What We Do
Find UK Property help UK and Overseas Investors buy the best investment properties in the UK. We then continue to manage and maintain those properties on our Net Guaranteed Rent System – for the long term. The buyer becomes a true passive investor, fully owning the property, benefitting from guaranteed rental income and long term capital growth in value – but has none of the hassle of property maintenance and tenants. The video explains this well. All of our properties are located in the North East and North West and already rented out to good long-term tenants at time of purchase.
Section 3 of the Main Video (or alternatively the short video below) explain in detail our background, history, how we work and what we do. It is worth watching this.
What We Don’t Do
We do not do mortgages, so you will need a minimum of £50,000 of your own funds in order to buy a property from us. You can of course mortgage the property later yourself if needed. We do not sell properties for immediate “own use”. All of the houses we sell are already rented out to good long-term tenants and must remain so for at least the first 3 years. Even after this, our clients normally continue with the same system. However, you can of course give us notice if you wish, and we can move the tenants to another of our properties after the 3 years. Then you can take possession of your property and use it for your own use. We do not sell property in the Midlands or South – Only in the towns in the North East and in Lancashire in the North West.
We Help You Buy & Manage Investment Properties
Many UK residents living in the south or in London are now considering low cost houses for investment and long term pension type income & security. Prices in London and South are very high and % rental yields much lower. The same property which we sell for £66,000 here in the North West or the North East, is over £350,000 in the South. In the past London has done very well in capital growth – however this is less likely to be the case going forward and the risks of buying here are now higher. Our clients from the UK also like our “hand-off” system where we work differently to normal Estate Agents and Letting Agents and provide a much more comprehensive service looking after all aspects of the purchase and the subsequent long term management with a Guaranteed Rent System. Our UK clients include busy professionals working in or near London and those that have retired or coming up to retirement.
Many overseas buyers are looking to the UK for a secure place for medium to long-term investment. They are not looking to immigrate into the UK immediately (although some may consider it in the future), but simply wish to grow their money securely and with the least amount of hassle. They usually have some link with the UK or intend to send their children to study here in the future. Many may have studied here themselves. They are looking for a company that offers a complete solution; this includes finding investment property, dealing with the purchase process and lettings and management, paying the net rent to them, dealing with UK authorities and possibly managing the future re-sale of the property. Some of them may wish to come to the UK in the future and even re-sell their investment properties to buy an ‘own use’ property.
Many of our clients are actually UK nationals who are working or living overseas. They want to invest for the long term in a safe and secure country (i.e. their own country – the UK). Some may eventually wish to retire in the UK and may sell one or more of their investment properties to get an own use property. Others will simply keep these properties for long term investment and they may pass these on to their children. Having a real asset that they own outright and that grows in value, generating good retirement income makes sense for them and they feel safe in having such a property in the UK. Many clients start with one property and in later years acquire more to build a small portfolio (see customer case studies section).
Ideal Investment Properties
Our low cost investment properties are ideal for this purpose. These properties deliver amongst the best net rental yields in the UK and are expected to grow well in capital value over next few years. Rather than purchasing ONE more expensive property, it is far better to purchase multiple, smaller, lower cost investment properties for the same budget. This will deliver better overall net rent, greater capital growth, less risk, be more tax efficient and provide more flexibility.
Our group of companies are able to provide you with a complete property investment solution. We acquire suitable investment properties, rent them out, and then sell them to investors in a secure way (It is like a continuous production line and we are managing over 2,000 such properties for clients with about 35 to 40 more added each month). We have systems in place to significantly reduce risk; the use of official client accounts, and the appointment of knowledgeable independent solicitors to do local searches and complete registration under the buyer’s name at the UK Land Registry. Thereafter, we continue to manage the properties on their behalf and provide regular statements and net rental payments into their accounts. This way we control all aspects of the process and have full accountability to the buyer, making the purchase and management process much easier. Clients of our partner company, Sandcastles, are also given the same levels of service, and, when they visit the UK, we help them with property viewing, the purchase process and provide post-purchase property management. We can help you buy even if you are not able to visit the UK right now as ID documents can be attested by a lawyer in your own country. Since Covid 19, we have been using Zoom video meetings very effectively to provide information and reassurance to clients who are unable to visit – and visits are not required to buy our properties.
We Are Fully Licensed
We are fully licensed members of the National Association of Estate Agents. Our staff have passed the relevant examinations set by the National Federation of Property Professionals. One of our staff was officially recognised by NFoPP as achieving the highest marks amongst all UK Estate Agents in 2012.
Customers can have the confidence of knowing that they will be dealing with a company that has undertaken to treat them fairly if problems arise, and deliver customer service standards that go beyond minimum legal requirements. We are members of the Property Ombudsman’s Scheme (Regulatory Scheme) and follow the Trading Standard Approved Code.
We are regulated by the Information Commissioner (Data Protection Act) and customers can be confident that any ID or passport copy information they provide will be treated confidentially and kept secure.
In order to discuss your requirements, it is best to complete an enquiry form under the relevant section on the home page by clicking “Click Here for Enquiry Form/ Brochure”. We will send you the full brochure links and contact you at your request. Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the advice hotline number above to discuss your needs.
VIDEO – Who we are and What we do.
This video explains who are Find UK Property, the services we provide, and why you should use us. It also covers our history and background. The content in this video is similar to Section 3 of the Main Property Video