Expansion of the USAAF Market
Hazells are no stranger to assisting overseas visitors in finding residential accommodation for their time in the UK. Being based in Bury St Edmunds, a large proportion of our overseas tenants are from the United States Airforce (USAF), based at RAF Lakenheath or RAF Mildenhall (known as the base). We pride ourselves as knowledgeable and experienced in the management of USAF lettings.
In fact, USAF members made up over 15% of our applicants over the last year, and this figure doesn’t include the number of civilian support staff who have also moved into our properties over the last year too!
As reported by the BBC – Read Here, RAF Lakenheath is set to expand further, with the arrival of two more squadrons of F-35 fighter jets. This is good news for our landlords and for anyone considering an investment in a buy to let in the area, as the extra influx of personnel will mean increased demand for suitable properties.
The areas which we have found popular with USAF personnel are Lakenheath, Feltwell, Brandon and Mildenhall which all offer a short commute to Base. Bury St Edmunds town centre itself along with Marham Park and Moreton Hall, suit those wishing to enjoy everything Bury has to offer. The villages of Horringer, Barrow, Culford and Hengrave all appeal to those who want the best of both worlds with the benefit of village lifestyle.
For anyone considering an investment aimed towards the USAF market, please do give us a call on 01284 702 626 for specific tailored advice.