Private Finance named Liverpool as the best city to invest in a report published in 2017. Due to its high rental returns, investment resulting in major regeneration thanks to its role in the Northern Powerhouse, as well as its large student population, Liverpool is proving itself a very attractive bet for property investors and renters alike.
High Rental Returns
Liverpool has the winning combination of low average house prices and high rents resulting in rental yields of up to almost 12%. As major investment and redevelopment works modernise the city and create a plethora of new jobs, more people are moving to Liverpool in search of high-quality, city-centre living. With its current undersupply of accommodation, buy-to-let investors in Liverpool will be entering a sellers’ market with almost guaranteed good returns.
Much of the investment in recent years has been in student accommodation. As the student population of Liverpool grows so does demand for housing: Liverpool has a student population of over 60,000, 60% of whom require accommodation, creating fantastic opportunities in the buy-to-let student housing market. Investors can also be assured of rental returns for often up to three years, helping create investment security.