Cheapest rentals in the UK

The average rent for a bedroom in Bradford is £ 364. Photo: Getty Images

Bradford, Middlesbrough and Sunderland are among the cheapest cities in the UK to rent a room, new data has revealed.

The average rent for rooms in these towns is less than £ 365 ($ 500) per month, according to a report by SpareRoom, which helps users find room to share.

Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

Belfast, Huddersfield and Stoke-on-Trent also have inexpensive rooms available.

The report states that all of the top 50 UK cities analyzed have seen an increase in demand relative to supply year on year.

Brighton saw the biggest increase in demand relative to supply (up 101% year on year), followed by Poole and Edinburgh, both up 81%.

In London, demand relative to supply increased by 71%.

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Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

For those who can afford to spend a bit more on a room, Birmingham, with an average rent of £ 405, might be a cheap option, as are Bolton (£ 408) and Derby (£ 418).

Those looking to London may want to stay in the north or east, where average room rents are lowest, at £ 676 and £ 677 respectively.

Table: Extra bedroom

Table: Extra bedroom

“People can now choose a place to live because it suits their lifestyle, not just because the commute is convenient,” said Matt Hutchinson, Director of SpareRoom.

Indeed, “the last 18 months have totally changed our attitudes towards work. Some jobs that we have been told are just not suitable for remote working have proven to work very well from home “thanks to the pandemic, he said.

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“The coming months are certainly going to contain changes in terms of how and where we want to live. This could be great news for some cities that have historically suffered from a skills drain. “

Renting may be the only option for those who cannot afford to move up the property ladder as prices continue to soar. The government said earlier this year that UK house prices rose 13.2% through June 2021, down from 9.8% in May 2021.

This means that the average UK property is now valued at £ 265,668, according to new statistics from the Housing Department.

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