Rents continue to rise in April

Properties in Wales, the Midlands, and the north of England are achieving the best yields for buy-to-let landlords, according to research released yesterday. The monthly lettings index by estate agents Countrywide showed that the average monthly rent in the UK has risen for six consecutive months to £842 in April, up 0.3 per cent on March and 0.8 per cent year-on-year. One and two bedroom properties saw the greatest increase in rent.