The latest research by Totally Money has shown that buy-to-let landlords facing increased taxation and dwindling profits could find better yields in UK towns and cities with a high student population.

University towns and cities like Liverpool and Middlesbrough, where property prices are more affordable, offer rental yields up to seven times higher than in London.

The findings show that two postcodes close to two of Liverpool’s three universities, L7 and L6 took the first and second hotspots for rental property investment, with yields of almost 12%. Average rents in the two postcodes were £1,162 and £1,046, whereas house prices were £118,225 and £109,940, respectively.


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