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April 2017 - Demand for family properties pushes up prices

Average returns increase in March

  • Rental properties in Scotland continued to return high yields for landlords and property investors, with yield levels increasing between February and March.

  • This month the average yield was 5%, Your Move Scotland found. This is higher than then 4.9% figure recorded both last month and in March 2016.
  • This yield also compares strongly to property investment in other parts of the UK. Landlords in Scotland continue to see much better returns than the average investor in England and Wales, where the average yield in March stood at 4.5%.

  • Only landlords in the North East and North West regions of England enjoyed better or equal returns – 5.2% and 5% respectively – this month.