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Property Investment In Liverpool
Liverpool has enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in recent years, but it has been one of the world’s greatest port cities for generations. Thanks to an influx of new businesses, along with excellent infrastructure and prosperous tourism, it is now globally-renowned as a great place to work, study and live.
The city famously known as the birthplace of The Beatles was honoured with the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008 and it has had over £14 billion worth of investment into regeneration and transformation since then.
The Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the once derelict docks are now being restored to their former seafaring glory with the new shipping terminal looking to be one of Europe’s most advanced.
Why invest here?
With serious regeneration over the past two decades and more in the pipeline, Liverpool has grown into one of the UK’s leading cities for property investment.
Furthermore, the affordable property prices mean that Liverpool has some great yields – in fact it was named the number one city for rental yields in the UK (Totally Money Buy-To-Let Yield Map for 2019/20). This is coupled with high potential for capital growth over the mid-to-long term, signs of which we have already seen.
These factors have seen a number of property investors turn their attention to this amazing city. The likes of the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Waters and the Knowledge Quarter, just to name a few, are making Liverpool one of the most exciting and fast growing areas to invest in the country.
Types of Investments
Buy-to-let properties in Liverpool offer fantastic yields at affordable prices. According to Totally Money, the number 1 postcode in the UK for the highest yields is L1 with an impressive 10%. In the top 25 you can find fellow Liverpool postcodes: L11, L6, L2, L3 and L4. Purchase prices are also very affordable with the UK House Price Index stating the average price is £134,446 in the city. Demand is rife, with 11,000 homes needed and the city centre population doubling since 2002. As such, we are tipping Liverpool for large capital growth over the medium-to-long term.
Demand for student accommodation in Liverpool is exceptionally high. The city boasts an excess of 54,000 students, but there are just over 15,000 student beds available. Knight Frank noted that the three Liverpool Universities were only able to house roughly 20% of their students in halls of residence in 2011, meaning there is a shortage of places and students must turn to alternative options. Purpose-built student accommodation can help meet the demand, making this type of property a smart choice for property investment in Liverpool.
If you are unfamiliar with Liverpool and looking to purchase a flat or house in the city, it is best to get an idea of the different areas available to you. We have highlighted the three main locations we consider the best for property investment in Liverpool.
Like most cities, the city centre is the most popular area of Liverpool. This area is considerably popular for students, tourists and young professionals. Liverpool’s inner-city offers great affordability, coupled with high rental demand.
Apartments are the most popular choice among investors with the average purchase price for a 1 bed coming in at £109,274 and an average rental asking price of £675 pcm (Zoopla – May 2020).
L1 and L3 are the favoured postcodes for this type of investment, both offering great yields and reasonable property prices. Apartments in these postcodes have seen an increase in value by 20.91% over the past 5 years. Other good inner-city postcodes to consider are L6, L7 & L8.
The popular towns within North Liverpool include Anfield (L4, L5, L6), Everton (L6), Kirkby (L32), Croxteth (L11), Aintree (L9), Walton (L4) and Bootle (L20). This part of Liverpool is becoming more popular for property purchasers and is one of the more affordable.
The Anfield area is undergoing a lot of regeneration with a £260 million scheme which will create 1,000 new homes. It is also the home of the world-famous football clubs, Liverpool FC and Everton FC. The average value for a property in the Anfield area is £87,686 and it has seen a 6.10% increase from May 2019 – May 2020 (Zoopla May 2020).
This area is a suburban district and it holds some of Liverpool’s highest property prices. It is more popular among the affluent purchasers wanting to buy to live in rather than buy-to-let with a high proportion of young couples or families. You have areas such as Aigburth (L17) and Garston (L19) which are more popular with investors as they attract young working professionals making it a good case for investment.
Although this area may fall slightly short of Liverpool’s city centre when it comes to property investing, it still has a strong property market with increasing house prices. The Allerton and Mossley Hill area (L18) has seen an 8.70% increase from May 2019 – May 2020 (Zoopla May 2020).
Other popular areas in the south of Liverpool include Wavertree (L15), Childwall (L16), Speke (L24) and Gateacre, Hunts Cross & Woolton (L25). The average house price can vary from £135,153 - £314,698 depending on which part you are considering.
Other areas of Liverpool to consider are South East Liverpool and a bit further afield such as Crosby, Formby, Birkenhead and Wallasey. You then have the regeneration areas to look out for which are Baltic Triangle, Fabric District, Ropewalks and Knowledge Quarter. We'd be happy to discuss the pros and cons of each, just get in touch with one of our team.
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]
We consider Liverpool a good investment if you are looking at medium to long term growth. JLL have predicted property process to grow 13.1% between 2020-2025.
The average price paid for a property in Liverpool is £175,151 (Zoopla May 2020).
House prices grew 13.7% between 2015 – 2020 according the House Price Index and 4.2% year on year growth from January 2019-2020 (Hometrack)
According to Totally Money, the number 1 postcode in the UK for the highest yields is L1 with an impressive 10% along with L11, L6, L2, L3 and L4 all in the top 25.
Yes, Liverpool will be part of the high speed network, HS2. It will have a journey time of 94 minutes to London.
On some student schemes there are payment plans provided throughout the construction period. In most cases a minimum of a 30% deposit will be due at the exchange of contracts stage.
“Regeneration projects, attractive prices, good yields and huge capital growth potential, what more could you want from an investment area? Liverpool is one of the UK’s top property investment locations.” – Tobi Mancuso, Director