Updated: April 13, 2023
Rental Yield Calculator
Want to know how to calculate the rental yield on a buy-to-let property? Use our calculator to find out how this works.
Author: Pete Mugleston - Mortgage Expert, MD
Updated: April 13, 2023
Rental Yield Calculator
This calculator will show you the rental yield on your buy-to-let property using either the original purchase price - plus associated costs - or the current value. All you need to do is choose which option you want to base your calculation on and your monthly rental premiums.
Gross Rental Yield:
Net Rental Yield:
Now you've worked out what your current rental yield is, why not speak to a broker to see what buy-to-let mortgage/remortgage opportunities are available? With their expertise in this market they'll be able to identify a range of new deals which could reduce your mortgage payments and, as a result, improve your overall rental yield.
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Why the rental yield on a buy-to-let investment is important
Essentially, the rental yield indicates how profitable your property investment is. The higher your yield, the more profitable the property. So, that’s why it’s important to know what your rental yield is on either an existing buy-to-let property or one you’re looking to buy.
In terms of the eligibility criteria for a buy-to-let mortgage, your rental income plays an integral part in determining whether your application will be successful or not. The more rent you receive, the better your chances are of getting the mortgage you need.
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Why use this rental yield calculator
First and foremost, our rental yield calculator is very simple and easy to use and can provide you with an immediate snapshot of what your rental yield could be for the property you’re looking to buy.
It also illustrates calculations for both gross and net rental yields, so can give a more accurate figure of how profitable the buy-to-let property could be. No personal details are required, all you need to do is input the following details:
- Select either the current value of the property or original purchase price
- If original purchase price is selected you can include any associated costs
- Monthly rental income (you can use an estimated figure if this is not confirmed as yet)
- Include any ongoing annual expenses connected with the property
And that’s it! All you have to do is hit the ‘Calculate’ button and you will be shown both the gross and net rental yields, based on the information you have provided.
It should be noted that these figures are purely for indication purposes only. For a more accurate assessment of how much rental yield your buy-to-let property can provide it’s wise to consult with an experienced mortgage broker before proceeding with any purchase.
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Once you’ve seen how much rental yield you could receive from your property, here’s how the mortgage brokers we work with will be able to help guide you through the next stages of the mortgage process:
- Clarify the potential returns for your property. A mortgage broker will be able to take a more in-depth look at the rental yield returns for the property you’re considering and confirm how realistic this is by comparing with other properties across the market.
- Advice across a range of different scenarios. It could be that you’re looking at a HMO property, remortgaging an existing buy-to-let or considering an Airbnb property. Whatever your need, your broker will be able to help you navigate through the process.
- Find the best lenders for buy-to-let mortgages. They will identify the right lenders who are best placed to accept your mortgage application.
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Yes, it’s pretty good. There’s no real strict rule on what is classed as a ‘good’ rental yield because ultimately each property will have its own level of profitability. However, certainly any amount between 8%-10% would be seen as a healthy return.
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About the author
Pete, an expert in all things mortgages, cut his teeth right in the middle of the credit crunch. With plenty of people needing help and few mortgage providers lending, Pete found great success in going the extra mile to find mortgages for people whom many others considered lost causes. The experience he gained, coupled with his love of helping people reach their goals, led him to establish Online Mortgage Advisor, with one clear vision – to help as many customers as possible get the right advice, regardless of need or background.
Pete’s presence in the industry as the ‘go-to’ for specialist finance continues to grow, and he is regularly cited in and writes for both local and national press, as well as trade publications, with a regular column in Mortgage Introducer and being the exclusive mortgage expert for LOVEMoney. Pete also writes for OMA of course!