Rental price growth measures
Why is the Zoopla measure higher than the ONS?
How much are rental prices growing? The BBC headline was:
Rents rising at fastest pace in 13 years, says Zoopla
Zoopla’s UK Rental Market Report suggested private rents were growing by 4.3%. That annual changes compares the value in September 2021 to a year earlier. In contrast, the Office for National Statistics index shows annual growth at 1.3%.
Why are these figures so different?