INVEST IN LEEDS

Why Leeds

Leeds is the UK’s fastest growing city with a regional economy of £64 billion and a combined population of 3 million people, of which 1.3 million are working close by.  Recently voted as UK’s best cultural places to live by The Times, it came out on top against London’s Kings Cross and Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

 

Leeds is widely known for its great culture and social scene.  Culturally a very rich city with art and architecture, music, sport, film and television too.  Leeds is the largest area within Yorkshire and especially well located for business both regionally and nationally.

  • Largest financial services sector outside of London
  • New HS2 planned – There will only ever be one opportunity to benefit from this, likely to see the largest increase in property values we have ever seen.
  • 52 minutes from London (after HS2) – Easy commute will drive demand, property values and rentals,
  • Masses of redevelopment worth £7 billion with the Southbank project practically doubling the size of the city
  • Leeds economy is set to grow by 21% in the next 10 years
  • Financial and business services makeup for 38% of total employment. Leeds has 32,000 VAT registered businesses and more than 6.000 SMEs.
  • 25,000 new jobs to be created, Leeds has the highest private sector jobs growth in the UK at 6.1%, ahead of London which is 4.4%, the average in the UK is 2.5%
  • Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the fastest growing in the UK, this along with close to £10 billion in investment into the city
  • Companies with more than 1,000 employees include Asda Group, First Direct, Centrica, Ventura, BT, Direct Line Group and Yorkshire Bank

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Why Invest now

As with any investment into property, there’s always a best time to invest.  Leeds hasn’t seen any real development or redevelopment for years, until the last year that is anyway. 

With the starting of £300 million SOYO Scheme north of the city bring amazing new design, architecture and business to the area, this alone would be enough to drive values of rentals higher along with values on property too.

Residents and investors are now brimming with confidence as Leeds announced the new Southbank project worth a massive £350 million, will in effect double the size of the city whilst building a brand-new integrated train station especially for HS2 to run straight into the centre of the city.  Leeds will start to really content with Manchester for a place as Britain’s second city.

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Conclusion

As Leeds has for perhaps the last 6 or 7 years, had no real new developments within the residential sector, it’s easy to see why so many investors and residents are keen to buy into the city now.  So, when considering when the best time might be, for many, it’s evident that we get involved with Leeds right now before these projects complete and push prices and rentals higher.  It’s not often we get to see an opportunity to capture growth in real terms like this.

Key Merits

  • Average salary to average property price 7.02
  • 15.2% rise in property values predicted over the next 4 years
  • 3,000 properties needed this year
  • Average rental yields 6.5%
  • Home to one of the largest infrastructure investmenst in the UK
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