Why invest in Liverpool | Investment property in Liverpool
Buy to let property Liverpool | Student accommodation investment in Liverpool
One of the largest most famous UK cities | receiving the most investment | with the lowest prices !
Liverpool is undergoing a rapid transformation. The creation of multibillion investments and the government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative have helped to secure the city’s future economic growth, that will ultimately boost demand for housing in the city.
- £5.5 billion Liverpool Waters project
- £2 billion Knowledge Quarter
- £300 million proposed plans for a new Everton Football Stadium
- £3.5m proposed Isle of Man Ferry terminal
- £400m Liverpool2 Shipping Container Terminal
- £50m proposed Cruise Liner Terminal
- Ten Streets Creative Hub is a proposed 125-acre regeneration with the potential to
create 2,500 jobs
- £200m Pall Mall regeneration 400,000sq ft of office-led regeneration with retail and
- £1 billion Paddington Village (1.8m sqft transformation)
- Liverpool Commercial District BID 2016-2021 5-year plan to further enhance growth
- Liverpool is home to one of the UK’s youngest populations
- Liverpool has enjoyed some of the best rental price increases seen in the UK
- 57,000 students
- 50% of all people living in Liverpool are young professionals
- 22.8% house price forecast 2017-2021 (JLL)
- 17% rental price forecast 2017-2021 (JLL)
Liverpool investment property has been classed as one of the UK’s best locations for house price growth, with residential apartments offering strong capital growth potential. Liverpool Waters offers world-class facilities to captivate the desires of the young professionals’ marketplace. The 2.3-kilometre Liverpool Waters is seeing the transformation with a £5.5 billion Liverpool investment, which is set to be one of the biggest regenerations ever seen in the UK.
Sales market | Liverpool buy to let property
The last 18-24 months has seen a welcome sign of confidence in the Liverpool city centre property sales market through the re-emergence of owner occupiers following a period of time when transactions were dominated by investors. Demand from owner occupiers is focussed on established areas in the city centre and the waterfront.
Owner occupiers account for around one fifth of all the private residential homes in the city centre. A sizeable proportion of owner occupiers are down-sizers who have been attracted to city centre attractions, new parks and water front leisure full management and maintenance services as well as a concierge.
Typical prices of one and two bedroom ats in the city centre were circa £120,000 and £195,000 respectively at the end of 2016, having increased by 6.7% on average during 2016. Prime one bed ats averaged £145,000 with prime two bed ats averaging £235,000.
Liverpool Rentals market
Two thirds of homes in Liverpool city centre are privately rented. Rental demand is dominated by young professionals and graduates from Liverpool’s three universities. Around half of all people living in the city centre are young professionals. Many of these people have recently entered employment, many of which straight from university. They are increasingly demanding a higher quality of rental offering. Contemporary furnished properties which offer a high quality management service command the highest rents in Liverpool.
Demand for rental property also comes from Liverpool’s 50,000 under- graduate students and 10,000 post- graduates, who together account for circa 15% of the city’s total population. And set rise with further expansion of the knowledge quarter which will be one of the largest interconnected educational areas in the UK.
As of the end of 2016/17, an average one bed at commanded a rent of £695pcm, while prime one bed flats averaged £850pcm. Two bed flats averaged £900pcm with prime two bed flats averaging £1,200pcm. Rental prices increased by an average of 10.3% in 2016, and set to steadily rise year on year.