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First port of call for UK property investment opportunities and guidance

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Your Partner in Prosperity

First port of call for UK property investment opportunities and guidance

Explore Investments

What we do: Investment Property UK


One Touch is your first point of contact for property investment in the UK because we uncover the best places to invest in UK property with the highest capital growth and strongest rental demand. What's more, we even provide you with objective information on how to invest in property and some useful tips for investing in UK property. Once you have start having an idea of which properties to invest in your own personal investment consultant to guide you through the process.

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How to Invest in Property UK

How to Invest in UK Property

Before you even consider a property investment, you should read our ultimate guide on how to invest in property.

There are many ways you can access the property market. You don't need to buy a property outright yourself, as that will only be an option if you have significant capital in the bank for a deposit. There are other ways, you can also invest in a crowdfunding scheme or loan money through peer-to-peer lending. Sometimes you can invest as little as £100 in those schemes.

Each option is not without its own obstacles. We discuss the pros and cons of investing in property through a company vs. as an individual, crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending. Click the arrow below to learn more about the different ways to invest in UK property...

How to invest in property

Before making an enquiry to a property, have you considered whether you want to buy a property or explore the other ways you can invest in property?

  1. Buying a Property
  2. Buy shares in a listed property company
  3. Buy shares in a REIT
  4. Crowdfunding
  5. Peer to Peer Lending

There are a number of ways to access the UK property market. We will briefly explain how to invest in UK property and outline some of the advantages and disadvantages of each:


Buying a property

There is an age old saying that an Englishman’s home is his castle. Meaning that a person has control of what happens in their own home. Many people prefer to buy the actual property, the brick and mortar (as some people say) for the sense of security that they feel from owning the legal title.

Having been active in the property industry for more than 11 years and working with a lot of overseas investors from Hong Kong, Middle East, South Africa, Israel and Russia, we are absolutely aware that investors don’t just buy property for the investment returns. They like the idea of having a foothold in another country and having something tangible, like property.

If you are looking to find out more about the UK property purchase process or the differences between the freehold and leasehold ownership, our property investments guides will help empower you with the knowledge you seek.

One can find suitable investment properties via online auctions, property portals, estate agents - like One Touch.


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Buying shares in a listed property company

The typical available on our website requires a minimum investment of £60,000. If you don’t have that sort of budget, then purchasing shares in a listed property company may be a the way to access the property market with less capital. The London Stock Exchange has over 50 listed property companies and REITS. Just like when choosing a property, you would have to conduct your due diligence on the sector and the specific company.

It is easy to get it wrong, as there are lots of changes that can take place. For instance, a change in trends has resulted in a significant downturn in the fortunes of retail investment companies. Shopping centre owner, INTU has gone into administration. If you owned shares in that company you would probably have lost all your capital. Whereas - when you own a buy to let property - even if the market demand goes down, you still receive the rental income and with all-time low interest rates, you will certainly be able to maintain the mortgage payments. Buying shares in property companies which focus on healthcare have been more resilient. One such company is Primary Healthcare Properties (PHP). It pays a dividend of nearly 4% from leasing doctors surgeries to the government.

UK investors buy shares via online investment platforms like AJ Bell or Hargreaves Lansdown can benefit from tax savings when they invest through their ISA or SIPP. Overseas investors can also set up International Trading Accounts but some of the overseas platforms only have a limited selection of shares to invest in.


Buying shares in REIT

A REIT is an abbreviation of Real Estate Investment Trust. Shares can be purchased.


More Risky Property Investment Options Include:


Crowdfunding

Generally you would provide equity towards a development for a share in the profits. The risk profile makes it only suitable for sophisticated or high net worth investors. The higher risk means you could also achieve higher returns; if the developments works out as expected you could achieve between 11% and 18% returns. However, you could also potentially lose all your capital invested because you would sit behind the creditors if the developer went bust.


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Peer-to-peer lending

Is slightly less risky than crowdfunding in most instances because provide the loan to a developer and take a first charge on the property. That way, they have access to the assets in the underlying property. With the lower risks come returns between 4% and 6% per annum.

You can invest as little as £100 into Peer-to-peer lending platforms. With peer-to-peer lending, you would earn interest on the loan and the capital is repaid upon completion of their project.

The main difference between crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending is that with crowdfunding you own the equity (the property), and with peer-to-peer lending you are loaning money, so you own the debt.


