As energy costs and bills continue to rise, it’s no surprise that tenants looking for ‘bills included’ properties has increased by 61% since pre-pandemic. That’s why the experts at money.co.uk savings have revealed the top 10 cities in England and Wales for ‘bills included’ rentals, to help tenants maximise savings on their monthly outgoings.
The study analysed Zoopla data to reveal the cities in England and Wales with the highest proportion of ‘bills included’ rental properties.
Preston is the UK city with the highest percentage of rental properties listed as having ‘bills included, at 60.3%. There are a high number of properties listed in the area overall (809), and 488 of these have bills included. Preston has a size of 142.3 km² and a population of 147,900, so rental properties are in high demand.
The city in the UK with the second highest amount of rental properties with bills included is Middlesborough. This city has just 157 properties listed in the area overall, however, 93 offer bills included, making up 59.2% of all rental properties. Although just 1.1% less than Preston, the city is considerably smaller in size at just 53.88 km², so there are far fewer properties on the market overall.
Lincoln is the UK city with the 3rd highest amount of rental properties listed as having ‘bills included’. Lincoln has 355 rental properties listed overall, with 185 of these stated as having bills included in the price. This makes up just over half of all total properties at 52.1%, 7.1% less than Middlesborough.
With an increasing number of people looking to save whenever possible, I thought these insights may be of interest to you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need anything else, or if you have any questions – happy to help!
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