London has long been a hotspot for people looking to earn a decent income from property investment. But the market is changing. With large up-front costs and Stamp Duty tax eating into the London landlord’s net rental income, opportunities further afield are starting to look interesting. . .
The latest data from our Buy-to-let Index shows how your London property budget could be getting you higher rental yields with lower stamp duty costs. Whether your budget is £250,000 or £1m, this data-backed list of 36 property investments will show you where in the UK your net rental income could be highest.
£250,000: Two 3-bed properties in Durham with a 200% higher rental yield and 30% less Stamp Duty than a single studio flat in South East London
£500,000: Five two-bed properties in Bradford with a 40% higher rental yield and 50% less Stamp Duty than the average one-bed flat in West London
£750,000: Ten studios in Sunderland with a 28% higher rental yield and 55% less Stamp Duty than one three bed house in NW London
£1 million: Ten two-bed flats in Liverpool would earn 20% higher yield for less than 50% the stamp duty than one apartment the same size in East-Central London