Conclusion

Property is a non-liquid asset and during tough times you may not be able to sell your shares or you property. However, there is a good steady income on offer and some capital growth opportunities that will provide handsome returns for medium to long term investors.

Do you like the sound of the traditional route and the simplicity of – the bricks and mortar? This is where One Touch can help you with your property search. Helping to find the best property to match your investment and lifestyle goals.

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Tips for Investing in UK Property

Tips for Investing in UK Property

Before investing in UK property any person should conduct research into the property market which could help them achieve their goals and avoid costly mistakes. You need to have a general idea of the different property sectors and how they work, a knowledge of property investment terminology and financing that would be available to you.

Before you start, here are some tips if you are considering property as an investment...

Top Property Investment Tips

If you are wondering how to invest in property, here are some things to consider.

  1. Be open to ideas
  2. Deciding what is most important to you
  3. How much time you have
  4. Understanding the Risks
  5. Choosing the type of property to invest in
  6. Your exit plan
  7. Talk to property investment experts

Be open to ideas

As a property investment consultancy we aim to help people discover more about property investing. It may feel quite daunting at first: not know exactly what you are looking for. That’s fine, everyone has to start somewhere. Through conversation potential investors, like you, gather information from property experts. The best approach is to be open to new ideas. There are a variety of ways to invest in property. It starts with a conversation!


Deciding what is most important to you

Everyone has different goals. Some people want to start building a buy-to-let property portfolio as fast as they can. One of the quickest wasy to grow your portflio is to take on bank finance (which some poeple call leverage) that way you can make limited funds stretch as far as possible. These types investors will be focused on capital growth or enhancing the value through property refurbishment.

Others may be wondering what high yield property investments across the UK that provide them with a steady income and the best rental returns.

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How much time you have

Ultimately, the path and chosen course of action depends on the amount of time that you have available. If one has the time and inclination to fully manage their property portfolio, more profits can be retained. Instead of paying a developer market prices, investors could try source below market value properties in the local area and manage it.

If you a complete newbie to property, you would probably would have to go on number of property training courses to improve your knowledge before trying to do everything on your own.

Even with the best training, people will make mistakes. We all do.

Where One Touch Investment fits is the property market is by providing property investment opportunities from well-researched property sectors which display good capital growth prospects and solid rental returns. We are not financial advisors; we provide you with free investment property due diligence checklist and guides so that you can make better investment choices.


Understanding the Risks

Every investment has a risk and associated reward. It is a balancing act; often the higher the potential return, the higher the risk that is accompanied to it. The final choice depends on what you are comfortable with.


Choosing the type of property to invest in

It is clear that a tenanted property with a proven income has less risk than an off-plan development. It is about how the risks are mitigated or if you are prepared to accept the risk for a higher return.

One touch provides an introduction of the types of properties to invest in. The summary of the pros and cons of each property sector are a starting point for your property journey. More detailed tips can be found in our property investment guides and videos to help you decide upon the specific property sector which is most appealing.

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Your exit plan

Some people call it an exit strategy. Before you start investing in UK property, you have to remember that property is a fairly illiquid asset. In simple terms, that means that property cannot be sold quickly. Most property experts recommend keeping property as a medium term investment and holding it a minimum of five years.

One has to be mindful that house prices can go up and down. If the rental demand in a certain area or sector changes, the reduced demand could mean that the rental returns could be lower than what one paid for the property. If one has to sell quickly - when the economy is unstable you may also achieve a lower sales price. It is always worth having a bit of extra saving so that you don’t need to sell in a rush.


Talk to property investment experts

One Touch Investment has been trading for more than 11 years. We have track record across below market value, property sourcing, student accommodation investment and care homes. Our consultants own their own buy-to-let properties and are experienced investors.

For sure, we have made mistakes, like everyone. We will share our experiences to help you make better property investment choices. The property opportunities that we are offering on our website represent the selection of what we consider are the most solid property sectors at the moment.

When you speak with our expert team you will find that we have a consultative approach based around your desired investment and lifestyle goals.

We do not offer property training courses. There are a lot of people making substantial amounts positioning themselves as property mentors. Why spend £20,000 on training courses when you could learn while investing? Start your property search or get in have a free consultation with one of our investment experts to help you formulate a plan.

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Properties to invest in

Properties to invest in

The best properties to invest in are the ones that match your lifestyle and financial goals.

