Private tenants were paying an average of 1.5% more in rent than a year ago, according to the latest data.
The average UK rent is £918 a month, says buy to let tracker Homelet.
But a more detailed breakdown shows rents fell year-by-year in the North East (-3.0%), Wales (-1.8%) and Yorkshire & Humberside (-0.2%).
The highest annual increase was in London, where rents were up 4.4% to an average £1,597 a month.
When London rent data is stripped out of the UK figures, average rents outside the capital rose by 0.9% to an average £760 a month.
Buy to let rents in London are 110% than the UK average.
In the capital, the highest rent rises were in Haringey and Islington, where tenants are paying 15.3% more year-on-year with an average rent of £1,730 a month. Several boroughs saw rents drop – Ealing (-3.5%), Barking, Dagenham and Havering (-3.4%) and Barnet and Bexley ( both -2.3%)
Renting a buy to let home was also more expensive for tenants also increased during the year to 30.8% of household earnings – up 2.6% from 12 months ago.
UK buy-to-let rents by region – November 2018
|Region||Average rent Nov 2018||Average rent Oct 2018||Monthly variance||Average rent Nov 2017||Annual variance|
|East of England||£898||£908||-1.1%||£894||0.4%|
|Yorkshire & Humberside||£623||£631||-1.3%||£624||-0.2%|