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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 – Scottish Borders

Broad Rental Market Area Profile – Scottish Borders

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

Average (mean) 2 bedroom rents in the Scottish Borders have been lower than the Scotland average in each year since 2010, with the average rent in 2021 being £516 per month, compared to the Scotland average of £693.

Between 2020 and 2021, average rents have increased for 1 bedroom (5.7%), 2 bedroom (3.0%), 3 bedroom (5.1%) and 4 bedroom (3.8%) properties, and have decreased for 1 bedroom shared properties (-5.0%), 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 and 1 bedroom shared property size categories, given the smaller sample numbers for these categories.

Between 2010 and 2021 average rents have increased for all property sizes, with increases ranging from 15.2% for 1 bedroom properties to 53.2% for 4 bedroom shared properties, which compares to CPI inflation of 24.3% across this time period.

Since 2019, the gap between the top end rents (upper quartile) and the bottom end (lower quartile) has increased for 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom properties.

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

Contact

Email: housingstatistics@gov.scot