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Top renter-friendly cities in the UK unveiled

The best and worst cities for renters have been identified by taking into account several factors, including the average salary spend on rent, tenant evictions, and crime rate. 

The research, which also took into consideration the private rented properties rate, annual rental price rises as well as the local unemployment rate, was undertaken by home specialists, Insulation Express, and found that based on the metrics used, Plymouth is the most renter-friendly city, with just 32% of their salary being spent on rent. 

Plymouth also has the lowest unemployment rate, at 2.8%, and crime rate out of all cities, with 59.4 incidents per 1,000 people.


Derby is the most affordable city with tenants spending just 22% of their wage on rent.

London tenants face the most financial strain, spending 64% of their salary on rent, followed by Reading where tenants spend 49% of their income on rent.

Luton is the least renter-friendly city. Not only does the average person spend 41% of their salary on their rent but Luton is home to the highest number of private tenant evictions at 22.3 per 1,000 private rented properties.

Manchester has the highest crime rate at 164.1 offences per 1,000 people.

Top renter-friendly cities in the UK unveiled

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