HOME buyers looking for a 'fixer-upper' property should head to Slough say researchers.

The property website Zoopla analysed homes across Britain which had been listed on its website and included the word 'requires' alongside terms such as 'refurbishment', 'fixing', 'overhaul', 'tlc', 'reconfiguration', 'development', 'planning' and 'fixer-upper' among others.

It identified Slough as Britain's top hotspot for homes needing renovations with 3.32 per cent of properties requiring work, looking at listings covering the past year.

Plymouth, Greenock, Bristol and Salford were also found to have particularly high concentrations of homes needing work, potentially offering bargains for buyers willing to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in.

Lawrence Hall, a spokesman for Zoopla, said: "It's worth bearing these locations in mind if you're considering moving to a new area and don't mind putting some work into a property to turn it into your dream home."

The nearest town to Slough in the Zoopla 'fixer-upper' top ten was Camberley - number five with 2.22 per cent of homes listed as needing work.