Property Investment In Birmingham

The UK’s second largest city, Birmingham, has become a prevalent buy-to-let area and carries the alias of the ‘Midlands Engine’.

- Birmingham City has a population of circa 1.1 million

- 20% of households in Birmingham rent from private landlords (CBRE)

- The local economy is worth £23.2 billion (Knight Frank)

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In the last five years flats in Birmingham have seen an average increase in value by £24,009.

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Birmingham

Thanks to its booming economy and property market, Birmingham is one of the most exciting parts of the UK to invest. 

Approximately 40% of Birmingham is made up of under 25’s and it is also one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. It is predicted that Birmingham’s population will reach 1.3 million by 2039.

Birmingham is also preparing to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which will provide a further boost to the local economy. The Commonwealth Games Village, which will serve as accommodation for the athletes, will be converted to residential housing after the games are finished.

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Why invest in Birmingham?

Birmingham is seen as a top buy-to-let area due to a huge, growing rental demand. It has a thriving business scene driving the demand, with world renowned companies such as HSBC and Deutsche Bank headquartered in the city.

The great thing about property investment in Birmingham is prices are still at an attractive level with room to grow, plus yields are strong. For example, the B9 postcode has an average yield of 5.3%, but an average property value of just £149,031.

Finally, regeneration is ripe and there is a 20 year plan to transform the city centre. Birmingham’s ‘Big City Plan’ is dubbed by the city’s council as the ‘most ambitious, far-reaching development project ever undertaken in the UK’. This will provide 50,000 new jobs, 5,000 new homes and improved infrastructure to meet the needs of new residents.

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There are different options in Birmingham to suit a variety of investors so we have picked out some of the most popular areas.

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Future Growth in Birmingham

  • 1.23m predicted population by 2038 - ONS
  • 16.5% sales price growth forecast (next 5 years) - JLL
  • 15.9% rental price increase (next 5 years)- JLL
  • 10,000 additional renting households to live in the city over next decade - CBRE

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you can find a range of common questions from previous investors. If you require specific details and advice please do not hesitate to contact us today on +44(0)203 627 3987 or via [email protected] 

If you take a look at the current entry level prices, yields and regeneration taking place then it starts to build a great case for capital growth. That coupled with demand vastly outweighing supply explains why JLL have forecast a potential 15% increase in property prices 2019-2023.

According to Zoopla (June 2020), the average price paid for a property in the whole of Birmingham is £205,055. However, if you were looking at just flats then it is £138,648.

The city has seen a 23.08% house price increase in the last 5 years and Hometrack reports a 2.5% year on year growth from April 2019-2020.

Birmingham has a good city centre yield of between 4-5% (propertydata.co.uk) and the postcode B44 currently has the highest average yield of 5.4%. Birmingham as a whole is forecast to see rental prices increase by 16.5% through 2019-2023

Yes. Phase one of the HS2 is set to see Birmingham’s travel time to London cut to just 40 minutes and within an hour’s commute to Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, York, Preston and Wigan.

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