Looking for a flat in Stirling for the New Year? Pair up, say Lettingweb

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Advice from Scotland's leading letting portal.

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After the usual autumn downtime, tenants and letting agents usually gear up for a flurry of activity in the New Year. Stirling is no exception to this trend, so Lettingweb have looked into their data and tried to find the best deals available in the area.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, 2 bedroom properties make up the lion’s share of the market, representing slightly over half of the properties available in the last 6 months. Because of this, demand and supply are matched and 2 bedroom properties tend to stay on the market longer; meaning that the best ones aren’t snapped up before a prospective tenant can get a look in.

2 bedroom flats are slightly more expensive on average than bigger capacity properties, but that can be evened out because they are so easy to find. 3 and 4 bedroom places (whilst competitively priced at £258 and £278 per room respectively) are also much more rare, making up just 30.7% of properties on Lettingweb combined.

For those wishing to live alone, the news isn’t so rosy. Average costs for flats to rent in Stirling over the past 6 months work out 54% more expensive for individual properties than bigger ones. If you’re looking to rent now, however, the good news is that rents are the lowest they have been since June.

Lettingweb’s Product Manager, Patrick Foot, had this to say about the data:

‘Obviously much of what decides the size and location of property that tenants will look for. What this shows, however, is the disparity between how much a tenant may end up paying if they are too picky about situation.

To get the best value for money, higher capacity properties are a must. As well as rents that are on average over £30 cheaper per person per month, you can also share heating and electricity to go further.’

Lettingweb’s email and text alerts are the best way to stay ahead of the competition when looking for property in Stirling.

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