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Blackburn has been named the top area for greatest rental yield growth in the latest Buy-to-Let Index by LendInvest.The latest instalment of the Buy-to-Let Index focuses on which postcode areas in England and Wales have seen average rental yields increase by the largest margin over the 12 months between August 2015 and July 2016.
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Oh i do like a good news story on a Monday morning. We started investing in Blackburn and sorrounding areas 3yrs ago, returns were amazing, not quite so good now but still a lot better than quoted in that article. All across Lancashire* there a little micro hotspot markets - these exist everywhere, its just spotting them that takes the time.*Corrected spelling mistake!
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These seem very poor yields to me. I would never go below 7%, and that's on pretty safe, conservative investments. People with bigger cojones than me (i.e. willing to find themselves on the set of Shameless from time to time) get 10%+. 4-5% is potential negative cashflow territory by the time you've totted up interest, insurance, repairs, voids, tenancy setup costs etc and/or if you prefer to appoint an agent.
Yield is very heavily geared - say your total costs average out at 4.5%, a prop at 7% is worth 5x one at 5% interms of cashflow.
Plus, I don't think it's useful to generalise about a town or city - most will have a huge spread of yield.
All the best
The new TotallyMoney Buy-to-Let Yield Map highlights the UK’s buy-to-let hotspots providing both an interesting insight into the market and a useful tool for buy-to-let landlords.Their latest index shows these are the top yielding postcodes and the North completely dominates:Full/source story
That rental figure for YO1 could be somewhat misleading
The only properties available in YO1 at prices anywhere near or above the quoted average of £1876 per month are fully serviced apartments and the very rare larger houses (4 bed+)
Even fully furnished 3 beds properties are well under £1500 pcm and there are plenty of 1 beds at < £700 pcm
Looking at rental performance over the past 12 months, the Landbay Rental Index says hotspots include Luton (up 7.11%), Edinburgh (up 5.63%) and Northamptonshire (up 5.59%),
LendInvest has released its latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market.The revamped format ranks each postcode based on the following metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes, yield and rental price growth.
A leading online property lending business has released its latest quarterly research Index on the UK Buy-To-Let market. The LendInvest BTL Index ranks each postcode area around England and Wales based on a combination of four critical metrics: capital value growth, transaction volumes, rental yield and rental price growth.DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT