On Wednesday, specialist property lender LendInvest released its latest LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index report, which ranks all 105 postcode areas around England and Wales based ona combination of four metrics, which are capital gains, transaction volumes, rental yields, and rental price growth. The new report also includes a special feature that looks at the towns and cities that have climbed up the rankings the most during 2017.
- Manchester, leader of the Northern Powerhouse, takes top spot
- Leicester breaks into the Top 10 and Birmingham climbs 8 places from #18 to #11, signaling upward mobility in the Midlands markets
- Hull marks itself as biggest climber for 2017, rising 93 places to #6
- Enfield tumbles from Top 10 in February to Bottom 10 in December
While sharing details about the latest Index report, Ian Boden, Sales Director at LendInvest, stated:
“This month we see good news for the North as Manchester finally secures its spot in first place in our Index after a closely watched climb to the top. Cities such as Leicester (#10), Birmingham (#11), and Nottingham (#24) have also made significant gains in the Index, signaling a clear fueling of the Midlands engine.”
Boden also noted:
“Our biggest climber for the year was Hull. Since becoming ‘City of Culture’ back in January, Hull has received a new wave of confidence in the form of increased investment in the area. However, the lack of Northern dominance in the remainder of the Top 10 Climbers is interesting to note in light of recent headlines that have suggested property investment in the North will outperform that of other regions around the country.
“Elsewhere in the list, it’s great to see towns like Slough, Leicester and Cambridge ascend the list with such gusto. The location of these high climbers, ranging from Cornwall to East Yorkshire, shows how dynamic and ever-changing UK property investment can be across the country. As we move into 2018 and roll out more of our new BTL loans, we look forward to working with investors countrywide on their property projects.”
See the full report below.
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