Buy to let is the most well-known form of residential property investment. As the name suggests, you buy a property which is rented to tenant on a short term lettings agreement. The market rent is determined by supply and demand and no rental assurances are in place. The advantage is that in areas of high demand, rental yields can go up. Albeit that the typical yields are lower than commercial property, there is more scope for potential capital gain because the properties can also be sold on to owner occupiers.

Commercial properties usually have a lease with an operator who conducts their business from your premises. The bite sized commercial property investments we make available usually fall under the stamp duty threshold. They are cash investments with a high yields. The net income and period is defined within the agreement and generally lasts between five to twenty five years.

Click the green arrow and read more about the dynamics of each sector to help you decide which properties to invest in =>

UK Property Sector Markets

There are many different sectors within the UK proprty market. Two of the main sectors are the residential and commercial property market. Each come with their own benefits and drawbacks, as we explain below.

The Pros and Cons of the Residential Property Market

  1. The Residential Property Investment Market
  2. The benefits of investing in residential property
  3. The downsides of investing in residential property

The Pros and Cons of the Commercial Property Market

  1. The Commercial Property Market
  2. The benefits of investing in commercial property
  3. The downsides of investing in commercial property

The property sector should be one of the first things you think about, before you even consider location and budget. Those aspects will come later once you understand the fundamentals of the property sector you have chosen to invest in. Before deciding on property sector, you will firstly need to define what goals you want to achieve with your investment. Are you looking for capital growth or rental return? You may want to familiarise yourself with those terms first, we wrote a post explaining what capital growth and rental yields are.


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The Residential Property Investment Market

When considering property sectors as an individual, you can broadly define them into two groups. The first is the residential sector. The residential sector includes your traditional buy to let. Whether it be an old “doer-upper” type house that you purchase for below market value in the hope that once refurbished you will be able to turn over for a profit, or a new build in an area you think will see plenty of regeneration. Both types of properties are residential buy to lets. Of course, the properties can be purchased for different purposes. With an older property that needs work, you might need to be more hands-on with regards to organising repairs. You would also need a sound knowledge of the market and how much the property could potentially sell for once it is brought up to the standard of comparable properties in the area. These properties could be turned around in a matter of months for a healthy profit if you have done your research right. However, when the market sentiment is cautious you may have to hold onto the property for the medium term so it will be important to ensure that the rental income covers your finance costs.

Several investors have chosen the simple method or purchasing new build apartments “off-plan” in an area experiencing regeneration. If you don’t want to experience any development risk, some completed units are available but without the discounts that off -plan purchaser manage to secure.

These properties will come key-ready with furniture packs and are generally tenanted by young professionals. These could be held onto in the longer term until the area realises its potential and property prices increase. To achieve good levels of capital growth, investors should generally hold onto property for a longer amount of time.

It’s worth noting that unless you are buying a house to renovate, people usually invest in the residential property market to achieve long-term capital growth. This means that fundamentals such as regeneration, transport links, proximity to commercial and business centres and property trends are key indicators of future growth prospects.

The buy to let properties that we offer our investors have a starting purchase price in the region of £200,000. When buying property off-plan, one would typically pay a 30% deposit and the balance by way of mortgage upon completion.

Overseas investors would generally find it a bit more challenging to obtain a mortgage and the interest rate would be higher that UK residents may enjoy. However, interest only mortgages are available which is not customary in other countries. For more information read our buy to let mortgage guide.

In general, the rental income covers the mortgage and running costs. Property professionals sometimes say “It washes it own face”. Your gains are made from capital growth. Places like Manchester achieved 35% growth since 2015 due to the regeneration of Manchester.

In the UK, property prices have been increasing steadily since the 1990s. The 2010s saw average property price growth of 33% alone according to figures from Nationwide. Prices are buoyed by demand and as there is a lack of housebuilding and a change of household dynamic, we cannot see demand being met any time soon.


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The benefits of investing in residential property are:

- Higher capital growth can be achieved - Relatively stable – property prices in the UK are always increasing - Investors who purchase off-plan will have time to raise the capital needed either through a buy to let mortgage or by following the developer payment plan

The downsides of investing in residential property:

- Lower rental yields - Stamp duty and no mortgage interest tax relief makes it increasingly difficult to make a profit - Investors may have to be more hands-on with their property in terms of sorting out maintenance and tenancy issues

If you leaning towards residential buy to let property investment, you can explore the To find out more, we recommend you download our buy to let fundamentals guide to help you decide whether it is right for you.


