Rent Guarantee for Cardiff Property producing Negative Cash Flow

Rent Guarantee for Cardiff Property producing Negative Cash Flow

Are you a landlord or property investor with a lemon property investment in Cardiff or South Wales? Don’t worry you are not alone!

But first what’s a “lemon” property?

According to investopedia a “lemon” investment is a very disappointing investment. A lemon is an investment in which your expected return wasn’t even close to being achieved, and more than likely ended up losing you some or all of the capital committed. Lemon investments can be associated with poor money management, economic factors, financial fraud or just plain bad luck.

So from a property perspective a “lemon property” is a property that is either in negative equity and/or producing negative cash flow on a monthly or annual basis. As we said if you have a “lemon” property in Cardiff you are not alone, thanks to the over development of Cardiff Bay.

There are literally hundreds of landlords and property investors who bought a “lemon” off plan during the Cardiff Bay property development boom when developers were offering cash back incentives. Now thanks to the huge over supply on new build apartments many of the Cardiff property investors and landlords who bought off plan find themselves with substantial negative equity.

It’s not just homeowners, landlords and investors who purchased property in Cardiff Bay who maybe the proud owner of a “lemon”. As we have already said it is not just negative equity, but also negative cash flow that turns your property investment into a lemon!

Negative Cash Flow

It sounds simple but negative cash flow is when the rent received by a landlord or property investor is less than the total monthly outgoings of the property. Prior to 2007/2008 many property investors and landlords weren’t overly concerned if their “lemon” property was producing negative cash flow as they believed equity growth far outstripped the shortfall caused by negative cash flow, but how times have changed!

Causes of Negative Cash Flow

There are numerous reasons why a property may produce negative cash flow on a monthly or annual basis.

These include:

  • Leasehold management charges
  • Maintenance issues
  • Void periods
  • Rental arrears
  • Drop in Local Housing Allowance (LHA)
  • Benefit caps

Future causes of negative cash flow:

  • Interest rate rises
  • Moving from a fixed rate mortgage to a Standard Variable Rate (SVR)
  • Unable to switch to a better mortgage rate
  • Universal Credit (UC)

Don’t worry if you are a Cardiff home owner, landlord or property investor with a “lemon” as Rent Guarantee Cardiff have a number of solutions that can help immediately if you are in negative equity and/or producing negative cash flow.

For a no obligation consultation and to discuss how Rent Guarantee Cardiff can unburden the load of negative equity and stress of a property that produces negative cash flow, contact us today:

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