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Private Rented Housing: Southwark

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average rent for a two-bedroom property in the London Borough of Southwark has been in each of the last seven years.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

Statistics on the private rental market in England and in each local authority district including the London Borough of Southwark are published by the Valuation Office Agency and are available at the following link.

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/private-rental-market-summary-statistics-october-2015-to-september-2016

The Valuation Office Agency advises that because the composition of this sample changes over time, it is not possible to compare median rents provided in this publication with statistics in previous publications to infer trends in the rental market over time. The statistics therefore provide a snapshot that shows the range of rents across England.

The official source on change over time in cost of renting in Great Britain and London, is the Office for National Statistics Index of Private Housing Rental Prices available at the following link.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/inflationandpriceindices/bulletins/indexofprivatehousingrentalprices/mar2017

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