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Yields in Brussels moderate, but yields on houses improve

Last Updated: September 29, 2018

Last Updated: Sep. 29, 2018
BRUSSELS - Flats COST (€) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (€)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
50 sq. m. 181,200 723 4.78% 3,624 14.45
85 sq. m. 280,840 1,071 4.58% 3,304 12.60
120 sq. m. 380,520 1,445 4.56% 3,171 12.04
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you´ll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
Brussels: Brussels City, Etterbeek, Ixelles, St. Gilles, Uccle, Woluwe-St. Pierre, Woluwe-St. Lambert
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

Gross rental yields in Brussels range have remained steady over the past year. Gross rental on apartments in Brussels range from around 4.56% to 5.53%, while yields on houses range from 4.46% to 5.01%. Meanwhile, the difference between the yields on small properties, which tends to be higher, and those on larger properties, has shrunk.

Square metre (sq. m.) prices of apartments and houses in the prime districts of Brussels have been increasing, according to the latest survey of Global Property Guide. So too have rents.

All of the apartments and houses included in our survey are located in the prime areas of Brussels. The prime areas we took were Laeken, Nieder-over-Heembeck, Auderghem, Ixelles, St. Gilles, Uccle, Woluwe-St. Pierre, and Woluwe-St. Pierre. Our survey included around 2,300 apartments and houses.

The biggest reason that investors in Belgium will be discouraged is that round trip transaction costs are high for buyers of residential property. See our Belgium residential property transaction costs analysis and our Residential property transaction costs in Belgium compared to other countries

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