Gross and Net rental yield- do you know the difference?

Rental yield is the income return rate, over the costs associated, with your investment property.

It’s frequently used as a metric in property data and expressed as a percentage.

The 2 types of rental yield are Gross and Net.

Gross rental yield is worked out with the annual rental income and the property value:

Annual Rent Income=52 x weekly rent

Property value= purchase or market value

Gross rental yield=Annual rental income/property value x 100

Ie: a property purchased for $390,000 and returns an annual rent of $26,000 would have a current rental yield of 6.67%.

Gross rental yield does not take into account the expenses associated with keeping the property.

Net rental yield is a more accurate prediction of rental return.

You will need to estimate all the costs and expenses associated with your investment property such as:

·         Purchasing and transaction costs

·         Ongoing fees and expenses

·         Vacancy costs

·         Loan costs

·         Building and pest inspections

·         Vacancy costs

·         Strata reports

·         Stamp duty

·         Legal fees

·         Mortgage repayments

·         Repair and maintenance

·         Strata levies

·         Council rates

·         Property management/advertising fees (slash these by using RealRenta)

·         Loss of rent due to vacancy periods

·         Insurance

·         Depreciation

Once you have added up all these costs, you can use the following formula to work out the rental yield:

Net rental yield= annual rental income- annual expenses/total property cost x100

Ie : if the overall purchase price of your property is $430,000 and the weekly rent is $500 and the annual expenses are $4,500, then the current rental yield would be 5%.

Are you sick of handing over your income from your investment property directly to a property manager?

Use RealRenta instead and get your rental income paid directly into your Bank account!


Marlene Liontis
Thursday, 20 June 2019

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