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Category: UK Property

Why renters are choosing Birmingham

Birmingham’s global profile is growing. From Peaky Blinders to the Commonwealth Games, a spotlight is being shone on the UK’s second city, attracting unprecedented global investment. Projected to achieve the highest house price and rental growth of any UK city over the next five years, Birmingham’s high performance is underpinned by its rapidly growing population and a supply and demand imbalance. But what is attracting renters to live and work in Birmingham? With major projects transforming the city including High-Speed 2 (HS2), the Snow Hill Masterplan and the GBP 500...

The Projects Transforming Birmingham

Birmingham is the UK city projected to see the strongest house price and rental growth over the next five years. Underpinned by a supply and demand imbalance of purpose-built rental apartments, the UK’s second city is attracting unprecedented global investment. Leading the way with forecasted growth of 4.9% every year for the next five years, a property bought in Birmingham today for the average price of GBP 238,581 would be valued at GBP 303,049 come 2026, as the table below shows. Area Average property price Growth per year Value in...

What Will Affinity Living Bring to Birmingham?

The UK’s second city is topping every property price and rental growth forecast for the next five years. With projected house price growth of 4.9% per year and rental growth of 2.8%, JLL attributed Birmingham’s high performance to key factors such as the Commonwealth Games 2022 and High-Speed 2 (HS2), both of which have already created thousands of new jobs and increased Birmingham’s global profile. Other factors are key infrastructure and regeneration projects across the city, including a GBP 50 million investment into Snow Hill station and the surrounding area...

What Are Birmingham’s Tenants Looking For?

With a population growing by 10,000 people a year, property demand in Birmingham is far outweighing supply. This housing shortfall is expected to be over 28,000 homes by 2031, underpinning Birmingham’s performance a prime investment location. Kickstarted by millions of tenants returning to the office this year, the urbanisation trend has triggered strong rental growth in the UK’s largest urban centres. Recent data from Rightmove’s quarterly Rental Trends Tracker reveals that Birmingham has not only bounced back from the declines caused by the pandemic but has hit double digit growth and...

5 Reasons Why This UK City Should Be Your Next Property Investment Location

The post-pandemic property boom has seen many investors looking for their next investment opportunity. Most people start by establishing an idea of budget and investment goals. Then the third question arises - where to invest? Although the pandemic has changed the way we live, the key factor when it comes to property investment remains the same - ‘location, location, location’. More people than ever are working from home or embracing a mix of home and office working as the ‘new normal’. Many predicted that this would lead to a widescale...

How to Invest in Off-Plan Property

Summary: Investing in property requires time and research into the market, location, and developer Off-plan property should be seen as a mid to long-term investment - gone are the days of buying and flipping for fast profit Buyers will need to secure a minimum down payment of 20%   How to Invest in Off-Plan Property UK property remains one of the most stable asset classes, driving strong and consistent returns for investors and helping many achieve financial freedom. But developing a successful property portfolio doesn’t happen over-night; it takes research,...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Birmingham

Demand is at an all-time high in Birmingham, the major UK city with an economy growing as rapidly as its population. In fact, a recent report by Knight Frank revealed that Birmingham has attracted the most investment in new residential properties in 2021, outside of London. Ideally located in the heart of the UK, Birmingham is the central hub connecting London and the Northern Powerhouse – a journey to be cut in half thanks to GBP 106 billion high-speed railway, High-Speed 2 (HS2). Despite the expanding population of the UK’s...

The Next Property Hotspots

As luxury property development increases in profitability, astute investors are looking to the future to identify the areas in the UK property market with the most growth potential. .  The UK property and financial markets are on an upward trajectory with projected growth and promising projects across a number of investment spheres nationwide. From hotspot Manchester property investments in the heart of the media and digital powerhouse of the North, to developments in growing markets like Southampton, there are plenty of lucrative opportunities across the UK. Of course, the ‘pandemic...

Why are Investors Turning to Regional Cities Outside of London?

With the property market and the UK economy as a whole performing exceptionally well as we recover from the economic shock of Covid-19, UK real estate remains the most stable and reliable asset class. In fact, the recent growth projections from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) show good signs that the UK economy is bouncing back even faster than predicted, with the joint highest growth rate in the G7. Paired with the fact that house prices were up by 8% in the year to July 2021, now is an ideal...

The Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Signals Growth for the UK Economy

As well as being a global crisis for humanity, the COVID-19 pandemic had an unprecedented impact on the world economy. Although the UK property market remained resilient, due to lockdowns and restrictions imposed by the government, the hospitality sector was one of the most affected in the UK. In fact, economic output in the hospitality sector was down 90% in April 2020 compared to February 2020. Following a phased easing of restrictions from April 2021, all lockdown rules were lifted by July. The Bank of England predicted that the UK...
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