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BBC Reveals 'Sky High' rental hotspots

Devolution - Do you want a combined Solent Authority?

Whether you think a Solent Mayor and a cabinet controlling an extra £90M of spending in the area is a good idea or not you ought to spend 5 minutes making your views known, do so here before September 18th.

BBC Reveals 'Sky High' rental hotspots

A BBC report this month showed that people spend more than a third of their disposable income on rent across large parts of England. Analysis shows the average rent of a one-bedroom property in almost half of all districts, boroughs and cities would cost more than 30% of the median take-home salary for the area.

The problem is most acute in London and the South East.

The top 10 local authorities are all in London not surprisingly, and here in Portsmouth the stats show that the median annual gross salary is £26,712, leaving £1,778 a month after tax and National Insurance contributions. Experts recommend spending no more than 30% of this on housing, which would be £533. An average studio flat costs £476 a month. Renting a room in a shared property costs on average £350 a month. A one-bedroom property costs about £571 a month while a two-bedroom home is about £722.

The full report along with a calculator with details for your area is available here.

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