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Pensions and Property

24 April 2015

Recent changes to pension regulations gives pensioners more freedom to choose how and when to use their pension pots. More people than ever are considering building up a property nest egg to see them through retirement, in fact, last month, Beresfords received the highest number of investor registrations since records began in January 2008, up 33% compared to February 2015! We’ve picked some perfect ‘pension’ properties to whet your appetite.

Enjoying an excellent location close to the University of Essex, this one bedroom apartment in Colchester is ideal for breaking into the student market, especially post grads looking for peace and quiet to study. The property benefits from a modern kitchen and bathroom, with a spacious kitchen cum living area, and has a projected annual rent of £7,800 (£650pcm). With an asking price of £110,000, that makes the anticipated gross yield a healthy 7.09%. Moreover, it is on the market chain free with our Colchester team who can be reached on 01206 808791. Exclusively marketed for investors only, this one bedroom apartment is set in a gated development in Braintree. Located a few minutes from the town centre, the apartment is also less than a mile from Braintree railway station with its direct links to London Liverpool Street.  The property has a guide price of £155,000-£160,000 and, with integrated appliances in the kitchen and a well-presented, open-plan living space, buyers will find the apartment is in tip-top condition ready to be let out. Call the Braintree team on 01376 388699 for more information.
There’s a tenant already in place in this spacious two bedroom apartment available for £164,995 in Brentwood for cash buyers only. Situated just half a mile from the train station, the apartment is perfect for commuters who want to be within 30 minutes of the capital while still enjoying views of the surrounding Essex countryside. The property is also close to the vibrant High Street with its many independent shops and restaurants. Monthly rent is currently projected to be £875pcm, which will produce an anticipated gross yield of 6.3%. Call the Brentwood team on 01277 888624 to find out more.
This studio maisonette just off Billericay’s High Street is an ideal investment opportunity. Located in a sought-after mews setting within an exclusive gated community with allocated parking, the property boasts an open plan living area and modern kitchen; since it was only constructed four years ago, upkeep will be at a minimum. It is available for £188,000 with no onward chain through our Billericay team. Contact the agents by ringing 01277 888622.

To view more of our buy-to-let properties on the market check out the full list online. Or you can contact our Buy-To-Let team directly at with any queries or to make an appointment to discuss how buy-to-let investing could work for you.