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Rented Housing: Cambridge

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) addresses and (b) rental values were used by the Rent Service to determine the median rent for the Broad Market Rental Area in which Cambridge lies. (205721)

It is the responsibility of the rent officer to collect information on lettings achieved in the private rented sector for the Broad Rental Market Area.

The information is gathered from a variety of sources and is as representative of the market as possible and to ensure that the lettings information is current the database is limited to the past 12 month period. The information held is sufficient to both confirm its validity and identify the size of the premises.