It may be tempting to purchase a buy to let property in the area you live in but think about whether there is a big enough market for tenants. Going further afield may increase your options. With more and more people going on to further education, university towns and cities are hotspots for buy to let properties. Register your property with the university housing services to increase your chances of ensuring your property is occupied each term. Properties within walking distance of major employers, shops and transport links are ideal, but try to avoid somewhere close to a nightclub, pub or fast food restaurant, or on busy roads and junctions. You don’t want tenants complaining about noise, smells or fried chicken bones littering their front garden.