Average rents in Britain increased by 5.75% year on year in the first quarter of 2017 to £770
although there is some regional variation, according to the latest index figures.

Some areas of the South East reported slight falls in rent and other areas, such as the East Midlands and Yorkshire saw increases of over 7% year on year in the first three months of the year compared with the same period in 2016.

The rental index from lettings agents Belvoir is based on average advertised monthly rents, which are obtained from property portal Rightmove and since it began in 2008 rents have moved broadly in line with wages and large movements over and above 5% rarely happen.

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Source: Property Wire