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Information on rents paid in the private rented sector in 2018.

The report represents the average, lower, median and upper quartiles of rent paid in Wales by number of bedrooms. Information is presented for Wales nationally and also at local authority level. The data used in the report was collected in the 12 months up to the end of December 2018.

The information shown in the release is based on rental data provided to us by individual private landlords and letting agents. Rents on properties where it is known housing benefit is claimed have been excluded from this report.

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.

Main points

  • Over the twelve months from 1 January to 31 December 2018 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 2018, the majority of rents recorded were for 2 and 3 bedroom properties where the median rents were £511 and £550 respectively.
  • At a local authority level, the lowest median rent recorded during 2018 was £260 per month for a non self-contained single room in Rhondda Cynon Taf, the highest median rent was £1200 per month for a large four bedroom property in Cardiff.


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