Buy To Let Advice Ipswich

What makes a good rental buy?

Are you considering buying to let?

If you want your property to rent quickly and have minimal periods when it is not let, it pays to do your homework to find out exactly what makes a good rental property. 

Jenna and Lee, at Belvoir Ipswich, are more than happy to chat through your options and specific advice for your circumstances.

Call on 01473 212323 or email

If you are not quite there yet - read on for the basic tips to start;

What should you buy?

Different property is advantageous in different locations.

Compare prices and find out what is the most popular in various locations. As a landlord you should thoroughly research the location of the property that you buy - are there good schools nearby, desirable for families?

Since many families often look to rent before buying, they can get their children settled into a school of their choice and get to know an area before making a huge financial commitment of purchasing.

What are the local amenities like?

Check the area for plans for new parks, shopping centres, cinemas and coffee houses. Don’t forget to investigate new or future public transport links and find out whether you are considering an area than might be very noisy at night. While checking about future plans the local council or private developers might have, consider the negative impacts they could have on your property - will the new shopping centre overlook your garden; will the parking become a nightmare and so on? It’s not just about renting now, it’s about selling in the future too on a longer term investment.

Listen to advice

Before you buy look at the windows of your local agents. Are there loads of properties that never seem to budge? Why is that? Is the street a no-go area for renters? Ask the agents and try to read between the lines to find out what is going on with those specific properties. Before buying, ask an agent what tenants are looking for in a property. What is more important to them - size, location or condition? In an ideal world all three would be perfect but sometimes you have to look at the long term gain on an investment property and as long as the figures balance out, the purchase is worth doing.

Look at the demand currently at the moment.

There is a huge demand for three bedroom properties in and around Ipswich - with parking! Buy a property that has minimal or low maintenance. If you want as less hassle as possible, buying new or modernish property would be the way forward, unless you were to purchase a property that requires full modernisation to update it to a standard to rent, it then looks after itself.

Jenna and Lee will give you the information to work the above tips out for yourself - bespoke to the Ipswich market. Making an informed decision at this stage is imperative to making a success 

 Belvoir Ipswich has the experience to find you the best tenants and ensure the best return on your property, whilst minimising vacancy time and saving you money.

CLICK HERE for an easy, up to date lettings valuation. 

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