UK Property Market Report 2018

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The UK Property Market in Numbers

The year of 2018 was a fantastic year for buy to let property investment. This guide takes a step back to analyse the key trends that the UK property market underwent during this time. From rental yield growth to house price appreciation, read a multi-dimensional evaluation of market performance and take a look at how Brexit affected property in the UK during 2018.

If you’re interested to learn more about how the UK property market has evolved over recent years, then this is the perfect guide for you. Summing up the year of 2018 in a short yet noteworthy read, it provides invaluable insight into the recent history of UK property investment.

2018 was perhaps the best year ever for UK property investment to date. Prices increased so much that it was the perfect time for our clients to invest.

Sarah Roberts, RWinvest

Investing in the UK in 2018

UK Rental Yields

Rental yields are one of the most important factors to consider when investing in property, and this guide follows the trends of rents throughout the UK during 2018. Looking at average rents for properties and rental returns, some regions outperformed the rest of the nation by staggering amounts, highlighting the hotspots for investment throughout the year. There were also some interesting comparisons made between the North and the South of the UK when it comes to rental returns on property investment, with the North soaring miles ahead with postcodes achieving rental returns as high as 11%.

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UK House Prices

There were steep increases in house prices in the UK during 2018, highlighting the financial strength of the property investment market. Average properties were selling for more than 4.4% more than the year before, but the guide circles in on one particular area of the UK where house prices fell quite significantly. This is vital information for investors looking to make a buy to let investment anytime soon, as you can be sure of what areas to avoid, and which areas to focus on. All of this helps you to get the very best capital growth on your transaction in the future.

The Brexit Effect

Many investors are unsure about how Brexit is affecting buy to let investments in the UK. As ever, Brexit is a highly contested issue and the location of your property investment could impact on the consequences. However, the property market remains very robust. The general consensus is that despite this economic turbulence, buy to let remains a valuable asset class capable of producing incredible profits for investors. The 2018 guide offers some solid opinions on how house prices will continue to rise and may increase even further once a formal decision has been made.

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If you’d like to read a more detailed analysis of the UK property market’s performance in 2018, scroll to the top of this page and download this guide for free to get everything you need to know about rental returns, house price growth and Brexit during 2018.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for more modern guides, we have plenty on offer for 2023. You can learn all about where to invest in 2023 with our guide to the best investment property UK locations. Click the link to learn more.

Disclaimer: This content was originally written in March 2018. By the time you read it, some of the statistics used may have changed. 

For the latest on the UK property market in 2023, take a look at our updated investment guides.

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