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The Hallmark, Manchester.

23/09/20

Designed by award-winning architects Broadway Malyan, this stunning new building is set over 15 storeys with extensive views out
over the city. The 145 luxury one, two and three bedroom apartments include residents-only access to a ground floor terrace with covered
seating area, landscaped roof garden, spacious interior designed lobby and concierge facilities.
With 80% of the development now sold out the remaining apartments are all 2 bedroom.

The stylish and contemporary interiors feature high specification finishes that have been carefully selected to complement the eye-catching architecture. With excellent transport connections, The Hallmark stands proudly on the doorstep of one of Manchester’s most vibrant districts.

Highlights

  • 5 mins walk to Manchester Victoria Station
  • Completes in December 2020
  • Private balconies with some apartments
  • Secure Underground Parking
  • High Specification Apartments
  • Highly desirable location in Manchester’s Green Quarter
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Poulson House, Stoke.

21/09/20

Poulson House in Stoke is our latest completed and fully operational student accommodation development situated a mere 9 minute walk from the University of Staffordshire. The project is also situated some 25 minute drive away from The University of Keele. Completed in 2016, Poulson house consists of 122 studio apartments approx 15-25m2.

Whilst being particularly close to the University the development also benefits from being fully operational with no development risk and thus providing immediate income for investors.

The project is managed by Greenpad, the University’s own management company with this being the only building that they manage. Investors can benefit from a fully managed investment opportunity with a 2 year rental assurance provided for the first 30 investors.

The University of Staffordshire consists of approx 13,000 students and is due to open in September of this year. The building is already open to accept students for the forthcoming academic year and is already 50% occupied.

Investment Highlights

  • Completed operational student accommodation
  • Only £59,950
  • True live yield of 7%
  • The only University approved PBSA studios
  • Managed by Stafford University’s student union
  • 1 year rental assurance (7% NET) starting September 2020 (Covid protection)
  • University has confirmed its open next year
  • £4000 rental assurance per unit is placed into a deposit protection scheme client account / or lodged in an escrow, held by a 3rd party solicitor
  • 2 years assurance for the first 30 buyers
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The Roscoe, Liverpool.

11/09/20

6% Net return assured for 2 years

Looking for an investment property in Liverpool? Then look no further than this fantastic offering just off of Liverpool’s famous Georgian Quarter. Whether you are a buy-to-let investor or a discerning owner-occupier, this property in Liverpool city centre is not to be overlooked.

The Roscoe is a boutique collection of 82 beautifully presented 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in the heart of Liverpool city centre, within walking distance of every amenity and expertly designed for the burgeoning rental market.

Buy-to-let landlords will have peace of mind that their apartment is fully-managed by a leading management company, who will take care of everything for them.

The prime central location (L1 Postcode) and build quality will ensure the apartments are reliably let to high calibre tenants long term. From an investment perspective, this fantastic off-plan project lends itself perfectly to the short-term rental market – with Liverpool being the third most visited city in the UK, double-digit yields are easily achievable with this city centre investment property.

This luxury development consists of 82 apartments, it sits on the ridge overlooking Liverpool Cathedral and adjacent to the famous Rodney Street referred to as the “Harley Street of the North”. 3 Major train stations within a 5-minute walk and all the major attractions in Liverpool has to offer.

City centre rental properties offer investors strong capital growth potential and reliable rental returns. Tenants who seek properties in a centralised location are often affluent young professionals or graduates.

This highly desirable tenant pool expects high-quality accommodation in the heart of the city, with the hustle and bustle of what it has to offer on their doorstep. The Roscoe is in the heart of Liverpool’s city centre and will appeal to the city’s buoyant rental market.

Owning a rental apartment in this area will help to safeguard your returns for many years to come.

Investment Highlights

  • Prices from £127,950
  • 1 and 2 bedroom apartments
  • 2 years 6% net rental assurance
  • Experienced developer with over £9m worth of assured rent paid
  • Completion Q3 2021
  • 8 minutes walk from Lime Street Station
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X1 Michigan Towers, Manchester.

