TotalMoney.com has ranked Liverpool as the top place to invest in buy-to-let properties. In its 2018 report three Liverpool postcodes are in the top 10, with L7, L6 and L1 coming in at number 1, 2 and 7 respectively. Thanks to its various higher education facilities and increasingly large student population, Liverpool is a great choice for buy-to-let investors.
But what about these top-performing postcodes? In this article we’ll look at what each has to offer.
L7 – The City Centre, Edge Hill, Kensington, Fairfield
On the edge of the city centre, this area is popular with students and therefore a good choice for an investment in student housing. This postcode is situated near to the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, and although Edge Hill University was founded in L7 it moved to Ormskirk in the 1930s.
The Edge Hill area was designated as a Conservation Area in 1979 and features plenty of Georgian houses, many of which have been English Heritage listed. The world’s oldest passenger railway station dating back to 1830 can also be found here, with some of the station buildings being redeveloped into the cultural Metal Arts Centre in 2009.
Average property asking price: £118,225
Average monthly rental value: £1,162
L6 – City Centre, Anfield, Everton, Kensington, Fairfield, Tuebrook
Desired by both families and students, this area of Liverpool boasts culture, education and beautiful outdoor space. Sitting mostly in the suburbs but also on the edge of the city centre, it is close to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Knowledge Quarter. L6 is therefore an attractive option for people looking to invest in student housing.
The 121-acre Victorian Newsham Park is a popular outdoor space complete with a fishing lake, a children’s play area and Grade II listed buildings. The postcode also honours Liverpool’s cultural heritage with a number of roads named after the Beatles, including John Lennon Drive and Paul McCartney Way.
Average property asking price: £108,940
Average monthly rental value: £1,046
L1 – City Centre,
It is perhaps unsurprising that L1 is one of the top postcodes in the UK. With excellent transport links including Liverpool Lime Street; the city’s main rail station and a huge number of shops, bars, restaurants and the Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure centre, this is the beating heart of Liverpool. The city’s tech hub is situated in the Baltic Triangle, and the historic Ropewalks area is home to the new residential developments RopeWalks and Ropemaker Place.
Average property asking price: £122,152
Average monthly rental value: £953