Hilling­don the cheap­est place in the west to rent

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HILLING­DON is the cheap­est place in west Lon­don to rent, ac­cord­ing to new fig­ures.

The av­er­age prop­erty costs ten­ants £1,150 a month, £300 be­low the Lon­don av­er­age of £1,452.

The av­er­age rent in Houn­slow in com­par­i­son rock­eted by 16 per cent last year. The av­er­age monthly rent in the bor­ough for 2015/16 was £1,450 – up by £200 from the pre­vi­ous year – statis­tics from the Val­u­a­tion Of­fice Agency show.

Kens­ing­ton and Chelsea saw the next big­gest an­nual rise in west Lon­don, of 9.5 per cent, with typ­i­cal ten­ants there now fork­ing out £2,492 a month.

Rents were also up, al­beit by smaller mar­gins, in Eal­ing and Har­row, but there was no change in av­er­age prices in Ham­mer­smith & Ful­ham or West­min­ster.

Across Eng­land, the av­er­age monthly rental price is £650, up by £50 from 2014/15. In Lon­don, it stands at £1,452. More than 1,800 peo­ple re­cently signed a pe­ti­tion rais­ing con­cerns about how af­ford­able ‘af­ford­able’ hous­ing at a de­vel­op­ment in Eal­ing will be.

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