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According to CBRE’s UK Residential Investment report, around £1.4 billion was invested in Build to Rent property in the first quarter of the year.

This positive start to 2019 has highlighted investor and end-user appetite for new-build property investments. Despite the on-going uncertainty surrounding Brexit, high levels of investment in the UK’s private rental sector is an encouraging sign for property investors.

What’s more, CBRE’s data suggests the second quarter of the year will continue to attract high levels of investment, with almost £780 million of transactions already under offer going into Q2.

Popularity of Build to Rent

Over the last few years, the UK’s Build to Rent sector has provided investors and tenants with a positive solution amid continuing housing supply chain issues.

Investors entering the Build to Rent sector benefit from the expertise of a housebuilder who has pinpointed a prime location with an undersupply of housing, and tenants benefit from the addition of much-needed new-build properties on the market.

Highlighting the popularity of the investment in the private rental sector, Knight Frank’s Residential Report expects investment to reach £146 billion by 2025 – a substantial increase from £87.3 billion in 2019.

The report, which has calculated its forecast on the combined investment into purpose-built student accommodation, residential Build to Rent and senior living rental sectors, cites shifts to the ‘housing policy landscape in the UK’ and investor appetite towards portfolio diversification as the driving force behind an increase in investment.

“The growth of these sectors is mainly down to investor appetite for diversification, the granularity of occupiers that comes with individual units, demographic and tenure shifts and a housing policy landscape in the UK that is now embracing diversity of tenure.

“While there are significant differences in market drivers for each sector, there are key synergies in construction and operations, making a move across sectors even more appealing for investors,” James Mannix, Joint Head of Residential Development & Investment at Knight Frank.

Opportunities for investors

Encouraging trends within the Build to Rent and private rental sector has allowed investors to capitalise on demand for property across various sectors.

For investors who wish to diversify their property portfolio, Experience Invest’s 2019 UK Property Investment Hotspots Guide highlights some of the most undersupplied markets, which offer investors strong growth potential and the opportunity to secure reliable rental returns.

One location which is currently providing exciting growth opportunities is London’s commuter belt, with developments in Luton emerging as the strongest contender for investment.

Housebuilding in Luton is currently 22 years behind the required rate of demand. This undersupply coupled with a 95% increase in the number of people living in private rental sector property in the town between 2001-2011, has created a high demand for Build to Rent developments.

What’s more, 60% of properties within the private sector are concentrated in Luton’s town centre, making the location a prime target for developers.

Build to Rent Investment Designed for Success

Investors who wish to capitalise on this buoyant property market may be interested in learning about buy-to-let apartments within Imperial Square.

With a generous 10% early investor discount currently available and a 6% forecast rental return upon completion, Imperial Square Luton is an ideal choice for investors who wish to generate an income from a fully managed property development.

Imperial Square is a perfect example of how investment in the UK’s Build to Rent sector is beneficial for tenants. The development itself comprises spacious one-and two-bedroom apartments and features a selection of highly desirable on-site facilities including a cinema room, a club lounge which is ideal for a workspace, a private dining room, a concierge and landscaped podium gardens.

The development’s ground floor will be occupied by three commercial spaces which have been earmarked for a gym, a convenience store and a coffee shop.

The development has been designed with end-users and investors in mind and will emerge as a highly sought-after address for tenants.

For more information about Imperial Square Luton, or investing in Build to Rent property, simply follow the link to request further details.

About Experience Invest

As a leading UK property consultancy, Experience Invest often provides thoughtful insights into market trends.

Recently the Experience Invest team has spoken to leading publications about the impact of Brexit on the construction industry and the Build to Rent sector.

Speaking to Housebuilder and Developer, Jerald Solis of Experience Invest highlighted the need for continued investment in housing and infrastructure. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, Mr Solis emphasised the demand for property remains strong, with investors and housebuilders focusing on the long-term requirements of the market, rather than the short-term uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

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UK property investors are somewhat spoiled for choice when it comes to selecting the right destination for their next purchase. The days of the market being driven and dominated by London are over, with regional locations now providing just as many – if not more – opportunities to secure profitable investments.

