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The common lease outdoors London has hit a document excessive.

The new document of £1,316 throughout Britain, excluding London, implies that common marketed rents outdoors London are round 7% larger than a yr earlier, in accordance with Rightmove’s evaluation overlaying the month of May.

In London, the common marketed lease is £2,652 per 30 days, which is 4% larger than a yr earlier, the web site mentioned.

With the General Election going down on Thursday, Rightmove mentioned the following authorities ought to speed up housebuilding and incentivise landlords to put money into extra properties for tenants, “to improve the supply and demand imbalance in the rental market and stabilise yearly rent growth”.

Rightmove mentioned the tempo of progress in rental costs has eased from its peak of 12% two years in the past but it surely stays considerably larger than the “more normal” degree of round 2% per yr seen earlier than the coronavirus pandemic.

It added that an enchancment within the stability between provide and demand in London has contributed to a slowing of rental value progress. By distinction, Scotland is at present the toughest hit by provide and demand imbalances, Rightmove mentioned.

Average rents within the UK

Here are common marketed rents and the annual enhance, in accordance with Rightmove

– North East, £894, 11%

– West Midlands, £1,180, 10%

– Scotland, £1,067, 9%

– East of England, £1,597, 8%

– North West, £1,146, 8%

– Yorkshire and the Humber, £1,022, 8%

– South West, £1,425, 7%

– East Midlands, £1,150, 7%

– South East, £1,836, 6%

– London, £2,652, 4%

– Wales, £1,065, 4%

Tim Bannister, a property skilled at Rightmove, mentioned: “We’ve been talking about the imbalance between supply and demand in the rental market for a long time now, so it’s easy to forget that there was a time before the pandemic where rental price growth was more stable.”

He added: “The next government should be prioritising an improvement to the planning process, an acceleration of house building, and encouraging more supply into the rental market.”

(Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

Nathan Emerson, CEO of property professionals’ physique Propertymark, mentioned: “Propertymark has long argued that the private rental sector needs more houses to stabilise rental prices but there is a myriad of other factors that can contribute towards making the market more attractive for both investors and tenants.

“With a General Election coming this week, Propertymark would like to see the next government reform the tax system so that more investors can be persuaded to invest in the private rental sector and lower rents for tenants in the long term.

“Whilst we support a greater supply of houses, there has to be a sensible deliverable programme mindful of protecting the green belt wherever possible.”

Here are the areas of Britain with the largest imbalances between provide and demand, as indicated by Rightmove’s knowledge:

1. Scotland

2. North West

3. South West

4. North East

5. West Midlands

6. Wales

7. Yorkshire and the Humber

8. East of England

9. East Midlands

10. South East

11. London