28/08/20

X1 Michigan Towers is an exciting new flagship development, which is set to change the Manchester skyline. Our new development features four iconic towers, each with unique façades with a stunning architectural design.

Each tower is set within a modern landscaped public realm, which features cafe spaces, restaurants, retail and office space alongside the residential offer.

With heights ranging between 14 and 35 floors, the towers provide both sweeping views of MediaCityUK, Salford Quays and central Manchester. This mixed-use scheme is an ideal investment opportunity and is truly unique in its contemporary design and perfect quayside location.

Situated in the heart of MediaCityUK in the iconic Salford Quays, home to Coronation Street as well as the likes of the BBC, ITV, Ericsson and Kellogg’s, this new phase of development complements the existing towers, and fits perfectly within the bustling business and leisure community.

This development presents an exclusive opportunity to invest in limited luxury property located at the very heart of Peel’s thriving MediaCityUK project.

Investment Case:

  • Manchester is one of the UK investment hotspots right now
  • Established economic powerhouse with every increasing demand for new built property.
  • 57.8% growth between 2009-2019
  • Located in the heart of MediaCity and Salford Quays, one of the UK’s most famous and iconic regeneration schemes
  • In Salford Quays prices are lower that the city centre, with more and more people moving there for affordability and quality of life.
  • The gap between prices in the city centre and Salford Quays is decreasing rapidly, a trend which is set to continue.
  • Since 2013, prices in Salford Quays have almost doubled
  • Located on the Broadway and Harbour City Metrolink stations
  • Next to MediaCityUK, home to the BBC, ITV, Kelloggs, Bupa, University of Salford and over 250 creative media business.
  • 8 Mins into central Manchester
  • 20 min walk to Old Trafford Football Ground
  • Part of the Peel Group’s multi-billion-pound regeneration scheme
  • X1 are a massive multibillion pound developer with extensive experience of developing high quality housing and working closely with Peel Ports.
  • Rental Guarantee to offset any void periods during the first 2-3 years

 

 

 

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Carnaby Place, Manchester.

08/07/20

Prices From £135,000, projected 8-10% yield on short term let

Carnaby Place is a new residential development in a prime location on the emerging Regent Road, minutes from Manchester City Centre.

Comprised of 96 units containing one, two and three-bed apartments, as well as three-bed duplexes; the development offers contemporary living space in a modern residential community with an on-site gym, communal gardens, 24-hour concierge and residents lounge.

The price point of this development is extremely attractive and perfect for investors who can not necessarily afford the higher pricetags of Manchester City Centre but with the added benefit of just being a short walk away.

The development is close to shopping centres, restaurants and plenty of things to keep persepctive tenants happy.

Scheduled for completion in Q2 2022 the development is unique in that the entirte 30% deposit required to exchange is fully protected and insured in case the developer, for any reason, was unable to complete the development. This makes this project one of the safest off plan property investment opportunities currently available in Manchester.

Investment Highlights

  • Prices from £135k for 1 bedroom apartments, £194k for 2 bedroom apartments and £250k + for 3 bedrooms
  • Income projected at 6% Net for long term lets and up to 10% net for short term rentals
  • 3% Deposit interest between exchange and completion
  • Payment plan 30% deposit on exchnage (Fully Protected) 70% on completion
  • Finance available

 

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X1 Chatham Waters, Kent.

29/06/20

Prices from £220,000, 2 years 6% net rent guarantee, 10% deposit

X1 Chatham Waters is an exciting new development commanding a beautiful waterfront setting in Medway, Kent a mere 36 minutes by train from London’s Kings Cross. Set on a harbour, these exclusive 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments boast private balconies with stunning views across the quayside, are extremely spacious, and have a contemporary feel throughout.

As far as London commuter-belt investment properties go, X1 Chatham Waters is pretty unique. As part of a massive generation, this waterfront setting is likely to witness some significant capital growth which will appeal to both buy-to-let investors and owner-occupiers alike.

