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July 2017 - Scottish rental yields continue to perform strongly

Fast Facts

  • Average Scottish rental property lets for £569 a month.

  • Rental prices have risen 1.8% in a year.

  • Typical yield on Scottish property was 4.9% in June, much higher than majority of England and Wales.

Quick Quotes

Brian Moran, Lettings Director, Your Move Scotland comments:

  • “Slow and steady is the name of the game in Scotland. While the political landscape has changed dramatically the rental market continues its solid progress.”

  • “Rents across Scotland are now 1.8% higher than a year ago, and have risen by 1.4% in the last month alone.”

  • “Landlords are enjoying excellent returns on their investment, with the typical property returning 4.9% to owners - a strong performance in today’s economic context.”

  • “Landlords south of the border will be envious of the Scottish market, as returns are much stronger than in most regions of England and Wales.”

Key insights

  • Landlords in Scotland continue to enjoy strong returns on their investment, Your Move Scotland has found.

  • While yields across much of England and Wales have been squeezed in the last 12 months, landlord returns in Scotland have remained solid. The average property in the country returns 4.9% to investors, exactly the same as a year ago.

  • Rents have continued to rise across many areas of Scotland. The average rent in Scotland is now £569 per month - 1.8% higher than a year ago.

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