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Why Romford is the New Favourite for Buy-to-Let

Romford is climbing the ranks as one of Essex and the South East’s top spots for Buy-to-Let investment, with Crossrail being the dominating factor for rising rental yields and capital growth.

Whether you’re an experienced investor or are just dipping your toes into the Buy-to-Let sector, knowing where to look for promising investments can be challenging.

Going Beyond London for Buy-to-Let

A huge trend we are seeing at the moment in the property market surrounding London is the popularity of commuter towns either just outside or inside the confines of the M25. More and more Londoners, or would-be Londoners, are averting their attention from city to country for more affordable rents, and Romford – being only 12 miles east from the City of London and only an eight minute train journey from Stratford – is a viable option that is only going to continue incentivising buyers and renters once Crossrail is fully-operational.

The area ticks all of the boxes for renters looking for a home on the outskirts of the capital: it has a thriving nightlife scene, a growing business sector, a famous market, good schools, as well as excellent transport facilities. It is also ideal for those wanting to be in London whilst being closer to the Essex countryside; a short drive along the A12 will take you to the rural town of Brentwood, whilst the A127 will take you directly to the popular Essex beach, Southend-on-Sea.

Property Prices and Rental Yields in Romford

According to data obtained by Property Partner in 2017 (via Romford Recorder), homes near the Elizabeth line have soared in the past five years, with the average property in Romford – within vicinity of the station – increasing in value by nearly 49% from £241,027 to £359,058. Investment consultancy BuyAssociation.co.uk projects that the next five years will see a further 22% rise in property prices. Rental yields are said to have flourished by 23% with a forecast that the next half-decade will grow by another 16%. The average rent is said to be at around £1,130pcm (as of November 2017).

So, whilst many investors are holding their breath over Brexit, there doesn’t seem to be any inclination that the Buy-to-Let market in this East London town is slowing down.

So, what opportunities are there in the area to invest in?

Galliard’s New Romford Development

St Edwards Court

Located just a 10 minute walk away from Romford station, St Edwards Court is set to offer a selection of 105 contemporary apartments within an impressive office conversion comprising three segment buildings. All properties will boast Galliard Homes’ hallmark specifications, demonstrating energy-efficiency and durability whilst ensuring optimum style and comfort.

For more information about Buy-to-Let or to discuss the opportunities currently available in Romford and the surrounding area of East London and Essex, call our Sales Team on 020 7620 1500.

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