WEST Dunbartonshire has one of the best returns in the UK for income from rental properties for their owners.

A survey has found the area is second highest with a 7.2 per cent yield for buy-to-let homes, with neighbouring Glasgow at the highest on 7.8 per cent. The worst yield is in Kensington and Chelsea.

The firm Sourced Capital said Brexit uncertainty caused stagnant house price growth over past months.

But that made it easier to get a good value of money back from rental properties against falling property values.

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Stephen Moss, of Sourced Capital, said: “With the property sector remaining one of the most consistent where investment over the last five years is concerned, we expect to see yet further growth over the year and beyond.

“Whether you choose to invest in your own buy-to-let property or via the peer-to-peer channel, now is as good a time as any to commit while the market is still finding its feet.”

Overall, Scotland has the best yield by region, followed by Northern Ireland, England and Wales.