Top Buy-To-Let Locations in Europe

New research shows Netherlands has the highest BTL yields in Europe

Although places like Spain and France are popular with the Brits a new report has found the Netherlands has the highest buy-to-let yields in Europe with 6.57%. This is mainly due to low cost of property with the average one bedroom flat costing £110,000 and three bedroom home costing £211,000. In the UK similar properties would cost £179,000 and £343,000 respectively.

The worst country was Sweden at 2.88% with the UK coming in at 21st place or 29 countries at 4.28%. Other popular locations with the Brits came in low with France 3.22% at and Italy at 3.55%.

Edward Hardy, market analyst at World First said “With the recent changes to stamp duty tax for buy-to-let landlords, UK property investors looking to add to their portfolio might want to consider looking further afield to get the best returns. Our research shows that within the EU, the Netherlands, with relatively affordable property prices, holds the highest level of returns in Europe.”

“On the other hand, countries that have policies in place to regulate rental prices like Sweden and Germany offer relatively low yields for investors. ”

“Our research also shows that locations which may be appealing to British tourists aren’t necessarily the best options for property investors to get the most from their investments. Popular tourist and expat destinations like France, Italy and Spain rank relatively low on our buy-to-let scale.”

1. Netherlands (6.57 per cent)
2. Belgium (6.47 per cent)
3. Portugal (6.29 per cent)
4. Hungary (6.21 per cent)
5. Turkey (6.13 per cent)
6. Slovakia (6.07 per cent)
7. Bulgaria (5.99 per cent)
8. Malta (5.90 per cent)
9. Cyprus (5.41 per cent)
10. Ireland (5.34 per cent)

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