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January 2018 - Scottish rental market ended 2017 with higher yields than the UK

Remain steady

  • A typical rental property in Scotland delivered a yield of 4.8% in December 2017, continuing the recent steady performance.

  • Your Move Scotland found the average yield has remained at this level since September. However, it is down slightly compared to a year ago, when the average yield was recorded at 4.9%.

  • These returns compare favourably to those found in England and Wales, where the average yield was 4.4% this month. On a regional basis, only the North East (5%) and North West (4.8%) have outperformed the Scottish average in November.