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January 2016 - England and Wales Buy to Let Index

Best buy-to-let returns since 2014

  • Landlords see total annual returns reach 12% or £21,988 in absolute terms – greatest since November 2014
  • Rents accelerate into 2016, with annual rent rises hitting 3.6% in January, faster than 3.4% in December
  • East Midlands and the East of England lead rental growth, up 5.9% and 5.8% – quicker than rents in London
  • Tenants fix their finances in January, with proportion of late rent down to 8.2%, from 9.3% in December

Landlords have seen total returns from buy-to-let properties rise to the highest levels since November 2014, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move.

Taking into account both rental income and capital growth, the average landlord in England and Wales has seen total returns of 12.0% over the twelve months to January. This is up from 11.2% in the twelve months to December – and now also represents a fourteen-month record, since total returns stood at 12.3% in the year to November 2014.

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YM Jan16 BTL Infographic