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Liverpool Property Investment

Should you consider Liverpool property investment?

Located on the River Mersey in the North West of England, Liverpool is famous around the world as a shipping port and a capital of culture. The city has a young, growing population and is an incredibly attractive business destination, particularly in the finance, manufacturing, digital and creative sectors.

The city has been transformed in the past decade by significant public and private investment. The waterfront in particular is stunning. Unfortunately, there is a real shortage of high quality rental accommodation available, meaning that apartments are being let for a premium. This, however, is great news for investors and makes Liverpool a national buy to let property hotspot.

Liverpool Economy

Liverpool is currently in the midst of a massive regeneration plan worth a staggering £14 billion with the hopes of improving the already impressive economy. The investment is predicted to deliver 9,000 new jobs and 5,500 apprenticeships for residents in the city. The city will also be part of the upcoming HS2 network, as well as the Crossrail project for the North of England. This is only going to make Liverpool even more attractive to investors.

Liverpool House Prices

JLL forecast that house prices in Liverpool are set to increase by 5% throughout 2022, and a cumulative 21% in the period from 2022 to 2026, with rents increasing by 13.7% in the same time period. Buy to let investors have found investing in Liverpool to be an extremely profitable venture thanks to higher than average yields. In the L1 area, the average yield stands at an astonishing 6.2% according to PropertyData. One of the most attractive sectors in the Liverpool buy to let market is purpose-built student accommodation, with impressive rental returns and low void periods making student property investment extremely prosperous.

Connectivity

There are a number of train stations in the centre, with multiple routes available to get to the city, including direct lines from London, Manchester and Birmingham. In addition to the trains there are a number of bus routes connecting the suburbs and districts with the city centre, making it extremely accessible for all. The city also benefits from 10 major motorways being within 10 minutes and local airports fly to over 200 destinations globally. It is also within commutable distance to Manchester, and approximately two hours from the capital.

Current Liverpool investment opportunities

Liverpool Property Investment Stats

 

14.8%

Rents in Liverpool are forecast to increase by an impressive 13.7% by 2026. (JLL, 2021)

20%

Between 2022 and 2026, house prices are set to grow by 20% in Liverpool. (JLL, 2021)

£14bn

Liverpool is currently undergoing a £14 billion regeneration scheme, including the redevelopment of the iconic waterfront, a new creative district and a world-leading knowledge sector. (Regenerating Liverpool, 2020)

£30bn

Liverpool is the gateway to the Northern Powerhouse and a city region with a GVA of £30bn per annum. (Regenerating Liverpool, 2022)

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