February 2018 - Strong start to the year for the England and Wales rental market
No change to landlord returns
While 2017 saw a decline in the yields achieved by landlords and other property investors, that did not carry over into the first month of the new year.
Your Move found that all ten surveyed regions enjoyed the same percentage returns in January as they did last month.
Northern regions continued to offer the best returns to investors, with the North East leading the way. Despite having lower rents than elsewhere, investors enjoyed a yield of 5% again this month - higher than anywhere else.
The North West also has a high yield rate, with the average property returning 4.9%, while in Wales the figure was 4.8%.
London continues to offer the smallest percentage returns to investors at 3.2%. The South East and South West regions also saw low returns when measured in this way. Both areas recorded a typical yield of 3.3% this month.