Private rental market summary statistics – England: April 2020 to March 2021

The Office for National Statistics released median monthly rental prices for the private rental market in England, calculated using data from the Valuation Office Agency. The release shows:

  • The median monthly rent was £730 for England, recorded between April 2020 and March 2021; this is the highest ever recorded.
  • London had the highest median monthly rent at £1,430; this is nearly double the median monthly rent for England.
  • The North East had the lowest median monthly rent at £500.
  • The difference in monthly rental price between the most and least expensive local authorities was nearly £2,000.

For the full data, click here.

Index of Private Housing Rental Prices – UK: May 2021
On 16 June 2021 the Office for National Statistics published an index tracking the prices paid for renting property from private landlords in the UK. It shows:

  • Private rental prices paid by tenants in the UK rose by 1.2 per cent in the 12 months to May 2021, unchanged since April 2021.
  • Private rental prices grew by 1.1 per cent in England, 1.5 per cent in Wales and 1.3 per cent in Scotland in the 12 months to May 2021.
  • The East Midlands saw the highest annual growth in private rental prices (2.4 per cent), while London saw the lowest (negative 0.1 per cent).

For the full index, click here.




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