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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 – Fife

Broad Rental Market Area Profile – Fife

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 Fife which includes a summary of information on rents for all property sizes

Average (mean) 2 bedroom rents in Fife have been lower than the Scotland average in each year since 2010, although the gap has narrowed in the most recent year, with the average rent in 2021 being £616 per month, compared to the Scotland average of £693.

Between 2020 and 2021 average rents have increased for 1 bedroom (4.7%), 2 bedroom (5.2%), 3 bedroom (8.4%), and 4 bedroom (16.5%) properties, and have decreased for 1 bedroom shared properties (6.9%), which compares to CPI inflation of 1.5% across this time period.

Between 2010 and 2021 average rents have increased across all property sizes, ranging from an increase of 22.0% for 1 bedroom properties to an increase of 72.0% for 4 bedroom properties. This compares to CPI inflation of 24.3% across this time period.

Over the last four years, 4 bedroom properties have seen increases in the top end (upper quartile) of rents compared with the bottom end (lower quartile) which has widened the gap in rents between the top and bottom ends of the market.

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

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