With house prices rising year on year and rental rates at an all-time high across the board, the UK is understandably becoming an investment hotspot for overseas buyers. As our population expands there is a growing shortage of housing – and whilst this is generally bad news for renters, landlords are quickly profiting from swift rental rates and higher costs attached with tenancy. Coupled with low interest rates and continuing improvements to major cities it’s easy to see why UK cities are naturally an attractive prospect for those looking to expand their portfolio or secure some passive income.
University town and city of culture Liverpool has plenty to offer potential investors – with up-and-coming pockets of the urban sprawl offering up profitable growth both for landlords and those looking to increase the value of properties and sell on. The area’s L7 postcode covers two of its three universities – so it’s a hotspot for student lets as well as swanky city pads.
Northern commercial hub Leeds is the UK’s second financial hub outside of London – and the city’s close proximity to an international airport, motorway links to the south and respected universities make it a popular location to live and work. Leeds’ popular LS6 postcode yields an average rental of £1,463 – presenting significant potential for profit for landlords in the area.
Manchester continues to top property investment polls, with an average rental value of £1,050. The city has benefited from considerable regeneration over the past decade – improvements that have naturally affected its desirability and liveability scores amongst residents and investors. Manchester’s 100,000-strong student population fuels its high-yield lettings market – with sizeable profits on offer for landlords looking to offer accommodation close to faculties and campuses.
Nottingham remains a buy-to-let ‘safe bet’ for investors both here in the UK and overseas. Its easily accessible location and great range of amenities make it a naturally popular destination for young professionals and families alike. On its periphery over 50 major companies hold headquarters, resulting in an ever-increasing demand for rental properties.
Property giant Savills have predicted that Plymouth’s property market will grow by nearly 30% in the run up to 2018 – so now is the perfect time to buy. Regeneration and investment in the city (including central retail developments, improvements to university facilities and other community projects) has significantly bolstered an already developing buy-to-let market.
You did everything that we asked. We have used Johnsons 3 times in the past 2 years and have always found them professional and the removal guys really friendly and courteous.Mr & Mrs Green, Cheshire
An excellent service carried out by people who cared. Right through from quotation to move into storage and back out again.Mr Wyatt, Coventry
Very impressed with the service offered from beginning to end. Overall, very good value for money.Mr & Mrs Langman, Wilmslow
Everything was done very well and to our satisfaction.Dr & Mrs Cowell, Northwich
I send my deepest appreciation for the hard work and polite good spirits not to mention speed with which the men did their job. Many thanks to them and your firm for another successful and minimal street move. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again.Mrs Haselhurst, Warrington
Everything went very well, the move was brilliant. Any comment would be I lost my snake and the guys wouldn’t help look for him as they were scared (he has been found now).Mr & Mrs Obbard, Llanerchymedd
Very helpful with what turned out to be a very difficult move. The movers were great, helpful, friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them.Dr Millard, Buxton
Thank you for packing us up and moving us into our new home.
Everyone was brilliant, friendly, professional and funny. Most stress free move I’ve ever had and I’ve done quite a few house moves.
With all best wishes and again my appreciation for your most courteous and helpful attention throughout my association with Johnsons.
A pleasurable experience from start to finish.Aurea Elizabeth Saunders
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