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Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021

This publication presents statistics on average private sector rent levels in Scotland by Broad Rental Market Area and size of property, for the years 2010 to 2021.

Private sector rent statistics: 2010 - 2021
Broad Rental Market Area Profile – Dumfries and Galloway

Broad Rental Market Area Profile – Dumfries and Galloway

Note in the following text and charts that average rents that have changed within +/- 0.5% could be considered as being fairly similar to previous periods.

Broad Rental Market Area Profile for Dumfries and Galloway which includes a summary of information on rents for all property sizes

Average (mean) 2 bedroom rents have been lower than the Scotland average in each year since 2010, and the gap has grown over the years, with the average rent in 2021 being £477 per month, compared to the Scotland average of £693.

Between 2020 and 2021 average rents have showed little change for 2 bedroom (0.1%) and 3 bedroom (-0.1%) properties, whilst average rents have increased for 1 bedroom (2.7%), 4 bedroom (6.6%) and 1 bedroom shared properties (8.4%), which compares to CPI inflation of 1.5% across this time period. Although some caution is needed when interpreting the changes over time for 4 bedroom properties given the smaller sample numbers for this category.

Between 2010 and 2021 average rents have increased for all property sizes, ranging from 9.5% for both 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom properties up to 27.4% for 4 bedroom properties, which compares to CPI inflation of 24.3% across this time period.

Over the latest three years, 4 bedroom properties have seen rents at the bottom end (lower quartile) increase narrowing the gap between the lower end and the upper end, although some of these changes may be due to the smaller sample size for this property category.

Broad Rental Market Area Profile for Dumfries and Galloway which includes a summary of information on rents for all property sizes
Broad Rental Market Area Profile for Dumfries and Galloway which includes a summary of information on rents for all property sizes

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