The capital continues to offer great potential, of course, but buyers who want access to the widest possible range of prospects should also be looking to regions such as the north-west and north-east, as well as London’s commuter belt.

Here are four particular locations worth considering in 2019…

Manchester

One of the cities at the forefront of northern England’s steady regeneration in recent years, Manchester offers a lot of potential for property investors seeking strong capital growth and reliable rental yields.

The LendInvest Buy-to-Let Index for November 2018 showed rental yields of 5.29 per cent in Manchester, while Hometrack’s latest UK Cities House Price Index revealed year-on-year price growth of 5.8 per cent.

According to research conducted by Experience Invest, 33 per cent of investors are thinking about buying in Manchester in 2019, putting the city just behind London (35 per cent).

Liverpool

Manchester’s north-western neighbour, Liverpool could be an even more attractive option for investors seeking healthy capital growth, with Hometrack data showing that house prices in the city rose by 6.3 per cent in the year to December 2018. Despite this, Liverpool had the lowest average price (£121,900) of any of the 20 cities surveyed, suggesting there are some bargains to be had.

A quarter (25 per cent) of investors surveyed by Experience Invest said they were considering a purchase in Liverpool this year, making it the third most attractive location for UK property investment.

One of the strongest features in the city’s favour is its large and growing student population, which reassures investors that developments like Aura Student Liverpool will attract strong tenant demand.

Newcastle

Newcastle is another famous city in the north of England that is enjoying a wave of regeneration and commercial growth under the government’s Northern Powerhouse strategy.

The potential of this culturally unique destination on the banks of the River Tyne is not lost on investors, with 12 per cent of survey respondents thinking about buying there this year.

Like Liverpool, Newcastle is home to a number of higher education institutions and a thriving student population, meaning owners of units at Opto Student Newcastle can expect consistent demand for rooms.

Luton

The vast range of business and employment opportunities on offer in London means people still want to work in the capital, but high property and living costs make residing in the city an unfeasible option for many.

As a result, surrounding towns in London’s commuter belt are growing in appeal, and Luton is one of the most popular of all. Estate agent Jackson-Stops recently named Luton the top commuter hotspot for the second year running, thanks to factors including relatively low house prices and short journeys into London.

Current opportunities in Luton include Imperial Square, an off-plan development comprising one and two-bedroom apartments in the centre of town.

To find out more about this and other exciting investment prospects all over the UK, contact Experience Invest today.

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What could Brexit mean for the UK property industry? It’s a question that is playing on the minds of many investors and businesses at the moment, as Britain inches closer to exiting the European Union on March 29th, still without an official withdrawal agreement in place.

Jerald Solis, Business Development and Acquisitions Director at Experience Invest, considered this issue in a recent article for Business Leader, providing some insights that could prove valuable for investors at this uncertain time.

Property prices

The British economy has faced its fair share of uncertainty since the EU referendum result was announced in June 2016, but house price growth has been fairly robust in most regions.

Halifax figures showed that house prices increased by 1.3 per cent in 2018, while cities like Liverpool (6.3 per cent) and Manchester (5.8 per cent) continued to see large year-on-year price growth in December 2018, according to the Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index.

One location that has experienced a significant downturn is London, suggesting that investors seeking capital growth could benefit from looking to other regions after Brexit.

Striking a positive note on the current outlook for prices, Mr Solis wrote: “In light of recent trends, the UK property market looks in good shape to overcome the hurdles that lie ahead.”

The pound

One of the most significant economic trends that emerged in the wake of the Brexit vote was the steady decline in the value of the pound.

While this is not welcome news for British travellers heading abroad or businesses buying foreign goods, it has stimulated interest in UK property from overseas. International investors seeking to make the most of their current spending power have taken a greater interest in British real estate.

