I checked out a buy to let website - Nice Investments - today. I picked up a few quotes.
"New turn key service means high returns no longer demand huge resources."
"Multi-Let Residential: "This solution is uncompromisingly the best in the market for gaining the highest rental yields and equity growth."
"Example: Canada Water 4-bedroom property; Purchase price is £400K; Re-developed to provide 6 bedrooms: Monthly interest mortgage payment c£2K: Rental income c£4K: Property re-valued at £600K, freeing up cash to buy the next property."
Example: 1 Bedroom Flat in SE1: Market Value 205K: Negotiated purchase price 155K: Full re-furbishment and high rental fit out for 15k: Pre development rental £650 pm: Post development rental £1,050 pm: Revaluation after development £210k: Equity gain after 6 weeks of development £47K. Surplus cash funding next portfolio purchase.
Our unique approach enables us to double standard market rental yields.
So if any project in which you participate fails to return a profit by the end of the stated period, nice investment will return your original sum plus a return of 10% per year for the duration of your investment (not compounded).
Single-Let: The focus here is to achieve payback for an investor within months of purchase.
The promises here are extraordinary; high returns without "resources" (presumably this means investments without any down payments); the highest rental yields, equity growth, and a guarantee of a 10 percent return plus original investment.
However, I failed to find a single warning on this website that said that the value of an investment can go down; that leveraging multiplies the risk of loss, and that there is some risk with property speculation. Check the website out, and see if you can do better than me.