The best places to rent out property in the UK revealed

Landlords: find out how the rental situation in your city compares to the rest of the UK

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The price comparison website, Go Compare, has launched a new tool for buy-to-let landlords that will help them compare prices and rental yields across the UK. 

The website allows landlords to rank UK cities on a number of criteria, including the average property price, rental yields, rental growth, population under 35, and the number of properties available. 

The best places to rent out property in the UK has been revealed with research from Go Compare

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According to the company’s research, Stoke-on-Trent is currently the least expensive place to buy a property in England, with the average property price at £106,000, compared to London’s £484,173.

Manchester has the fastest rental growth, with prices rising by 5.76 per cent in the past year, followed by Leicester and Cardiff, with rental prices rising by 5.3 per cent and 5 per cent.

Manchester also holds the top spot for rental yields, with average yields of 5.5 per cent. This is followed by Sunderland, with rental yields of 5.37 per cent and Liverpool, where rental yields are 5.05 per cent.

The city with the worst overall ranking for buying buy-to-let properties is Belfast, according to Go Compare’s new tool. Despite the fact that the average property price is one of the lowest in the UK, at just £122,434, you can only expect yields of around 3.77 per cent.

Oxford also came low in the rankings, because although the city has one of the highest average property prices at £411,108, its average yield of 3.61 per cent is one of the lowest on the list. 

Hebe Hatton

Hebe joined the Real Homes team in early 2018 as Staff Writer before moving to the Livingetc team in 2021 where she took on a role as Digital Editor. She loves boho and 70's style and is a big fan of Instagram as a source of interiors inspiration. When she isn't writing about interiors, she is renovating her own spaces – be it wallpapering a hallway, painting kitchen cupboards or converting a van.