This helps to explain the recent upturn in prime property sales, with HMRC figures showing a 50 per cent increase in property sales worth more than £10 million in the year following the Brexit referendum.

Construction activity

With demand for homes continuing to exceed supply, the government has committed to delivering 300,000 new properties every year by 2023.

However, Brexit could pose a threat to this goal, largely because the construction sector relies on EU nationals and must be able to continue attracting these workers to deliver the housing stock Britain needs.

As Mr Solis pointed out: “To ensure that the industry is ready to support the nation’s housing needs, it’s important that more attention and resources are directed towards supporting the skills needed to deliver housebuilding.”

Read the Experience Invest Business Leader article for more insights into Brexit, what it means for UK property and what the government can do to secure the future of the construction industry.

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Brexit is dominating the national debate in the UK at the moment, and more often than not the discussion around this thorny issue has taken on a negative tone.

There is a lot of insecurity about what leaving the EU could mean for British businesses and the economy, and understandably so, particularly when the terms of the withdrawal are yet to be finalised.

As far as real estate investment is concerned, there are questions being asked about what Brexit will mean for the property market. It’s true that there is a degree of uncertainty on this front, but looking at some of the sector’s core trends and recent track record, there is also a strong case for investors to feel optimistic. Here are some of the main reasons why…

Strength of demand

For buy-to-let investors, tenant demand is a critical deciding factor in the success of their investment, since it fuels regular rental yields and minimises the risk of property void periods.

Various factors have contributed to rising demand for housing on the private rental market in recent years, including the growing student population. Britain’s higher education institutions traditionally hold powerful appeal for people in the UK and further afield, and this remained the case in 2018, regardless of the country’s impending departure from the EU, according to UCAS figures.

In thriving university cities such as Liverpool and Newcastle, student accommodation has proven itself to be a lucrative asset class, and this is a trend that shows no signs of abating in the years to come.

Looking beyond the student segment, the private rental market as a whole is witnessing growing demand from tenants. One of the main reasons for this is the demand/supply imbalance, with the delivery of housing failing to keep up with the number of people looking for somewhere to live.

As Jerald Solis, Business Development and Acquisitions Director at Experience Invest, noted in an article for Landlord Today, the government has responded with a plan to build 300,000 new homes each year by 2022.

This will provide a range of new off-plan developments and buy-to-let opportunities for investors, particularly in the growing build-to-rent sector.

Growth in the regions

In the past there has been a tendency to focus on London as the engine of the UK housing market, but it is now becoming increasingly clear that regional investment markets have just as much to offer as the capital.

Cities such as Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham are thriving, offering investors the twin benefits of relatively low entry prices and clear potential for strong capital growth after Brexit.

London, meanwhile, has experienced sluggish price trends in recent years and was struggling to maintain growth at the end of 2018, according to the latest Your Move House Price Index.

Of course, the capital continues to hold powerful appeal for young, career-minded individuals, but prohibitively high housing and living costs are leading more people to search for accommodation within travelling distance of the city. Luton, which is home to off-plan developments such as Imperial Square, is one location that appeals to this group.

The potential for ongoing growth in these commuter hotspots is another encouraging sign for property investors, since Brexit won’t stop people from wanting to work in London and live within easy reach of the capital.

A positive price outlook

UK property is traditionally seen as a safe-haven investment, and one of the key reasons why is the reliability of long-term growth in prices. The market has frequently demonstrated its resilience and ability to either maintain stability or grow in even the most challenging of circumstances.

At the time of the global financial crisis – between Q2 2008 and Q2 2009 – the housing market went through a period of substantial price deflation, for clear economic reasons. Between the end of 2009 and today, however, house prices have increased consistently, with the exception of a few small drops in 2011 and 2012, according to historical data from Nationwide.

At the end of 2018, the average UK house price was £214,178, an increase of 31 per cent from the figure of £184,131 recorded in Q3 2007, before the financial crisis took its toll. This shows that investors who held firm and kept faith in the property market during the most difficult years of 2008 and 2009 were repaid in the long run.

