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Trafford Street, Chester CH1

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Property features

  • 8% net rental yield assured for 5 years
  • Prime location: 200m from Chester City Centre
  • The latest Launch by the multi- award winning Property Alliance group
  • 100% hands off investment-fully managed by leading UK property management compan
  • 6% pa interest paid on monies received between exchange and completion
  • Completion August 2016

Property description

Property and investment details

With only 251 studios available in the whole of Chester, Article 4 has had a big impact on the city, so the need for high quality accommodation is in high demand.

Northgate Point consists of 121 large, High Spec, Fully Furnished, En- Suite Studio Apartments with kitchen, living area, en-suite and study space.

Development includes: Hotel themed lobby, manned reception, group study areas, pool tables/games room, cinema room, launderette, cycle storage, parcel delivery room, wifi connection, CCTV video security, security access.

8% Net Investment Yield, assured for 5 Years and 6% interest p.A. Paid from exchange through to completion- The 6% interest starts from exchange of contracts through to completion and is paid monthly in arrears. (Overseas investors please note that in order for the 6% monthly interest payment to be made, you will require a UK based bank account, or the 6% will be accrued and deducted from your final payment).

The investment assurance is calculated on the purchase price and covers void periods or shortfall on your return under the 8% net yield during the course of the 5 years.

The developer has 'ring fenced' a set amount into a separate account which can only be accessed in these circumstances.

September 2016 completion - The developers are currently on site and are on time and on budget for a Sept 2016 completion.

Full Title Deed Ownership. Leasehold with a 250 year lease.

Fully Managed by Student Facilities Management (sfm) - who will source and manage the tenants, and deal with the day to day management and running of the building, making this a 100% hands off investment. Sfm is an experienced student management company who are well respected in the industry. They currently have a 4,000 bed portfolio and boast a 100% occupancy from day 1.

They hold an Annual agm providing an opportunity for investors to meet with the management company and discuss the income, expenditure, marketing, maintenance and upkeep of the building for the year.
Market activity
Average price paid £205,622 Sales 362 Current average value £213,425 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £11,798 ▲ 5.85%

Property value data/graphs for CH1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £346,610 £238 3.6 £331,711
Semi-detached £182,970 £208 3.0 £182,215
Terraced £190,640 £241 2.9 £180,241
Flats £190,974 £274 1.8 £173,850

Current asking prices in CH1

Average: £172,172
Avg. current asking prices in CH1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £139,950
Flats £77,168
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All £77,733

Current asking rents in CH1

Average: £992 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in CH1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £449 pcm
£764 pcm
£760 pcm
£1,266 pcm
£1,969 pcm
Flats £869 pcm
£1,199 pcm
£882 pcm
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All £790 pcm
£1,047 pcm
£789 pcm
£1,266 pcm
£1,969 pcm

Fun facts for CH1

Highest value in CH1
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Townfield Lane £686,582
Grove Road £611,896
Nuns Road £550,522
The Groves £521,433
Well Lane £510,207
Highest turnover in CH1
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Union Street 52.4%
Deeside Lane 50.0%
Shipgate Street 46.7%
Wharf View 46.2%
Waterside View 45.2%

What Zoopla users think of Chester

Overall rating:

  • currently 4 stars
Very good - 83% (81 ratings)

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Nearby transport

  • Chester (0.4 miles)
  • Bache (0.9 miles)
  • Capenhurst (4.9 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (9.6 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (27.6 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (40.2 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (14.6 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (15.1 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (15.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Chester Blue Coat Church of England Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • University Church Free School (0.5 miles)
  • St Werburgh's and St Columba's Catholic Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • West Cheshire College (5.8 miles)
  • Hope Corner Academy (11.1 miles)
  • Liverpool College International (12.9 miles)
  • The Queen's School (0.5 miles)
  • Queen's Park High School (0.9 miles)
  • Dorin Park School & Specialist SEN College (1.2 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£447 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 6,990
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £251 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £40,000 Average insurance cost £13/mo (£158/yr)
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Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd


Gas £17 Electricity £28 Estimated energy cost £45/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 5700 kWh/year
Electricity: 1900 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority

Cheshire West and Chester

Estimated tax band A Council tax cost £110 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £13 Sewerage £15 Estimated water cost £28 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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