The Commercial Property Market

The second property sector we will be talking about is commercial property. Commercial property is defined as buildings or land used to generate a profit, either from rental yields or capital growth. This is as opposed to residential units that are used primarily as individual residences.

Commercial property does not solely include offices and retail spaces. It can also extend to healthcare centres, hotels, and student property. In fact, these tend to be the three types of commercial property that individuals invest in and that we offer here at One Touch Property.

If you are looking to achieve high rental yields as opposed to capital growth and only want to own the property for a couple of years before selling it on, you should be considering commercial property. With these types of investment, area demographics are important to consider. Recent data shows that the universities with better rankings and job placement prospects continued to attract higher volumes of students and greater proportion of overseas students, whereas lower ranked universities such as Bradford had lower numbers and reduced occupancy levels across the student properties. Where many students remain at the family home for example. Similarly, if you invest in a care home, you will not choose an busy inner-city location with a low proportion of elderly residents. Although they would be found close to town centre, the preference would be for market towns and coastal villages.


The benefits of investing in commercial property

  1. Higher rental yields achievable
  2. Lower entry point
  3. Management company in place – hands-off investment

The downsides of investing in commercial property

  1. More volatile – could be subject to market trends and demand
  2. No mortgage availability – investors must have the full cash amount
  3. Limited scope for capital growth
  4. Operator risk – choosing a tenant for a long term commercial leases

If you are attracted by high yields and only want to own property for a short time, a commercial investment may be more for you. To find out more about retirement property, read our analysis on what makes a good retirement property investment. Similarly, if you want to find out more about the student property market, read our fundamentals of the student property market report.

As you can see, there are pros and cons of each property investment sector. The suitability depends on your individual circumstances and financial goals. It may be worth exploring the options in more detail and having a strategy meeting with an experienced member of the One Touch team.

Best Places to Invest in UK Property 2021

Best Places to Invest in UK Property in 2021 | UK Property Hotspots 2021

We discuss where we think the UK property hotspots of 2021 will be. One effect of the Coronavirus pandemic is that more people are now working from home. Will this have much of an impact on where people buy property and choose to live? What about the online shopping phenomenon?

Read on to find out what factors drive property prices. How do you look for them? Click the green arrow to discover where we think you should invest in 2021...

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Where are the best areas for investing in UK property in 2021?


Will Coronavirus have a profound impact on the property market like some have predicted? Is the new working from home phenomenon going to shape the way we live and where we live? Will Brexit impact where companies operate and consequently, where people are moving to? 2021 could be an unusual year for the property market, as some expected and unexpected major events have impacted the way in which we all live our lives.

Is it a good time to invest in property?


The pandemic has caused uncertainty which has affected all industries. Aside from all what has happened in 2020, UK average house prices increased by 4.7% over the year to September 2020 according to government statistics. The government has also introduced measures to stimulate the housing market, including the stamp duty holiday. This allows investors to make savings, if they purchase at the right time in the right location.

UK Property Hotspots


Discover where we think the property hotspots of 2021 will be, and why. Below are some factors and events we think will drive property prices.

Will working from home increase popularity of commuter towns?


Firstly, if we see the current trend of home working continuing, we expect less demand for city centre apartments that often command high rents, and for suburban homes and commuter town property to come to the fore. In mid-2020 a survey was carried out which revealed a record number of Londoners were considering moving out of the city, with spots across the home counties proving popular. While we have all been spending more time in our homes due to lockdown, it has reinforced many people’s desire for spacious living areas and outdoor space – a rare commodity in London. According to the survey, one in three buyers want to escape London whilst remaining close to the capital in case they need to travel in for work on occasion. Buying property in commuter towns is ideal because prices are lower whilst still offering good transport links into London.

According to the Hamptons International Housing Market, London is expected to experience the second largest fall in house prices in the UK at -1%. A poll conducted by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors echoed this, with many surveyors expecting property prices in London to fall over the next three months, suggesting that many inner-city flats are lying empty and unable to be sold.

Luton


To the north of London and just a thirty-minute train ride from the capital is Luton. Luton’s property market has performed strongly despite the Coronavirus pandemic, with prices rising by 3% over the last twelve months to October 2020 according to Plumpot. Luton has been hailed as the best first-time buyer hotspot because of its modest house prices and excellent transport links. We also think it is a good town for investors looking for capital growth, as property prices have risen by 30% over the last five years.

