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Last Updated: 20/03/2015  

Depending on when you have bought your property investment most landlords have seen excellent growth in rental returns over the last 4-5 years.  With superb mortgage rates available on buy-to let properties it would be quite normal to see a healthy profit at the end of each years accounts.  However, since the fall in values in 2008-2009 there has also been a strong increase in capital appreciation over the last 6 years.  Some of our clients have invested in their properties by mordernising them, updating kitchens, bathrooms, new decoration and carpeting and have seen excellent increases in their rental income as well as improving the value of their property.  Other landlords have though it is a great time to borrow at low interest rates and extend their property by providing a loft extension giving another bedroom and shower room or a ground floor extension.  In these cases there are void periods when the work takes place but medium to long term there are great rewards.

Wimbledon rental:
Previous rent achieved prior to the work was £1400pcm. The property is quite dated but the Landlord agreed to redecorate throughout to freshen up the property, as well as updated elements in the bathroom. The Landlord is having modern blinds fitted throughout again to give the property a more modern feel. Ellisons have re-let the property for £1,550 pcm.
Before and after photos of bathroom.