Latest figures reveal how buy-to-let returns remains an overperformer compared to many major asset classes. Property investors in the Northern areas are benefiting from higher yields, whereas, Southern regions have the lowest yields as a result of higher property prices.
Data provided by TotallyMoney has shown that buy-to-let returns have continued to develop in recent months, despite problems that have confronted the market. Manchester, Middlesbrough, Liverpool and Edinburgh have proven to be the highest achieving regions as a result of high demand for rental properties.
Subsequent to analysis of over 580,000 properties, a stark geographical divide between the northern and southern areas of the country with the northern regions performing better and coming out on top and the South East predominantly performing unsatisfactorily.
Landlords in London have witnessed the lowest rental yields. However, excluding the capital, landlords in possession of properties in areas such as Bournemouth and Crewe are expected to receive minimal returns, in accordance with TotallyMoney’s data.
Joe Gardiner, head of brand and content at TotallyMoney, commented: “With students flocking to university cities year after year and looking for a place to live, it’s no surprise the student market is a dependable one for landlords.
“Since so many students are looking for accommodation, landlords may use this as an opportunity to drum up competition between them.
“But, due to the tenant fee ban, changes in mortgage tax relief, and tighter buy-to-let lending criteria, rental profits are now being squeezed more than ever. To maximise their returns landlords, need to be savvier and that’s where our map and mortgage comparison tool can help.”