Manchester and Liverpool are yield hotspots

The Manchester postcode M14 is currently returning the best yields for landlords in the UK, at a huge 9.6%, Rightmove analysis shows.

Investors in other postcodes in the city are also making strong returns, at M13 (7.2%), M6 (6.6%), and M9 (6.3%).


Private rents have reached record highs across the country, with a 23.4% rise in Manchester over the last 12 months.

Liverpool is another hotspot, where three postcodes are in the top 10, L4 (6.9%), L7 (6.9%), L20 (6.5%), and L2 (6.4%).

The city has seen rents rise by 19.4% in the past year, the third highest in the UK.

Daniel Jackson, sales director of Sequre Property Investment, said: “We are seeing growing interest in Bolton, Greater Manchester, which has seen prices increase by 16.9% in the last 12 months fuelled by strong demand from investors looking at a location, that sits just 20 minutes from Manchester City Centre as well as strong University demand.

“Bolton plays a valuable part of the Greater Manchester economy, which is the UK’s largest economy outside London and its economic output is worth £4.6bn. The town has attracted over £1bn of public and private investment over the past several years, a trend that is set to continue.

“Brand new apartments can be bought from as little as £100,000 with a return on investment of between 12-14%. Bolton retains a healthy mix of professional tenants, families and students making it ideal for investors wanting a strong yield and capital appreciation.”

The North West is now seen as a hotspot for UK investors, as 56.4% of Sequire’s clients bought property in the North West in the past 12 months.

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The average advertised rent outside London is 11.8% higher than a year ago, while in the capital it is up by 15.8%.

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