Rent in­crease at 7-year high

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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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