Three-bed homes see largest rent rises
By |Published On: 29th September 2015|

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Three-bed homes see largest rent rises

By |Published On: 29th September 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.

The new index from Landbay Rental suggests that UK rents are rising fastest for those residing in three-bedroom properties.

Data from the report shows that three-bedroom homes recorded a 4.6% annual growth in August, in comparison to the UK average of 3.3%.


Landbay Rental’s index is the first to track rental trends to the county and London borough level, in combination with the number of bedrooms. The areas where three-bed rental rises are highest are predominantly located within commutable distance of London, such as Windsor, Southend-on-Sea and Swindon. Growth in these regions was up annually by 22%, 20% and 13% respectively.[1]

Across Britain as a whole, rents climbed by 3.3% in the 12 months to August to stand at £1,281, well ahead of inflation. However, rents have slowed from a peak growth of 4.9% recorded in February.[1]

What’s more, data from the investigation shows that average UK rents fell between May and July 2015, with August seeing the first monthly growth since March.


For all property types, the largest rental rises outside of London were in Southend on Sea (12.6%), York (12.1%) and Wrexham (11.1%). At the other end of the scale, rents in Cheshire fell by 6.9% in August, followed by Aberdeen (5.7%) and Buckinghamshire (3.5%).[1]

Three-bed homes see largest rent rises

Three-bed homes see largest rent rises

‘At the national level, rents performed very strongly in 2014 after a dip in 2013,’ noted John Goodall, chief executive officer of Landbay. ‘This year has seen rents continue to grow, but at a slower rate. The macro trends at the national level aren’t uniform when you drill into the local level and look at different types of property, which is why we want to establish a rental index that gives landlords, tenants and others interested in the private rented sector access to a more granular level of insight,’ he continued.[1]

Concluding, Mr Goodall said, ‘for investors in the private rental sector, our data makes family homes in the south east look like an attractive proposition. As well as performing well now, rents for three bedroom homes saw the smallest falls when rents dipped in 2013. The challenge for investors looking to benefit is finding suitable properties for professionals at a cost that produces a good yield.’[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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