National Residential will solve every landlord problem to sell your buy-to-lets for the best possible price

National Residential will solve every landlord problem to sell your buy-to-lets for the best possible price

13:30 PM, 26th December 2020, About 7 months ago 21

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If you’re a landlord, and you haven’t yet heard of us here at National Residential, there’s a good chance you’ll want to. Established in 2006, we pride ourselves with our “any problem we can fix” formula, led by myself, founder and industry expert, David Coughlin.

Helping Landlords Sell

Being a private landlord myself, with 100 properties in my portfolio, I first-hand understand the issues and challenges facing landlords today. It’s about overcoming problems fast, but also in a way that means both the landlord and the tenant are happy. With National Residential, we’ve found the sweet spot when it comes to helping landlords sell, so we’ve become experts in taking away the stress. We know how to solve every barrier that landlords come up against, even for example when they can’t gain access to their own properties.

How do I get the best price for my buy-to-let?

This is where I and my team at National Residential go above and beyond to get you the highest price for your buy-to-let, no matter what challenges you need to overcome. Be that negotiating with your tenants, sorting out repairs, and even helping tenants relocate, we have the best team to do it all and have the track record to prove it. The result? We deliver you the best price possible, fast, no problems.

Recently, one of our landlords based in London gave us a small portfolio of 7 properties in the North-East to sell. She was already with a great letting agent who did sales, but she came to us because she’d heard about how proactive we were at solving landlord issues.

We did what we do best:

– 1. We marketed the properties to both landlords and to first-time buyers in order to get as many buyers as possible in competition with each other to drive up the price through our 28-day auction. Rather than just targeting other landlords who want to buy, we know how to negotiate with tenants to leave for first-time buyers to move in, which also means this added competition leads to investors paying a little more than otherwise.

– 2. To keep the tenants on board to do the viewings, and market the property to its maximum, we paid them to help us with getting photos and video tours and to allows us access for viewings. For that extra £100 or £200 all in this money ensures the cooperation of the tenant. No other agents will pay this and landlords are unlikely to propose this, which is why we get access to sell properties quickly and for the best prices, like we did in this case.

– 3. In this case we sold 4 from the 7 properties for this landlord to a mix of investors and first-time buyers. She decided to keep the remaining 3, but it cost her nothing to list them with us as it’s no-sale-no-fee. It was a win-win, and she was happy with 60% of her portfolio sold, fast and for the best price.

– 4. Of the 4 we sold; one we sold to a landlord who kept the existing tenant. Another we sold to the current tenants who paid a higher price due to other interested buyers driving up the price/bids. The other two we assisted the tenants to leave as the buyers required vacant possession. We found one of the tenants a new council house, and the other tenant was happy to accept a £2K payment paid by ourselves to help move into a new private let. Solving the tenant issue meant the property sold for a higher price and the tenant was over the moon to get assistance to move to the new property they wanted.

Throughout the sale, our in-house conveyancing team helped the landlord complete all their property forms (protocol documents) and we paid to obtain copy Fens certs, gas safe certs and reply to enquiries asap rather than wait for solicitors. We also paid all the fees to the tenants for their assistance, and we paid the sellers legal fees to our panel solicitor. The landlord was provided with a stress-free armchair service as we took care of the costs and drove the sales to completion.

On top of this, as with every case, all our buyers are chain free and pay 1% (min £2500) deposits, ensuring that buyers, regardless of whether they’re first time buyers or landlords, are financially committed to the sale from the start and are able to complete quickly.

All these properties sold within 28 days and completed in 2 – 3 months.

Another landlord approached us earlier in the year with tenants that had stopped paying rent and tenants that were in arrears and not paying top-up, even refusing access for valuations. For this, we simply secured buyers who were happy to buy regardless and take on the issue. Then we connected the new buyers with Landlord Action to pursue the eviction and/or mediation service throughout and post-completion.

It’s simple. We solve all problems and go the extra mile to get tenanted properties sold and to get the best prices and complete quickly. We assist landlords, sellers and tenants all the way through the process.

