Landlords receive over 16k return on rental property
This compares to 9% in January and 5.4% in February 2013 representing an average return of £16,029; £7,921 rental income and £8,108 capital gain.
David Brown, commercial director of LSL Property Services, said: “Landlords are experiencing a very good mix of total returns.
“Rents are rising steadily while property values are growing at a healthy pace.
“Moreover the cost of finance is at a record low.”
But the rise in house prices has held back the increase of gross yields on a typical rental property.
They remained at 5.2% in February, the same as January and fell slightly year-on-year by 0.1%.
Brown said if rental property prices continued to rise at the same pace as the last three months the average investor could expect to make an annual return of 15.3% over the next 12 months, equivalent to £26,400 per property.