Partick Thistle have been crowned champions of the SPL – at least when it comes to returns for property investors.
Research from leading Glasgow property law firm Macrae Kaur LLP released as the Scottish Premier League season comes to a close shows what the league table would have looked like if the teams were ranked on property yield instead of points.
Despite finishing 6th in the real table – and last of the three Glasgow teams – the Jags top the table when it comes to potential returns for property investors, with two-bedroom properties in Maryhill offering rental yields of 10.4%
Rangers rise a place to second, with returns of 9%, while champions Celtic slump to ninth, with East End properties yielding returns of just 6.6%
Hamilton Academicals are the best off under the rental yield table, rising from 10th in the actual table to a Europa Cup-place sealing position of 3rd, with a yield of 8%.
Title runners-up Aberdeen may have been not far off the Champion’s League on the pitch, but their performance off it was distinctly Championship, with rental yields of just 4.9% placing the Granite City 11th. Hearts came bottom of the table with Edinburgh’s Gorgie district offering returns of just 4.4% to investors.
The final table is as follows:
Jatinder Chall, heads the Property law team at MacRae & Kaur Solicitors.
“We wanted to see if there was any correlation between Scottish football team’s on the field performance and the performance of the local property market – and with Patrick winning the title we have to admit our results were at best inconclusive!