London rents increasing six times as much as the North of England


The private housing rental prices index, published by the Office for National Statistics, reveals just how quickly rent is increasing in the capital compared to other areas of the country.

Since January 2011, rent has increased on average by 15.3 percent in London - six times as much as it did in North England and Wales

Regions around the capital also experienced rapid rent growth, with South East and South West rents growing by 8.3 and 6.4 respectively.

Scotland was home to the largest increases in rent prices after South England, with prices growing by 6.3 per cent over the last four years.