3 Ways to Calculate Investment Property Yield & Return (ROI)

Calculate Property Yield

⏱️ 13 minute read

📅 Written on July 31st 2020

Looking to get started as a property investor?

Work your way through our 6 part property investing guide for beginners

Part 1:

 

How to create a property business plan

Part 2:

 

2020 Property Investment Strategies

Part 3:

 

Calculate Yield & ROI on Investment Property

Part 4:

 

Buying Property Through a Limited Company

Part 5:

 

Best HMO Investment Areas in the UK

Part 6:

 

How to flip a house as a property investor

Chapters

Chapter 1

Not working the numbers on a property, could be 🤯CATASTROPHIC. You really should know how to calculate investment property yield.

 

Ok, maybe not that bad. But don’t make an expensive mistake you’ll ✋ regret.

 

You must have seen it on ‘Homes Under The Hammer’?

 

Property novice goes into auction.

 

They pay WAY over the asking price and market value. Then overspend on the refurbishment. 😲

 

Buying a property is meant to be one of the most stressful things you can do. But also extremely rewarding 🥇 at the same time. 

 

Too many new property investors jump into their first deal WITHOUT understanding the numbers.

 

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE A 🧮 MATHEMATICS EXPERT.

 

Knowing the numbers will make you a better investor than 80% of people out there. Seriously. It’s shocking!

calculate property yield

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to work out all the property calculations you need.

 

You’ll learn:

Chapter 2

How to calculate property YIELD

To calculate investment property yield will allow you to understand quickly whether a property you intend to rent out, is good or not. 

 

We’ll look at GROSS YIELD and NET YIELD.

Calculate Rental Yield

Calculating yield on a property is a way to understand quickly whether a property you intend to rent out, is good or not. 

 

We’ll look at GROSS YIELD and NET YIELD.

GROSS YIELD

Gross yield is the total annual rental income generated by the property, divided by the cost.

 

Let’s break that down:

It’s a good way for an ‘at a glance’ 👀 understanding whether a property is good or not.

 

But its also not the best way of looking at a deal. It completely ignores any costs you will encounter 🤷‍♂️ as a buy-to-let investor and landlord. 

 

For example, mortgage costs. Management costs. Voids. Other expenses. 

 

That’s where our good old friend. NET YIELD comes in. 

 

To remember which way round GROSS and NET is, I have a great way 🤓.

NET YIELD

Ok, so looking at our previous example. Lets now add costs to that as well to work out what our PROFIT is.

If the rent is ÂŁ7000, minus the ÂŁ2000 in costs. Our NET income is ÂŁ5000.

There, that’s better!

 

Now we can see what the yield is, now we’ve factored in the costs. 

 

Typical costs could include:

A good investor usually adds a rough % to account for all of these.

Chapter 3

How to calculate RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Property ROI… the holy grail of property calculations.  🙌

how to work out return on investment

Return on Investment (ROI) is calculated by taking the annual NET income (GROSS minus costs), simply divided by all the money you’ve put in. 

 

This figure is particularly useful when using a mortgage, as a large portion of the 🏡 house purchase, isn’t your own money. 

 

Let’s break this down:

To understand another way of what ROI is telling you.

 

It means in one year, how much of your initial money 📈 you make back. 

 

So if I invested £25,000. And made £5000 a year PROFIT. 

 

It would take me 5 years to make all my money back (doubling it). Or 20%. 5 x 20 = 100.

Chapter 4

Return on Capital Employed (ROCE)

How to calculate return on capital employed (ROCE)

This is one you’ve probably not heard of before. 🤔

 

It’s VERY similar to ROI / Return on Investment. But it’s more specific to the overall business. 💼

 

For example, if you had a bigger portfolio of multiple investments. Or in our case, properties. 🏘️

 

I see property investors confusing this, 🤷‍♂️ ALL THE TIME! Or thinking it’s the same thing. It’s really not. They use it on an individual property. Which is basically ROI. 

 

I get they’re similar. But they have different uses.

 

On ROI we use the profit. For ROCE it uses something called EBIT. This stands for Earnings Before Interest & Tax. Big companies use it for understanding the return on capital employed.

 

Unlike the ROCE, ROI is a bit more flexible.  It can be used to compare products, projects and various investment opportunities. 

 

The downfall of ROI is that it doesn’t take the factor of time into account. An investment can have the same ROI and yet one can provide that return in a year. While another takes 2 years. The ROI calculation also doesn’t take into account fees or taxes, which are important for a company’s bottom line. 📊

 

If you had 5 properties, you wouldn’t use ROI to evaluate your entire portfolio or your business. 

 

This is where ROCE comes in.

 

Let’s break this down

This means:

In your whole portfolio, you’re getting a 16% return every year. This is based on the cash tied up in the houses. Versus the rent, they generate as profit.