Looking ahead to how the property market will fare after Brexit, there is cause for confidence that prices will continue to rise, delivering clear capital growth benefits for buy-to-let investors. Savills has forecast an overall increase of nearly 15 per cent from 2019 to 2023.

So while there are still many questions to be answered about Brexit, property investors have every reason to feel positive that the assets in their portfolio will show resilience to challenges and deliver worthwhile, long-term returns.

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UK student property has proven itself as a lucrative investment in recent years, and this trend looks set to continue in 2019.

Landlords keen to secure the best possible return on the assets in their portfolio this year will be focusing on a number of major factors, one of which is rental yield.

Here are some key steps that can help to deliver the best possible rental yields on student property.

Find the right location

Location is a vital consideration in any property investment, of course, but it’s particularly important in the student housing market.

Students will be looking for living space that offers benefits such as easy access to their campus and proximity to local amenities. Landlords that can meet these requirements will have very little trouble finding good tenants.

According to TotallyMoney, areas with high student populations, such as Liverpool and the north-east, offer some of the highest rental yields in the UK. Six Liverpool postcodes featured among the top 25 buy-to-let locations for 2018, an encouraging statistic for those who have invested in projects such as Baltic 56.

Charge the right rent

Landlords looking to get the best possible rental yields on student property need to ensure their tenants are paying the right amount. This is likely to require some research on the local area and general trends in the private rental market.

Charging too little creates the obvious disadvantage of missing out on rental income, even if it does offer the benefit of attracting stronger demand from tenants.

However, it’s also important to be cautious of asking for too much. If there are cheaper alternatives available in the same area, the risk of void periods will increase.

Offer a quality product

In addition to location, students searching for accommodation will place a big emphasis on the specific features of any property they are considering.

Defining characteristics such as the size and quality of the rooms on offer, as well as extra perks like high-speed broadband, could be crucial in swaying a potential tenant’s decision.

These could be particularly important considerations for international students – a valuable market for landlords. Research from Knight Frank revealed that 57 per cent of people coming to study in the UK from overseas would pay a rental premium for fast Wi-Fi, while 51 per cent would pay extra for an on-site gym.

Provisions such as these could prove crucial for investors targeting the highest possible rental yields in 2019.

To find out more about this market – from the latest trends to some of the most exciting investment destinations – take a look at the Experience Invest 2019 UK Student Accommodation Investment Guide.

About Experience Invest

Based in central London, Experience Invest is a leading specialist in buy-to-let property investments and offers assured income opportunities. For the latest Experience Invest reviews from happy clients, follow the link. 

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Buy to let student property

Trends in the UK Buy-to-let student property market have offered a number of reasons for investors to be cheerful this year, according to CBRE’s newly-launched Student Accommodation Index.

The real estate services firm highlighted a number of positive trends in research covering the year to September 2018.

During this period, capital values increased by 6.5 per cent year-on-year. This marks a big improvement from the annual growth of 4.5 per cent recorded in the 12 months to September last year.

For investors, this is clearly a positive pattern, as is the recent increase in rents, which showed a three per cent gross increase and 3.4 per cent net growth in the latest surveyed period.

On a national level, annual total returns were 12.3 per cent during the year to September 2018. Buy-to-let student property is now a readily available asset class that offers investors reliable rental returns.

CBRE’s research also examined regional trends, with locations outside central London delivering total returns of 10.5 per cent and capital growth of 4.5 per cent.

Other findings showed that small (fewer than 250 beds) and medium (250-500 beds) properties provided capital growth of 5.8 per cent and 6.2 per cent respectively, fuelling total returns of 11.6 per cent and 12.2 per cent respectively.

Jo Winchester, head of student accommodation at CBRE, said: “This first published Student Accommodation Index demonstrates the continued strong performance of the sector, which has outperformed the CBRE Monthly Index over the last eight years.

