Data: Rental Market Snapshot (August 2019) (EMBARGO 4 OCT 00:01)
 Share
The version of the browser you are using is no longer supported. Please upgrade to a supported browser.Dismiss

View only
 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
1
Housing Investigation
2
A database looking at the affordability of two-bed homes per Broad Rental Market Area in Great Britain
3
LINK TO REPORTING RECIPE
4
NOTE - DATA UPDATE: We previously were unable to map a small number of property listings within BRMA boundaries. We have now resolved this and a few figures have changed slightly across the dataset. Local figures only changed in 49 of 192 areas.
5
If you pulled down local data before 17 September 2019, please make sure to return to the dataset and get the most recent figures. All figures here are now up to date. Get in touch if you have any questions. (Posted 17 September 2019).
6
7
Note about this data: This consists of a day’s “snapshot” of all available two-bedroom properties for rent in the UK advertised by Nestoria (a property search engine that pulls in property ads from multiple sites). The government set the Local Housing Allowance in 2016 and this was to allow for recipients to afford the cheapest 30% of all properties in the rental market. However, when we looked at the cheapest 30th percentile of two-bed properties available for rent (on this one-day search of Britain), we found that for the majority of areas, the LHA would not be sufficient. We captured 62,695 two-bed properties advertised on 15/09/2019. The dataset contains the details of the 3,492 properties that would be affordable on housing benefit.
8
9
Find your Broad Rental Market Area - Data fields
10
Local authority
The name of the local authority
11
Intersecting Broad Rental Market Area(s)
The % each Broad Rental Market Area intersects with the local authority
12
13
Analysis - Data fields
14
Broad Rental Market Area
The name of the the Broad Rental Market Area (BRMA)
15
Two-bed listings
The number of two-bed listings in the BRMA
16
Affordable two-bed listings
The number of affordable two-bed listings in the BRMA
17
Affordable two-bed listings (%)
The percentage of affordable two-bed listings in the BRMA
18
Current LHA per week
The current Local Housing Allowance rate per week for that BRMA
19
30th percentile rent
The rent necessary to afford the bottom 30% of the properties in this sample
20
LHA/week increase required for 30% affordability
The amount by which the weekly allowance would need to increased by for 30% to become affordable two-bed listings in the BRMA
21
LHA/month increase required for 30% affordability
The amount by which the monthly allowance would need to be increased by for 30% to become affordable two-bed listings in the BRMA
22
23
Affordable properties - Data fields
24
Listed date
The date the property appeared on Nestoria
25
Title
The title given to the property on Nestoria - this is typically the address of the property
26
Property summary
The first 150 words of the property description
27
Postcode district
The postcode used to find the property when we searched Nestoria - the property might be in a neighbouring postcode
28
Broad Rental Market Area
The Broad Rental Market Area where the property is located
29
Latitute
The latitude where the property is located
30
Longitude
The longitude where the property is located
31
Weekly rent
The weekly rent to pay for the property (if the rent was given as a weekly figure by Nestoria)
32
Monthly rent
The monthly rent to pay for the property (if the rent was listed as a monthly figure by Nestoria)
33
Link
A link to the webpage where the property is listed
34
Image URL
A link to an image of the property
35
Listing Source
The website where Nestoria found this property
36
Scraped Date
The date and time of when we found the property on Nestoria
37
38
If you want to get in touch about this data email bureaulocal@tbij.com
39
This dataset was put together by the Bureau Local. Please credit the Bureau of Investigative Journalism when reporting on it.
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
Loading...