New research from LiveYield reveals insights into gross rental yields across Great Britain. With persistently low returns for savers showing no sign of abating and attractive buy-to-let deals available, this real-time tool identifies buy-to-let hotspots at a postcode district level.
The London based startup, powered by Zoopla, has created the first real time heat-map of the UK. It calculates yield across all property types for sale from studio flats to four bed houses and shows the need for research-based search to find the best returns.
Richard Rawlings a property investment analyst and the Founder of LiveYield, said: “The buy-to-let sector is a vast market place, larger than the commercial property market and dominated by independent investors. LiveYield aims to provide some clarity into this sector enabling investors to more easily find and compare property based on factors affecting investment performance.”
The chart below shows gross average yields at regional, town and postcode district level. Whilst a regional pattern of returns can be seen, it highlights the importance of detailed area analysis in order to screen for the best opportunities. It places renewed emphasis on investment due diligence in order to find the best property investment opportunities.
The independent platform which helps users to search for property by investment return dynamic is working on a number of tools to help investors including a total return benchmark it is launching in the coming weeks.
Notes to editors:
LiveYield is an independent property investment search and analysis company. LiveYield is powered by sales from Zoopla and makes use of several Open Government Initiatives including the VOA’s rental database.
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