“UK student accommodation is now firmly established as a mainstream investment sector.”

For investors looking for the best place to invest in student accommodation, Experience Invest is currently offering a number of opportunities for investors interested in this lucrative asset class, such as Opto Student Newcastle and Aura Student Liverpool.

For more information about buy-to-let student property in the UK, simply contact Experience Invest for more information.

With a range of student accommodation for sale in the best UK university towns, Experience Invest has good investment opportunities available for investors who require no mortgage.

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The decision of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to raise the base rate by 0.25 per cent this month may not seem like a very drastic move, but in its historical context the decision has been widely seen as highly significant.

Although it is true that the cut from 0.5 per cent to 0.25 per cent during the panic that followed the 2016 EU referendum was reversed a few months later, the increase to 0.75 per cent has a wider significance. It has been described as the first “real increase” since 2007, with the MPC’s minutes hinting that this is the start of a process, albeit probably a slow one, of moving the base rate back towards something that might be considered historically normal.

Interest rates and inflation

Here Experience Invest looks at how the change in interest rates may impact property investors.

In its minutes, the MPC revealed that the vote was unanimous and signalled its intention to take further action to curb inflation. It said: “The Committee also judges that, were the economy to continue to develop broadly in line with its Inflation Report projections, an ongoing tightening of monetary policy over the forecast period would be appropriate to return inflation sustainably to the two per cent target at a conventional horizon.

“Any future increases in bank rate are likely to be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent.”

Investors thinking about how the increased cost of mortgages might impact them need to weigh up two key facts. Firstly, the clearly stated intention of the MPC is to bring the base rate upwards, essentially acknowledging that normalisation is required to prevent inflation from continuing to exceed the target rate.

However, the pace is bound to be slow, not just because the MPC has said it will be, but because the UK economy continues to face some uncertainty, largely because of Brexit.

The minutes noted: “The MPC continues to recognise that the economic outlook could be influenced significantly by the response of households, businesses and financial markets to developments related to the process of EU withdrawal.”

Moreover, there is a long way to go to reach ‘normal’ if that is considered to be the sort of levels the base rate was at before the credit crunch began in 2007. Indeed, apart from the rise from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent last year, the last increase had been from 5.5 per cent to 5.75 per cent way back in the summer of 2007, shortly before the crisis broke and caught everyone on the hop. It was only in the face of the prospect of the biggest financial meltdown since 1929 that the rate was then slashed from five per cent to 0.5 per cent between October 2008 – when Lehman Brothers collapsed – and March 2009.

Future prospects

Since there is no prospect of any upturn or giant surge in inflationary pressure in the economy remotely equivalent to the shocking events of late 2008, there is no reason to imagine rates will rise fast. Therefore, investors who plan their property purchases with a strategy that factors in gradual rate rises over a sustained period of time are likely to judge the situation correctly, even allowing for Brexit-related uncertainty.

Even so, there is always a chance that a base rate rise can influence buyer behaviour, even if this is not expected.

Speaking after the recent increase was announced, Halifax managing director Russell Galley said: “With regards to the recent rise in the Bank of England base rate, we do not anticipate that this will have a significant effect on either mortgage affordability or transaction volumes.”

It remains to be seen whether the apparent shift in the market is a blip or a trend. If Halifax is right, not much will change for investors except the need to allow for any buy-to-let mortgages they have being a little more expensive, with the chance of more rate rises possibly influencing a decision over whether to seek a fixed-rate deal.

Cash buyer benefits

Of course, buyers who are in a position to make a cash purchase don’t need to worry about the impact fluctuating interest rates could have on their investment. Those who buy property outright have the luxury of being able to ignore challenges in the mortgage market and focus on other trends – such as property prices and tenant demand – and what significance they could have.

Furthermore, property investment is an effective way for people to make their money work harder for them.

For example, investors in the Opto Student Newcastle development can currently receive four per cent interest on deposited funds. The accumulated interest is deducted from the final cost of the unit.

