Investing in a Keepmoat home.
Our modern and stylish homes, in great locations across the UK, definitely tick all the right boxes for today’s rental market. Our commitment to building quality homes, that are also affordable, ticks all the savvy investor boxes too.
Whether you’re new to the Buy-to-Let market or a professional investor extending your portfolio, a Keepmoat home is a sound investment.
A five-star home builder
In the national Home Builders Federation (HBF) awards, we have been independently recognised by our customers for delivering quality in build and excellent customer service.
In fact, over 90% of our customers would recommend us and it’s why we’ve been award, once again, five stars for customer satisfaction. So when you buy your home with us, you can buy with confidence.
The number of new homes being built in the UK has risen by 10% since 2013 and Keepmoat is at the forefront of this building boom. A steady supply of our modern and affordable homes is being released for sale all the time at our exciting developments across the UK. This choice and availability offer professional landlords a simple, low-risk opportunity to grow their property portfolio.
Our commitment to building innovative and affordable homes makes them ideal for today’s home buyers, and perfect for today’s savvy property investors too.
Take a look at some of the reasons why a Keepmoat home is a landlord’s dream.
Affordable homes = great potential
As a national homebuilder, our commitment to innovative design and economies of scale allow us to create desirable homes that are amazingly affordable too. We benchmark our prices against local property prices, yet always endeavour to offer more for your money. As you may know, low sale prices and high-spec homes offer great potential for rental income.
Ready to rent from day one
With a brand new Keepmoat home, there are no delays in improving the home to a livable standard - there’s no cleaning, no fixing, no modernising. No need to install appliances, they are already there. No work is required to meet the safety and security checks either.
Plus with no chain to slow things down, you could be generating income sooner rather than later with a Keepmoat home.
We’ve done all the groundwork
We put a lot of time and effort into carefully selecting the right locations for our developments. Close proximity to local amenities, schools and transport networks is always a priority. The same effort goes with our home designs. We pride ourselves on creating places to live that reflect modern life and are equipped with the latest appliances. It all means that your Keepmoat home is attractive to tenants and stands out from other rental properties in the area
We know that one of the most frustrating and costly parts of being a landlord is having to fix problems. From broken washing machines to leaky roofs, all are a drain on resources and profits. Not when you invest in a Keepmoat home. Built to the highest standards and conforming to the very latest energy use and sustainability legislation, there’s very little for you to do to make it tenant-ready.
Every Keepmoat home is equipped with brand-new appliances, all under the manufacturer's warranty. Plus each home is covered by either a NHBC or LABC warranty. Both offer 10 years of protection from major structural problems. So if you’re looking for years of low-stress letting, a Keepmoat is a great investment.
Our great incentives for home buyers are available to landlords too
The great incentives we offer home buyers could help reduce the purchase price or add value to your investment; all are good for business.
Our offers vary by development and the stage of build. Talk to our Sales Advisor at the development to find out what offers are available for professional landlords.
Want to make great use of your pension pot? Looking to build a nest egg for the future? Or just fancy dipping your toe in the buy-to-let market? Whatever your reason, a new Keepmoat home provides a great investment. We’re here every step of the way to make buying your buy-to-let easy. Take a look at our Show Home Lease Back option too.
Why a Keepmoat home is a great investment
We make modern and desirable homes that are designed to appeal to everyone from young professionals to growing families. They’re practical, well equipped and offer your tenants hassle-free living from the minute they move in.
They offer landlords a hassle-free investment too.
One of the biggest expenses that can eat into your rental income is maintenance costs. Relax. Every new Keepmoat home is covered by either an NHBC or LABC warranty. Both offer 10 years’ peace of mind protection from major problems.
It’s not just the brick and mortar that make a Keepmoat home a great Buy-to-Let investment. We’re here to help you every step of the way too. Our expert Sales Advisors are on hand to make the process as simple and enjoyable as possible.
Before you invest, take a look at our advice for first-time investors.
Buy close to home or further afield?
Many first-time investors buy close to where they live. And for good reason. Knowing the area and being able to keep an eye on your investment can make life much easier.
However, if there’s not a big demand for rental properties near you, or you’ve spotted a great opportunity further afield, nothing is stopping you from buying anywhere in the UK. It all depends on how hands-on you want to be.
Do your homework
A little digging around is always time well spent. Find out what the rental market is like. What kind of rent landlords are getting? Is there something happening in the area that will mean there will be more, or less, tenants looking for properties? It’s all worth knowing before you invest.
Do your sums
Today Buy-to-Let lenders will want the rent to cover 125% of the monthly mortgage payment. They all require at least a 25% deposit too. Don’t forget to factor in all your buying costs and day-to-day running costs too.
It’s time to think yields
Like any investment, you’ll want to know what’s in it for you. When it comes to Buy-to-Let properties, it’s all about the yield.
In simple terms, your yield is your annual rental as a percentage of the property value. For example, a property that earns £6,000 a year (£500 a month) and costs £100,000 would give you a rental yield of 6%.
Remember, how much deposit you pay, plus additional costs, such as your mortgage, what rate you’re on and buying costs will all affect your yield.
How hands-on do you want to be?
Do you want to manage everything yourself or get an agent to handle everything for you? It all depends on how much time you have and how much you want to earn from your investment.
Agents charge a management fee but will find tenants, handle contracts and deal with any problems so you don’t have to. It’s worth shopping around to see what agents can offer and how much they charge.
If you have the time to find tenants, arrange viewings and keep up with the property maintenance, you could save yourself the management fee and be a hands-on landlord. This gives you a chance to look after your tenants and build good personal relationships with them. And remember, happy tenants stay longer.