Wimbledon’s Housing Market and Transport links

For any potential landlord looking to invest in buy-to-let properties Wimbledon, is an attractive option due to this historic town offering a range of residential properties and an attractive location for renters.

Housing stock

There are a total of around 17,000 properties in the area, with a significant number of 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom options. The volume of properties in Wimbledon is slightly above the London average, making it an attractive option for landlords looking for a range of housing types to choose from.

Around 44% of properties in Wimbledon are owner-occupied and 56% are rented. This is much higher than the London average, indicating a strong rental market in the area. The renting versus occupier rate can give insight into the potential demand for rental properties in the area.

The housing stock in Wimbledon is a mix of old and new properties, with around 10% of properties being new builds, which is worth considering when choosing a buy-to-let location as it can affect the condition and maintenance costs of the property.

House prices

The average house price in Wimbledon is below than the London average, with 1-bedroom flats starting at around £350,000, 2-bedroom flats at £475,000, and 3-bedroom houses at £700,000. It’s important to consider the average house prices when planning your budget for a buy-to-let investment.

There are around 6,500 properties for rent in Wimbledon, with a range of options from studio flats to large houses. The number of properties for rent in an area is worth noting as it can give insight into the potential competition for tenants.

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Transport links

Wimbledon is well-connected to the rest of London and beyond. The town has several train stops which are serviced by several lines including the District line, Northern line and Thameslink. This compares favourably to the London average and makes it a convenient location for tenants who need to commute. The major stations are Wimbledon and South Wimbledon, which have direct trains to London Waterloo, London Bridge and London Victoria.

The commute times in Wimbledon are shorter than the London average, with a journey to London Waterloo taking around 20 minutes. This is an important factor to consider when choosing a buy-to-let location as it can affect the appeal to tenants who need to commute.

Conclusion

Wimbledon offers a range of housing options and a strong rental market, making it an attractive location for landlords. The town’s transport links and shorter commute times add to its appeal as a buy-to-let location. With a mix of old and new properties, and several major housing development projects taking place, there are plenty of options for landlords to consider. Keep in mind that the average house prices are higher than London average, so you should consider the budget accordingly.

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