HomeFinder

Welcome to HomeFinder! Whether to buy or rent, we set out the pros and cons so you can decide.

Then choose where you would like to live from the map below and type of property and HomeFinder will give you the typical cost of property in that area.

Buying vs Renting

Home purchase Private rental Service rental
You can choose where to live yes yes no
Wide choice of property yes yes no
Low monthly costs no no yes
No need to move out when you leave the Armed Forces yes yes no
You will eventually own the property yes no no
An investment for the future yes no no
Your home is safe if you can't pay every month no no yes

Where do I want to live?

East Anglia East Midlands Greater London North East North West Northern Ireland Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside

Pick a region and then click on the property size you're interested in.

East Anglia

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 904

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

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    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

East Midlands

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 602

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

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    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Greater London

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 1555

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

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    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

North East

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 530

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

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    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

North West

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 683

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Northern Ireland

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 594

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Scotland

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 610

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

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    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

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    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

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    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

South East

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 1020

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a home

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

  • View

    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

  • View

    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

South West

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 799

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a property

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

  • View

    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

  • View

    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Wales

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 609

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a property

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

  • View

    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

  • View

    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

West Midlands

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 665

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a property

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

  • View

    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

  • View

    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Yorkshire and Humberside

Average rental price

Private rental
£ 621

Private rental is  per calendar month. Data is taken from Homelet.co.uk and is average rent for September 2016.

Service rental - See JSP 754 Annex E for SLA charges and SFA charges.

Purchase price data for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland is taken from Land Registry and is correct as at August 2016.

Cost of buying a property

  • View

    Large detached house, 4+ bedrooms

  • View

    Semi-detached or large terraced house, 2-4 bedrooms

  • View

    Flat, studio, bungalow/cottage or small terraced house, 1-2 bedrooms

Last reviewed: 02/11/2016

 
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