The average rent in South East England is £1,079 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 South East England grew by £55. Compare average rent by area.
South East England's average rent of £1,079 is £133 higher than the £946 average rent in England. South East England is the 2nd most expensive region (of 9 total) based on average rent price.
The average rent growth rate in South East England between the years ending September 2021 and September 2022 was 5.4%. If rents continue to grow at this rate, average rents will reach £1,330 by 2025.
The average cost of rent in South East England varies depending on property type, prices start at £490 for a single room and rise to £1,976 for a house with four or more bedrooms.
Rental data for South East 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 South East England is £850, increasing to £1,195 for the upper quartile rent.
Based on the 96,500 properties surveyed, the most common type of rental property within South East England is 2 beds, which account for 41.1% of properties. In England, the most common type of property is 2 bed flats, which account for 38.6% of the rental market stock.
The least commonly available type of rental property is Studios, which account for 2.7% of properties. In England, the least common type of property is Studio flats, which account for 2.2% of the rental market stock.
The cheapest rents in South East England are found in Isle of Wight, where the average cost of rent is £742. In the past year, rents have changed by 6.9% in Isle of Wight (compared to 5.4% in South East England)
The most expensive rents in South East England are found in Windsor and Maidenhead, where the average cost of rent is £1,344. In the past year, rents have changed by 8.9% in Windsor and Maidenhead (compared to 5.4% in South East 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