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.