The rise of the Midlands – why now is the time to invest in property

Siobhan Lodder
By Siobhan Lodder, partner and head of real estate at KPMG in the Midlands Whilst nerves over interest rates, a volatile geopolitical environment and sluggish wage growth have caused a property slowdown across the country, the Midlands has seemingly bucked the trend, emerging as Britain’s property hotspot. You only need to look at the compelling ONS figures which showed that average prices in the West Midlands rose 4.4 per cent in the year to July, compared to a fall of 0.7 per cent in London. The East Midlands also saw strong... You can carry on reading for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...