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Property investment is one of the country’s most popular forms of investment. According to data recently published by the Office for National Statistics, the number of households in the UK’s private rented sector rose from 2.8 million in 2007 to 4.5 million in 2017. That’s an increase of 63% in just 10 years. Historically, the property has been an extremely reliable asset class, for individuals and professionals fund-holders alike. It has performed strongly over the long term and it offers the opportunity for both capital appreciation and regular rental returns.
It's easy to see why so many people choose to invest in bricks and mortar rather than leave their money to languish in a poorly-paying high street savings account. There are many good reasons to consider investing in residential property but there are some important issues to bear in mind before deciding whether to commit. Success in property investment requires a well-reasoned strategy, and devising that strategy is the most important step when starting out. This guide explains, in brief, some of the most important issues to think about when it comes to beginning your property investment journey.
In this property investment guide, designed specifically for beginners or first-time investors, we will be looking at the following:
This guide will also address the common questions, first-time investors and beginners, frequently face when it comes to property investment. For more information and advice in regards to property investment, please see our property investment blog.
This is our first venture into buying a flat in the UK and Danielle and the team at Residential Estates has been absolutely brilliant! They provided very prompt replies and sound advice throughout. I highly recommend Residential Estates and will definitely consider them again for future purchases.
“Really pleased with advice and services of Paul Winder from Residential Estates. Professional, friendly and not pushy. Highly recommend!”
“I received excellent service and a warm and courteous personal attitude from the staff
I highly recommend anyone interested in the field
I received guidance from the beginning and close accompaniment to everything I wanted
Thanks for everything”
“I have bought a few properties via Paul Winder from Residential Estates, and have always received first class service throughout the complete buying process.”
“I have purchased one property with residential Estates and am in the process of purchasing two more and have found the company to be very professional and any queries I have had have been dealt with quickly by Paul Winder.”
“I have bought an off Plan Flat via Chris Smith at Residential Estates. Chris has been absolutely brilliant with his market knowledge and getting back to me quickly about any questions. Chris is honest, friendly. Thoroughly recommend.”
“Residential Estates were really helpful in helping me to navigate the property investment market. They have a thorough understanding of the market and were very personable and professional.”
“Michael Johns and Danielle Smith provided a superb service. Would recommend them to anyone considering a purchase.”
“Michael and Danielle are really helpful and super professional, they are always ready for you. As a complete newbie, they guided me through every step. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others and am very much looking forward to work with them again!!!”
“Have been impressed with the pro-active nature of the service provided & general professionalism throughout the process. Always on hand to lend advice when required.”
“Very helpful agents. Prepared to push the other parties involved to get things done. They must appreciate good customers and will go the extra mile. Rare nowadays.”
“Michael was very responsive to my detailed questions and always reachable.
Am thankful for his help on this deal and hopefully many more to come in the coming years!
Would certainly recommend him to friends and colleagues.”
“I have found Michael a great friend and profoundly helpful. Works with full understanding of his client's requirements and make things happen to the best advantage.”
“Michael Holliday has been very helpful and supportive from the first contact to completion. He has responded quickly to both emails and telephone queries and has been able to explain processes and procedures as when necessary as well as assisting with unblocking bottlenecks. I have found the service provided by Michael H at Residential Estates very professional and friendly.”
“As a first time buyer of a property off plan, I needed quite a lot of guidance and support through the process to ensure that I secured the right property that suited my requirements. Michael Holliday was on hand to answer any questions that I had.
I have been very impressed with the way that Residential Estates (and in particular Michael) have dealt with this purchase and look forward to expanding my portfolio in the future with Michael's help.”