It’s clear our solutions are working, with well-known trusted figures such as Paul Shamplina joining forces with myself, and the expert panel at National Residential, in a recent webinar [ ].

Is Covid really a problem for Landlords trying to sell?

Despite what you may have heard or experienced, the answer is no, it doesn’t have to be. During Covid we’ve decided to go all-out to help landlords who are hit by section 24 taxes, by the pandemic, and by the evictions ban – as we have investors who want to get into the buy-to-let market, so we’re acting as a consultancy/sales machine in the middle.

We do a far better job at getting the best prices for tenanted properties and getting deals over the line than traditional estate agents do. We hand-hold tenants whose landlords are selling up and we also have national reach unlike most local agents helping landlords sell their portfolios in different locations.  Not only that we have landlords who will buy properties where tenants totally refuse to cooperate and allow access for viewings or surveys. We have even sold properties recently for amazing prices where the tenants are not paying the rent. You only have to read our reviews on Google and Trustpilot to see that we’re a company who absolutely delivers what we say.

You can contact National Residential by completing the contact form below and we will be pleased to assist

Other Landlord services

If you’re a Landlord who’s looking for help with selling a tenanted property, or if you are an active investor looking to buy great deals, myself and my team at National Residential know exactly what to do and how to help you. We also have a great Membership site which has access to experts, webinar recordings from our panel of trusted property experts like Paul Shamplina and most importantly great deals (HMO’s and tenanted sales being hot to trot!). I and my expert panel also offer Mentorship and portfolio building, and it’s completely FREE to sign up.

So if you’re a Landlord having problems, or want us to help you buying or selling a portfolio, or even just want to reach out to experts who know exactly what you need, just get in touch using the contact form below and see for yourself what we can do for you.

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by David Coughlin

8:05 AM, 9th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 08/01/2021 - 19:00
Hi Dale - we have massive challenges trying to help clients sell with these dreaded EWS1 and cladding issues. It's usually the case that to sell now 'as is' with the cladding issues still present; only cash buyers will buy and the prices are too low for owners. The best solution it to wait until issues are fully resolved and an EWS1 report is provided to enable sales to go through with mortgage lenders. However, in London or university towns we do have cash investors who will 'take a view' - so if you want a 2nd opinion I'm happy to look into it for you any time. Drop me an email or call me.
Thanks - David

by Jonathan Clarke

9:49 AM, 9th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by TrevL at 20/12/2020 - 11:55Yes I understand what you are saying but don`t wholly agree with your reasoning . If a property is bought one day and no value is added ( eg through a refurb ) but sold in exactly the same condition the next day for 20% more I would argue its true MV on both days is not a massive 20% different in the space of 24hrs. No its true value on both those days in all essence remains the same . What creates the gap in price is much more aligned to the motivation / knowledge / skill / naivety /potential deception/ marketing / research of that properties price by either the buyer or the seller at that point of completion on those individual days .
Its true MV is a totally fluid almost fictitious figure and in reality is never likely really to be established as its very unlikely to have the laboratory conditions necessary at one time to establish this true value when compared with all other properties in existence.
The investor market is full of astute and naive buyers . An astute buyer may buy then at 20% BMV whilst a naive buyer may pay 20% above MV . And thousands of deals are done in between both extremes with a whole array of complexities of human characteristics playing their part on both sides to reach the agreed price
The aim of a businesses like National Residential is to place themselves firmly in the seat and mindset of an astute buyer and that's where they make their money by buying BMV if they buy themselves or maybe taking a fee if they pass that BMV deal on .
We probably think much the same way but where we probably vary is on our individual definition / interpretation of the term MV.,acted%20knowledgeably%2C%20prudently%2C%20and%20without

by Jonathan Clarke

10:07 AM, 9th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by David Coughlin at 20/12/2020 - 12:25Thank you . I understand the broad logistics and business model . I still feel the wording on the website is potentially misleading and could be perhaps re worded . You say
``We sell properties FAST for 100% market value within 28 days OR we buy properties for cash in 7 days.``
Some people may be attracted to the 100% MV figure and if not sold within 28 days feel you imply you will step in and buy at that 100% figure within 7 days . But the reality that will not happen. There is a potential conflict of interest for you and to what extent you market the property to 100% MV purchasers or there is a temptation that you hope they dont buy so you can buy at 80% . Perhaps a better more transparent wording would be
``We sell properties FAST for 100% market value within 28 days OR we step in and buy your property for cash @ 80% of market value in 7 days.``


