We might be biased because we love where we live. But the facts and figures also stack up when it comes to property investment in Camberley.
If you're a portfolio landlord, or perhaps a rookie looking for that great first investment, take a look at our seven reasons why landlords should invest in Camberley...
1 CAMBERLEY'S LOCATION
Just 31 miles from central London, Camberley is a real commuter hotspot for those who yearn to leave behind the hustle and bustle of the capital for a quieter life.
And with London property prices being out of reach for many, city workers are flocking to the outskirts of the capital looking for affordable rental properties.
2 SOLID TRANSPORT LINKS
Camberley train station is in the heart of town and trains reach London Waterloo is a very attractive 72 minutes. And with plans still on the table for a 50-minute regular daytime link, reaching the capital could become even easier.
Camberley is also directly connected to Guildford, Aldershot and Ascot.
For those commuting by car, the M3 and M4 into London sit either side of Camberley, handing drivers a direct route into the capital from the comfort of their car.
3 GOOD SCHOOLS IN CAMBERLEY
A number of good schools has attracting renting families to Camberley. Hawley Primary School, Carwarden House Community School and Portesbery School all carry 'Good' Ofsted ratings, while Collingwood College, also rated 'Good', is one of the largest colleges in Surrey boasting more than 2,000 pupils.
For those studying degrees, Royal Holloway University is just 11 miles away.
4 TYPES OF PROPERTY IN CAMBERLEY
Camberley has something for every kind of tenant. A multitude of apartments, a number of which are inside the town's central development 'The Atrium', appeal to capital-working millennials priced out of London, while sizeable houses with character mean families are also attracted to the area.
5 THE CAMBERLEY WORKFORCE
Camberley boasts a large number of professional and senior workers due to the number of large companies situated on business parks in the area. Electronics giant Toshiba has two premises in the town, while global wealth management company Merrill Lynch recently moved its Europe Information Technology Centre to Camberley.
Sector-by-sector, engineering employs more than 5,000 people, while pharmaceuticals employs more than 2,000. Health, which includes Frimley Park Hospital, employs more than 4,000 people.
6 RETAIL AND HEALTH EMPLOYEES PRIME FOR HMO INVESTMENT
Investors looking for solid returns could consider Houses in Multiple Occupation. Because of Camberley's strong retail and health workforce, thanks mainly to the Atrium complex and Frimley Park Hospital, has seen demand for HMO accommodation outstrip supply in recent years. Investors could potentially secure around £600 per month per room should they choose to go down the HMO route.
7 INVESTMENT IN THE TOWN
As the main town in Surrey Heath, Camberley underpins the economic health of the entire borough. Thus the town's 2020 Strategy, published in 2010, is looking to build on those solid foundations.
Ashwood House and Pembroke House, both in the town centre and derelict for some time, are in the process of being revitalised as residential accommodation through Berkeley Homes.
Ashwood House will be home to 116 'high quality' flats, while Pembroke House is set to be replaced by a building containing 25 flats and ground floor retail space.
Princess Street and the High Street, meanwhile, have also been earmarked for improvements, as has London Road in a £140m shake-up.
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