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Average rent up in six out of eight regions in March - Goodlord Rental Index

Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector in March 2019 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

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 Here are the key findings from the Goodlord Rental Index for March 2019. Download the full index here.

  • Monthly rents increased from February to March in six of the eight regions Goodlord monitors across England and Wales, with decreases only in the West Midlands and East Midlands.
  • Void periods continue to be longest in the West Midlands, with an average of 33 days and shortest in the Capital, where the average time between tenancies was just 13 days. 
  • London had the longest average fixed term tenancies, at 14 months, which is three months longer than the nearest region (the South East).
  • Tenants’ average monthly incomes have increased in five of the eight regions we monitor, with the most significant increase in the South East. Tenants’ average monthly incomes declined in the North West and Wales, with no change in the West Midlands. 
  • The East Midlands and North East were the most affordable regions for renters, which is defined as a tenant’s yearly income divided by their yearly rent share. London continues to be the most unaffordable region for renters, followed closely by the South West.

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