The wider significance of this is that people investing in this particular project are likely to earn more interest on their money than they would receive from a bank. Combined with the strong likelihood of consistent tenant demand, rental yields and capital growth, this financial benefit makes Opto Student Newcastle – as well as other developments like it – a viable and highly attractive option for investors.

Visit our blog soon for the latest Experience Invest updates. You can also connect with us on the Experience Invest Crunchbase page. Find out about our latest developments in Luton on the Experience Invest Think Luton page. Read our company profile on the Experience Invest Cityscape page.

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UK property prices grew by 3.3 per cent year-on-year in the three months to July, according to new data published by Halifax. This represented a significant jump from the three months to June, when the year-on-year increase was only 1.8 per cent.

A key reason for this increase was a 1.4 per cent month-on-month jump in prices in July.

The bank’s latest House Price Index showed that the typical UK home now costs a record £230,280.

As well as the year-on-year increase picking up, the quarter-on-quarter price rise also grew by 1.3 per cent on the February to April period.

Halifax managing director Russell Galley said: “While the quarterly and annual rates of house price growth have improved, housing activity remains soft.

“Despite the recent modest improvement in mortgage approvals, the latest survey data for new buyer enquiries and agreed sales suggest that approvals will remain broadly flat until the end of the year.”

He added that one factor that should help underpin sales and prices is the jobs market, with employment numbers at a record high and the number out of work at its lowest rate since 1975. This means job security is particularly high at present, notwithstanding fears of what might elapse after Brexit.

Another factor Mr Galley considered is that of the recent Bank of England base rate rise. It might be suggested that this would impact on the market by deterring those who will have to pay more for their mortgages. However, he said: “We do not anticipate that this will have a significant effect on either mortgage affordability or transaction volumes.”

If the base rate rise has little impact, this may be due to the slow speed of change. While the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee revealed in the minutes of the meeting that it was likely more increases to the base rate will be implemented in due course, it stated these will happen “at a gradual pace and to a limited extent”.

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Located in central London, Experience Invest is a specialist consultancy that provides high yielding property investors to UK and overseas buyers.

Established in 2004, the company has a proven track record and has delivered thousands of completed, income generating properties.

With so many happy clients, Experience Invest has many online reviews. Click the link to read what our clients have to say about investing in a UK property through us.

Visit our blog soon for the latest Experience Invest updates. You can also connect with us on the Experience Invest Crunchbase page. Find out about our latest developments in Luton on the Experience Invest Think Luton page. Read our company profile on the Experience Invest Cityscape page.

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The Cityscape Global industry exhibition will once again be the focus of the real estate investment world later this year, as it returns to the World Trade Centre in Dubai from October 2nd to 4th.

Experience Invest will be returning for our second consecutive appearance at the show, and we will have plenty of exciting information and opportunities to share with fellow attendees. So you know what to expect, here is a video from last year’s show in Dubai.

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Highlights from Experience Invest

There will be a lot for delegates to look forward to at Cityscape Global 2018, including the latest updates on industry developments, exclusive offers and opportunities to network and make new contacts. If you would like to keep up-to-date with the latest updates and announcements about the Cityscape Global show, visit the  Experience Invest Facebook page.

Experience Invest will be exhibiting at stand 4F30, where visitors will be able to see a new 3D model of the Imperial Square development in Luton, as well as iPads displaying product information and video screens showing company and development details.

The exhibition will provide a platform for the phase two launch of the Infinity Waters apartment complex in Liverpool, as well as phase three of Aura Student Liverpool and the Opto Student Newcastle project. A selection of highly desirable one bedroom apartments in Imperial Square – a residential, London commuter belt development – have also been held back for release at the show.

One of the strongest incentives for investors to attend the show is that they will have first pick of the units available in the new phase launches. This will include the best river and city view apartments at Infinity Waters and a great selection of one-bedroom apartments at Imperial Square.

