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Neil Dawkin heads up HOP Investments

January 24, 2022 | Investments   Landlord News  

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HOP is delighted to announce that Neil Dawkin is now Director of our specialist property investment division, HOP Investments, created to help clients make the most of buy-to-let property by leveraging our extensive experience of the Leeds rental market.

Leeds remains a highly enticing location for investors and naturally offers better value for money than many other UK cities, with attractive yields against the backdrop of a strong local economy and high demand for quality rental property from both professionals and students

HOP Investments specialises in sourcing tailored property deals for clients and project managing refurbishments to maximise investments and improve returns.

Neil has more than 20 years’ experience in the property industry spanning development, investment and property management and is an integral member of the team, having joined HOP originally in 2010.

He has since established a strong track record for optimising properties for our Managed Landlords and overseeing successful refurbishment projects, as well as advising clients on investment opportunities and HMO regulations.

The ethos of HOP Investments is about making property investment in Leeds hassle-free.

We will do all the legwork for you. We’ll source the right property, fully optimise it through refurbishment and then let & manage it.

It’s a completely turn-key service, which  enables investors to be hands-off from anywhere in the world. As well as working with local landlords, we act for clients as far away as Australia and Singapore who may never even visit the property themselves.

– Neil Dawkin, Director of HOP Investments

In addition to Property Sourcing and Refurbs, HOP Investments also offers development services, providing specialist advice on converting property into HMOs, commercial buildings into residential homes and acquiring development land. HOP also works with land and property owners who hold potential development sites that they want to progress.

The HOP Investments team also works in tandem with our sales division and our specialist HMO Sales Service. Should an investor ever wish to sell a property. We have access to a huge network of landlords and investors, meaning we can often sell property off-market, with tenants in situ and minimal disruption for all parties.

Investments has been a big growth area for us in recent years and buy to let remains one of the top performing major asset classes, so there’s no shortage of investor appetite.

Neil is a hugely experienced property professional and is renowned for providing honest and reliable advice that genuinely adds value. This makes him popular with both new and experienced investors, regardless of whether they are looking to acquire a single rental unit or dozens of properties across Leeds.

In his new role, he will be instrumental in us building on our client base of active investors and those considering development projects, and there’s no doubt his background and experience will continue to prove invaluable to property investors in Leeds.

– Luke Gidney, Managing Director at HOP

If you are interested in investing in buy-to-let property in Leeds, take a closer look at our Property Sourcing service and feel free to contact Neil on 0113 467 1584 for an informal chat about your investment goals.

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