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Buy a garage, or rent & how much to pay!
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Old 16-11-2010, 10:50 AM
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Hi All!

Got the chance to buy the garage we currently rent, its in a block, but right next to the house, here in Luton. It's in good condition 40yrs lease left.

Currently £10/week rent, (has been for years) now available for £6000 to buy. No real idea how much a garage is 'worth', obviously it depends on each persons value, but want any thoughts from you please!

Thanks in advance.

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Old 16-11-2010, 11:00 AM
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If you have the £6,000 in cash and don't need to borrow and have no debts it then yes otherwise I'd just keep paying £10 per week. If you didn't have the money you would have to borrow it and it would cost more than £10/week in repayments.
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Old 16-11-2010, 11:08 AM
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I've done a little research in my local area as my brother is considering buying an off road parking space from a neighbour. He's looking pay about £5,000 but the going rate for a garage seems to be between £8,000 and 12,000 with the most expensive being towards the city centre. That being said, as you get closer to the city centre the houses tend to be smaller old terraces with terrible parking!

What condition is the garage in? Buying the garage would mean you aren't at risk of an increase in rent but you would become liable for maintainance costs. However you will get a say in what happens to the block.
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If you plan on staying in the house for more than 12 yrs it may be worth buying as 12 x 52 x £10 = £6,240.
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Old 16-11-2010, 4:17 PM
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It's absolutely worth £6k. I've very very very rarely seen a random garage anywhere for less than £10k - and that one's right next to your house.

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Old 16-11-2010, 7:58 PM
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It sounds like a good price to me and your in a more expensive part of the country.
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Old 16-11-2010, 10:49 PM
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Best way to work it is off the acheivable rent if you were to let it out yourself in the future.

Yield works out at 8.66% at £10 per week. Which isn't bad at all. The condition comes into it, obviously. Would be really nice if it were closer to 10% - £5200 but a potential 8.66% is much better than a smack on the bum!
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