UK tenants pay more in rent than any other Europeans. Private tenants in the UK are paying higher rents than those anywhere else in Europe and spending a greater chunk of the average pay packet, according to research by the National Housing Federation (NHF).

UK rents average €902 (£750) a month in comparison to the European average of €481 (£400), according to the NHF, which represents housing associations.

Private renters in the UK spend almost 40% of their income on rent in comparison to the European average of 28%.