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UK Property Investment in Below Market Value Properties

April 26, 2010Article by Ray Withers

International property investment consultancy Property Frontiers have announced the latest addition to their portfolio if global investment properties. The firm has partnered with a FSA regulated company, giving them access to thousands of properties across the UK, at prices genuinely below market value, with clear cash-flow projections, and viable exit strategies.

Property Frontiers director David Cox said:

“We have partnered with a company involved in the financial side of the property market, in order that we gain access to their stocks of below market value properties, in return for our assistance in selling said properties in a timely fashion.

“There are many websites out there claiming to sell below market value property, but when you look closely the value is below what it was at the height of the boom, while these are often being sold at current market values, they are not below market value in the current market. We have gained access to genuine UK BMV properties, with solid cash-flow projections and viable exit strategies.”

Cox acknowledged the fact that supplies of UK properties for sale are currently increasing, and that this could put pressure on the price rises seen since last year, but said this did not affect the strength of the investment opportunities his firm is currently offering.

“UK property investment tends to be done on a rental basis, with property investors becoming defacto landlords for their portfolio of properties. Because prices have fallen far faster than rents, and these properties are below market value, they offer strong rental yields and that is all that most investors are looking for at the moment,” he said.

UK property investment is getting a lot of press at the moment, because mortgages are incredibly costly and difficult to obtain, and this has strengthened demand in the private rental sector immeasurably. This combined with the price rises and the availability of below market value properties in the UK has created a perfect storm behind buy-to-let investment in UK property.

In closing, Cox explained that the properties coming across the Property Frontiers decks are mostly 2 and 4 bedroom houses in established residential areas, with very few flats and built up properties.

“2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses in established residential areas, with good transport links and schools nearby, will be the properties most in demand over the coming years, both in terms of rental and sales. We are extremely fortunate to have gained access to these properties at — arguably — just the right time,” he said.

For more information contact Property Frontiers on +44 (0) 1865 202700.

Author

Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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