Most attractive cities for BTL landlords revealed
London and Manchester has been named by landlords as the most attractive cities to invest in buy-to-let (BTL) properties in 2020 according to Simply Business.
The research shows that the two cities were where landlords expect the BTL market to be most robust this year, with both receiving over a third of votes when asked which city represents the best investment opportunity.
Liverpool and Birmingham followed closely behind as BTL hotspots, with both cities securing 10% of the vote amongst landlords when considering where their next investment in 2020 lies.
Bea Montoya, chief operating officer at Simply Business, said: “Buy-to-let landlords are crucial to the UK economy, contributing a combined £16.1bn through pre-tax spending.
“The sector also now houses 20% of British households and has a huge presence up and down the country, so it’s wholly encouraging that landlords view a broad spread of regions as attractive areas to invest this year.
“London usually comes out on top for being the most expensive city to invest in property in the UK, but falling house prices are making it an attractive place to invest once again.
“We know a quarter of landlords are planning to sell at least one property this year, largely due to government reform and tax changes, so it’s reassuring to see that landlords are still eyeing up investment opportunities up and down the country.”