September 2017 - Rents rise across much of England and Wales
North East continues to offer best returns
Yield levels remained flat in most areas of England and Wales during August, Your Move found.
The North East was the only region to see yields fall month-onmonth, dropping from 5.2% to 5.1%.
However, landlords and property investors in the North East continue to enjoy higher returns than any other region.
The North West - where the average yield was 5% during August - was the only other area to post a return of 5% or more. In London the average yield was 3.2% in August, the lowest in the survey. However, this return has remained steady throughout 2017.
Apart from the North East, each of the nine other regions saw yields remain level between July and August.
The average yield across England and Wales now stands at 4.4%, the same as last month. However, this is down on the 4.9% recorded at this point a year ago.
On a yearly basis, each of the regions in this survey recorded lower yields than 12 months ago.