UK Property rental
yield Calculator

Calculate your rental yield on your UK buy to let
property investment.

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rental yield:

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What is a UK property
rental yield?

Rental yield is the amount of money an investor will make on their buy to let property by calculating the gap between the asset’s overall costs and the rental income generated on the property.

Investors must understand the real return on investment when building their property portfolio to ensure that there are no hidden expenses.

  • What is a good rental yield on a
    buy to let investment?
    According to the yourMoney website, the average UK rental yield is 3.53%. With that data in mind, investors should consider opportunities that can generate a slightly higher return – we suggest anything between 5% and 8% is a good rental yield on property investment.

    Rental returns that exceed this level should be carefully considered and researched as they may be too good to be true.
  • Where can I achieve the best rental returns?
    Northern Powerhouse cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Leeds offer some of the best rental returns for buy to let investors. A lower entry level coupled with a high demand makes these cities hotspots for property investment.

    London has always been a popular choice for investors however, with property prices and rental yields stagnating in recent years, investors should consider commuter belt locations that offer easy access to capital including Brentwood and Chatham.
Your rental yield
questions, answered.
  • How do you calculate a rental yield on a property?
    To calculate the rental yield on an individual property, you divide the annual rental income by the property’s value and then multiply it by 100 to reach your yield percentage.
  • What is the average yield on a rental property?
    According to the yourMoney website, the average UK rental yield is 3.53%.
  • What is the best postcode for rental yields?
    The latest Totally Money Rental Index ranks Liverpool L1 as the best postcode for buy to let returns, plus Liverpool’s L11 and L6 rank in the UK’s top 10. Falkirk (FK3) and Glasgow (G52) come in second and third on the list.
  • What is a good rental yield on student property?
    Many student property investments offer buyers an assured rental yield for a fixed period. A good return on an off plan student property investment that is fully managed, furnished, and in a popular UK university town or city will be arouns 6% to 8%. Anything over this yield should be carefully considered as you may receive a higher yield during the assured period however, you may not be able to reach the same level return once the assurance has expired.
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    With a rental assurance in place, you will start generating a reliable rental return from day one from your operational property investment.

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    Individual properties are sold on a long leasehold basis. Our brick-built opportunities also come with a new-build warranty in place.