Monday, 18 March 2019

BUY-TO-LET DEAL OF THE WEEK: 1 bed flat in Chichester, £129,950, 6.0% yield

1 bed flat, Chatsworth Road, Chichester
1 bed flat in Chichester
Listed for sale on 17/01/19 @ £135,000
Now = £129,950
Rent = £650pcm
Yield = 6.0%

Last sold for £120,000 in 2015 (+8% in 4 years)
At £129,950, this one-bedroom flat on the Arundel Park estate is the cheapest property for sale on the open market in Chichester right now. For that reason it's worth a closer look, as it may appeal to a landlord looking to purchase a rental property with a limited budget.

Formerly a studio apartment, this well-presented property has been converted to provide a (small but better than not having one at all) bedroom. With neutral décor, double glazing plus a modern bathroom and kitchen, there is nothing that needs doing to market this property to tenants straight away. I'd expect to do so for £650pcm, which would mean a decent 6% rental return based on paying the full asking price.

That asking price is just £10,000 more than when the property last sold in 2015 (meaning an increase of 8% in four years). These flats are notorious for having had little capital growth in recent years, with their values plateauing as they appear less-desirable compared to other apartment blocks in Chichester (and hence have become 'cheap'). That wasn't always the case mind; this property shows the rapid increase these flats saw during the start of the millennium, having sold for £52,000 in 2001 and then £98,000 in 2004 (+88% in just three years!). Perhaps there's life in these yet then and buying something (particularly which is in good condition) with the title of 'cheapest property in Chichester' could be a shrewd move. The fact it has an extended lease also overcomes one of the common downsides with these flats (although be sure to factor ground rent & service charges into your calculations).

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

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