 

It’s a great way to summarise how your portfolio is performing for you as a whole.

Goal Setting Guide

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Chapter 5

What costs do you incur as a property investor?

Now we’re past the beginner’s bit. Let’s introduce some more advanced 🧠 thinking. 

 

There’s a lot of debate out there around how you should truly calculate ROI. A novice investor may work out a rough profit. Some include a 10% maintenance⚒️. Some don’t.

 

As you can see, it’s quite subjective. 🤷‍♀️

 

Everyone has their own idea of what allowance to use for voids in a property. Similarly for maintenance/repairs. 

 

Some investors use a lettings agent. Some self manage. 

 

The key is being consistent as yourself to help you compare your own deals. If you see someone on Instagram boasting a 40% ROI. Remember they may have worked it out differently.

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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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Chapter 6

Is the stock market better than property?

Good question. And I shall answer it. ☝️

 

Let’s not forget about capital growth. And that’s just on your deposit, that’s on the entire property. 🔥

 

For example, if you invested £30,000 and got a 20% return. You’d have £36,000 after one year.

 

Put that ÂŁ30,000 onto a house and you could purchase a property with a mortgage up to ÂŁ120,000.

 

Let’s say you got a healthy 10% capital growth in a year on your property. That’s ÂŁ12,000 capital growth just while the property EXISTS! Then you can factor in rental profits or flip gains. 🏡

 

Stop and think about that for a second. 

 

And… that’s the beauty of investing in property. Compared to putting it into a bank at 1% a year. It’s a no brainer. 

 

So you get capital growth PLUS the profits from rental income. As usual, there are no guarantees. A property could go down in value. So do your homework.

Chapter 7

How much tax do you pay on a buy-to-let property?

Speak to an accountant or tax professional to get proper advice.

 

This really depends whether you operate with property in your own name. Or through a limited company. It massively depends on how much you earn a year. 

 

I’m a higher rate taxpayer. And I want to build a portfolio and use rental income to re-invest. For me, it makes sense to operate through a limited company. This means a very different tax treatment compared to owning property in your own name. 

 

Tax is incredibly complicated, I’m by no means an expert. So I’d suggest speaking to a registered professional about your own personal affairs. 🧮

Chapter 8

Summary

There are a few different ways to calculate your deals. I promise, if you use the above calculations. You are already ahead of most amateur property investors.

 

By understanding and using these, you’re showing business sense. Risk management. And financial understanding. 

 

You’ll be able to better protect your money. And ensure it stretches and works harder for you. 

 

Always remember there’s 3 calculations depending on what you’re strategy is. 

 

  • – NET Yield to compare property profitability once rented
  • – ROI to get a solid idea of how hard your money works. 
  • – ROCE to evaluate your entire portfolio. If you have more than 1 property. 

 

There’s no hard and fast rule as to what determines a ‘good’ deal. That’s really for you to set. 

 

You’re not likely going to find a 40% ROI on a small buy-to-let in Liverpool. Usually, 10% is the going average. But it also depends on what strategy you use. 

 

I created a guide on making your property business plan and strategy. I highly recommend going through this to work out what’s best for you. 

