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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.

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