Businesses Moving to Leeds Has Boosted City’s Profitability from Property Investments

March 17, 2022

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  • Research named Leeds as the sixth best place in the UK to invest in property. Landlords here can expect an average profit of £531.76 pcm, according to CIA Landlord.

  • Leeds has long been a key location for northshoring; the practice of businesses moving north to take advantage of lower overheads.

  • With Leeds continuing to attract a highly skilled, highly paid workforce – particularly in the technology sector – demand for high quality rented properties will only increase.

A new study has revealed how the returns from Leeds property investments have risen over the last year. The research, led by CIA Landlord, points to new businesses opening locations in the city as one of the driving factors behind these results.

 

Rental demand

The research named Leeds as the sixth best place in the UK to invest in property. Landlords in the city can expect an average profit of £531.76 per month, according to CIA Landlord.

These excellent returns have been driven by rising rental demand across the city. This has become especially evident as students have returned to Leeds looking for rental accommodation. Now that the city’s many universities have reopened their doors following the coronavirus pandemic, the return of students has added to tenant competition across Leeds.

 

The impact of northshoring

But it isn’t just increased competition from students that is increasing profitability of Leeds property investments. CIA Landlord highlight the number of new businesses opening locations in Leeds as a reason behind rising rental returns.

Leeds has long been a key location for northshoring; the practice of businesses moving north to take advantage of lower overheads. But CIA Landlord point to the significant economic boosts over the last year from two particular organisations: Channel 4 and the UK Infrastructure Bank.

Both opened premises in the city over the last 12 months, bringing with them plenty of sought-after jobs and thereby fuelling demand for rented accommodation.

And with Leeds continuing to attract a highly skilled, highly paid workforce – particularly in the technology sector – demand for high quality rented properties will only increase.

 

Profitable investment opportunities

The study supports Leeds’ status as a top location to invest in property. For people interested in making a Leeds property investment, there are plenty of great opportunities currently available.

For example, the new build developments of Phoenix and Alexandra Park Apartments both promise to be popular with a wide tenant demographic and should achieve fantastic 7% yields for landlords.

What is property investment?

Put simply, property investment is property purchased with the intention of generating financial returns for its buyer. These returns could be in the form of rental income through buy-to-let properties, house price growth through the future sale of the property or both. Property investments can be owned by individuals or organisations and can be short, long or medium term.

 

Contact us

To find out which property investment opportunities are available on the Leeds market now, or to learn more about how property investment works, get in touch with the experts at North Property Group today.

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