An elaborate report by Totally Money for 2017/2018 details the UK’s best post codes for buy to let property investment. Amongst many well-known British cities, it’s Liverpool that dominates the tables. Taking the top three spots for high yields, a further three post codes in the ‘scouse’ city also featured in the top 25 hotspots, and here’s a look at some of the best performing locations.
L7 finished in first place generating extraordinary yields of 12.63%. The area that spans Kensington and Edge Hill is home to the Royal University Hospital and part of the University of Liverpool’s campus. Being in such close proximity to the hospital makes L7 an ideal spot for working professionals in need of nearby accommodation, and this is similar for Liverpool Innovation Park’s high-tech office community which is also situated within L7.
Edge Hill train station has links in to the city centre in just 15 minutes, ensuring connectivity runs throughout this popular Liverpool borough. Students living around this zone have easy access to the university and the array of bars and restaurants down in the centre, making this a location popular for both student and residential property.
The L6 region is a top pick for investors looking for a residential property. Yielding returns of up to 10.57%, it is once again bordering Liverpool’s Royal Hospital where tenant demand in neighbouring zones is high. Additionally, Anfield and its recent plans for innovative regeneration are equally as close. The newly refurbished football stadium and a modern high street pulls many residents into the local area in search of modern accommodation.
Coming in second for best buy to let post codes, investors can benefit from the exceptional value of property in this highly sought after location. There is also, of course, the option to take the student property route, being just 100m from Liverpool Hope University where stable student numbers amount year on year.
A post code that everyone is talking about is L3. With parts of the city from the waterfront to Vauxhall, this all-encompassing Liverpool location is experiencing masses of redevelopment which is subsequently upping the popularity of this area for investment.
The University of Liverpool and John Moores University campus are included within the boundaries of L3, helping to coin the £1 billion Knowledge Quarter. Taking existing qualities and history from the local area, this post code has blossomed into a hub of research and expertise.
An entire village at Paddington will offer a state of the art cancer treatment centre as well as a Royal College of Physicians building named ‘The Spine’. There will also be a Bio Innovation Hub and Science Park leading the way in science and technology. With returns of up to 8.47%, this area is a goldmine for student and residential buy to let that doesn’t fail to deliver in terms of yields.
Having previously had connotations of rioting streets and troublesome youths, Liverpool’s L8 has been transformed into a location worth investing in. Now ranked number 21 in the best buy to let post codes, the zone comprising of Toxteth and Dingle can accomplish yields of 7.45%.
The beautiful 235-acre Sefton Park provides a natural retreat for local residents in a Grade 1 heritage site. Furthermore, the Georgian Quarter and its abundance of iconic architecture is also accessible from the now peaceful L8 streets. Transport links at Brunswick station provide seamless connectivity to Liverpool’s centre, making this the perfect spot for residents working in the city who require more affordable living just minutes away.
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