Few investments offer the simplicity, leverage and potential returns of property. Although it can be hard work, dependent on which route you choose to invest in property, less so if you choose a fully-managed option.
Where: which country or city to invest in for buy-to-let property?
Demand from young professionals has pushed up rents and driven up the returns. London is often seen as the haven of property investment and has global pull. However, while the highest rents in the country are an attractive draw for landlords, high house prices in the capital squeeze yields, although there is still considerable potential for capital gain. Yields can often be far more attractive in other areas, so it certainly pays for landlords to do their research.
So which other areas offer the characteristics that make for excellent buy-to-let investment: relatively low house prices, coupled with strong demand for rental property from large student and young professional populations?
Cities like Manchester, Nottingham and Liverpool have average house prices up to 75% less than London but also offer yields of 6-9%
Why invest in Liverpool?
Creative, stylish and pioneering, Liverpool is a burgeoning centre for digital business, an internationally recognised cultural and visitor centre and home to three great universities (one of which is a Russell Group University) attracting students from every continent. Liverpool city centre’s population continues to expand rapidly fuelling one of the country’s most vibrant residential property markets.
A growing economy, trail-blazing culture and an instantly recognisable global brand make Liverpool one of the UK’s foremost investment locations. Liverpool attracts 30m visitors every year bringing wealth to the city.