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  • Release date: 1 May 2018
  • Period covered: 2017
An annual report which includes information on rents paid in the private rented sector.

The report presents the average (mean), median, lower quartile, and upper quartile monthly rents paid for a number of bedroom/room categories for Wales as a whole and for individual local authorities in Wales for the 12 months to the end of December 2017.

The information shown in the report is based on information provided to the Welsh Government by individual private landlords and letting agents. The information is based only on transactional data where rent has been paid and excludes cases where housing benefit was known to be in payment.

The statistics presented in the report are based on data which has not been adjusted to produce statistics representative of the private rental property market mix in Wales. Due to variations in the composition of the sample, the resulting simple averages are not comparable across areas or over time.

Key points

  • Over the twelve months from 1 January to 31 December 2017 the lowest median private rental price recorded for properties across Wales was £325 per month for a non self-contained single room or bedsit. The highest median private rental price was £750 per month for larger four bedroom properties including houses, bungalows and flats.
  • During 2017, the majority of rents recorded were for 2 and 3 bedroom properties where the median rents were £500 and £550 respectively.
  • At a local authority level, the lowest median rent recorded during 2017 was £240 per month for a non self-contained single room in Rhondda Cynon Taf; the highest median rent was £1100 per month for a large four bedroom property in Cardiff.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5055
Email: stats.housing@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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