Rental yields in the North East have increased by 0.12% to 5.09% in the first quarter of 2020, research from peer-to-peer investment platform Sourced Capital has found.
At the other end of the spectrum they’ve fallen by -0.22% in London to 4.10%.
Stephen Moss, managing director of Sourced Capital, said: “Turning a profit in the buy-to-let sector remains a tough ask with a number of government changes denting profitability and yields remaining largely flat.
“With COVID-19 presenting additional hurdles such as rental arrears and longer void periods, many are now turning to alternative options such as the peer to peer sector for a safer, more hands-off investment.
“However, that’s not to say that a buy-to-let property won’t make a great investment should you place your money in the right pockets of the market. Buy-to-let returns are based on fine margins and so an annual increase of 0.7% isn’t as insignificant as it may seem.”
Across England they’ve typically fallen by -0.1% year-on-year.
Looking more locally, Corby has seen an uplift of 0.7% on an annual basis. Charnwood, Newcastle and Exeter have also seen positive growth with a jump of 0.5%.
Harlow in Essex and the Orkney Islands have enjoyed a 0.4% increase, along with Ealing which enjoyed the largest increase of all London boroughs.
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