Is there zakat on leased out property?
I own a house which I rent out. Do I have to give zakāt on that property?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
In essence, only the following categories are zakātable:
1) Gold and silver
4) Agricultural produce
5) Animals and livestock
A property on lease is not subject to zakāt. The rental received from the tenant will be added to one’s total wealth and will be subject to zakāt.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Mufti Faraz ibn Adam al-Mahmudi,