The project is being built by the award-winning developer X1 and is scheduled for completion in November 2020. Once completed investors can enjoy a 2-year rental guarantee at 6% net or alternatively opt for a 3 years 5% net rental guarantee. Crucial to this project is the fact that it forms an integral part of a wider £650m waterfront regeneration project being developed by Peel Group which will see the Chatham Docks area regenerated into new retail, residential property, leisure facilities and also new transport links.

Chatham and the surrounding area is in itself one of the fastest-growing London commuter belt towns and is currently undergoing a 20-year regeneration program of economic growth, new infrastructure and waterfront properties making the town one of the best prospects for capital growth in the UK.

Property prices in the area have risen over 240% in the past 20 years and are scheduled to rise by 25-30% over the next five years. The population of Kent is also increasing with a forecasted 22.9% growth in the population by 2031. Transport links to the area couldn’t be better with a total journey time door to door from the project to London is just under an hour.

The developer has an exceptional track record with 27 completed developments, 9 projects currently under construction, 7 upcoming projects with over 7,500 units sold.

As this project is very nearly complete, it represents very little risk when compared to other off-plan projects in London’s commuter belt.

This opportunity represents the perfect opportunity for investors wishing to capitalize on the expansion of the city of London. What with COVID-19 many residents are moving out of Central London due to not having to be in the office every day. With property prices in Chatham nearly a third of those in Central London, Chatham and surrounding areas are destined to benefit from an influx of city workers arriving at its doorstep in search of more value for money.

Development Features:

  • Mixture of 199 one, two and three-bedroom apartments with stunning waterfront views#
  • Secure car parking
  • State of the art gymnasium
  • Concierge services
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens
  • Commercial units on ground floor
  • Stunning wrap-around balconies on some apartments
  • High spec and spacious apartments

Investment Highlights:

  • Prices starting from just £220,000
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
  • 2 years rent guarantee at 6% net or 3 years at 5%
  • Just 10% Deposit required, balance on completion
  • Finance available
  • House prices in Medway Kent have risen 54% between 2014  –  2018
  • 250 years leasehold
  • Service charge £2/sq ft per annum
  • 36 minutes by train from London
  • 10 years full build warranty
  • Award Winning Developer
  • Stunning water views from most apartments
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Timber Yard, Birmingham.

19/02/20

Prices from £233,400 Projected 5% Yield

Timber Yard is an exquisite development built by Galliard Homes one of the UK’s premier developers. In the first release of apartments there are 379 studio’s, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available, all arranged around landscaped courtyard gardens. The theme for this development is very much providing an exclusive lifestyle and the development has excellent amenities on site to complement this, including a gym, club lounge and screening room. Split over 12 levels, Timber Yard features apartments that offer superb city centre views.

The location of this project really couldn’t be any better. The project is just 10 minutes walk from New Street and Moor Street station and just 15 minutes from the proposed HS2 interchange at Curzon Street which is due for completion in 2026. The project is located adjacent to Birmingham’s Chinese Quarter and a mere 10 minute walk to the heart of Birmingham’s City Centre. The project really does have it all to offer prospective tenants from a location point of view.

In terms of specification the developer really hasn’t left anything to the imagination. All apartments will be built to an exceptional standard and specification in keeping with this exquisite developer’s previous projects.

Development Features

  • Opulent double height reception area
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • Concierge and Services
  • Residents Private Club Lounge
  • Screening Room

Investment Highlights

  • 379 studio’s, 1, 2 and 3 beds arranged over 12 floors
  • Short walk from China Town in Birmingham
  • 5% projected yield available
  • Close to transport links including New Street and Moor Street stations
  • 15 minutes walk away from Curzon Street HS2 interchange
  • Due for completion Q3 2021 / Q4 2021
  • 10 year Checkmate build warranty as standard
  • Ground rent £200-£300 per annum
  • Service charge £2.35 / sqft
  • £5000 reservation fee (non refundable), 15% deposit on exchange (21 days), 85% balance on completion
  • Parking available for units over £325,000 for additional £15,000
  • 209 years leasehold
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Treasure House, Birmingham City Centre.

