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Published on 2/5/2017 2:02:50 PM
Where should you invest in Chennai to earn high rentals?
Residential rental market seems to have benefitted in the past three months. Property brokers share that the demand for rented houses has been going up across localities. The end users' preference, for now, has shifted to renting property and waiting for an expected softening on prices and home loan rates, thereby enhancing affordability. Chennai has witnessed an increase of 8-12 per cent in average weighted rental values against dormant capital values for the year 2016.

As an investor, if you are scouting for properties and wondering where to invest, we have brought you the top areas where investment might prove to be profitable.

Localities offering high rental values

For the benefit of the readers, we have segregated the information in two parts – Flats and Residential Houses. Localities offering flats in comparison to the one offering houses have fared better till now.

The following graphs show the rental yield of the past 9 months. Rental Yield represents annual return from renting your house in that locality.

Magicbricks data reveal that among the localities offering flats in Chennai that have shown a high growth in rental yield in past 9 months, Thiruvanmiyur tops the list with 16.6 per cent growth, followed by Nanmangalam with 11.5 per cent growth, Poonamalle with 10.2 per cent growth, Oragadam with 10.1 per cent growth, and Navalur with 6.7 per cent growth.

Localities offering residential houses which have recorded high rental yield are Medavakkam with 12.5 per cent growth, followed by Mangadu with 3.1 per cent growth, Ayappakkam with 1.2 per cent decline, and Sithalapakkam with 24.0 per cent decline.

Properties found in these localities

We have considered two localities offering abundant flats and residential house inventory and mentioned their current property supply.

Locality Names

2BHK Flat price bracket

3BHK Flat price bracket


Rs 54 lakh – Rs 1.26 crore

Rs 1.20 - 2.80 crore


Rs 22.50 - 52.50 lakh

Rs 27.72 - 64.68 lakh

Locality Names

2BHK Residential House price bracket

3BHK Residential House price bracket


Rs 25 - 52.49 lakh

Rs 51.60 lakh – Rs 1.20 crore


Rs 35 – 65 lakh

Rs 45 – 85 lakh

The social infrastructure

Magicbricks ratings and reviews show the social profile of the localities. The readers who are the residents, or property owners have given the locality ratings based on their liveability quotient.