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Best Yields for Short-Term Lets are found in Liverpool

August 13, 2019

According to our research, Airbnb hosts and landlords of short term let properties in Fairfield, Liverpool are achieving the best yields in the North West’s largest cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Airbnb hosts in Fairfield can expect to achieve a rental yield of 27.2%, compared to landlords of longer-term rentals, who can achieve a yield of 13.6%. This is the highest long-term rental yield achieved in Liverpool and Manchester. The Airbnb yield is based on an occupancy rate of 50% of the year, which is typical for these types of properties due to seasonal demand*.

Fairfield property prices are slightly higher than other areas of Liverpool but due to its location being just outside the centre of Liverpool and not far from the University of Liverpool it is a popular area for many to rent, with prices still low compared to London, this enables landlords to achieve exceptional yields.

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Of the ten best performing locations for short term let yields, the top eight are in Liverpool postcodes: L4, L6 and L7. In Manchester, the highest Airbnb yields can be found in Hulme (M15) at 15.1%.

Rachel Dickman, Regional Manager, Portico Host, said: “Perhaps it isn’t surprising that the properties achieving the greatest returns are those that are situated in areas surrounding city centres. These places typically have excellent transport links, proximity to popular tourist attractions, employment hubs, and good restaurants and cafes.

Liverpool is undergoing a £14 billion regeneration, with plans for a new stadium for Everton football club and £250 million investment in road infrastructure. The strengthening of its economy and infrastructure, along with its growing student and young professional population, and lower property prices, make investment in places such as Walton, Kensington, Fairfield and Anfield popular choices for investors.

The same can be said for Manchester, which has one of the fastest growing populations outside of London, and alongside Liverpool has seen a huge influx in tourists and visitors, as improved transport links have made it easier to visit.

Hulme has seen more than £400 million worth of investment into regenerating the area. Its array of diverse eateries, bars and shops has made it very popular with young professionals and it is just a few minutes walk from Manchester city centre. Whilst Ancoats was named the 13th coolest neighbourhood in the world in 2018 by Time Out. It is a 10-minute walk from Piccadilly and boasts affordable co-working spaces, apartments with riverside views, craft beer outlets and artisan bakeries.

It is expected that house prices and rents for longer term rental properties, will increase by circa 3% per annum over the next 5 years in Manchester, as demand for homes continues to outstrip supply. In Liverpool, the growth in house prices is expected to be 2% per annum over the next five years, and 3% for rents.

The table below shows the best performing locations for short term let yields in Liverpool and Manchester

Liverpool table


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