Top 5 investment areas in Liverpool for landlords

It's not just The Beatles story that draws crowds into the city. Liverpool is a popular destination for families looking to put down roots as well as students and young professionals. The city is a busy shoppers haven, with the Hayes taking centre stage. You’ll find lots of cafes, bars and restaurants in the capital's thriving centre, with lots of live-music venues that attract people from all over. Liverpool is very popular with tenants and a highly desirable place to live - this means it’s a hotspot for property investment. It’s worth noting that landlords who want to invest in or set up an HMO or house in multiple occupation in Liverpool will need an HMO licence. You can find out more about this on the Liverpool City Council website. Here are the best places to invest in Liverpool.

L1: The city centre

The L1 postcode is one of the best postcodes in the country, not just in Liverpool. The city centre is a vibrant hub of activity and it’s home to a wide range of bars, shops, restaurants and attractions, most notably the iconic Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure complex. There are also excellent transport links, including the city’s main train station Liverpool Lime Street. The Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s buzzing tech hub, and the historic Ropewalks district are particularly popular with tenants, however house prices here are on the steeper side.

L3: Everton and the Docklands

This sprawling postcode covers a vast stretch of Liverpool and it covers the University of Liverpool and much of the Knowledge Quarter too. The area has seen massive regeneration over the last decade and this is still ongoing. The multi-billion pound Liverpool Waters project is breathing new life into Liverpool’s docklands, offering plenty of job opportunities, which will bring a new stream of tenants to the area.

L20: Bootle

This area is Liverpool’s main low to mid-priced residential area and includes terraced housing as well as social and private housing estates. For landlords, it’s an absolute gem for finding good value buy-to-lets as well as HMO shared accommodation. If you’re looking for houses to do up for a profit, the area is full of fixer-uppers too, although some inner city areas can be quite deprived. It might surprise you, but it’s still possible to pick up a property in Bootle for under £50,000.

L17 Sefton Park and Lark Lane

L17 isn’t cheap, but it’s in very high demand. This area sits near Sefton Park and Lark Lane and it’s one of the prettiest places to live in Liverpool. Tenants scramble for property here so you’ll never be short of people wanting to rent. If you have around £200-£220,000 to invest in a property then this area would work well and the tenants here tend to look after the housing very well.

L13 West Derby

Properties in the L13 side of Tuebrook sell like hotcakes at the minute. Investors are snapping these up as there’s such good money to be made. You don’t want to go too close to Anfield as it can be really busy and hectic in this part of town. You can pick up a decent property in L13 for around £130,000.

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