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ONS: UK private rental prices rose 1.5% in the year to May

Jessica Bird

June 17, 2020

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Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that private rental prices were unchanged between April and May 2020, and showed an increase of 1.5% year-on-year. 

Private rental prices grew by 1.5% in England, 1.2% in Wales and 0.6% in Scotland in the 12 months to May 2020.

In London, private rental prices rose by 1.2% over the same period.

Between January 2015 and May 2020, private rental prices in the UK increased by 9.2%.

Across the English regions, the largest annual increase was in the South West (2.5%, down from 2.6% in April 2020) and the East Midlands (2.5%, up from 2.4% in April 2020).

The lowest was in the North East, where rental prices increased by 0.8% over the year, followed by the North West, which increased by 1.0%.


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