Renting in Eighteenth-Century London

Few issues face the modern Londoner with more regularity than the trials, tribulations, and pitfalls of the renting market. The majority of the city’s population lease their accommodation, pay nearly twice the rate of those outside the capital, and spend an average of a third to half of their income on rent. For a proportion … Continue reading Renting in Eighteenth-Century London

Renting in Eighteenth-Century London (Appendix)

This data, all taken from the Old Bailey Online database, is a breakdown of stated rents in London from 1740 to 1800. While it does not constitute a complete recreation of the housing market at that time it does give an indication of what types of property people were renting and how much they paid … Continue reading Renting in Eighteenth-Century London (Appendix)