Renting is a popular alternative to buying a property with a mortgage.

12 great homes available to rent in Burnley

With property prices ever-rising against the average salary, renting is becoming an increasingly popular option and a way of saving up to buy a home.

Buying is a big commitment.

Can you afford it, or could you afford unexpected maintenance costs, such as repairing a leaking roof, or replacing a broken boiler?

What happens if you are living with someone, but the relationship ends? Deciding what to do with the property can be complicated and expensive.

The average house price in Burnley in December 2020, according to the latest UK house price index was £97,667, against an England average of £269,150. According to the Office for National Statistics, the median gross weekly wage for Burnley in April 2020 was £490, equivalent to an annual salary of £25,480 – the British average was £586 a week, or £30,472 a year.

It is no wonder renting remains popular – with gardens and space top of the wishlist for tenants.

Tom Parker, consumer spokesman with property website Zoopla, said: “With the majority of Brits working from home for the best part of a year, Covid has had an impact on the wish list of renters with gardens, natural light and space to work from home becoming more important than ever before.

“Burnley currently has some spacious properties for rent and it’s possible to rent a house with multiple bedrooms and a garden for less than £500 per calendar month.”

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