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What are the predictions for the 2019 property market
2018 is quickly coming to an end, and what was in many ways a great year for the UK property market now leaves a degree of uncertainty for future property investors. With high rental yields, strong capital growth and increasing demand for properties throughout the UK in 2018, is 2019 set to be another promising year for UK investments?
Of course, the looming outcome of Brexit is one of the main questions on everyone’s lips when it comes to the property market in 2019. Ever since the result of the EU Referendum vote in 2016, the UK property market hasn’t seen the decline that many expected. A number of cities saw increasing rental yields, and the UK as a whole received more overseas investment into the UK student accommodation market than prior to the vote. Although things remain up in the year regarding Brexit in the new year, there are predictions for house prices to rise in many UK regions. House prices around the UK are expected to experience growth throughout 2019, with London seeing the highest increase, growing by 2.5% up from -1.0% in 2018. The North West is expected to see a steady house price growth, increasing by 3.0% up from 2.6% and reaching an increase of 4.0% by 2022.
The North West has seen the most success in terms of property in 2018, with Liverpool and Manchester gaining a reputation as property investment hotspots of the year. One of the main selling points of these two cities for property investment lies with rental yields. Property investment companies like RW Invest have properties in Liverpool and Manchester as high as 8% and 9%, offering an attractive venture for buy to let investors to consider. Manchester has an average rental yield of 5.55%, and Liverpool 5.05%, which is significantly higher than in other cities like London who have a 3.05% average. There isn’t much evidence to suggest that rental yields in these cities will change negatively over the next year, with the possibility of Manchester reaching average yields of 6.1%.
Regeneration has and will continue to play a big part in the success of the UK property market. Manchester and Liverpool have some big plans in store to boost economic growth, attract interest from around the world, and strengthen the demand for property. Regeneration projects like Liverpool Waters were confirmed in 2018 and will help grow Liverpool’s status as a strong UK city, transforming the city’s existing waterfront with a new city centre neighbourhood. Details of regeneration plans should put confidence into those keen to invest in property in 2019, suggesting a large degree of capital growth over the coming years.
Levels of supply and demand in the UK will lean in favour of buy to let property investments in 2019. In Manchester, in particular, there’s currently a high level of demand for property which isn’t predicted to close until 2020 at the latest. High demand means that the already increasing rental prices in Manchester and Liverpool should rise even further, resulting in a promising outlook for return on investment.
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