What an average rent of £1,200 per month will fetch you across Britain

The average cost of renting a property in Britain has risen to £1,204 per month for the first time ever.

In some places, that amount will enable you to rent a four-bedroom detached house, but in others, it may only extend to a room in an apartment share.

However, one thing that has held steady is the rise in average rents, which are up 7.1 percent from a year ago.

Tenants now charge an extra £960 in rent per year compared to this time in 2021, according to Hamptons Estate Agents.

We take a look at eight homes in Britain available to rent from £1,200 a month – including this studio (pictured) – scroll down for more details

Daniel Copley, of property website Zoopla, said: “The rental market is getting more competitive, and prices have also gone up.

Private landlords selling their homes due to tax and regulatory changes is putting more pressure on the market and we expect demand to continue to outpace supply and continue to pressure rents into 2023.

“However, there are signs that the pace of price growth is peaking and set to slow in the coming year as renters seek smaller, better-value homes to rent.”

So what is the average amount of rent cash buying renters looking for a new home across the country?

We take a look at what you can rent for £1,200 a month in different parts of Britain.

Eight properties to rent from £1,200 a month…

1. Three bedroom house, Essex, £1,200 per month

This attractive semi-detached property in Braintree, Essex is on the market to rent from £1,200 per month via Kings Property.

This attractive semi-detached property in Braintree, Essex is on the market to rent from £1,200 per month via Kings Property.

Inside, the three bedroom family home has a brightly colored kitchen with contrasting worktops and flooring.

Inside, the three bedroom family home has a brightly colored kitchen with contrasting worktops and flooring.

There is a good sized garden to the rear of the property, whilst to the front of the house there is some driveway parking

There is a good sized garden to the rear of the property, whilst to the front of the house there is some driveway parking

If you are a renter looking for a home in Essex, this semi-detached property in Braintree just might fit the bill.

It has three bedrooms, a brightly colored kitchen and a good sized garden which would suit a young family.

It is available to rent unfurnished from £1,200 per month from December via Kings Property Lettings Agents.

2. Studio, North West London, £1,200 per month

This studio apartment is located on Golders Green Road in London and is rented from £1,200 per month via Hausman & Holmes

This studio apartment is located on Golders Green Road in London and is rented from £1,200 per month via Hausman & Holmes

The property has a modern shower room with gray tiles and a window allowing plenty of light

The property has a modern shower room with gray tiles and a window allowing plenty of light

Rental prices in London tend to be higher amid high demand and less supply. This means that your money will likely not go away. This studio apartment is currently offered for rent from £1,200 per month.

It is unfurnished and situated on the first floor of a modern building on Golders Green Road in North West London. It is available via Hausman & Homes rental agents.

3. Two bedroom bungalow, Dover, £1,200 per month

This two bedroom bungalow in the Kent village of River, near Dover is available to rent from £1,200 per month via John Youden & Son letting agents.

This two bedroom bungalow in the Kent village of River, near Dover is available to rent from £1,200 per month via John Youden & Son letting agents.

The property has a large living space as well as two bedrooms, off street parking and a spacious conservatory

The property has a large living space as well as two bedrooms, off street parking and a spacious conservatory

The property boasts a large veranda with stunning far reaching views across the garden and beyond

The property boasts a large veranda with stunning far reaching views across the garden and beyond

In the village of Kent on the River, near Dover, this two-bedroom bungalow boasts a large decked verandah with far-reaching views.

It is available immediately and can be rented for £1,200 per month via John Youden and Son Agents.

4. Four-bed barn conversion, Tenbury Wells, £1,200 per month

This four bedroom barn conversion is in the market town of Tenbury Wells, in the far northwest of Worcestershire's Malvern Hills region.

This four bedroom barn conversion is in the market town of Tenbury Wells, in the far northwest of Worcestershire’s Malvern Hills region.

The main living room has vaulted ceilings and enough space to accommodate a spacious dining table for entertaining

The main living room has vaulted ceilings and enough space to accommodate a spacious dining table for entertaining

The unique tenanted property has its own patio with countryside views, along with use of the communally maintained gardens

The unique tenanted property has its own patio with countryside views, along with use of the communally maintained gardens

Malvern Hills in Worcestershire offers a four bedroom barn conversion.

It has a large vaulted living room and is offered to rent fully furnished from £1,200 per month via G Herbert Banks letting agents.

5. One-bedroom flat, Edinburgh, £1,250 per month

This one bedroom apartment in Edinburgh New Town is available to rent from £1,250 per month via Lovett lettings agents.

This one bedroom apartment in Edinburgh New Town is available to rent from £1,250 per month via Lovett lettings agents.

The property will be let and is available from the beginning of December with a deposit of £1,450 pcm

The property will be let and is available from the beginning of December with a deposit of £1,450 pcm

The spacious apartment has a large kitchen with windows and parquet floors, and space for a small breakfast table

The spacious apartment has a large kitchen with windows and parquet floors, and space for a small breakfast table

This one bedroom flat in Edinburgh New Town is available to rent at just above the average rental price in Britain.

It has a large bright interior, and is available to rent from £1,250 per month via Lovett Edinburgh Letting Agents. It is furnished and permit parking is available.

6. Four-bedroom house, Liverpool, £1,200 per month

This four bedroom town house in Cressington, Liverpool is to be rented from £1,200 per month via Move Residential

This four bedroom town house in Cressington, Liverpool is to be rented from £1,200 per month via Move Residential

The property is unfurnished and boasts a large modern kitchen and garden as well as a garage

The property is unfurnished and boasts a large modern kitchen and garden as well as a garage

This four bedroom town house on Lowestoft Drive, in the Liverpool area of ​​Cressington is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Move Residential letting agents.

In addition to its own garden it also has off road parking and a garage. It is available from the end of this month.

7. Three bedroom house, Staffordshire, £1,200 per month

This beautiful semi-detached house is situated in the village of Hints, near Tamworth in South East Staffordshire

This beautiful semi-detached house is located in the village of Hints, near Tamworth in South East Staffordshire

The family home in Staffordshire has a large cottage style kitchen plus a conservatory and three bedrooms

The family home in Staffordshire has a large cottage style kitchen plus a conservatory and three bedrooms

The property has an extensive garden and is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Carter Jonas Agents

The property has an extensive garden and is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Carter Jonas Agents

This beautiful semi-detached house is located in the village of Hints, near Tamworth in South East Staffordshire.

It has three bedrooms, a conservatory and a large garden, as well as off street parking. It is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Carter Jonas Lettings Agents.

8. Two Bed Cottage, Lowe, Cornwall, £1,200 per month

This Looe Cornish coastline cottage is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Stratton Creber lettings agents.

This Looe Cornish coastline cottage is available to rent from £1,200 per month via Stratton Creber lettings agents.

The pretty cottage features exposed stone walls, window seats and a cozy fireplace in the main living area

The pretty cottage features exposed stone walls, window seats and a cozy fireplace in the main living area

There are two bedrooms plus an outside sitting area to the front of the property overlooking the street

There are two bedrooms plus an outside sitting area to the front of the property overlooking the street

On the Cornish coast in Looe, this two-bedroom rental cottage features exposed stone walls, window seats and a cozy fireplace.

It is close to a small sandy beach as well as local shops and tea rooms. It is available to rent furnished from £1,200 per month via Stratton Creber Lettings Agents.