The average rent in England is £946 according to a survey of properties carried out by HMRC's Valuation Office Agency between September 2021 and September 2022. Between the years ending September 2021 and September 2022, average rents in England grew by £48. Compare average rent by area.
The average rent growth rate in England between the years ending September 2021 and September 2022 was 5.3%. If rents continue to grow at this rate, average rents will reach £1,165 by 2025.
The average cost of rent in England varies depending on property type, prices start at £463 for a single room and rise to £1,735 for a house with four or more bedrooms.
Rental data for England is based on a sample that may change over time. Some differences in trends may be due to changes in the sample rather than true changes in the rental market.
Within each property type, rent price can vary depending on variables such as property size and condition of fittings. For example, the lower quartile rent for two bed flats in England is £625, increasing to £1,050 for the upper quartile rent.
Based on the 509,390 properties surveyed, the most common type of rental property within England is 2 beds, which account for 42.4% of properties.
The least commonly available type of rental property is Studios, which account for 2.2% of properties.
The cheapest rents in England are found in North East England, where the average cost of rent is £591. In the past year, rents have changed by 3.3% in North East England (compared to 5.3% in England)
The most expensive rents in England are found in London, where the average cost of rent is £1,672. In the past year, rents have changed by 4.7% in London (compared to 5.3% in England)
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics