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Shelter has described the latest figures on rent prices as "devastating news" for renters.
- Rents have reached new peaks in Wales, London, the South East, the West Midlands, the East Midlands, the North West, Yorkshire and the Humber.
- Average rents in September ranged from £533 a month in the North East to more than double this amount - £1,141 - in London.
- Rents have risen by 2.1% over the last year across the country, which is below the rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation at 2.7%.
- London rents have soared by 4.4% typically in the space of a year.
- Wales saw the next biggest annual rise, with a 3.1% hike pushing average rents to £573.
- The East of England was the only region to see rents drop, either on the year-on-year or the monthly measures, falling by 1.4% annually.
Source: Lettings network LSL Property Services.
Private rents have reached a new high, according to research by lettings network LSL Property Services.
Rents across England and Wales reached a record £757 a month on average in September after jumping by 1.8% month-on-month, according to LSL, which owns chains Your Move and Reeds Rains.
The announcement comes despite moves by the Government to ease first time buyers’ jump onto the housing ladder.