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December 2017 - Rent growth continues across England and Wales

Average yield remains steady

  • Yield levels continue to stabilise across much of the country, with the average yield in England and Wales remaining at 4.4% this month. However, some regions did see the average return for landlords fall compared to October.

  • Your Move found that property investors in the North East, North West and East Midlands all saw their returns shrink this month.

  • However, the North East and North West continue to offer the best returns for landlords. The average property in the North East had a yield of 5% in November 2017, just ahead of the North West which returned 4.9% to investors.

  • At the other end of the scale, London continues to offer the smallest percentage returns. The average rental property in the capital generated a yield of 3.2%, smaller than anywhere else in the survey.

  • Properties in both the South East and South West returned an average of 3.3% to landlords this month.

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