Renting is often a more attractive option than buying a home.
Renting is often a more attractive option than buying a home.

Looking for somewhere to rent? Check out these 13 great Chesterfield homes available for would-be tenants

With property prices ever-rising against the average wage, renting is becoming increasingly popular.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 10:36 am
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 1:50 pm

Buying your own home is a big commitment.

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

And what happens if you are living with your partner and the relationship ends? Deciding what to do with the home can be both messy and costly.

The average house price in Chesterfield in January, according to the latest UK house price index, was £173,520, against an England average of £266,532 and up 8.1 per cent on the average price of £160,554 in January 2020.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the median gross weekly wage for Chesterfield in April 2020 was £506, equivalent to an annual salary of £26,312 – 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: “Chesterfield has a range of properties for rent, with everything from spacious family homes to town centre flats available.

“Chesterfield, with its pretty town centre, and easy access to Sheffield and the Peak District, has a lot to offer renters.”

Here are 13 great properties available to rent in and around the borough…

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