Where in the UK is home to highest number of BTL landlords?

The City of London is home to the highest proportion of landlords in the land, while Kingston upon Hull is home to the lowest number per capita, according to research by Benham and Reeves.

To reveal the areas home to the most landlords in the nation, the lettings and estate agent analysed the latest figures on the estimated number of individuals with property income excluding furnished holiday lets across the UK, how this figure differed by area and how it stacked up when compared to wider population figures.

The results show that there are currently an estimated 2.65 million landlords across the UK, equating to 3,959 landlords for every 100,000 people.

Regionally, the South East is home to the highest total number of landlords at 9.3 million, but London has the highest number of landlords per capita.

As well as the City of London, Richmond and Kensington and Chelsea also rank with some of the highest landlord levels per capita, followed by Elmbirdge, South Hams, the Isles of Scilly, Barnet, Harrow, Three Rivers and Epping Forest.

At the other end of the scale, along with Kingston upon Hull, low levels of landlords per capita are found in Blaenau Gwent, West Dunbartonshire, Knowsley, North Lanarkshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Sandwell, Glasgow, Inverclyde and Liverpool.

Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, commented: “In the modern age, technology has allowed us to expand our property portfolios beyond the previous geographical limitations of yesteryear.

“With the combination of this technology, and a top draw letting agent to help manage the day-to-day requirements of a property investment, we now have the ability to live in Cornwall and invest in Scotland should we so wish.

“This enables those investing in the real estate sector to take advantage of a changing market and the differing returns available without having to relocate in order to do so.”


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