By Julian Ramsden | 16th June 2017
We’ve previously written about how Liverpool is shaping up to be a property investment hot spot and now a new report suggests that it has taken the top spot!
A recent report from Private Finance shows that Liverpool is top for buy to let rental returns. As house prices and mortgage costs have the greatest influence on rental returns, Liverpool takes the top spot as it has a combination of a low average price (£122,283) and high rent (£1,021 per month).
There’s really no wonder that Liverpool is already seeing growth like this. With regeneration high and investment pouring in from all over the world there are more reasons than ever for potential tenants to move to the city. The rental returns are particularly high with student accommodation investments, which often give investors assured rental returns for a set period of time, often up to three years. Managing Director of The Mistoria Group, Mish Liyanage explained that:
“Student property gives good returns on investment, as it delivers high yields and full occupancy. There is huge demand for shared student accommodation near the four universities and with a student population of around 60,000 and 60% of them requiring accommodation, Liverpool is great place to invest.”
The rise in the number of students needing accommodation is promising for investors. Our latest student accommodation development One Islington Plaza provides students with high quality accommodation close to the four universities, catering to the 60% who require accommodation. Student numbers in Liverpool could be on the rise due to the investment in the Knowledge Quarter, a hub for academia and research where large establishments such as the Royal College of Physicians are choosing to base themselves. This area of Liverpool will be a place for students to both live and study and due to its easy access to the city centre and universities, it will be highly desirable to students looking for convenience.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we’ve suggested to our investors for years to invest in Manchester and those who took our advice have seen this pay off. We now suggest to investors that Liverpool is the place to invest, as they could see the same growth and profit as the people who invested in Manchester.
So, this recent report supports our advice!
Investors can see all of our Liverpool investment properties and the high rental returns they provide. As the MD of Mistoria Group suggests, investors should be particularly considering Liverpool student accommodation to secure the highest returns Liverpool has to offer (if you’re not sure whether it’s for you, see our previous article).
We’re not surprised that Liverpool has come out on top for rental returns and would encourage our investors to purchase here while we are offering them below market value prices. We’ve put a lot of focus on Liverpool in this month’s articles, but there has been a lot of good news to share from this Northern Powerhouse city and we hope this will continue!