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Rents

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average weekly rent rates were for tenants residing in (a) private housing, (b) housing association and other housing provided by registered social landlords and (c) local authority housing in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09. (291437)

Average monthly rents for private tenants in England are published on the Communities and Local Government website in table 731. These monthly rents equate to average weekly rents of £129 in 2007-08. Data for private rents in 2008-09 are not yet available. These rent estimates are based on data from the Survey of English Housing.

Table 731 at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/141452.xls

Average weekly rents for registered social landlords are published on the Communities and Local Government website in table 704. As at 31 March, the average weekly rent in England was £70 in 2008 and was £74 in 2009. These rent figures apply to general needs units only and are collected by the Tenant Services Authority, through the regulatory statistical return.

Table 704 at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/141632.xls

Average weekly rents for local authorities are published on the Communities and Local Government website in table 702. The average weekly rent in England was £62 in 2007-08 and £64 in 2008-09 (provisional). These rent figures are collected from housing revenue account subsidy forms.

Table 702 at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/documents/housing/xls/table-702.xls