Investor Landlords visit Watford, Croxley Green and Rickmansworth

The Magical Mystery Tour bus set off again on Saturday 20th October at 10.30am, full of investor landlords, many of whom were looking to buy their very first rental investment property.

Of course, the investors in our area of Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green & Watford come readily to Sewell & Gardner because our reputation goes before us as leaders in the lettings business with a wealth of experience, which is imperative to the investor.

Susie Griffiths is the Investor Tour Bus Driver
S&G Property Manager Susie Griffiths is the Investor Tour Bus Driver

Over the past 10 years the Private Rental Sector has increased by a whopping 92% from 2.5 million properties in 2002 to 4.8 million 2012 (source ARLA) and is set to rise further over the next 5 years.

During that time Sewell & Gardner have establised themselves as the leading expert in the investor market, offering advice to landlords or potential landlords on best plots for new development purchases, blocks / properties available with the best rental yields, calculating gross & net yields (from the average repairs, voids, insurance amounts we constantly calculate from our tenanted properties).

If an investor is new to the market, it is often the case that heart rules head, but this is always a bad idea, rental investments should be treated as a business and dependent upon your need for the highest yield or the best capital investment, the qualified staff at Sewell & Gardner can assist and point you in the right direction.

Rental Investors on the Sewell & Gardner tour 2012

On the tour the investors are shown a number of properties which, in our opinion, offer the best investment value at the time.  These can be new homes sites or 2nd hand residential properties, some of which will already have a tenancy in place.  The tour is designed to offer the investor the chance to ask qualified staff any questions they might have about the market in this area, what they can expect from a point of view of rental income, expenses to maintain and run the investment and resale value after a period of, say 5 years.

Of course, these tours are also highly informative for the vendor, either the developer or individual seller, because we ask the participants to complete a feedback questionnaire offering advice for future marketing.


Rental Investors visit the Careys Site "Cassio Quarter" Watford

The tours run regularly from our offices in Rickmansworth and Chorleywood.  The typical itiniery is a 10.30am start, working through the area, highlighting all the aspects important to the investor or tenant, visiting 6-8 properties and culminating in lunch and drinks on Sewell & Gardner and further opportunity to raise any issues or work through the finances for each property.  The tour should be finished by 2pm latest.

If you are interested in our up-coming tours, please contact me on or my lettings branch manager or call the lettings office 01923 721900.

Rental Investors viewing property in Rickmansworth








Just to clarify how qualified the team at Sewell & Gardner are, so that you can rest assured you are getting the most accurate information possible, we have increased the amount of rent we receive into our lettings office from £80,000 in 2002 to £552,000 this year (2012) an increase of 590%, we now have 11 licensed members of ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents):

Jane Gardner & Rochelle Latham are Fellows of ARLA and

Alex Sewell, Jan Sewell, Jon Jackson-Bass, Reagan Bradley, Susie Griffiths, Claire Phillips, Ben Smith, Julia Pennell, Donna Waldron are all Licensed Members of ARLA.

The company directors have over 100 years of collective property experience… now that takes some beating!

Hope you have enjoyed my blog,

Rianna Pacelli

Rianna Pacelli, Tour Operator