Landlords

Where to invest for BTL in 2018?

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31st January 2018

Manchester based buy to let experts have named the top four UK locations expected to bring in the biggest property returns over the next 12 months.

Through research and analysis conducted by leading buy to let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, can exclusively reveal the best cities for investors to place their money in 2018. Their research covers a range of advantageous factors including low property prices, high yields and rental demand, to capital growth and public/private investment – everything that a landlord takes into consideration when searching for an investment property.

With a proven track record in spotting property trends, Sequre has provided insight to the following four cities firmly on the 2018 property watch list:

Manchester

Predicted Price Increase: 28.2% over the next 5 years*
Average returns via Sequre: 16.3%
Economy Worth: £59.6bn

Graham Davidson, managing director at Sequre Property, names Manchester as a firm buy to let favourite: “Manchester’s successful property market has remained consistent for several years now. Spearheading the way for northern cities, it’s no surprise Manchester has shown impressive levels of growth in the latest report from Hometrack. It’s widely known that there is a huge supply/demand imbalance and quality rental accommodation continues to be highly sought-after, resulting in high city centre yields for investors.”

Liverpool

Predicted Price Increase: 22.8% over the next 5 years*
Average returns via Sequre: 20.2%
Economy Worth: £121bn – the UK’s second largest economy

Graham explains why Liverpool has become the one to watch in 2018: “Liverpool was a strong contender in 2017 but 2018 will really be the year investors take note. Property prices are still low but creeping up slowly, so now is the time for investors to benefit from the strong capital growth predicted over the next 5 years. With the amount of investment being ploughed into the area, particularly the £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters project, Liverpool is without a doubt a hotspot for investment.”

Leicester

Predicted Price Increase: 13.7% over the next 5 years
Average returns via Sequre: 11.5%
Economy Worth: £19bn

Graham comments on the up-and-coming buy to let hotspot of the East Midlands: “The amount of investment and development being ploughed into Leicester at the moment is phenomenal and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. There are some great deals in this area and our analysis has found some key trends which has resulted in us monitoring this location very closely. For the East Midlands, Leicester is certainly ticking all the boxes on an investor’s wish list.”

Leeds

Predicted Price Increase: 21.6% over the next 5 years*
Average returns via Sequre: 14%
Economy Worth: £64.6bn

Finally, Graham explains what makes Leeds stand out as an area for investment: “Leeds is currently undergoing one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe so it comes as no surprise that both tenant and investment demand is incredibly high. Leeds is set to see the largest rise in rents over the next 5 years with growth reaching 22.2% which is sure to increase the desire for property investment in the city.”

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