Before even considering a development or area, investors should either acquire good knowledge of Liverpool as a city, or work with a property investment company such as One Touch Property, who will research the area and its demographic. It is important to select developments in areas close to university campuses, because this is where students want to be living. Students don’t want to spend time and money travelling to lectures and seminars � they want to roll out of bed and step straight into the classroom.
It is also worth considering the quality of the build, the price of a unit in a development, and the weekly rent. Students are becoming increasingly discerning tenants; they want good quality accommodation at a good price. Students aren’t willing to spend 200 per week on a studio that is furnished to a poor standard, regardless of location. Whilst you want to ensure the unit you are investing in is of quality build, you want to ensure it is modestly priced so that you, as an investor, achieve a decent yield.
Postcodes to Consider in Liverpool for High Yields
Features: L1 covers much of Liverpool’s city centre, including Liverpool One and Liverpool Lime Street.
Investment Credentials: Property prices in this postcode have been soaring, indicating an increasing desire to live in this area, and there has been plenty of regeneration such as that of Liverpool One, and more in store, such as New Chinatown at Tribeca Fields.
Student accommodation in this postcode not only benefits from being close to restaurants, bars, transport links and shopping centres such as Liverpool One; but L1 is also within easy reach of many university campuses.
Generally, the more central you are the higher the demand for property. Due to the demand of living in such a prime location, properties can command higher rents, which makes property investment here more sustainable in the medium term.
L1 is also the postcode to consider if you wish to sell at a profit. The average property price between 2011 – 2014 was 85,000, but between 2014 � 2015 this shot up to 120,000.
Developments: Sir Thomas House is situated on Sir Thomas Street, right in the heart of L1. Units in Sir Thomas start from 75,000, and an 8.4% rental return is guaranteed for two years. Studios in this student property investment in Liverpool are considerably bigger than studios in other developments nearby, making Sir Thomas a favourable option for students.