Renting guide to Henley

Henley's rental market is popular with young couples, corporate tenants from companies based in Reading or Basingstoke and families who are keen to live in school catchment areas.

Henley attracts corporate tenants from throughout the Thames Valley, from companies based in Reading or Basingstoke.

Lettings manager Victoria Gray at Hamptons says homes within the Trinity CofE Primary School catchment area are very popular with families, who expect to pay between £2,000 and £5,000 a month for a Victorian or Edwardian house.  

There are also some lovely period cottages in the centre of town. 

First-time buyers who can no longer afford Henley are plumping instead for nearby Maidenhead, which is cheaper, but young couples can still afford to rent in Henley.

Gray says Henley has a predominance of accidental landlords, people who are renting out their homes because they are working away from the area for a few years, but intend to return. 

The most expensive family house to rent is a five-bedroom, unfurnished 17th-century property in Northfield End in the town centre, at £4,500 a month. The cheapest is a four-bedroom modern house in Gravett Close on the western edge of town, available for £1,995 a month.

Two-bedroom cottages vary between £1,400 a month for a Victorian property in Albert Road down to £1,050 a month for a quaint home in Greys Hill.

The most expensive one-bedroom rental flat is furnished, in River Terrace on Thameside, with views over the river, available at £1,400 a month. The cheapest is a Victorian conversion flat in Station Road at £695 a month. 

Average prices: renting in Wimbledon
One-bedroom flat: £939 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £1,360 a month
Two-bedroom house: £1,363 a month
Three-bedroom house: £1,715 a month
Four-bedroom house: £2,774 a month

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