2019 is in full swing and as such, it’s time for new beginnings. If you’re a landlord or someone looking to enter the buy-to-let arena, we’re here to kickstart your New Year with a piece of information that could help steer your success in the not so distant future: droves of property investors are currently eyeing the north and migrating from the overpriced shackles of the Big Smoke.
In fact, according to the most recent edition of the LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index, a host of new Northern towns and cities are now well and truly on the investment map. Moreover, venturing a little further south to The Midlands, the likes of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Coventry have also experienced growth in the sector. And of course, Stoke-on-Trent remains one of the UK’s number one buy-to-let sweet spots.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, if you’re looking for a sustainable property investment that is both affordable and will yield you a healthy amount of money over time, it’s probably time to start casting your eye Northbound. And as a buy-to-let sweet spot, there are plenty of excellent reasons to invest in Stoke-on-Trent, including these gems:
Not long ago, The Sunday Times voted Stoke-on-Trent as one of the best places to live in the UK.
Investment and job opportunities within The Potteries are on the up, with the likes of JCB recently announcing 600 new roles locally, as well as a wealth of ongoing commercial growth and development at Bet365, a homegrown business that continues to go from strength to strength.
Recent studies suggest that Stoke-on-Trent is one of the UK's best places to start a new business due to its prime geographical location, superior transport connections, continual cultural enrichment, enormous local support and a growing number of attraction and amenities.
So, landlords, if you’re in the south and looking to make your mark this year you should look northwards, specifically Stoke-on-Trent. This thriving city is becoming all the more attractive and rewarding by the year, and if you’d like to reap the benefits of investing in the area, you should get in there now before it’s too late.
If you need tailored advice on property investment in Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding areas, we’ll be more than happy to steer you in the right direction - we know the place inside out, after all. Oh, and keep your eyes peeled for our revised rundown of local property investment hotspots - coming soon.