Average UK rents now stand at £1,705 a month, according to Zoopla data. We’ve pulled together 5 very different examples of properties in that price bracket.
1. Two-bedroom flat in West End, Edinburgh, for £1,695
If you want something super-plush for the average rent in Scotland’s capital city, you’ll only get two bedrooms. But at least these ones are set within the basement of a gorgeous listed Georgian building. The flat is being let fully furnished and comes with two private parking spaces.
Available via Murray & Currie Property
2. Five-bedroom executive detached house in Standish, Greater Manchester, for £1,700
This detached executive home, tucked down a quiet cul-de-sac in Wigan, comes with five bedrooms (two of which are ensuite), a large child-friendly garden and double garage. Manchester, Liverpool, Blackburn and Warrington are all within an hour’s drive.
Available via Alan Batt Estate Agents
3. Four-bedroom semi-detached house in Bicester, Oxfordshire, for £1,700
The average monthly rent goes further than you might expect in Oxfordshire – as this immaculate semi-detached near Bicester proves. All four bedrooms are doubles, while downstairs there’s two reception rooms and a study. And the huge conservatory overlooks a lovingly-maintained garden.
Available via Chancellors
4. Five-bedroom detached house in Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, for £1,695
How about this three-storey stone-built detached home in Wales for the monthly average rent? Running costs should be reasonable as it’s recently been fitted with triple glazing and a new central heating system – although the solar panels could be optimistic.
Available via Peter Alan
5. Three-bedroom maisonette in Earlsfield, London, for £1,699
Applying the national average rental costs to London will mean compromising. And in this case, you’ll only get the top half of the house. But with three bedrooms, a communal garden and two Tube stops both half a mile away, it still seems like a pretty good deal.
Available via Maalems