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  • Property-a-holics

    Sweating property assets - lateral ideas



    An interesting article has come up with some additional ways to sweat your property assets:

    Rooftop development

    Many buildings within your property portfolio will have flat roofs, and this space provides endless opportunity for development. You can turn the rooftop into liveable space by adding floors and then developing flats, or you can market it to telecoms providers and other similar users who require space for communication systems.

    Advertising opportunities

    If you have buildings near major roads or railway lines then you may be able to market them for use as advertising space.  An unused gable end wall can be put to valuable use for an advertising board, these come in many shapes and sizes to suit most situations, the income they provide can be substantial and it is worth speaking to an expert who can help you to realise the value in this space.

    Wayleaves

    Many utility, broadband, cable TV and telephone companies are looking to agree wayleaves (the right to cross your land) with property owners, particularly those with large portfolios.

    Full/source article 

    Interested to hear any other ways you have sweated your property assets ... !

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    I see two major ways of making more money

    When I have a void I see it as an opportunity to go back to the property and spend some cash

    1 Bring the Property up to a standard where it would get a licence if the area was effected ie electrical safety wired in smoke detectors and fire doors

    2 Spend money on updating Kitchens Bathrooms and Boilers

    3 Full decoration of property and new Carpets

    I intend to increase the rents of such properties

    The good thing about my strategy is its all Tax Deductible, so the dear old HMRC are carrying 40% of what Im doing and your adding value to the property

    I used to worry about voids - now I see them as opportunity ...

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    Are you replacing all the internal doors with fire doors, I assume these arent Hmos

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    I do them to a selective Licence standerd

    Now I fit fire door to every room they are stronger and it costs more but its worth doing

    and if I have replaced them all it makes a safer property long term

    i dont own HMOs

    DL

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    yes I do But I dont fit self closers

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    Do you change the door lining it is isn't up to fire door standard? Put intumescent sealant or rock wool insulation (depending on the gap size) between the door lining and the brickwork?

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    I did all of this 10 years ago when I bought. The fire doors look as good now as they did back then. I put a light varnish on them and they look great!

    But the rest of what you're doing though DL, it's hardly sweating an asset is it? You spend £k's on a property to bring down your annual tax bill. Those thousands spent won't equal hundreds of extra pounds a month will they?

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    More than one way of skinning a cat ??

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

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    But you're not sweating the asset though.

    You're just providing a better quality asset.

    Like I mentioned, I did this when I bought back in 2010 and it wasn't sweating the asset! It's just future proofing and/or reducing your taxable income.

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    Any ideas on how to explore advertising? I deliberately buy end of terrace houses. The other think I keep considering is micro-generation.
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