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London’s rental market has seen price growth decline for the first time since 2010, while the wider housing market continues to cool, official data has revealed.
For the first time in nearly eight years, growth in London rents fell by 0.2pc in the year to May. Across the UK, rental prices were flat, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The growth rate of London rental prices has been slowing since August 2014, when it hit a peak of 4.3pc.
Meanwhile, house prices grew overall, and returned to growth in London. Residential property prices grew by 3.9pc in the year to April, down from 4.2pc in the twelve months to March.
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