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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Giant leaps begin with small steps. I see loads about \’goal setting\’ – nothing about habits 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content I see online, there\’s loads on goal setting and everybody is talking about it. It\’s healthy to set goals and set your direction. This week I explore \’Atomic Habits\’ by James Clear and cover the top summary from the book. It\’s really fascinating! 🔥⁠ ⁠ This amazing book talks about how goal setting is merely determining the outcome/s you desire. Setting a goal doesn\’t guarantee you\’ll actually meet it…⁠ ⁠ Instead, we should be focusing on systems, processes and forming those habits that bring us closer to those goals we set. ⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ wtfpropertyinvesting.com/youtube⁠ ⁠ Even by focusing on tiny changes, over time, and with the compounding effect – you could see remarkable results. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know if you focus only on \’goals\’ our \’outcomes\’ or if you also focus on your processes and habits to get there!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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Looks fine to me! 😂 I hear this is a new HMO trend at the moment?⁠ ⁠ On a serious note – I hope everyone is having a productive and cracking week! 🔥⁠ ⁠ I\’m spending this week down in Cornwall on holiday and to spend some time looking at what I\’ve done so far. I\’ve spent a lot of time focusing on the WTF brand and creating it into something that\’s genuine, transparent and fun at the same time.⁠ ⁠ I\’ve taken amazing learnings from books around showing your work publically and \’being an amateur\’ in public.⁠ ⁠ At the start of this year, I wanted to make my next move after letting out a spare room in my East London flat for 2 years and the aim is to have the first property underway through a company by the end of this year. Small steps.⁠ ⁠ ⁠Secretly in the background, I\’ve been setting up my company structure to fit in nicely with my freelance work. Funds are ready to go and bank accounts set up.⁠ ⁠ It\’s great to already have a solid social brand with (hopefully) helpful content for those even newer than me before even truly getting stuck into project #2. ⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re working on. What\’s the plan as we approach the end of the year?⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠
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Why are we so afraid of starting something new? 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content floating about on Instagram, Yesterday – I released a video about the book \’Show Your Work – By Austin Kleon\’. I\’m kind of preaching to the converted here amongst the Insta property community but hopefully, one of you who follow me, find this video thought-provoking!⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ In the video, I explore why so many people are afraid to get started, be that a business, idea, podcast or YouTube channel. ⁠ ⁠ There are two ways of showing your work⁠ ⁠ ➕ Do in silence, show the end product⁠ ➕ Do the work, show in public⁠ ⁠ I explore the latter, why you should \’show your work\’ in public no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are without fear and explores common excuses we tell ourselves like \”nobody will care\” or \”I\’m not experienced enough yet\”.⁠ ⁠ Showing your work and building a brand achieves 4 benefits – the feedback loop, accountability, seeing your progress and building a community of likeminded people.⁠ ⁠ I had a lot of fun recording and editing this one and my editing skills are definitely getting better!⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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NEW YT VID: Why are we so afraid of starting something new? 🤷‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Amongst all the property content floating about on Instagram, I just released a video about the book \’Show Your Work – By Austin Kleon\’. I\’m kind of preaching to the converted here amongst the Insta property community but hopefully, one of you who follow me, find this video thought-provoking!⁠ ⁠ Please check it out! Link in bio⁠ ⁠ In the video, I explore why so many people are afraid to get started, be that a business, idea, podcast or YouTube channel. ⁠ ⁠ There are two ways of showing your work⁠ ⁠ ➕ Do in silence, show the end product⁠ ➕ Do the work, show in public⁠ ⁠ I explore the latter, why you should \’show your work\’ in public no matter how experienced or inexperienced you are without fear and explores common excuses we tell ourselves like \”nobody will care\” or \”I\’m not experienced enough yet\”.⁠ ⁠ Showing your work and building a brand achieves 4 benefits – the feedback loop, accountability, seeing your progress and building a community of likeminded people.⁠ ⁠ I had a lot of fun recording and editing this one and my editing skills are definitely getting better!⁠ ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to!⁠ ⁠ PS. I have a newsletter over on my website where I send out weekly thoughts and interesting books as well as share my own property journey as a beginner. Link in bio.⁠ ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo
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COVID is like walking through custard 🙅‍♂️ ⁠ I feel like having wasted the past month of time trying to get the admin sorted out whilst setting up a group company structure. ⁠ Working with brilliant accountants at the moment to set up a holding company, propped up by multiple subsidiaries as I also freelance as a designer / SEO specialist and run a few side-hustles.The benefit of setting up this way is so that I can transfer dividends tax-free from the subsidiary brands into the parent company and then loan this into my physical property asset company. It\’s also a smart way to ensure if any subsidiary had problems then the other companies are protected whilst operating in this structure.Some people don\’t often think about futureproofing themselves. This made sense as I have other operations on the side but especially if I work on JV in the future, I can simply set up an SPV that sits nicely as a subsidiary and also means again, any issues in JV deals are ringfenced from the rest of my business.Wins & Struggles over the past month ⚡ Traditional methods of sourcing houses (IE Agents) has been hit and miss. A lot of \’best and finals\’ coming through although signs are slowly starting to show of a slow down.⚡ Banks have been a nightmare! Long processing times, 6 – 8 weeks wait times. 2 hour phone queues!⚡ Positive conversations with brokers on both immediate deals and also slower land opportunities in the pipeline on subject to planning offers.⚡ Sprint 1 goals have been set from September to December.⚡ The WTF website is seeing awesome SEO results so far including first page terms for some keywords already! ⁠ 👍 Double-tap and let me know what you\’re up to! ⁠ #hmo⁠ #coliving⁠ #property⁠ #properties⁠ #propertybusiness⁠ #propertydevelopment⁠ #propertydeveloper⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #ukproperty⁠ #propertyinvestment⁠ #propertyinvestor⁠ #propertyinvesting⁠ #propertypodcast⁠ #buytolet⁠ #landlord⁠ #financialfreedom⁠ #passiveincome⁠ #propertyladder ⁠ #ukpropertymarket⁠ #propertynews⁠ #propertymarket⁠ #business⁠ #entrepreneur⁠ #propertymanagement⁠ #entrepreneurship⁠ #entrepreneurlife⁠ #houseofmultipleoccupancy ⁠ #sharedhouse⁠ #spareroom⁠ #bedroominspo

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