Rent increase at 7-year high
RENTS have gone up by more than four per cent in a year – the highest annual increase since 2010.
The average monthly cost of privately renting a two-bedroom home in Scotland now stands at £643, up from £616 in 2016.
The data, published by the Scottish Government, shows Lothian and Greater Glasgow have seen average rents increase well above the 16 per cent rate of inflation over that period.
The remaining 16 areas of Scotland saw rent increases below the rate of inflation.
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