Rents in Scotland are growing four times faster than those south of the border.
Figures from Your Move Scotland show rents were up 1.7% annually in February to £579 per month.
This compares with annual growth of just 0.4% registered in England Wales.
The best performance came in the Highlands & Islands region, where prices increased by 7.3% in the past year to £691 per month.
Brian Moran, lettings director at Your Move Scotland, said: “Our figures demonstrate that for those owning rental property returns can be good.
“With more families appearing to be looking to rent, larger family homes represent an increasingly stable option for landlords.
“It is little wonder that existing or prospective landlords from other parts of the UK are choosing to enter the strong Scottish rental market.”