Buy-to-let opportunities for parents of undergraduates

Top buy-to-let opportunities for parents of undergraduates

With it harder than ever for first time buyers to get a grip on today’s housing market, many parents are choosing to invest in a property whilst their children are studying at uni, acting as landlords for their own children whilst they work their way through their degree.

Once again, the North leads the way with regards to value-for-money, and the rental yields in the Northern cities offer great return on investments - even with the additional 3% stamp duty hike! Coming out as a clear winner is Preston, with a whopping 6.1% rental yield, closely followed by Leeds and Manchester at 6%, and Huddersfield at 5.9%. All closely situated in the bustling North West, an investment property in any of these areas would not only provide a regular rental income in the short term, but with massive transport investments planned for these areas, and businesses pouring into the North, a buy-to-let portfolio in this area of the country will certainly just see your investments climb!

Many parents are choosing to invest in a property whilst their children are studying at uni, acting as landlords for their own children. The university towns that offer the best ROI are:

  1. Leeds / Manchester - 6%
  2. Sheffield - 5.3%
  3. Plymouth - 5%
  4. Canterbury - 4.7%
  5. Birmingham - 4.2%
  6. Oxford - 4.1%
  7. Bristol- 3.6%
  8. Brighton - 3.4%
  9. Guildford (University of Surrey) - 3.1%
  10. Exeter -2.9%
  11. Cambridge - 2.7%

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