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UK and International Investors Eyeing Edinburgh – Edinburgh letting agency Clan Gordon says Edinburgh is considered the latest property hotspot for investors as Citylets report reveals record highs

Posted: 1st March 2022

The picture looks promising for Edinburgh’s landlords and those wanting to invest in property with the average rent in the capital hitting an all-time high. The buoyant rental market is a far cry from the first quarter of 2021, when the city recorded a year-on-year decline of 6.9%. The average rent is now £1,191 – the highest figure on record and almost a 10% increase on this time in 2021, which is attracting much attention from international and UK investors.

Jonathan Gordon, Director of Edinburgh letting agent Clan Gordon, said: “After a dismal start to 2021 for landlords, Edinburgh has bounced back and is now recording record rents. The positive property market in Edinburgh has drawn keen interest from international and UK property investors looking for a strong, no-hassle return from buy-to-let property in one of the UK’s most popular cities to live in.

Edinburgh’s rental market is predominantly one and two-bedroom properties (82%), providing an excellent investment opportunity for smaller budgets or those dipping their toes in the property market for the first time. Record rents and the availability of reliable tenants make the city a popular choice for international and UK investors.

Property investors looking for a good investment recognise that Edinburgh is a sound choice. The city’s economy is booming, it has 43,000 undergraduates and 17,000 postgraduates looking for accommodation, 68% of the properties are flats and almost half of the city is a green space. The most popular areas are Stockbridge, Leith, Gorgie and Dalry.”

To discuss investment opportunities in Edinburgh contact Clan Gordon

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