Average rent in Scotland up 1.7% and yields among the highest in the UK

The average rent in Scotland increased by 1.7% in the 12 months to April 2019 to £581 per calendar month, led by growth of 3.6% in the Highlands and Islands, the latest index report shows. Overall rents rose in three of the five regions surveyed by the Your Move rental tracker index With Highlands and Islands up to £688. But despite that growth, the area was unable to take the title of most expensive place to rent in Scotland. The most expensive rents are in Edinburgh and the Lothians region, up 3.1% to an average of £693 per calendar month. The other area which posted an annual price rise was the East of Scotland, up 2.1% to £542.

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