18/02/20

Prices from £190,000, 6% Yield Projected

Introducing Treasure House, a new 5-storey development situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre in the trendy Jewellery Quarter district. The development will consist of 30 brand new apartments, an eloquent mix of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with outside spaces and some stunning duplex apartments. The project features extensive communal and landscaped gardens designed to provide tenants with ample outside space within the development itself.

Treasure House will feature state-of-the-art, high specification apartments built with tenants in mind. Just a short walk away from the development residents can reach all the major landmarks in Birmingham City Centre including the business district, The Bull Ring, The Mailbox and Grand Central Station. This all contributes to making this property a great purchase for a discerning owner-occupier, or a shrewd investor looking for a great buy-to-let property.

This brand new property development in Birmingham is set for completion in Q4 2020, meaning there is none of the development risk associated with other off-plan properties for sale. From an investment point of view, this makes perfect sense for investors looking to capitalise on the growing Birmingham residential property market with a high-end investment property.

Service charges are reasonable at just £1.31 per sq. ft. and ground rent is 0.1% of the purchase price capped at £250. Finance is available and investors require just 20% deposit on exchange within 28 days and then the balance is payable with either cash or a mortgage on completion in Q4 2020.

Investment Highlights

  • Boutique development of just 30 apartments
  • Mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments
  • Completion Q4 2020
  • Projected yields of 6%
  • £5000 reservation fee
  • 20% deposit on exchange, Balance on completion
  • Walking distance to prime sites in Birmingham City Centre
  • Communal landscaped garden area
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The Lock, Swindon.

13/01/20

Prices from £115,000, Anticipated yields of 7%

The Lock in Swindon features 44 stylish apartments consisting of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. All apartments are completed, fully operational, and provide immediate income with absolutely no development risk. Situated in a prominent town centre location just 1 minute walk away from Swindon Central Station (47 minute train ride to London) and 2 minute walk to Swindon Town Centre, The Lock is perfectly positioned to capitalise on the growing rental market in Swindon.

With an abundance of companies headquartered in Swindon namely, Honda, Zurich Insurance, WH Smiths, Great Western Trains and Nationwide to name but a few, the employment rate in Swindon is the third highest in the UK. This coupled with an increasing population and boost to regeneration has meant Swindon is now a hot prospect for future capital growth and strong rental yields.

The Lock is available to buy with finance and prices start from just £115,000 and prices are negotiable. See below some of the key investment highlights on this project:

Investment Highlights

  • Prices starting from just £115,000
  • Project is complete and operational
  • No development risk
  • Situated 1 minute away from Swindon Train Station
  • 2 Minute walk away from Swindon Town Centre
  • 150-250 years leasehold
  • Serviced apartment style management possible
  • Anticipated yields of 7% on long term rental

 

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One London Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

03/05/19

Priced at £69,999, 10% Net Assured for 3 years, 4% Deposit Interest 

One London Road is Opulent’s latest student accommodation investment offering an impressive 10% net return assured for 3 years.  Located in the picturesque town of Newcastle-Under-Lyme, One London Road features 499 state of the art purpose built student acommodation studio apartments spread across 5 blocks. The projhect, destined for completion in September 2020 features great facilities such as roof top terrace and BBQ areas, state of the art gymnasium and various common lounges featuring table football and other activities to keep the students busy.

The project lies approximately 10 minutes away from the Keele University that houses some 10,000 students. Keele University was recently voted numer 1 in the UK in 2018 for student satisfaction and ranks 13th in the country for medicine. The university is just a short bus ride away from One London Road, and with the University being very rural, this is one of the closest purpose built student accommodation buildings to the University.

Built by a reputable developer with extensive experience in this area, One London Road is scheduled to complete in Spetember 2020 in time for that years in take of students. The project will be managed by the leading student management company Urban Student Living who will look after all of the management on behalf of our investors.

Investment Highlights

  • Prices from £69,999 for a studio apartment
  • 10% net return for 3 years from completion
  • 4% interest on deposits during construction
  • 250 years leasehold
  • £350 per annum ground rent
  • £1200 per annum service charge and management (not applicable during rental assurance)
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