What's happening to room rents across the UK?

publication date: Jul 10, 2014
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author/source: Kate Faulkner, Property Expert and Author of Which? Property Books
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What's occurring with room rents around the country?

Many tenants and landlords are turning to room rents to make ends meet.

Tenants who want to keep their costs down find renting a room can help to fix monthly outgoings as they tend to include bills too.

Meanwhile, landlords who are struggling to cover their costs with the income from a whole property can benefit from increased income by renting by the room.

Visit Spareroom's renting a room checklist

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SpareRoom.co.uk are the UK’s room rental experts and market leaders. They’ve just released their latest monthly room rental index which gives you a good idea of what to pay or charge for renting a room.

Visit SpareRoom’s renting a room checklist

A snapshot of room rents across the UK

  • Inverness - £87 Average Weekly Rent
  • Edinburgh - £100
  • Glasgow - £99
  • Manchester - £89
  • Leeds - £81
  • Newcastle - £88
  • Sheffield - £82
  • Birmingham - £89
  • Gloucester - £91
  • Cardiff - £83
  • Exeter - £94
  • Portsmouth - £93
  • Central London - £212
  • East London - £151
  • West London - £178
  • Nottingham - £82
  • Milton Keynes - £100
  • Bristol - £94
  • Croydon - £118
  • York - £90


For more information about renting a room, visit our Quick guide to renting a property checklist

For more information about letting properties, visit our Letting a property checklist.


Why not download SpareRoom’s new iPhone app, it's a great way to find a housemate so if you need to let a room or are looking for a room yourself be sure to check it out.


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