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Top ten best (and worst) locations for buy-to-let

Wednesday 04 April 2018

Colchester has been named as the best performing location in a top-ten league table of postcodes for buy-to-let investors by specialist lender LendInvest. 

The lender assessed the locations on four key characteristics - capital value growth, transaction volumes, rental yield and rental price growth - across 105 postcodes in England and Wales. 

As a consequence, the results are perhaps less predictable than a league table drawn up from only one metric, such as yield or capital appreciated. 

Colchester tops LendInvest's list with three Midlands locations - Northampton, Leicester and Birmingham - in the top five. 

London commuter towns including Dartford, Romford and St Albans - historically strong performers according to these criteria - drop down the table. 

The top ten buy-to-let postcodes are: Colchester; Northampton; Leicester; Luton; Birmingham; Manchester; Ipswich; Brighton; Rochester; Norwich. 

The bottom ten buy-to-let postcodes are: East Central London; Durham; Halifax; Kingston upon Thames; Cleveland; Watford; West London; South West London; Ilford; Crewe.

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