Slovenia Rental returns are moderate in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Residential Valuation Specialist | September 29, 2018

Last Updated: Sep. 29, 2018
LJUBLJANA - Centre flats COST (€) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (€)
50 sq. m. 182,050 771 5.08% 3,641 15.42
120 sq. m. 438,840 1,716 4.69% 3,657 14.30
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.
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How much will you earn? Gross rental yields on apartments are moderate in Ljubljana, at around 4.7% to 5.1% in the city centre, and higher outside. To define terms, the gross rental yield is the rent the landlord will earn - before taxation, vacancy costs, and other costs - compared to the purchase price of the property.

The gross rental yield in the Old Town is about 4.7%-5.1%. For these areas we used the Global Property Guide´s own research.

How much do apartments cost? Apartments in the Old Town of Ljubljana cost on average, EUR 3,600 per square metre (sq.m.). In the nearby areas apartments tend to be cheaper, we found in previous years, selling for around EUR 2,300 per sq. m. In the city´s surroundings, EUR 1,450 per sq. m. is more usual for an apartment, EUR 1,000 for a house.

House prices in Slovenia have been rising, according to the Statistical Office of Slovenia.

How easily will you rent your property? Anecdotally, properties can be quite hard to let. Ljubljana is a small place. The number of expatriates, embassies, and international companies is small, which again restricts the supply of tenants.

Round trip transaction costs are low in Slovenia. See our Property transaction costs analysis in Slovenia and Round-trip property transaction costs in Slovenia, compared to the rest of Europe.


Matthew cousins | June 14, 2010

Hi i purchased a apartment a few years in slovenia.And i found the whole experience a nightmare from the agent i used to the builder i purchased of, and the lawyer who did the conveyacing.I found the lot of them to be corrupt , also i would advive anybody who is thinking of purchasing in slovenia to be very carefull.Yours Matthew.

bondy | June 13, 2011

Rent prices went down significally in Ljubljana in last year. An equipped 40m2 appartement in a center of Ljubljana gives you nowday max. 420 EUR per month before taxes.

bondy | August 13, 2011

I agree with you. I wanted to sell my property in 2008 through real estate broker. But found out that real estate broker, although I paid him, didn't work in my favour.

I just read in local financial newspaper that 22% of all real estate loans are in CHF. Most of people took a loan in 2007 when the price of CHF vs EUR was the lowest. According to my accountings they need to pay 50% more on their principal plus the interest. I personaly expect a big crash in the real estate market in Slovenia

kevin | January 08, 2012

Hi there, i purchased in Slovenia in 2,005. l lIKE Matthew also found it to be a nightmare and very corrupt. I now own a property which was illegally built. And have now to take a lawsuit out against the builder i purchased off.Even tho i used a lawyer, she di,nt bother to inform me of these facts.You will find that when you have a problem and you have contact with the building inspector and planning officer, nothing is regulated. And it,s common knowledge that in the town of K.Gora there are many illegall buildings.So please beware. As you normally do not find out you have a problem until you want to sell. Regards. Kevin.

kevin | January 08, 2012

Hi , i agree with matthews comments.I purchased in Slovenia in 2,005. I now own a property which is worthless. The builder i purchased off , i have to sue.It was built illegally and the lawyer i used did,nt bother telling me these facts.I have been informed by the building inspector that, i can not sell, insure or mortgage the property. So beware as in this country there are many buildings , without the correct planning. When you find out there,s a problem is usually when your selling. Please beware.

Sebastjan | August 12, 2014

Hi All, I am from Slovenia and I agree that you can find here corrupted people, but you can find them also in others countries..I want to point out that isn't so bad here. If anybody still has some problems.. I am working with good and fair lawyers and I am also a real estate and curt appraiser. Contact me if you need help or some advice.

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