Monday 18 June 2018

BUY-TO-LET DEAL OF THE WEEK: 3 bedroom house in Chichester, £285,000, 4.6% yield

3 Bed house, Kingsham Road, Chichester, West Sussexkitchenlounge
3 bedroom house in Chichester
Listed for sale on 11/06/18 @ £285,000
Rent = £1,100pcm
Yield = 4.6%

Last sold for £76,000 in 1998 (+275% in 20 years)
This week's buy-to-let deal comes in the form of a three-bedroom semi-detached house close to Chichester's city centre. It is not far from the Southern Gateway regeneration plans, so could benefit from the flurry of activity that is planned there.

Priced at £285,000 is it also well-priced compared to another in the same street that is currently on the market for £300,000. Considering this one has a 'loft room' it seems excellent value for money, particularly if that room could be converted to a 'proper' fourth bedroom (I assume fire regulations prevent this currently). Even without this, it is a well-positioned house for Chichester's city centre and has good sized rooms. There's a large lounge, kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms and a smaller single, with the bathroom having been moved upstairs. 

The house seems to be in a fair condition - it probably won't make anyone's jaw drop or heart flutter, but it seems to be solid and neutral enough for most people. It has gas central heating and double glazing, which is becoming a pre-requisite for most tenants nowadays. This means it could be let with minimal changes for around £1,100pcm. That's a fairly strong rent for these houses, which typically go for around £975-£1,000pcm, but the bonus room in the loft and the increase in the rents of three-bedroom houses in Chichester (the cheapest available in the city is now £975pcm), means a 4.6% rental return could be achievable.

Fundamentally this seems to be a sound proposition; a solid house in a good location that should benefit from future regeneration plans. It is for sale at a reasonable price compared to nearby properties and has that extra room in the loft that could even be improved further to maximise the return. It's certainly proven to be lucrative for the current owner; who paid just £76,000 for it in 1998; meaning they're due a 275% profit after 20 years of ownership!

The property is on the market with Cubitt & West and full details can be found on Rightmove via the following link:

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