HMO investment opportunities in the South East, market analysis shows
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HMO investment opportunities in the South East, market analysis shows

By |Published On: 31st August 2022|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Almost a quarter of all HMOs in England are located in London (24%), reports specialist mortgage broker Revolution Brokers.

However, it says the South East and East Midlands currently offer the most opportunities for investors when it comes to stock listed.

Its latest market analysis looked at how HMO levels are distributed across the nation, as well as the availability of HMO investment opportunities currently on the market.

Highlights of the analysis include:

  • With just under 56,000 HMOs registered across England, 13,528 of these are found within the capital, meaning that London alone accounts for 24% of the national total.
  • The East Midlands isn’t far behind, where a total of 10,737 HMOs sees the region account for 19% of the national total. 
  • The South West (16%), the South East (12%) and the West Midlands (10%) also account for double-digit market shares of the nation’s HMO market. 
  • With 715 HMOs, the North East is home to just 1% of the nation’s total HMO housing stock. 

When it comes to current HMO investment opportunities, 24% of the HMO stock listed for sale are located in the South East. The East Midlands contains 14% of the total market stock. This is followed by the North West (13%), Yorkshire and the Humber (12%), South West (11%) and West Midlands (11%).

Almas Uddin, Founding Director of Revolution Brokers, comments: “When it comes to the HMO capital of the nation, London continues to dominate the market and it’s easy to see why.

“For a start, the capital is home to the greatest abundance of stock providing a superior level of choice to investors. This high level of stock has been driven by the consistent demand for multiple occupancy rental properties from tenants and while initial investment costs may be higher than elsewhere across the country, stronger wage levels allow for a much stronger return where rental income is concerned. 

“As the nation’s capital, there is also a revolving door of tenants, both domestic and international, moving to London to live and work. As a result, void periods are also far lower which again helps to maximise returns.”

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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