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Best buy-to-let areas with the UK's highest rental yields

Landlords currently looking for the UK’s best buy-to-let areas should head north to places like Liverpool, Bradford and Sunderland, with new research revealing that they offer some of the highest rental yields, making them among the most lucrative hotspots for property investors at the moment.

Online broker Mojo Mortgages has analysed popular buy-to-let postcodes across the UK to find out where the best yield hotspots currently are, with the North West identified as one of the best regions that is currently generating high yields. 

There are a number of profitable pockets in Liverpool city centre that are generating yields of more than 10%.


Bradford and Sunderland follow Liverpool, generating yields of 8% and 9% respectively. 

Even postcodes towards the lower end of the top 20 such as those in Aberdeen and Glasgow are returning yields of 7%.

The research was conducted from 18th May to 25th May, using data from the Land Registry, Zoopla, OnTheMarket, and property portal PropertyData.co.uk.

Postcode Town Region Properties for rent Average yield Properties for sale Average price
L7 Liverpool North West 98 10.3% 59 £95,000
BD1 Bradford North West 89 10.0% 63 £57,000
SR1 Sunderland North East 90 9.4% 67 £61,000
TS1 Middlesbrough North East 117 8.8% 93 £56,000
LS4 Burley, Leeds West Yorkshire 124 8.6% 16 £169,000
L6 Liverpool North West 84 8.4% 51 £97,000
L1 Liverpool North West 72 8.1% 191 £104,000
NE6 Newcastle North East 289 7.8% 123 £128,000
CF37 Pontypridd Wales 132 7.7% 133 £125,000
M14 Manchester North West 262 7.6% 12 £177,000
EH8 Edinburgh Scotland 156 7.6% 52 £215,000
G31 Glasgow Scotland 48 7.5% 46 £117,000
L15 Wavertree, Liverpool North West 95 7.4% 78 £138,000
L2 Liverpool North West 40 7.4% 123 £127,000
S1 Sheffield South Yorkshire 97 7.2% 86 £112,000
G32 Glasgow Scotland 50 7.2% 102 £92,000
CH41 Birkenhead North West 38 7.1% 98 £84,000
AB11 Aberdeen Scotland 103 7.1% 67 £93,000
G4 Glasgow Scotland 88 7.0% 46 £172,000
AB24 Aberdeen Scotland 270 7.0% 83 £99,000

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    • 04 June 2020 10:57 AM

    Avoid these areas quoted at your peril.
    Greater yield invariably means greater risk.
    These areas quoted are dud areas to be avoided at all costs.

    Most are dependent on duff DSS tenants who are best avoided.


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