20 April 2021

SIMON Lewis, Lettings Manager of the Linley & Simpson Holmfirth branch discusses why Holmfirth makes an ideal place to invest.

“The market in Holmfirth has always been strong for landlords but since the first lockdown it has grown further and faster with rents higher than they have ever been. Being in a semi-rural location with easy access to bigger towns such as Huddersfield and Barnsley, the motorway network with the M1 and M62 for Leeds and Manchester yet within walking distance of the Peak District to escape busy, modern day life makes it an ideal place to live.

“Holmfirth has always been popular to tourists following the Last of the Summer Wine TV show, boasting regular events such as the food and drinks festival, plenty of amenities and great schools plus a fantastic night life too. Trying to find a tenant is possibly the easiest part of our job as properties always have a range of applicants to choose from.

“Rents are higher the closer to Holmfirth centre you get but there are smaller areas to live in on the outskirts of Holmfirth such as Honley, Kirkburton, Denby Dale and Meltham which still have high rents but are cheaper properties to buy for investors.

“Holmfirth and the surrounding areas offer a wide range of properties from apartments and cottages to character properties and large new builds. There is a property type for every tenant here. The highest demand currently seems to be for properties with gardens and outdoor space, without a doubt the result of us all being stuck at home during lockdown! Similarly a preference for an extra bedroom to use as a home office means the three plus bedroom properties are enticing the most enquiries.”

Below provides an overview of some of properties that are currently on the market and would make an ideal investment opportunity:

Highfield Crescent

Highfield Crescent, Meltham
Asking price: £160,000
On the market with: CPS Estates
Potential rent: £700pcm
Description: 3-bedroom semi-detached house.

Berry Green

Berry Green, Scholes
Asking price: £180,000
On the market with: Earnshaw Kay Estates
Potential rent: £700pcm
Description: 2-bedroom cottage.

Colders Lane

Thomas Wroe Way, Holmfirth
Asking price: £238,000
On the market: Simon Blythe
Potential rent: £800pcm
Description: 3-bedroom end of terrace

Colders Lane

Colders Lane, Holmfirth
Asking price: £250,000
On the market: William H Brown
Potential rent: £900pcm
Description: 3-bedroom detached house.

Underbank Old Road

Underbank Old Road, Holmfirth
Asking price: £125,000
On the market with: Simon Blyth
Potential rent: £650pcm
Description: 2 bedroom apartment

Rental properties on the market with us

Manor Court

Manor Court, Holmfirth
Rental price: £1600pcm

Millbrook

Millbrook, Holmfirth
Rental price: £625pcm

East Street

East Street, Holmfirth
Rental price: £625pcm

If you’re thinking about investing in Holmfirth, contact the branch today by clicking here.

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