The rental locations where tenants are looking for garden space

With the nation on lockdown just as the weather starts to pick up, the great British garden has suddenly become a hot commodity for the nation’s tenants looking to spend time out of the house.

Research by tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, has revealed that this demand for a garden rental home is at its highest in Bristol, Nottingham and London.

HaMuch.com looked at the percentage of homes listed to let across the UK’s major cities that advertise garden space. HaMuch then looked at what proportion of these total listings had already been snapped up by tenants to reveal which are the hottest spots for garden buy-to-lets.

UK Cities

The research shows that at 47%, Bristol is the UK city with the highest demand for a garden buy-to-let rental property, followed by Nottingham (40%) and London (39%).

Cambridge also ranked high with demand for a rental property with a garden at 33%, along with Plymouth (33%), Portsmouth (31%), Leicester (30%), Bournemouth (29%), Newport (24%) and Manchester (22%).

London

In London, Lewisham is home to the highest level of tenant demand for a garden rental at 53%. Havering 46%, Bromley (44%), Bexley (43%) and Waltham Forest (39%) are also amongst the most in-demand for a garden.

Founder and CEO of HaMuch.com, Tarquin Purdie, commented:

“Garden space has always been a sought after feature whether you’re buying or renting but with current Government restrictions on movement, a garden rental has just become a lot more in demand; particularly now the weather is improving.

It’s important that in these tough times, landlords continue to see a return from their buy-to-let investment and now is as good a time as any to be letting your home. If it happens to have a garden, this could help you secure a better level of rent, with more tenant demand and lower void periods.

Of course, an outdoor space alone won’t do the trick and so it’s well worth investing some money to have a professional transform your garden into an area your tenants will want to spend time. This might cost a bit now, but will be well worth it in the long-run and can mean the difference between below and above average rental returns.”

Gardens – Demand
Area
Demand
Bristol
47%
Nottingham
40%
London
39%
Cambridge
33%
Plymouth
33%
Portsmouth
31%
Leicester
30%
Bournemouth
29%
Newport
24%
Manchester
22%
Glasgow
21%
Southampton
21%
Cardiff
21%
Liverpool
20%
Oxford
20%
Newcastle
18%
Birmingham
18%
Sheffield
17%
Leeds
15%
Swansea
8%
Edinburgh
7%
Aberdeen
7%
Belfast
0%
Cities average demand
23%

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