The average rent in West Yorkshire is £670 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 West Yorkshire grew by £21. Compare average rent by area.
West Yorkshire's average rent of £670 is £228 lower than the £898 average rent in England. West Yorkshire is the 5th most expensive metropolitan county (of 8 total) based on average rent price.
The average rent growth rate in West Yorkshire between the years ending September 2020 and September 2021 was 3.2%. If rents continue to grow at this rate, average rents will reach £761 by 2025.
The average cost of rent in West Yorkshire varies depending on property type, prices start at £371 for a single room and rise to £1,388 for a house with four or more bedrooms.
Rental data for West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire is £495, increasing to £700 for the upper quartile rent.
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Based on the 16,320 properties surveyed, the most common type of rental property within West Yorkshire is 2 beds, which account for 45.8% 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 Studios, which account for 2.3% 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 West Yorkshire are found in Calderdale, where the average cost of rent is £541. In the past year, rents have changed by 5.0% in Calderdale (compared to 3.2% in West Yorkshire)
The most expensive rents in West Yorkshire are found in Leeds, where the average cost of rent is £826. In the past year, rents have changed by 1.0% in Leeds (compared to 3.2% in West Yorkshire)
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