The typical one-bed home in England costs £600 a month to rent, but this is skewed by soaring costs in London and hides a gaping divide across the country.
In parts of Westminster, the average one-bed costs more than £3,500 per month. In Argyll and Bute, that sum could cover your rent for a whole year. Let’s say you lived in a three-person house-share in SW4, Brixton, London, you could expect to pay around £767 per month, along with your two flatmates. With that money, you could comfortably rent a one-bedroom flat in Southend or Milton Keynes – both within commuting distance of the capital – all to yourself. In fact, you’d be able to rent a one-bedroom flat in 79% of British postcodes, including locations such as Bristol.
The average rent in Wolverhampton is £576 this is for a two bedroomed flat. However for the same monthly amount you could buy a two bedroomed property in Wolverhampton, subject to the usual affordability checks of course.
Who is renting In Wolverhampton?
Private renting has more than doubled over the past 20 years, and young people are by far the most likely age group to be renting. During the same period, home ownership among young adults has collapsed. In 1995-96, some 65% of middle-income 25 to 34-year-olds owned a home. Twenty years on just 27% do, with the biggest drop in London and south-east England. This will be no mystery to renters in cities such as London, where for many young people, flat-sharing is the only option. In the capital, the average one-bed costs £1,237, but a third of a three-bed property costs £582 on average, saving you more than £650 each month.
So for some people In Wolverhampton renting is the only option or the preferred choice and I understand that totally But my personal opinion is that if you have to pay a monthly amount each month you might as well buy a property instead?
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