The rental property market in Smethick is small with sometimes less than a few hundred flats and terraced houses available to rent, the prices range from around £350 to £800 pcm, with some of the flats being conversions, purpose built flats or above shops. Smethwick has grown from being a rural community to having a few hundred mainly terraced houses to buy and a few flats, there are a few detached houses and they are at a premium for that reason, they can be had from anywhere between £350,000 to £500,000.
As the town has grown so have the local amenities with Smethwick having 3 leisure centres, an ice academy and a sizeable shopping centre. Smethwick has always had good natural transport links in the form of its canals network and has two very attractive natural fishing lakes.
There is some property speculation occurring in Smethwick with a few very large new build properties coming onto the market, other properties are clearly being sold for redevelopment purposes and would be easier to sell with planning permission. Newly refurbished properties have also come onto the market, some of which have great character and are multi-storey properties restored to their original glory.