buy to let in Edinburgh

Buy to Let Edinburgh

At Clan Gordon we make it our business to know the buy to let Edinburgh property market inside out. Whether you are looking for your first buy to let opportunity, or are considering expanding your property portfolio, you can count on us to steer you through each stage in a friendly and professional manner. We offer a bespoke service for Edinburgh property investors, aimed at making the buy to let process as smooth and hassle free for our clients as possible, find out more about our Property Investment Service.

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Average buy to let rent levels

The current average rent in Edinburgh is £1,095 per month, up 5.6% year on year [Source: CityLets]. The most recent CityLets report provides the following breakdown of average rent levels in Edinburgh. 

Average Rent Levels Edinburgh 2018 (Q4) [Source: CityLets]
Bedrooms Average Rent Rent change 1 year
1 bedroom £779 8.5%
2 bedrooms £1,017 7.5%
3 bedrooms £1,378 7.8%
4 bedrooms £1,868 10.3%

The average rent achieved by buy to let properties in Edinburgh can vary depending on a number of factors, this is especially true for location, number of bedrooms (as is shown above) and the overall standard of the property. At Clan Gordon, we believe that quality tenants look for quality properties, and so it may be worth investing in renovation works and a higher standard of furnishings in order to maximise rental potential and attract the best tenants. 

Average time to let

The current average time to let is 23 days for rental properties in Edinburgh [Source: CityLets]. Similar to average rent levels, the time to let can vary depending upon the number of bedrooms, location in the city and the standard of the property. The most recent CityLets report provides the following breakdown for time to let in Edinburgh:

Average Time to Let Edinburgh 2018 (Q4) [Source: CityLets]
Bedrooms Average time to let Let within a week Let within a month
1 bedroom 19 days 27% 79%
2 bedrooms 23 days 18% 72%
3 bedrooms 32 days 16% 61%
4 bedrooms 39 days 9% 44%

At Clan Gordon, our average time to let in 2018 was 16 days [Source: CityLets].

When looking for a potential buy to let property, investors should research the Edinburgh property market to find out what types of properties are letting well, and which areas are the most popular. 

Find out more about preparing the property to let to minimise void periods. 

Edinburgh student lettings 

There is currently a lack of quality student accommodation across the city, creating a gap in the market for buy to let property investors who are willing to meet their needs. Some buy to let investors are reluctant to invest in properties aimed specifically at the student market however, with over 60,000 students enrolled in further or higher education in Edinburgh in 2017 and only 19,000 purpose-built student accommodation rooms, this is a busy market with the potential to achieve good return on investment.

Contact us to discuss the HMO buy to let market in Edinburgh. 


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