Private rents in Barnet pricing families out of the market, says housing charity Shelter

House rental prices in Barnet are costing the average family more than half their earnings, according to research by a housing charity.

A Government housing figures study by Shelter has revealed the average private rent in the borough takes up 56 per cent of the average family earnings.

The study, published today, showed that in 23 of the 32 London boroughs, private rents were priced at more than half the average family income – an increase on the 19 boroughs last year.

In December, census figures showed the number of homes privately rented in the capital had risen by two thirds to 25 per cent since 2001.

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12:40am Fri 11 Jan 13

harvey_uk says...

One major problem is the private tenants are out priced by housing benefit funded immigrants from the EU who offer landlords at least 20% more then private tenants. Just wait till Bulgaria and Romania are 'entitled' to the UK benefits systems. UKIP, the only way to vote.
One major problem is the private tenants are out priced by housing benefit funded immigrants from the EU who offer landlords at least 20% more then private tenants. Just wait till Bulgaria and Romania are 'entitled' to the UK benefits systems. UKIP, the only way to vote. harvey_uk

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