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UK Drops To 25th In EU Buy to Let Rental Yield

As a landlord you will no doubt be seeking to obtain the best rental income yield possible on your investment property as well as hoping for a progressive increase in the property’s value. So, how is the UK doing in respect of rental yields in comparison to other countries in the European Union (EU)? Well, according to WorldFirst’s European Buy to Let league table, the UK has unfortunately seen its placing fall to 25th in respect of average rental yields on buy to let properties. Here in the UK the average yield is 4%. It is disappointing to see that the UK is now fifth from bottom of the league table with Austria, France, Croatia and Sweden below us. Sweden is at the bottom of the league table with an average rental yield of 3.03%. So, which EU country is at the top of the table? Well, you would only have to travel over the Irish Sea to Ireland that features in number one spot with an average rental yield of 7.08%. That is a significant difference to that of the UK. In second place is Malta with an average rental yield of 6.64%, in third place is Portugal at…

Rental Yields Concern Landlords

Based upon some research, it would appear that rental yields are concerning a number of landlords here in the UK. Many landlords are dependent upon the rental income to cover the running costs of the investment property such as meeting the mortgage repayments, paying for maintenance to the property, paying landlord insurance premiums and paying for the services of a letting agent to manage the property. Information has been produced by the National Landlords Association (NLA) that makes for interesting reading. The statistics reveal that the percentage of landlords who are happy to rely on a regular rental yield has reduced by 15% between Q2 of 2015 and Q2 of 2017. We are sure that you will agree that is a significant drop. This is interesting when you consider that the average rental yield has hovered in the region of 6% per annum for quite a number of years. Some research has been undertaken into the different average rental yields that are achieved in various regions around the UK. For instance, rental properties in East Midlands produced the greatest yield with an average of 6.9%. The North West of England was in second place with an average rental yield of…

Rental Yields On Seaside Properties

If you are a landlord considering buying a property to rent out in a seaside town then you may be interested in some research carried out by LendInvest into the average rental yields obtained on such properties. The company has used data from Zoopla, Land Registry and Savills to obtain the information. Of course, many people would love to live by the seaside. In particular, people who are retiring who want a complete change in their lifestyle. Having decided to retire, some will sell their existing family homes and buy such properties on the coast. However, there are also no doubt a number of people who have never owned a home but have rented instead who would also like to move to a coastal town. A number of people that own their own homes will look to purchase a second home by the sea that they intend to occupy once they retire many years into the future. In the meantime, they may decide to rent out the property to provide an additional income. So, which towns in the UK provide a landlord with some of the best average rental yields on investment properties: – Withernsea, a seaside resort not many…

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