Apartments in the new Luton development Orion start from £179,900 and projected rental yields are expected to be circa 6%, exceeding the Luton average of 4.2%. Orion is in the town centre and close to the railway station, making it the ideal residence for those who need to commute to London on occasion.

Medway


Medway is a conurbation in South East England in the county of Kent. It comprises five main towns; Strood, Rochester, Gillingham, Chatham and Rainham, and has a combined population of 278,016. The Medway towns are situated on the River Medway, and due to their location, enjoy a long naval and military history. Trains into London take just over thirty minutes, so the Medway towns are becoming more popular with those who work in London but are priced out of the capital. In Medway, people can enjoy peaceful waterside views and a slower pace of life, whilst still being just a stone’s throw away from London. According to research, demand for property in the Medway towns from Londoners has increased from 29 per cent to 40 per cent.

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With an average property price of £279,965 and excellent transport links into London, it is no wonder people are starting to see the appeal of the Medway towns. It is also attractive to potential residents as according to Land Registry data, property prices in Medway have also outstripped London by 16% between March 2016 and March 2020. Investors looking for good levels of capital growth should look no further than Medway, especially with the regeneration it is undergoing. In Chatham, the Peel group has presented a new development called Chatham Waters. The project created 1000 homes along with new shops, restaurants, and bars. Prices start from £220,000 and residents can enjoy riverside views and make use of the onsite gym and garden spaces.

How the technology sector will affect house prices


A growing employment sector in the UK is technology, and it has proven particularly resilient to the challenges faced by many industries during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the summer months of 2020 when much of the UK was still in lockdown, the number of advertised roles within the digital sector increased by 36% according to research by Tech Nation and the government’s Digital Economy Council. The popularity of online shopping, especially during lockdown, has contributed to the strong performance of the sector.

Of course, jobs in the technology sector do not pop up everywhere in the country, and the sector is more apparent in some towns and cities compared to others.

Leeds


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Leeds is the fastest growing tech hub in the North, contributing £6.5 billion to the city region economy. It is understandable that technology companies are setting up business in Leeds, as it was one of the first UK locations to benefit from the new Vodafone and CityFibre fibre-to-the-premises programme. In 2016, the full fibre network went live and serves businesses in Leeds, with the vision for it to extend to family homes.

Leeds has a strong jobs market overall, and employment is expected to rise by 25,000 over the next decade, which is equal to Birmingham and higher than other employment centres outside of London. In terms of private sector jobs, Leeds has seen the highest rate of growth at 6.1%, well above London’s 4.4% and the national average of 2.5%.

Over the past five years, Londoners moving to Leeds has risen by 58%, enticed by its burgeoning cultural scene and job opportunities. According to JLL’s 2020 regional report, the economy in Leeds is expected to grow very strongly over the next five years. Keeping in step with the strong economic performance, sales prices are expected to increase by 13.7% and rental prices by 14.2%. Already in the last twelve months, Leeds has experienced the third-highest house price growth of4.9%, yet average house prices remain a modest £174,400.

Trinity Shopping Centre is just a 15-minute walk away and Leeds City Station is ten minutes away. Located on the same road of the development is the Cardigan Fields complex, where there is a trampoline park, IMAX Vue Cinema, a supermarket, and fast-food outlets. The latest development called West Central Apartments is due to complete in March 2021 and comprises one and two-bedroom apartments, duplexes and a three-bedroom penthouse. The location is perfect for those looking to enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle as many amenities are just a stone’s throw away.

An option to invest in Leeds is West Central. These are residential apartments suited to those who enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. The development offers a range of properties, from one-and-two-bedroom apartments to duplexes. One-bedroom apartments start from £146,025 with a 250-year leasehold.

Reading


Reading has an established technology sector offering over 45,000 jobs and turning over £12.5 billion. Those employed in the tech sector in Reading also enjoy the highest average salary outside of London at £53,255.

Reading has the highest take home salary outside of London according to Adzuna, with an average weekly paycheck of £655. With a population of well-paid workers and modest house prices compared to London, it is no wonder investors here can fetch good rental yields. In fact, Reading commands the highest rental yields of any London commuter town, standing at an average of 4.5% according to research.

