Is London a good place to invest in property?
London has historically performed excellently for investors. That said, with relatively slow growth following Brexit, the capital’s expected price growth of 4% over the next five years is expected to under-perform against regional cores.
This means alternatives such as the West Midlands and the North West are typically more attractive in the medium to long-term.
However, London is still and will always remain one of the most investable places in the world due to the global strength of the UK economy and the amount of inward investment it receives – particularly from the Fintech sector. While London property is still seeing slow recovery, it remains a resilient asset.
Key London Investment Stats
For your next property investment
2020 – 2022
Prices in the South East will outpace national average.
People left London in 2019 for more affordable markets.
Price rise in London since 2000 according to Zoopla.
Alternatives to London Investments
If you’re looking for a lower entry price point than the capital then the London Commuter Belt might be for you. With many people leaving the capital for neighbouring regions and London’s economical strength supporting these same locations, a clear strategy is to target the commuter towns.
Want to know where in the London Commuter Belt you should be identifying? We’ve got an entire post dedicated to seven of the best areas outside of London to invest in.
London Property Price Forecast 2021
With the UK property market reaching new highs in 2021, we’re seeing more investors enter the sector looking for the best Buy-to-Let investments in the UK.
As one of the highest performing markets over the last decade, the London property price forecast for 2021 is starting to show recovery after five years of stalled growth.
Interested in investing near London? Read our London property price forecast in 2021 and see what the future holds for the capital.