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UK’s cheapest and most expensive places to rent revealed by new study

Research by SpareRoom has revealed Galashiels in the Scottish Borders to be the
cheapest place to rent a room in the UK, with the average cost being just £266 a

Galashiels was followed by the Northern Irish towns of Lisburn and Craigavon,
where renters pay an average of £317 and £324 a month for a room respectively.

By contrast, with prices at £784 a month, Jersey is the most expensive place to rent
a room, followed by Twickenham and Barnet at £684 and £666 respectively – both of
which are located in London.

Meanwhile, the capital’s most affordable place to rent a room is in Abbey Wood in
South London, where renters pay around £533 a month.

The research shows that the average UK room rent, excluding London, has climbed
by 2%, or £484, compared to a year ago. However, rents in London remain unmoved
on a year-on-year basis, despite Q3 of 2019 showing a 4% increase on Q3 of 2018.

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