Other bonuses will include free furniture packs for investors in Opto Student Newcastle and Aura Student Liverpool, as well as the highest available investor discounts of 20 per cent at Infinity Waters and ten per cent at Imperial Square.

Exclusive benefits

All of these offers and incentives are exclusive to Experience Invest, which will be the sole agent presenting products from Elliot Group and the award-winning Opto Property Group in Dubai. The latter will be making its very first appearance at Cityscape Global. Furthermore, we are currently able to offer our clients free tickets for the exhibition, for a limited time only. Those who are unable to make the Experience Invest event on the October 2nd to 4th dates will have the option of attending additional UK property investment seminars in Dubai on October 5th and 6th.

Jerald Solis, business development and acquisitions director at Experience Invest, said these events underline the fact that the company’s commitment to the UAE is “stronger than ever”.

He added: “We believe that our unique investments, and the economic climate in the UK, provide international investors with the perfect environment to invest in real estate.

“Experience Invest is perfectly positioned within the residential and student accommodation sectors and has sourced projects in locations that have not only demonstrated year-on-year growth but are also forecasted to continue to grow in the future. We look forward to welcoming you at our stand and are keen to discuss your investment needs, as we are confident that we can meet them.”

Mr Solis will be joined by other key members of the Experience Invest team at Cityscape Global, including project manager Dale Anderson, agent manager James Elborn and senior sales consultant Shaz Yaqoob. Their collective expertise will help visitors to gain a clear idea of the opportunities currently available in the UK property investment market.

For more information about high yielding UK property investments or to read our latest reviews, visit our website.

Visit our blog soon for the latest Experience Invest updates. You can also connect with us on the Experience Invest Crunchbase page. Find out about our latest developments in Luton on the Experience Invest Think Luton page. Read our company profile on the Experience Invest Cityscape page.

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Property investors looking to gain healthy returns from the UK buy-to-let market should look beyond London to some of the country’s most popular university cities, research has indicated.

Comparison website TotallyMoney released a report highlighting the attractive yields available in some of the UK’s regional locations, with Liverpool offering the biggest returns of all.

One of the key drivers of this trend is the strong demand coming from the student market.

A dependable market

Highlighting the opportunities available to investors who are willing to look beyond London and south-east England, the report showed that university cities such as Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Newcastle offer potential rental yields up to seven times higher than those available in the capital.

This is the result of consistent, reliable demand from students, combined with relatively low house prices.

Looking at specific locations, the study put Liverpool’s L7 postcode at the top of the list for typical rental yields, while the city’s L6 postcode was ranked second and L1 area was seventh.

Middlesbrough and Newcastle-upon-Tyne also featured in the top ten.

All of these destinations share the characteristic of being close to higher education institutions and offering lifestyle benefits for students.

TotallyMoney’s head of brand and content, Joe Gardiner, said: “With students flocking to university cities year after year and looking for a place to live, it’s no surprise the student market is a dependable one for landlords.

“Since so many students are looking for accommodation, landlords may use this as an opportunity to drum up competition between them.”

Attractive opportunities

Liverpool in particular is currently offering a number of enticing opportunities for investors, such as Aura Student Liverpool, a complex of apartments situated in the Knowledge Quarter. This is the closest new-build student development to the University of Liverpool.

Features including fully furnished studio accommodation, high-speed internet, free Wi-Fi, a games room, a fully equipped gym and 24-hour CCTV coverage help to ensure this development will attract strong demand from renters.

Experience Invest is also offering investors assured net rental returns of eight per cent for five years.

The same assurance is available at Opto Student Newcastle, a development comprising 227 self-contained studio suites in the city’s popular quayside area, less than 15 minutes’ walk from two universities.

Upon completion, the building is set to prove popular among the thousands of students who are currently unable to access purpose-built university or private sector student accommodation in Newcastle.

For investors looking for strong returns from this lucrative asset class, it’s clear that cities such as Newcastle and Liverpool have a lot to offer.

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