Market evidence data on private rents: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

The market evidence data on private rents that is used to determine the LHA and BRMA 30th Percentile. I would like the data for the past year (2021/22).


The data set is captured and published at Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA) level and encompasses the BRMA, postcode, the net rent, the payment frequency, property type, dwelling and LHA type by category. The five property size categories are: CAT A is one bedroom shared, CAT B is one bedroom, CAT C is two bedroom, CAT D is three bedroom and CAT E is four bedroom. I have provided all available market evidence records used to determine LHA rates held by Rent Service Scotland covering the period 1st October 2021- 30th September 2022. Please find the attached file containing the market evidence data on private rents.

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