UK landlord investment opportunities highlighted by research
By |Published On: 24th November 2022|

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UK landlord investment opportunities highlighted by research

By |Published On: 24th November 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.

New research by reveals the best areas for landlords to invest, based on average rental yields in each UK authority.

Rental yields were calculated by analysing the average house price and rent prices in each UK authority over the last year.

The best areas for landlords to invest

The website highlights that the best place for landlords to invest is Blackpool, based on the average property value and the average rent paid. The seaside resort has an average property price of just £140,108 and an average rent price of £550.

In second place is Barrow-in-Furness. The average property price in Barrow is £141,360, with an average rental price of £550.

Completing the top three is Burnley. It has the lowest house prices in the whole country, at £121,409, although average rents are also slightly lower than the two towns above, at £450.

RankLocal authorityAverage house priceAverage rentRent as % of average house price
5County Durham£130,414£4750.364%
7Barking and Dagenham£354,052£1,2750.360%
9Newcastle upon Tyne£195,610£7000.358%

The study also found that the UK authority with the biggest ten-year house price growth is Thanet. Average house prices here have increased from £146,322 in August 2012 to £332,070 in August 2022, causing a 126.95% increase.

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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