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June 2017 - Scotland rental market pauses for breath pre-election

Strong returns for landlords

  • Despite the overall fall in rents property investors and landlords continue to see high yields on returns on their properties, Your Move Scotland found.

  • The average yield this month was 4.9%. This is exactly the same
    rate as a year ago but fractionally down on the 5% recorded last
    month.
  • The high yields offered by properties in Scotland compare strongly to property investment in other parts of the UK. Landlords in Scotland saw much better returns than the typical investor in England and Wales, where the average yield in May was 4.4%.

  • Only landlords with properties in the North East and North West regions of England enjoyed higher or equal returns – 5.2% and 5% respectively – this month.