Birmingham will continue to be one of the strongest buy-to-let markets in the country in 2018 according to an investment expert.

Jonathan Stephens, the founder and MD of Surrenden Invest, says that the city, though often overlooked, has a great deal to offer buy-to-let investors this year.

Surrenden Invest has helped 700 clients invest in UK bricks and mortar in the last two years, and Jonathan believes that Digbeth is where investors should be looking in 2018.

The Victorian railway viaduct and the Custard Factory beyond
The Victorian railway viaduct and the Custard Factory beyond

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He wrote: "Birmingham's youthful population and the huge number of graduates that the city produces every year has created an excellent environment for entrepreneurship.

"One part of the city in particular, Digbeth, has become a hotspot for new businesses and cultural activities, attracting large number of young professional residents.

"We will see Digbeth, just 10 minutes from New Street Station, booming with gentrification this year, and so now is the time to buy before prices soar."