Cities named 'buy-to-let' hotspots

Press Association
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Southampton, Blackpool and Hull have been named as the country's top "buy-to-let hotspots" for landlords looking to make good returns on their investments.

Due to its relatively affordable houses and average rents of £901 per month, Southampton topped the list compiled by HSBC of the best places for investors to put their cash. Average property prices in Southampton are around £138,000, meaning that the average rental yield that an investor can expect to make is around 7.82%.