UK Property Investment
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Key Focus Area - London Boroughs Zone 1 & 2
London Zone 1 & Zone 2 have possibly the best fundamentals of anywhere in the world. The city has been the centrepiece for the world economy for hundreds of years. It reasserted itself as the jewel in the property crown with the recent worldwide recession.
Examples of Zone 1 & 2: City of London, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Tower Hamlets, Camden, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark.
London Zone 1 and Zone 2 are ideal for a long-term Buy and Hold strategy.
Key Focus Area - London Boroughs Zone 3, 4 & 5
London Zone 3, 4 & 5 are perhaps the 'Everypersons' alternative to buying London Zone 1 & 2. Still some of the best fundamentals of anywhere around the world with London's population reaching 10 million and a massive housing shortage driving up prices.
Examples of Zone 3, 4 & 5: Hillingdon, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames, Sutton, Merton, Croydon, Bromley, Bexley, Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Haringey, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and of course, Greenwich.
London Zone 3, 4 & 5 are ideal for a long-term Buy and Hold strategy as well as shorter and medium terms strategies such as flipping.
By the way, London Zones 6, 7 , 8 & 9 are often overlooked by investors but they are still a fantastic opportunity for investment. Don't discount them... we certainly won't be...
Key Focus Area - London Commuter Towns (within 90 minutes)
London Commuter Towns (those within 90 minutes) are on-the-boil. With many transport links improved this has opened up the commutable towns. Add to this the prices having skyrocketed in Central London and commuter town demand has gone through the roof. Regardless London's commuter towns are set to continue their growth streak.
Examples of London Commuter Towns: Guildford, Peterborough, Slough, Abbeywood, Ebbsfleet, Staines, Romford, Ashford, Gravesend, Dartford, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Crawley, Sevenoaks, Bracknell, Farnham, Aldershot, Basingstoke, Coventry, Bishops Stortford, Hitchin, St Albans, Godalming, Oxted, Dorking, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk.
London Commuter Towns are ideal for all strategies at the moment. Check individual areas with the team.
Key Focus Area - Major UK Cities (with universities)
The major UK cities are back on top again; the past year has seen a return to growth from the recession and the recommencement of development. Not all cities are created equally so research is essential as is an understanding of the property cycle. However, bargains are still available in cities that are on the cusp of growth.
Examples of major UK cities: Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Bradford, Bristol, Wakefield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester, Brighton, Hull, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Derby, Southampton, Liverpool.
Major UK cities are ideal for all strategies at the moment. Check individual areas with the team.
Key Focus Area - Major UK Towns (>100,000 population)
Major UK towns with populations of more than 100,000 present sufficient fundamentals and a great opportunity for those starting out in investing. The risks are minimal and providing you buy into good areas with proper rental prospects you shouldn't have any problems holding for the long term.
There are too many major UK towns to mention here and it's important to speak to the team before investing in an area.
Major UK towns are coming back after nearly a decade of stagnation. Attention is needed and a long-term strategy employed until the market fully returns which is expected during 2016/2017. Check individual areas with the team.