Islington Square

The Challenge

Our client is looking to diversify their wealth and build a buy-to-let portfolio in Central London. Our aim is to identify opportunities where we can buy 6 more units in order to both qualify for commercial rates of stamp duty but also secure decent discounts. The aim of the portfolio is to provide our client with a stable rental income and capital appreciation over the medium to long term.

 

The Perfect Conclusion

We successfully sourced this superb bulk discount purchase of multiple units in one of the best new builds to come to market in north central London in recent years. Islington Square was once formerly an Edwardian Royal Mail sorting office, and retains period charm and character combined with all the efficiencies of a new build. We negotiated aggressively and managed to secure a significant 17.75% saving on the asking price resulting in a 4.8% projected net yield (return on equity).

 

The Unfair Advantage

We have the expertise to source and negotiate excellent discounts in the best buildings for our clients. In this instance our client has been able to take advantage of the weaker pound, and a softer market, to secure an attractive discounted multiple unit purchase. Black Brick will manage the letting of the apartments, providing a seamless service at minimal stress to the client.

 

Young Street

The Challenge

Our clients were looking to invest into the prime Central London property market for wealth preservation and diversification. They viewed the market as a good time to enter, given the fall in property values and depreciation of sterling, effectively giving them a 37% discount compared to buying in June 2014. They were mid to long term investors, looking for a combination of capital appreciation and rental return. They were initially open new build, freehold blocks and individuals units across multiple prime areas. Their goal was to buy a minimum of 6 apartments for within their budget.

 

The Perfect Conclusion

We spent time with our clients, educating them  on different parts of London, pricing and rental yields. Eventually we successfully sourced this superb bulk discount purchase of multiple one bedroom units in one of the best new build boutique developments in Kensington. On account of our negotiation the client has secured a significant saving resulting in a 3+% projected gross yield. We will continue to assist our client in securing suitable tenants and managing the portfolio of properties via our dedicated Property Management Service.

 

The Unfair Advantage

We negotiate hard. Bulk deals give us greater leverage. We saved our clients a record discount for this particular development.