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Release: Index of Private Housing Rental Prices, Historical Series

Released: 26 June 2013


Joni Karanka

Prices Division

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 651561

Categories: Economy, Prices, Output and Productivity, Price Indices and Inflation, People and Places, Housing and Households, Housing Market, House Price Indices

Frequency of release: Quarterly

Language: English

Geographical coverage: GB

Geographical breakdown: Region

  • This article publishes for the first time changes in private housing rental prices for Great Britain. IPHRP is produced from a number of administrative sources and is classified as experimental by ONS.

  • Between May 2012 and May 2013 private rental prices in Great Britain rose by 1.3%. Private rents in Great Britain excluding London rose by 0.8% in the same period.

  • Between May 2012 to May 2013, private rental prices grew by 1.3% in England, 1.0% in Scotland and 1.5% in Wales.

  • Between May 2012 to May 2013 private rental prices increased in eight of the nine English regions. The largest private rental price increases were in London at 2.2% and the South East at 1.2%. Private rental prices decreased by 0.1% in the North East for the same period.

  • Over the eight years between May 2005 and May 2013, private rental prices have increased by 8.4% in England. During this period private rental prices increased the most in London (11.0%) and the East (8.3%), and the least in the North East (5.2%) and the East Midlands (5.3%).

The Index of Private Housing Rental Prices (IPHRP) is a quarterly experimental price index. It tracks the prices paid for renting property from private landlords in Great Britain.
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