Skip to main content

How much is rent?

Posted in

Rent prices vary according to the area, quality and type of accommodation you are renting. When renting, always consider the price of the rent, utility bills, (e.g. electric), the deposit a landlord may request and if you the tenant have to pay the rates.

Average prices in the Craigavon Area :
• A small room may cost around £50.00 a week per person.
• A one bedroom flat may cost £75 per week
• A 2 bedroom house  may cost £80-£90 per week
• A 3 bedroom house may cost £100-130 per week

These prices may include or exclude rates.

The contract may be for fixed period of time ie, 6 months


A deposit is a sum of money you normally have to give to a landlord at the beginning of the tenancy, which s/he will hold as a guarantee in case you damage the property; if you damage the property, s/he can keep this money in order to repair the damage. Normally, landlords request one month in advance as a deposit. In addition, you may be asked to pay your rent in advance, so that a new tenancy may cost you a deposit and a payment in advance.

References when renting

Some landlords will not accept a tenant without a references. If you are new to the country, you are very unlikely to have references from the UK and this could prove to be a problem for you. So, how do you get references? A person can get references in various ways, here are some examples.

• Do some Volunteering, find your Volunteer Centre. eg (Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Centre,  telephone  028 3834 2741 and volunteer! This way you could get references, not only for purposes of getting accommodation, but also for future jobs.
• Start studying a course! The teacher from your class may be able to provide a reference.
• Mix in with the local community at local events and gatherings, could make you friends and they may give you a personal reference.
• Again – a person can not do a lot of these things without speaking English, at least to a conversational level. So before leaving home, learn English!

N.B.: Please note that the prices above are given as a GUIDELINE ONLY and they will vary depending on various factors, such as: the region where you live, the condition of the accommodation, the location of the property, the facilities available, and the number of people sharing the property.