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As the most quickly improving places to live and work in the UK, Birmingham is seeing more businesses and professionals move to the city. Recent large-scale relocation activity from London include Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and notably HSBC who relocated over 1,000 key staff to their newly purpose built offices at a cost of £200 million. Additionally, Birmingham is home to the highest percentage of flexible office take up in the UK, providing modern workspaces for start-ups, tech companies and freelancers.

With a growing population of young professionals and a significant amount of job opportunities, Birmingham is also seeing a boom in the city’s build-to-rent sector. The city is home to four universities with good retention rates, which continues to increase rental demand.

Because of the city’s major growth, as the UK’s leading investment consultancy Surrenden have exclusive access to the best buy-to-rent opportunities in Birmingham city centre.

Birmingham Market Outlook

Sales Market

In 2019 6,030 professionals relocated from London to Birmingham
Birmingham property values up 30.24% over past 5 years.
Birmingham projected to need to accommodate 4,200 new households between 2017 and 2021
Property prices have risen 4.58% in the past year alone

Rental Market

Birmingham postcodes boast one of the highest Average buy-to-rent yields in the UK, at 6.25%
Birmingham’s rents predicted to rise by 4.2% per year for the next 5 years
At 21%, Birmingham has one of the highest proportion of private renters in the UK
The average property is let within 2.5 weeks of going to market

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Recent regeneration work has transformed huge swathes of Birmingham city centre, creating a world-class contemporary urban environment. Key developments include the modern Bull Ring shopping centre (2003), the Rotunda (2008), the 23-storey, mixed use Cube building (2010) and the £193 million Library of Birmingham (2013). In terms of areas, Digbeth and Birmingham Smithfield are undergoing extensive change.


A huge part of Birmingham’s regeneration work has focused on improvements to its transportation infrastructure. Birmingham Coach Station, New Street Station and Birmingham Airport have all been expanded and improved, while the arrival of HS2 in 2026 is driving a wave of regeneration activity and transport projects.


For those living, working and investing in Birmingham, it’s all about Digbeth. The city’s creative quarter, Digbeth is packed with entrepreneurs and creative types, who flock to its superb cafes and restaurants, as well as enjoying an extensive range of cultural pursuits. Property investment companies are also excited about Birmingham Smithfield right now, with the 10-year, 17-hecatre redevelopment offering a “once in a generation opportunity.”


A number of factors drive the potential for healthy yields in Birmingham. The rapidly expanding city centre population, growing private rented sector and lack of homes are three of the main drivers. Meanwhile, Birmingham’s thriving business sector and 65,000-strong body of students both serve to fuel demand for homes, impacting property investment company business across the city. Property investment UK opportunities don’t get much better when it comes to yields.

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