The average rent in Essex is £1,010 according to a survey of properties carried out by HMRC's Valuation Office Agency between September 2020 and September 2021. Between the years ending September 2020 and September 2021, average rents in Essex grew by £66. Compare average rent by area.
Essex's average rent of £1,010 is £112 higher than the £898 average rent in England. Essex is the 5th most expensive county (of 24 total) based on average rent price.
The average rent growth rate in Essex between the years ending September 2020 and September 2021 was 7.0%. If rents continue to grow at this rate, average rents will reach £1,323 by 2025.
The average cost of rent in Essex varies depending on property type, prices start at £532 for a single room and rise to £1,659 for a house with four or more bedrooms.
Rental data for Essex 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 Essex is £800, increasing to £1,050 for the upper quartile rent.
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Based on the 13,290 properties surveyed, the most common type of rental property within Essex is 2 beds, which account for 43.6% of properties. In England, the most common type of property is 2 bed flats, which account for 42.1% of the rental market stock.
The least commonly available type of rental property is Single Rooms, which account for 1.1% of properties. In England, the least common type of property is Studio flats, which account for 2.5% of the rental market stock.
The cheapest rents in Essex are found in Tendring, where the average cost of rent is £819. In the past year, rents have changed by 9.8% in Tendring (compared to 7.0% in Essex)
YoY change in average Rent
|1|| Tendring |
|2|| Colchester |
|3|| Braintree |
|4|| Maldon |
|5|| Castle Point |
The most expensive rents in Essex are found in Epping Forest, where the average cost of rent is £1,356. In the past year, rents have changed by 1.3% in Epping Forest (compared to 7.0% in Essex)
YoY CHANGE in AVERAGE Rent
|1|| Epping Forest |
|2|| Brentwood |
|3|| Uttlesford |
|4|| Harlow |
|5|| Basildon |
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics