For the buy-to-let investor, it’s a question of ‘the time is right’ for choosing Leicester. There is a huge demand for rentals, with city apartments proving especially popular, and rents are rising too.
A large student population from three universities is certainly helping to create this demand. There’s also a generation of young professionals attracted to the city’s buoyant local economy, who can’t buy or don’t yet want to buy. Together, these factors mean a large pool of tenants are looking for modern, well located homes in the city.