For those with some expertise in creating something out of
nothing this could be a great project. A bit unclear whether it still needs
excavating, but one thing is certain; the end product is to be a desirable
studio flat in “Emerging Outer Prime” Streatham Hill.
Studio flats on these roads should fetch in the region of £215,000
to £230,000. So with a potential resale of £215,000 plus a guide of £30,000
plus some legals and building work makes for a handy profit of £150,000plus.
Unless of course the bidding goes crazy….
But, will planning permission be granted? There have been
objections in the past on the road by the looks of things, so perhaps the
vendor was wiser to await the decision before throwing this one under the
Interesting for the right buyer with the right experience to
see it through.
So, if you're in the market for a good opportunity to develop
something from nothing then have a look at this one.
The rents paid by Clapham tenants are now standing at £2,188 per calendar month (PCM), a rise of 2.25% year on year and 0.45% higher month on month.
However, this attention-grabbing monthly rent figure masks stark differences in the various different parts of the Clapham rental market. Demand in Clapham for high quality family homes with two or three bedrooms in good catchment areas for schools remains really robust due to tenants wanting access to the schools. Other influencing factors that make certain areas popular are the proximity to transport links. However, I have noticed a drop in demand (and thus rents achieved) for property where the landlord hasn’t kept the property fresh; in terms of decoration, carpets, replacement windows and poor heating.
So, what does all this mean for Clapham landlords and tenants?
With the new tax rules for landlords, many believed that the number of rental properties would narrow throughout 2017, as landlords sold up their Buy to let properti…
The average asking price of property in Clapham dropped by 5% or £43,919 compared to a year ago, taking the current average asking price to £830,517 compared with £874,436 this time last year.
The overall drop in asking prices is being put down to sellers being more realistic with their pricing and looking to benefit from the impending mortgage interest rate rises later in 2018. This is great news for first, second and third time buyers in Clapham starting their property hunting in the usually active spring market this year facing the opportunity of paying less for the property of their dreams. Even better news is that whilst first time buyers also have to pay less for their property, they also have the bonus of the Chancellor stopping Stamp Duty being paid by first time buyers!
Looking at the different sectors of the Clapham property market, splitting it down into property types, one can see what is happening to each sector of the market with regard to their average asking prices …
In my blog about the Clapham Property Market I mostly only talk about two of the three main sectors of the local property market, the ‘private rented sector’ and the ‘owner occupier sector’. However, as I often stress when talking to my clients, one cannot forget the third sector, that being the ‘social housing sector’ (or council housing as some people call it).
In previous articles, I have spoken at length about the crisis in supply of property in Clapham (i.e. not enough property is being built), but in this article I want to talk about the other crisis – that of affordability. It is not just about the pure number of houses being built but also the equilibrium of tenure (ownership vs rented) and therein, the affordability of housing, which needs to be considered carefully for an efficient and effectual housing market.
An efficient and effectual housing market is in everyone’s interests, including Clapham homeowners and Clapham landlords, so let me explain ..