I'm not that surprised, are you?
Buy-to-let landlords have been hammered so supply is drying up. This in turn pushes up rents.
It's the law of unintended consequences at work.
What is a surprise is where renters are choosing to go. Slough?
enters are moving out of London at the highest rate since 2007, pushing up rents across the south of England, according to research by Countrywide. Unlike a decade ago, the vast majority of those leaving the capital are continuing to rent rather than buy, due to crunched affordability.