HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 cc141-2W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment for the most recent convenient period, if he will tabulate for the City of Westminster, the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Fulham, the current average rent paid in the private rented sector; what are the highest rents paid in each district; what are the average rates paid in each case; how that figure is broken down between the borough councils and the Greater London Council-Inner London Education Authority; and what are the average service charges paid.

Sir George Young

The information is not available in the form requested. The closest available information is as follows:

City of Westminster Kensington and Chelsea Hammersmith and Fulham*
Fair Rents (1st half 1982)
Average Fair Rent Registered (per annum)‡ £1,871 £1,387 £852
Percentage of Registrations over £2,500 20% 11% 1%
Rates (1982–83)[...]
Average Domestic Rate Bill (per annum) £ 618 £ 710 £392
Precepts: ILEA 50.1% 52.8% 45.4%
GLC 24.6% 26.0% 22.3%
Met Police 8.0% 8.8% 7.3%

* Information is available only for the borough as a whole and cannot be given separately for Fulham.

Information is available only for registered fair rents, not for all private sector rents.

The figures are for unfurnished tenancies excluding housing associations and first registrations on decontrol. The figures include any amounts for services, which cannot be separately identified. The fair rents are as registered. Average fair rents in payment will be lower because many fair rents will have been registered in an earlier period, or be subject to phasing, or both. Similarly the percentage of fair rents in payment over £2,500 will be lower. Figures for the highest individual rents in each borough are not available.

The rates information is for all domestic rate payers, including owner-occupiers and local authority tenants. Separate figures for private renting tenants, or particular groups of private renting tenants, are not available.