Average rents in Scotland’s private rented sector recorded a 2.1% year-on-year growth in the first quarter of 2016 to £767 per month, according to the latest Citylets quarterly report.
Edinburgh continues to be the most expensive city, with first quarter rents up 6.6% year-on-year to an average of £972.
One bedroom properties in Edinburgh rose 9.5% to £678.
Properties in general are letting very quickly in Edinburgh at just 23 days on average.
Edinburgh rentals are now into a fourth year of consecutive quarterly rises.
In Aberdeen — hit by the North Sea oil and gas slowdown — average rents have now fallen by more than 20% over the year, the steepest decline ever recorded in any Citylets quarterly report.
The average property in Aberdeen now rents at £865 per month and takes 53 days to let.
Aberdeen’s average rents are now below those of five years ago.
Glasgow rents have continued their upward climb — up 4.6% to £710 per month.
Rents for Glasgow’s one-bedroom properties rose fastest at 8.8% — and took just 26 days to rent.
Dundee rents were up 5.6% to an average of £620 per month.