Nation’s HMOs worth £26bn in current market conditions
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Nation’s HMOs worth £26bn in current market conditions

By |Published On: 7th September 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.

The HMO market is estimated to be worth almost £26bn in current market conditions, according to Revolution Brokers’ latest research.

Their market analysis shows that there are currently some 55,849 HMOs (houses in multiple occupation) operational across the rental market in England. With the average HMO worth £464,546 in the current market, that’s a total market value of £25.944bn.

With 13,528 HMOs found in London alone, the capital is home to the highest proportion of HMO rental properties in England. It’s also home to the highest average HMO house price at £826,209 and, as a result, the highest total HMO market value of all regions at a staggering £11.2bn.

The East Midlands is the nation’s second HMO hotspot, with the 10,737 HMOs located in the region accounting for 19% of the nation’s total stock. However, with an average house price of £274,126, the region is home to a total market value of £2.9bn – just the fourth largest in the nation.

The South West and South East sit second and third when it comes to total HMO market value, with HMO stock in each region at £3.8bn and £3.3bn respectively.

Almas Uddin, Founding Director of Revolution Brokers, comments: “We’ve now started to see the HMO sector come under the same scrutiny as the wider buy-to-let space when it comes to a raft of new rules and regulations designed to improve tenant welfare.

“While this is, of course, a step in the right direction, it means additional time and money spent by HMO providers to ensure they are operating above board.

“The worry is that these additional requirements may deter HMO investment and reduce the level of suitable HMOs that are available, leaving tenants with no choice but to rent from those who were already providing below-par accommodation and will no doubt continue to do so.  The good news is that so far, this doesn’t seem to be the case and the nation’s HMO portfolio not only remains robust, but is worth an incredible sum in the current market.”

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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