New data has just been released showing that Landlords can achieve an average yield of 5.4% in the UK buy to let market with the North-West region being the top new investment hotspot due to higher rental yields.
The average UK house price is currently £228,000, which is 43% higher than the average house price in the North West - £159,000. Research shows annual property price inflation to be more subdued in the five years up to 2023 than over the last few years, forecasting an average annual house price predictions for the years 2017 to 2023 to be at 4.5%, compared to an average of 7.0% for the high-growth years of 2014 to 2016.
Commercial Mortgages have commented “Landlords have had a rough ride over the past few years with multiple tax changes. There are still interesting times ahead for savvy investors and good investment opportunities remain. However, when landlords invest far away from their home turf, they can run the risk of falling foul to local knowledge”.
Smarter local investors are better placed to see an opportunity, so it’s important for buyers to do their research to make sure they understand the local supply and demand before investing.
Poole Townsend provide weekly sessions dedicated to Landlord lettings advice every Thursday morning. Pop in to discuss the latest opportunities.