10:12 AM, 9th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by David Coughlin at 09/01/2021 - 08:05I'm quite aware of the challenges but still managed to sell my other unit late 2019 to a cash buyer for an acceptable price.
And I wrote to you last week to update you on a second offer I had received from a company similar to yours who offered a price to match my last sale price.
I don't mind selling a little under market value but I'm not prepared to accept the unacceptable. Fortunately, I am able to finance the unit vacant as I am not a stressed seller but I would certainly prefer to vacate the UK BTL market in order to simplify my life. Plus, my other investments have far outstripped the UK property market in growth returns. I would prefer to invest anywhere else but UK property.

by DSR

10:50 AM, 9th January 2021, About 7 months ago

David - would you be interested in a stand alone freehold building currently set up for letting 4 individual units? We had hoped to rent to small businesses/homeworkers as they are s/c offices each with own access (each unit has a kitchenette area, separate toilet/sink). We have had a number of RP's asking if they can have the building if we can get permission to change to 1 bed s/c flats, (also has its own off road parking) but to be honest we don't want the bother and looking to sell the property.

by David Coughlin

12:55 PM, 11th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Jonathan Clarke at 09/01/2021 - 10:07
Hi Jonathan - I will take a look at the wording on the website with my marketing team and take on board comments to make content more clear. We are an auction that ask clients to give us an 8 week contract - but our average selling time is just 28 days and has been for many years so we use that at the marketing 'hook' - and we make no apologies for that. We also do buy properties for cash but only about 5-10% clients take the cash offer as we can get them a much higher price and still very quickly and as we also offer clients cash advances so they do not need to sell quickly for a big discount for the sakes of just needing £10-50K to sort out some financial matters - most clients do not take the 75-80% cash offers. I will look again at how we write the content to make this even clearer so thanks again. David

by David Coughlin

12:58 PM, 11th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by RL at 09/01/2021 - 10:50
Hi RL - happy to look at the property for you and see if this is our bag and if we can help. We do sell HMO's and commercial but our niche is residential BTL and HMO's and other agents might have more experience and a bigger database of would-be buyers so do a better job than us - but let me have a look. Drop me an email

by David Coughlin

13:01 PM, 11th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by DALE ROBERTS at 09/01/2021 - 10:12Hi Dale - my team have a case of being bitten with these EWS1's and might be playing it too cautiously. I would have to have a look. the only EWS1 we sold last year the buyer switched from mortgage to cash as he was able to and desperately wanted the property but he dropped his offer from £180K to £160K and the seller accepted. Others we have spent 6-12 months trying to sell with various buyers pulling out. Allot of work and not much to show for it. Therefore the valuation team has become cautious. If you really disagree with a valuation from the team I am more than willing to relook at it for you. Thanks, David

by Jonathan Clarke

16:40 PM, 11th January 2021, About 7 months ago

Reply to the comment left by David Coughlin at 11/01/2021 - 12:55
Thanks David - Appreciate that - Jonathan

by Chiew Loo

23:08 PM, 13th January 2021, About 6 months ago

David, we are considering selling a tenanted property through National Residential. We noted that your agreement stipulates we have to give consent for you to register your interest in the property at the Land Registry, resulting in us not able to sell or transfer the property without your written consent. We can understand a bank would want to do that after providing a loan or mortgage, but not an estate agent for selling a property! When we queried your sale team (Ben), it was explained to us you register your interest in the property to ensure a deal is not done behind your back. We think this is very heavy-handed. Can we have your comments?

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