Glasgow sees biggest rise in room rents in UK as prices balloon – The National

GLASGOW has experienced the biggest rise in room rent prices of any city in the UK, research has revealed.

The stark figures show Scotland’s biggest city has seen prices soar 25% from 2020-2021.

The figures, released by flatshare website SpareRoom, showed Scotland as a whole saw a rent increase of 8% from 2019-2021.

Northern Ireland meanwhile saw an increase in rent of 9% with the south west of England experiencing the same.

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London however is at its lowest rent levels for room rent in seven years. In 2021, the UK capital’s average rent price was £721 compared to £766 in 2019, pre-pandemic.

The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow is likely a major reason for the price increase.

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