What are your likely returns on buy-to-let property? This calculator helps you estimate the yield for a buy-to-let investment. Buy-to-let yield means the annual rental income expressed as a percentage of the property value. The reason yield is used is so that you can compare different properties and investment scenarios. Remember that the value of your property could go down as well as up, and that with buy-to-let there are some initial and ongoing costs to bear.
Use this calculator to estimate your yield on a buy-to let investment before management fees and maintenance costs. The estimates are based on an interest-only mortgage (not a repayment mortgage), because this is usual for buy-to-let. If you don't need a mortgage, simply enter the deposit as 100% of the purchase price.
Please be aware that Stamp Duty on most buy-to-let property purchases is due to increase by 3% in April 2016 – read about the changes here. If you think your purchase might complete after 31 March 2016, estimate how this might affect returns by adjusting “Initial Costs” below.
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About getting a buy-to-let mortgage
If you need a mortgage on the property you'll also have to cover the monthly payments, including during periods when the property might stand empty. Because of this, mortgage lenders typically require the potential rental income to equal at least 125% of monthly mortgage payments (read our guide to getting a buy-to-let mortgage).
To speak to a buy-to-let mortgage adviser, please call our partners Commercial Trust on 0330 0174031. Calls cost no more than local rate and are included in any free minutes from mobiles and landlines. Outside office hours you can request a callback here.
This calculator is for general illustrative purposes only and results may not be accurate in each individual case. We recommend you speak to a professional financial adviser for advice tailored to your circumstances.