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August 2017 - Capital gains: Edinburgh remains home to highest rents in Scotland

Investor returns stay strong

  • Landlords and property investors continued to enjoy strong returns from the Scottish rental market this month.

  • Your Move Scotland found that the average property gave a yield of 4.9% during July 2017. This is the same return as the previous month and higher than the 4.8% recorded in July 2016.
  • This return compares favourably with properties in England and Wales, where the average yield was 4.4% this month - well below the Scottish figure.

  • Only landlords with properties located in the North East and North West regions of England enjoyed higher or equal returns than those in Scotland. During July these two English regions offered yields of 5.2% and 5% respectively.