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With the ever increasing price of food, fuel and household utilities the cost of living is fast becoming a daily worry for many UK tenants. More and more are looking to downsize to smaller properties to save a few pounds on rent each month or are even seeking out rental accommodation further a field in the hope of lower rental payments and cheaper living costs.

We are all aware of the rental increases on many London properties due to the 2012 Olympic Games and some tenants vacated their rental properties due to the high demand for holiday accommodation during the Games. It’s doubtful that many of these tenants found anything else to rent that fits their budget the city and the majority had to leave the bright lights and buzz of the city streets for quieter areas on the outskirts where rental costs have not yet been pushed to their limits.

Even those renting London properties who had not vacated for the purposes of holiday letting will more than likely have experienced some kind of rent rise and may feel forced to take on the decision to move to cheaper climes. In the past couple of years rents have shown an increase, countrywide, of 4%, more if you consider London although hopefully, by the end of the summer London prices should begin to return to more normalised levels.

However, it’s not only London where property seems deemed only for those with pockets lined with gold, Aberdeenshire comes in at a close second followed by Middlesex, Surrey and Oxfordshire.

So, where in the UK can tenants find the cheapest properties to rent?

Dorset boasts the cheapest of the high end rentals but these prices aren’t a patch on Selkirkshire which offers properties for rent at less than half the national average rent. Close behind Selkirkshire are Lincolnshire, Stirlingshire, Staffordshire, Clevelandand Cumbria, all with relatively low end rental prices.

But, saying that, if you are willing to put in a little time and research you can find some real hidden gems with very reasonable rental prices dotted all over the UK.

If you pay a visit to you will quite literally find a plethora of lovely properties with very affordable rents just waiting to be snapped up.

In Belmont Street, Hull, you will discover a freshly decorated, two bedroom terraced house. This unfurnished property benefits from newly fitted flooring and a small garden and even allows pets. The rental price is an incredibly reasonable £350 per month with a £350 deposit upfront.

Hull offers a wide selection of schools for tenants with school aged children and commuting to work or even just taking weekend day trips with the family should prove no problem with both a railway station and a coach station close by. There are also a number of taxi cab services available for that quick trip into town.

In Holdenby Close, Retford, you will find a beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, semi-detached property with a monthly rental price of just £430. This super property is bright, spacious and welcoming and benefits from gorgeous laminate flooring throughout, an enclosed rear garden just perfect for Al Fresco dining and a delightful modern, fitted kitchen. This semi-detached is ideal for those spontaneous shopping trips, being so close to the town centre, and a train station close by offers easy commuting or pleasant excursions. Retford has a good variety of schools to choose from and the crime rate here is just below the national average.

If you are looking for property in the Bradford area then you may well be interested in this delightful, newly decorated studio flat situated in Stone Hall Road. This property benefits from a very substantial lease period of 36 months, a very affordable rental price of £300 PCM and is just perfect for a professional individual or couple. There is both a coach station and railway station nearby as well as a good selection of taxi cab companies for easy access to the city centre.

In Arbury Avenue, Coventry, you will find a two bedroom, fully furnished, terraced house available for just £104 per week. This very spacious, recently decorated property boasts laminate flooring throughout the ground floor and the first floor has been newly carpeted. There is a generous sized garden, ideal for the children to play in or for summer evening barbeques, as well as an allocated parking space for one vehicle. Coventry benefits from a number of good schools, an excellent shopping precinct in the town centre and a railway station, coach station and even an airport.

We hope we have given you some food for thought and shown you that, despite rising rent prices, it is possible to find high quality, reasonably priced rental accommodation just about anywhere in the UK.


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