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Here’s the best university buy-to-let investments for UK landlords

by LLP Finance Reporter
17th Aug 20 1:14 pm

With many uni students hoping to kick off a new school year over the next couple of months after receiving their A-Level results last week, lettings management platform, Howsy, has revealed which of the UK’s top universities make for the best buy-to-let investment for landlords.

Howsy looked at the top 50 universities across the UK and the current rental yields available in the immediate vicinity of each campus.

The research shows that on average, university rental yields sit at 4.4% across the UK.

In terms of the best buy-to-let investment at present, the University of Dundee sits at the top of the class. Current rental yields surrounding the university’s campus in the DD1 postcode are as high as 7.2%, making it a very attractive buy-to-let investment.

In fact, Scottish universities account for the top three best buy-to-let uni campuses. The University of Aberdeen ranks second with an average rental yield in the AB24 postcode coming in at 6.8%, while the University of Strathclyde and the G1 postcode rank third with an average rental yield of 6.6%.

Outside of Scotland, the University of Leicester ranks as the best buy-to-let option in England, with a current average yield of 6.6% in the LE1 postcode.

Birmingham’s Aston University also ranks high (6.5%) along with the University of Leeds (6.41%), Nottingham Trent University (6.4%), Newcastle University (6.3%) and the University of Liverpool (6.1%).

While Cardiff University just makes the top ten with a current yield of 5.9% in the CF10 postcode, it is the best buy-to-let university option for landlords looking to invest in Wales.

Founder and CEO of Howsy, Calum Brannan said, “Many students will be searching for accommodation now that they know where they stand with their results and this huge influx of demand is very positive news for buy-to-let landlords in uni towns across the UK.

“Of course, student tenants can have their downfalls, but so can any tenant in the rental space and the pros far outweigh the cons in terms of the carousel of consistent demand and income that they supply.

“With many of the top universities not only attracting the best students but also providing rental yields way above the UK average, a university buy-to-let could be the key to a profitable investment in what are otherwise tough times for landlords at present.”

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