A survey by property investment experts reveals that the vast majority of UK property investors are looking to maintain or grow the size of their portfolios in the coming 12 months, with a mere 11 per cent planning to reduce the number of assets they own.
It comes despite some proposals that investors were turning their backs on bricks and mortar as an investment class.
London proves to be the most popular city for buy to let with the survey of buy to let landlords and property investors showing that 35 per cent are considering the capital, while 33 per cent will look to Manchester and 25 per cent to Liverpool.
According to the survey, 15 per cent would look to Nottingham 13 per cent to Leeds, 12 per cent to Birmingham and Newcastle, 11 per cent to Luton and eight per cent to Brighton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sheffield.
Overall, just 11 per cent of those surveyed said that they plan to reduce their portfolios in 2019. Some 39 per cent are planning on increasing the size of their portfolio over the coming 12 months, while 35 per cent have no intention of buying or selling any property in 2019 and 15 per cent will be selling some assets to then reinvest in new properties.
Property investment expert said: “In light of tighter tax regulations on landlords and on-going Brexit uncertainty. But research shows that, as an investment asset, real estate is still hugely popular, with a significant number of property investors looking to grow their portfolio further in 2019.
“While London remains the most popular location for property investment, other regions across the UK are very close behind. In particular, the North West has established itself as something of a ‘hotspot’ for buy to let investors, with cities like Liverpool and Manchester providing strong rental yields and healthy capital growth.”