As experienced local property letting agents and investors too, we are well placed to work with buy-to-let investors. We offer buy to let advice for landlords in Nottingham and Mansfield, and the question we are asked most commonly is "what in Nottingham is the best type of property to invest in?" The truth is this differs for each individual investor and their investment goals, and we would need to know this before giving any suggestions. It is important to understand different property investment strategies and by how buying different properties they can perform in different ways. Do you wish to buy for high yielding cash flow or for long term capital growth, or a balance of the two? Do you want a ready-to-go opportunity or something you can add value by refurbishing before letting? Consider factors such as ‘gearing up’ (raising a mortgage) to help buy more properties rather than buying outright, freehold versus leasehold, different tenant types, expenditure for different property types and tax implications.

For portfolio landlords with numerous properties, taking an asset management perspective or service across the whole portfolio helps maximise your returns and portfolio value. It is important to review poorer performing properties and consider potential property disposals periodically, remembering tax benefits and implications as part of such reviews.

Buy to let has proved to be a great investment strategy due to a shortage of rented property supply compared with tenant demand, property prices and rents increasing, and returns being poor from more traditional investment options such as cash in the bank. The PRS now makes up around 20% of all UK housing, with depleting council housing and social housing numbers. 

Nottinghamshire buy to let information:

The current average yield in the Nottingham is 6.6%, however we see many local property opportunities with gross yields between 7 - 8%. The current average rent is £635 p.c.m. Nottingham is being regularly reported as one of the best locations in the UK for best performing property investments, with some data sources confirming achievable yields of up to 11.9% (read further sources below). 

East Midlands average rents are always rising, increasing by 3% in 2018 compared with 2017. Property prices rose by 3.4% in 2018, with a predicted further 2% increase in 2019. Housing in northern County’s like the East Midlands are increasingly sought after, with them being more affordable and stable, and this includes the Private Rented Sector, where there remains a shortage of available rented homes.

Nottingham has approximatley 32% of all homes being private rented, which is above average for the country, as normally 20% of an areas homes are private rented. 

Nottinghamshire remains in the top places in the UK to invest in property, with over 50 national and regional headquarters already based within the city, including Boots, Capital One, EON and Speedo, along with large hospitals and further significant infrastructure and business developments that are working progress for the next few years.

Further external sources links regarding Nottinghamshire / East Midlands buy to let:

Zoopla Q3 2019 rental report - Nottingham highest rental growth in UK

Property Investments UK - regarding Nottingham

This is Money - the best postcodes for investors

Homelet - 2019 UK rental report

Zoopla - regarding the East Midlands


How can we help you?

A conversation with us as your local, experienced and knowledgeable local letting agent will be invaluable before acquiring a buy to let property. Have you seen a particular property and would like to understand rental demand and anticipated achievable rent? Feel free to call us or email the details to us and we will be delighted to offer our honest impartial advice - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Alternatively, should you want to be considered for investment opportunities we come across (often off-market) and disperse to our investors, please email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once properties are acquired, see our other services here for our letting and management services.


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