.
Gatehouse Estates Property Management offer a professional management service and have just launched a Buy-to-Let service with advice on buying a property to let out, together with advice on how to seek out the best funding deals.
Gatehouse Estates Property Management can be reached in their Godmanchester office on 01480 433933. Please ask for Helen Powell, General manager. www.gatehouserental.co.uk
If you’re interested in buying a buy-to-let property, please visit our specialist buy-to-let site, where you can view properties for sale with tenants installed. All of these tenants are in the properties under an annual Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreememnt. www.gatehouseestates.co.uk
There are many legal Landlord obligations that need to be in place before a tenant moves into a property.
The main Landlord obligations are as follows:
- To cover the cost of all ground rent & services charges that apply to the property.
- To insure the building & any contents if the property is offered furnished.
- To gain permission from the mortgage lender to rent out the property.
- To make sure all furniture & furnishings (if provided by the landlord) comply with all regulations.
- To ensure a yearly gas-safety certificate is arranged on the property.
- If your property is leasehold you may require permission from the freeholder to sub-let.
- To cover the cost of any maintenance of appliances & equipment.
- To cover the cost of any maintenance needed on the property.
- Provision & maintenance of smoke alarms
- If you are an overseas landlord, apply for the Exemption Certificate from the Inland Revenue.
If you require any further information on Landlord Obligations please call (01480) 433933 or visit www.gatehouserental.co.uk
Gatehouse Estates Property Management need more houses to let in Letchworth Garden City.
We let this property within 24 hours of receiving the landlord’s instructions.
This 2 bedroom furnished flat was to let in Letchworth for around £1000 per month. If you have a property to let in Letchworth and need an efficient property management company to either provide a tenant finding service, or a fully management service. More information on this…
Contact Gatehouse Estates Property Management on 01480 433 933
Tax Breaks for UK Landlords.
Landlords could be eligible for a maximum tax break of £1,500 per property against the cost of installing draught proofing, loft insulation, or insulation for hot water systems. The Government are keen to encourage all home owners, including landlords, to improve the energy rating of their properties.
Most landlords are unaware that they can make this tax deductable improvement to their rented property. Furthermore, it will improve the property’s energy rating when they have to conform to the new EPC ( Energy Performance Certificate ) scheme that comes into force in October 2008. By improving the energy performance rating, the landlord is simply improving their chances of letting sooner, and for more rent. Savvy tenants will want to see the energy rating of the property to rent, before they agree to let. With the cost of energy rising seemingly weekly, this will become a major decision maker.
This tax break is called LESA, Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance. Talk to your financial advisor for more information, or if you are local to our offices in Godmanchester, or Bedford, call in. Contact us
New Landlords love the sales slump
The latest slump in prices within the UK housing market, has turned out to to a happy hunting ground for Buy to Let landlords.
The RICS has just released news that new instructions to let property has increased significantly in the first quarter of this year. The combination of property owners experiencing difficulty in selling their properties, and the lower purchase prices, has created the perfect Read more