Rental prices rise despite recession

Tenants are paying more for their rented property even in spite of problems in the wider economy, it has emerged.

Endsleigh has found that rent increases remain above the rate of inflation in many areas across the UK.

London, however, is by far the most expensive area to rent in, as it costs around double the average rental price per month compared to other parts of the country.

In Scotland, tenants can expect to pay just £299 per month to rent a property, which is around half the national average.

Carlos Thompson, Endsleigh's head of business development, commented: "The increase in cost of renting across the UK shows that despite the recession the lettings market has remained strong, which is great news for landlords and letting agents."

He added that even though the study shows a surge in rent increases, two-thirds of landlords are not expecting to put up their rents this year.

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Published on: July 7, 2011

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