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New buy to let hotspot out-performs London, Manchester, Birmingham

Liverpool is a key investment hot spot for buy to let landlords according to a new report.

It shows that, for example, £1.5m can typically purchase one apartment in Prime Central London, two in London’s Docklands or five or six apartments in Liverpool, with the benefit that the units in Liverpool offer better value in terms of £/psf, are larger in size than equivalent properties in London and have strong rental yield.

The report - commissioned by London agency Beauchamp Estates and Liverpool agency Logic Estates - says the performance of Liverpool’s residential property market boasts impressive capital growth of 14 per cent for the past year, 40 per cent over the past five years, and just over 50 per cent for the past 10 years. 


The report found that properties sold in Liverpool average £237 per square foot - compared with £678 in London, £353 in Manchester and £300 in Birmingham.          

Liverpool waterfront property has outperformed the wider Liverpool market for rentals since 2017, when the regeneration of the city centre and waterfront gathered momentum.

Rental yields in Liverpool (average 6.4 per cent) are currently comparable to other regional cities: almost on par with Leeds, slightly above Manchester and Birmingham, and considerably higher than London.

Liverpool yields are 6.0 per cent for a one bed and 6.5 per cent for a two bed apartment.

This compares with 4.5 per cent for both one and two bedders in London; 5.0 and 5.4 per cent for one and two beds in Manchester; and 5.4 and 5.2 per cent in Birmingham. 

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    I thought Liverpool had a draconian licencing system for all landlords?


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