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CIPFA Housing Rents and Service Charges Statistics

December 1997
All figures in this commentary and in the summary tables which follow are based on grossed-up figures, that is figures which have been adjusted to compensate for non-responding authorities. This is intended to give a consistent base to the statistics. Users of these statistics are reminded that the figures, although based on rea data, are necessarily estimates.

At April 1997 the estimated net unrebated rent of 3.6 million council dwellings was 40.98, an increase of 0.95 (2.4%) over April 1996.

Tables 1 and 2 analyse the average rent increases between regions and types of authority.

Average rents and increases analysed by regions.
Average rents and increases analysed by types of authority.
The tables highlight the considerable variation in rent levels between regions and types of authority. London, unsurprisingly, has the highest average rent by a considerable margin.

The figures in Tables 3 and 4 reflect responding authorities only and do not take into account any additional service charges which may apply.

Sheltered Dwellings.
Shared Ownership Dwellings.
Tables 3 and 4 include 12 and 133 returns respectively for authorities who possess no such type of dwellings.

Housing Stocks and Average Weekly Rents at April 1997.

December 1997

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