Advertised rents fell in the UK by 1.25% in 2018, latest letting agent index shows

Belvoir | April 03, 2019

Advertised rents in the UK fell by 1.25% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2018 but there is considerable variation depending on location, the latest letting agent index shows. The average ranged from £605 in the North West of England, to £662 in the East Midlands, £733 in the South West, £1,033 in the South East and £1,328 in London, according to the index from Belvoir. Even within London there is a variation with the index report showing that they ranged from £1,199 in Uxbridge up to £1,542 in Kingston upon Thames.

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