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Commercial Finance

Why investors should consider moving North

Following the 3 per cent rise in stamp duty, increasing the cost of buying a property in London even further, the debate around why property investors should consider moving North has begun again.

Whilst London has always been a top choice for investors thanks to high rental yields and strong capital gains, the continuous rising costs in capital are pricing investors out the market.

So is this a chance for investors to reassess where they are looking for properties?

Many savvy investors have already made their move in the North, but there are still plenty of opportunities to consider. Here’s our top three considerations for property investors:

Northern Powerhouse: Investors need to keep up with the Northern Powerhouse plans and developments. A major announcement regarding this project could have a huge impact on an area and if you’re up to speed then you can then act fast to focus your investments there too

Transport: Between Manchester’s impressive, and constantly expanding, tram network, HS2 linking the entire North with the South, the £4 billion cash injection into Birmingham’s public transport and major new routes from Manchester Airport  - including direct flights to China - improvements in transport in the North has revolutionised certain areas. Towns that used to be unheard of are now busy commuter towns, and this accessibility is increasing property value and should continue to do so.

Rental Yields: Whilst average rents in the capital fell 0.7 per cent between April and May, Manchester and Liverpool show the two highest average annual rental yields in the North West, at 6.02 per cent and 5.15 per cent over five years.

Find out more about Together's range of financial service products for property investors.