York is cheapest city to share a flat
Surprising news this week that York is the cheapest city to share a flat in the UK at £270 pcm for a room, according to Easyroommate.co.uk.
The flatsharing website has calculated how affordable it is to rent in the 55 largest cities in the UK. Southampton is the least affordable city with 27 per cent of the average income being spent on rent – 11 per cent higher than the national average. Jonathan Moore of Easyroommate.co.uk, says: “York was hit hard with the recession. As a result, there was a sharp increase in homeowners looking to rent out spare rooms to help pay the mortgage – pushing up the supply.”