Property Investor case studies
Overseas investors purchase properties in Surrey, Hampshire & Berkshire
We have been approached by an German oil engineer wanting to buy a UK property for his future residence on the fringes of Guildford and Woking He had re-mortgaged his existing property in addition to his savings and had a lump sum available to invest. His main driving force was to apply his funds in not only a more stable form of investment, such as a Surrey property but in a more reliable currency than the unpredictable EURO. After finding the right property, it was let out immediately for a term of 24 months to a corporate company – earning him 6% rental yield.
Homeowner releases equity from his own home to purchase a buy-to-let as a pension fund
Jamie owns a home in Camberley and saw their property had increased in value over the last 10 years. He decided to purchase a smaller investment property with this in mind. The value increase of Jamie’s home means there is a lot of equity in the property. He re-mortgaged this to get the deposit for the purchase of £195K. He then purchased at £375K with a 60% buy to let mortgage. The mortgage is set up on a capital repayment basis (that is self financing from the rental income). Jamie wishes to pay the mortgage down to own unencumbered at his estimated retirement date so that he can live off the rental income as a pension fund.
Parents invest in property for the future of their children
Chloe and William got in touch with Knights Property Services enquiring about the possibility of purchasing a property for their Son, who is to finish university in 18 months. By considering several possibilities, they had realized that their son would realistically take approximately 6 years before being able to afford to buy his own place. After doing some math, Chloe and William concluded that if they released equity from their current home to purchase a property as a buy to let, they would be able to generate £50 000 – £70 000 worth of potential equity. They followed the buy-to-let route and the property had been rented 2 weeks after completion at 5.8% rental yield.