Best Student Investments In The UK

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     A recent study by investment portal One & Only Pro has revealed the best student investments in the UK. The portal looked at the best performing cities in England and Wales for student investment properties. Consequently, it was found that they are primarily in the north of England. The report looked at the percentage of cities with properties most likely to increase in value – which One & Only Pro calls ‘diamond properties’. Northern university cities lead the group, therefore dominating the top 5.


    Top 5 Cities To Invest In

    In first place was Newcastle. In which 12.8% of investment properties was given diamond status. The average diamond property costs just £96,573. Coming in second was Nottingham with 11.3% diamond properties.

    In third place was Leeds. In which 6.5% of investment properties was given diamond status. An average diamond property value of £103,376. However, by its growing rental sector Leeds’ strong economy has been bolstered. Furthermore, it saw the largest growth in rental prices out of any major city in the first quarter of 2019 and year-on-year.


    In fourth and fifth places were Sheffield and Manchester. One & Only Pro gave 5.8% of investment properties in Sheffield diamond status. The average diamond property in Sheffield costs only £85,938. Manchester is reported as having 5.6% of its properties at diamond level – but the top 10 investment properties in Manchester boast a much higher average yield of almost 18%. Like Leeds, Manchester’s rental sector is seeing the impact of its increasing student population and further growth is expected in this Northern Powerhouse heartland.


    Best Student Investments In The UK

    The large number of students and young professionals in these cities have ensured the north has become the go-to place for buy-to-let investors. Furthermore, found up North in the UK are the best student investments. More and more young people and investors are moving away from London to seek better opportunities elsewhere. These cities can truly demonstrate resilience and stability during a time of uncertainty.


    Oli Banks, Managing Director at North Property Group, says, “More and more people are moving to the north of England. Students are coming to learn at top-class universities and staying here for the brilliant career prospects. We’re also seeing large numbers of ambitious young professionals and families looking for a better way of life move to the north. This is great for the property market as we’re seeing yields and rental demand skyrocket.”


    North Property Group have buy-to-let investment opportunities all over the north. So with excellent yields in a thriving northern location  contact North Property Group today.

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