Latest buy-to-let hotspots revealed
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Latest buy-to-let hotspots revealed

By |Published On: 27th July 2015|

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

This year’s UK buy-to-let hotspots have been revealed, with several new towns and cities moving into the top ten.

Barclays Mortgage’s latest data reveals that England’s two primary cities lead the way for the number of buy-to-let homes brought this year, with Bristol holding on to third position.


With the buy-to-let market continuing to thrive, a number of regions have seen a substantial increase in activity over the last year. Birmingham for example, has risen from seventh to second position in the list. Popular University locations such as Nottingham, Manchester and Leeds have also continued to perform well.

The greatest rise in buy-to-let property purchases was recorded in Plymouth, which rose from 212th position in 2014 to 16th this year. Peterborough and Swindon also saw large rises in buy-to-let interest.

The top-twenty most popular regions for buy-to-let properties based on Barclays Mortgages report were:

Rank (by volume of Barclays completed buy-to-let properties) Q1-Q2 Town Average rent (of Barclays Mortgages completed buy-to-let properties) Q1-Q2 2015
2015 2014
1 1 LONDON £1,900
3 3 BRISTOL £877
4 17 NOTTINGHAM £639
5 18 MANCHESTER £693
6 13 READING £1,169
7 47 LEEDS £703
8 6 SOUTHAMPTON £1,067
10 19 SLOUGH £1,045
11 48 GLASGOW £601
12 5 ILFORD £1,252
13 4 HARROW £1,402
14 35 EDINBURGH £923
15 8 CROYDON £1,262
16 212 PLYMOUTH £808
17 12 ENFIELD £1,268
18 79 SWINDON £681
19 62 LUTON £754
20 28 MILTON KEYNES £873



Latest buy-to-let hotspots revealed

Latest buy-to-let hotspots revealed


Andy Gray, Barclays Managing Director of Mortgaging said, ‘it’s encouraging to see home owners are still feeling confident about the rental market and view buy-to-let as a valuable way to support their finances. Whilst London still leads all things buy-to-let, areas like Plymouth and Peterborough show there are some great value hot spots outside the capital city that are worth investment as the economy grows.’[1]

‘For those considering buy-to-let, we encourage you to speak to your mortgage advisor on what are the best options for your situation,’ Gray added.[1]




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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