Distribution centres driving prices in local towns and cities


The Conservative government proposed the Northern Powerhouse scheme to boost economic growth in the North of England. Not only has that benefitted cities such as Leeds in terms of investment and job growth, but if it addresses barriers in the logistics sector, it can unlock the potential for transformational growth and create 174,000 new jobs by 2050. Currently, the Northern Powerhouse scheme is looking at improving road and rail connections to help transport raw materials efficiently.

Doncaster


Work is already underway to deliver more warehouse space. A retail giant has announced plans to build an 800,000 sq. ft distribution centre near Doncaster which is expected to create over 1000 new jobs, and Amazon already has 3,000 sq.ft of warehouse space in the area. The Doncaster area is already well-known as a vital transport hub due to its ideal location halfway between Edinburgh and London, access to transport links and operating infrastructure such as iPort.

Distribution Centres Doncaster


People who move to the area for work will need accommodation, and the housing sector in Yorkshire is already under pressure. According to research by the National Housing Federation, the Yorkshire and Humber region needs to build 18,000 new homes per year to keep up with demand, which it is currently not doing.

A new way of living commonplace London due to high rents and spreading in popularity to other parts of the country are HMOs. HMOs are classified as a home made up of three or more people who do not form a single household. People choose them to save money and to socialise with likeminded people.

HMOs are ideal for investors wanting to achieve good rental yields. However, many can often be dissuaded due to the amount of work that goes into managing one. HMOs must comply with strict regulations, such as ensuring that the property has working fire alarms, PAT testing on electrical appliances, fire escape signage and licensing. Also, investors must deal with tenants, whether it is to issue contracts, protect deposits or deal with any issues that arise.

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We have one opportunity to invest in Doncaster that is a fully managed HMO. The purchase price is £215,993, which includes the property and renovation work to turn it into a fully-fledged HMO. The developer uses the funds to renovate the house into a five-bedroom property, turning the existing living room into a bedroom and adding a conservatory that will function as a living space at the back. Work takes around eight weeks to complete, and once finished will be advertised on spareroom.co.uk. On average, their properties take around two weeks to be tenanted, and a 10% yield is predicted, going up to 16.46% depending on bank finance.

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Brexit winners and losers


It has been predicted that the London property market will suffer, partly because of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and partly because the Coronavirus pandemic has sparked people to reassess their work / life balance. Savills have predicted that house prices in the capital will rise by 12.7% between 2020 and 2024, which is well below the national average of 20.4%.

Edinburgh


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In contrast, house prices in Edinburgh are forecast to increase higher than the national average, climbing by 16.5% by 2023 alone. Both price and rental growth is forecast at 3.1% per annum, well above the national average of 2.2% price growth and 2.4% rental growth, according to JLL. Edinburgh offers the ideal fundamentals for property investors, as a young population coupled with a booming employment sector (especially digital) and a better work – life balance compared to many of the cities in England. Scotland is also underdelivering on house building, so demand is going up but there are not enough houses to satisfy it, thus leading to growth.

Those considering property in Edinburgh should look no further than 53 George St, situated in the coveted New Town area. Residents have everything on their doorstep, with a Harvey Nicholls just moments away and the financial district within walking distance. Apartments have restored Georgian features and enjoy views over Edinburgh Castle. A large two-bedroom apartment is priced at £460,000 but the property is poised to benefit from Edinburgh’s strong property market growth.

Concluding thoughts on areas to invest in property in 2021


In conclusion, if you are looking at investing in property in 2021, we suggest looking outside of London for the most resilient markets. The effects of Brexit and the Coronavirus are expected to hit London hardest. This is partly due to people moving to surrounding towns for more space and a better work – life balance, and partly due to uncertainty which tends to affect London’s prime central property market where people are less willing to invest a large amount.

Commuter towns are benefitting from London’s exodus, in terms of both population and house price growth. Investors can still buy property on a modest budget, but the long-term fundamentals look good for continued growth.

As the government develops its Northern Powerhouse scheme, towns and cities in the north are experiencing a sort of renaissance in terms of economic growth, especially within the digital and logistics sectors. Leeds is predicted to be one of the strongest performers in the country with regards to economic development, and with improved road infrastructure, the potential for efficient distribution can be unlocked, which will in turn create more jobs across the South Yorkshire region.

Here at One Touch Property we have investments across the UK in a variety of sectors. Contact us today to discuss your options with a specialised property investment consultant, or learn more about the fundamentals in the areas we have discussed in this article.

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