Industrial: Strood Kent
Station Road West, Kent
Residential buy-to-let investment
Residential buy-to-let Investment
By Alan Stewart, director and head of Residential Lettings and Management
"Today, it is even more important for anyone considering investing in a buy-to-let property to do their homework. It can make the difference between a lucrative investment and a disastrous and expensive failure. Location is always a key factor, whether buying to live in or to let. Always consider market value, rental income and capital growth. Who will let and manage the property? If an agent, the cost must be factored in."
This was the penultimate paragraph of an article I wrote at the end of 2014.
In the intervening three months, the increased level of publicity regarding property as an investment has prompted me to expand on the topic:read more
Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is one of the largest independent property practices in the South East. Operating from offices across Kent, we offer a full range of property consultancy and management services in the commercial and residential sectors.
Caxtons is a private limited company, established in 1990, but with roots back in the late 1800s, providing property services to a wide range of clients. The company is owned by its 6 directors with 7 associate directors in support. We employ over 90 people, with some 15 Chartered Surveyors and a wealth of other experienced staff that can advise on all your property needs.
Is your business vulnerable due to underinsurance?
Brokers and insurance companies agree that underinsurance is a recurrent problem for the industry and an enormous risk for their clients. Nevertheless, underinsurance has increased since the start of the recession in 2008 and is now widespread.
Rents continue to rise
Falling unemployment, and wages predicted to rise will be welcome news to landlords in the private rental sector. Historically, improving prospects supports high demand from new or existing tenants, who may wish to move to better properties.
Caxtons sponsors B2Bs
Once again Caxtons Chartered Surveyors is delighted to support the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and the local business community by agreeing headline sponsorship of their 2015 B2B events.