Private sector rents fall across England and Wales but 'spring bounce' predicted

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Bill Payments

Tenants in the private rented sector have received a welcome boost after rents fell for the third consecutive month, according to figures out today. The latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc shows the average rent in England and Wales fell by 0.3% in January to £732 per month. Although rents are now at their lowest since July 2012, they are 2.8% than a year ago, representing an average climb of £20 a month. Six regions saw rents decrease on a monthly basis, compar...

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