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Overseas interest in Liverpool investment opportunities boosts local market

Author: Gemma

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According to Merseyside property expert, Alan Bevan, Liverpool’s property market has been boosted by overseas buyers and institutional investors looking for investment properties.

Bevan expects that this influx of investment will send rents and property prices ‘soaring’ over the next 5 years.

Bevan also believes that city centre properties are ‘seriously undervalued’ when compared to other prime UK cities. This may provide investors with the key to unlocking stronger capital growth in the mid-to long-term.

“If you buy at this current capital value and you get this rental growth then your investment is going to be the best in the UK,” Bevan commented.

Rising rental returns and Liverpool’s growing population – which may push rents even higher – have been attributed as factors which have caught the eye of investors.

“I’ll be amazed if by 2019 we do not have 50,000 people living in our city centre. That will be a five-fold increase since 2000,” Bevan added.

Investment opportunities in Liverpool

Liverpool’s student property market has been a top choice for those looking to invest for a passive income.

Over the past few years there has been a rise in the number of students attending courses in the city and, with 5 higher education establishments, Liverpool is recognised as one of the UK’s largest university cities. In fact, students make up around 12% of the city’s total population.

Boasting a rich cultural heritage, Liverpool is known as one of the world’s most desirable locations for students to attend university. As most of the university campuses are centrally located, living near to the local amenities, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants in the City Centre is of importance to students.

Introducing L1 City Living

With 2 completed and fully occupied student developments in Liverpool’s city centre, Experience Invest is one of the UK’s student property investments agents.

The Company has recently launched a brand-new student property development in Liverpool’s city centre which provides investors with the opportunity to purchase a studio 22% below its current market value.

“L1 City Living will be a popular choice for investors who are looking for a fully managed, buy-to-let investment which offers higher than average yields and strong capital growth potential. The studio apartments are some of the most spacious on the market. The studios are being sold well below the market value price and offer excellent value for money. The development is in a prime city centre location which is currently undergoing a major regeneration programme,” Dale Anderson, project manager at Experience Invest commented.

L1 City Living comprises 118 self-contained studio rooms which will have access to impressive onsite facilities. Designed with students in mind, the development will feature a modern gym, communal areas, ping pong tables, a cinema, study rooms, onsite laundry, 24/7 CCTV and more.
The development has been granted residential usage which means that it can house students, young professionals and graduates.

Referring to the previous fully occupied student developments, a representative from the appointed management company, R House Lettings commented, “We have every confidence that we can produce the same occupancy levels.”

A passive property investment

Studios within L1 City Living are currently being sold 22% under their current market value. Investors who purchase units at this lower price may secure higher capital growth potential by securing a unit at the lower pricing.

Fully managed by R House Lettings, investors will receive a passive income of 10% NET per annum, which is assured for the first 3 years.

L1 City Living provides investors with a rare opportunity to secure passive returns from the UK’s property market. In this market, below market value investment opportunities are rare.

For more information about how to invest in L1 City Living or to discuss investment opportunities, simply contact Experience Invest on +44 (0) 207 834 1113 or email enquires@experienceinvest.com.

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