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Scotland offers best buy-to-let yields

Scotland currently offers the best buy-to-let yields across the UK at 5.8%, Sourced Capital research shows.

Glasgow is the top region, with yields hitting 7.8% on average, followed by West Dunbartonshire (7.2%) and Inverclyde (7.1%).

England averages at 4.1%, with the best yields being found in the North East (4.9%), Yorkshire and the Humber (4.5%) and the North West (4.4%).

Burnley has the best yield in England at 6.6%.

Northern Ireland has typical yields of 5.4%, with Wales having the worst yields, at 3.6%.

Stephen Moss, managing director of Sourced Capital, said: “One positive that can be taken from months of stagnant house price growth brought on by Brexit uncertainty is that rental yields have seen a boost due to a fall in property values coupled with consistently high rental demand and rental prices as a result.

“We’ve already seen a Boris inspired bounce late last year with early signs that the market has ‘bottomed out’ and is once again on the up already in 2020.

“As a result, we’ve also seen an early flurry of investor activity as they realise now is a great time to get a foot in the door and secure a good deal before prices do regain momentum and the returns available start to tighten.

“With the property sector remaining one of the most consistent where investment over the last five years is concerned, we expect to see yet further growth over the year and beyond and whether you choose to invest in your own buy-to-let property or via the peer to peer channel, now is as good a time as any to commit while the market is still finding its feet.”