The average monthly private sector rent in England over the 12 months to September was £725.
The figure, released over the weekend, was the highest ever recorded by the Office for National Statistics.
There were huge regional differences of course.
London had the highest median monthly rent at £1,435 - just about double the all-England average - while the least expensive area was the North East on just £495.
When looked at on a local authority basis the difference in monthly rent between the most and least expensive locations was nearly £2,000 reported the ONS.
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