Housing Fact Sheet

Council Accommodation

  •  Takes 4-6 weeks on average to get a housing application registered.
  • Over 3,200 applicants currently registered on the Waiting List (of which 7% are under 25 years old, , 41% are aged between 25-60 and 52% are over 60).
  • Total Stock of 4,073 properties consisting of:
Type of property Number Average Weekly Rent
Bedsit flat 16 £53.90
1 bed flat 604 £62.64
2 bed flat / maisonette 595 £71.37
2 bed house 590 £72.39
3 bed house 2147 £80.24
4 bed house 121 £89.57


Private Rented Accommodation

  • Average cost of setting up a private rented tenancy is at least £1,000. This includes fees for credit checks, guarantor, rent in advance and bond which all have to be paid in advance.

Average Weekly Private Rents

  • 1 bed - £80.07 / 2 bed - £99.46 / 3 bed - £118.38

Typical Local Housing Allowance Rates

  • £56.16 per week for those living in shared accommodation or those under 35 years of age
  • £72.00 per week for 1 bedroomed property
  • £92.06 per week for 2 bedroomed property
  • £103.85 per week for 3 bedroomed property
  • £139.84 per week for 4 bedroomed property

Last Updated on Thursday, September 17, 2020