Original article from Kent Live
Everyone knows renters have to swim against the tide when it comes to the property market.
Prices continue to rise faster than average monthly mortgage payments, going up by some 6.8 per cent last year outside of London.
There are also more renters than ever before, Government figures showing some 4.5 million across the country in 2017 compared to 2.8 million in 2007.
But the good news for people in Kent is there are parts of the county that appear to offer genuine value for money for renters.
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A major study carried out by property finding company Garrington ranked more than 1,300 UK towns to determine the best areas to live.
There were plenty in Kent near the top of their list.
Below we've compiled a list of the places that appeared in the top 25 per cent of all UK towns, but only where there are also relatively cheap rent levels.
According to Zoopla, average monthly rents in the South East are now up to a whopping £1,228.
We've therefore only included towns where average rent is comfortably lower, coming in at less than £1,000 according to the latest data provided by Home.co.uk.
Combining the two metrics, it's hopefully produced a list of some of the best value towns for renters in our county.
Overall UK rank: 11th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £886
Natural beauty rank: 208th
Quality of life rank: 134th
Architectural beauty rank: 23rd
Overall UK rank: 144th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £785
Natural beauty rank: 142nd
Quality of life rank: 831st
Architectural beauty rank: 160th
Overall UK rank: 149th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £850
Natural beauty rank: 201st
Quality of life rank: 249th
Architectural beauty rank: 349th
Overall UK rank: 151st out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £885
Natural beauty rank: 128th
Quality of life rank: 327th
Architectural beauty rank: 389th
Overall UK rank: £175th out 1,372
Average monthly rent: £1,000
Natural beauty rank: 562nd
Quality of life rank: 112 / 1372
Architectural beauty rank: 281 / 1372
Overall UK rank: 179th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £738
Natural beauty rank: 747th
Quality of life rank: 72nd
Architectural beauty rank: 219th
Overall rank: 227th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £923
Natural beauty rank: 885th
Quality of life rank: 125th
Architectural beauty rank: 204th
Overall rank: 228th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £624
Natural beauty rank: 385th
Quality of life rank: 148th
Architectural beauty rank: 451st
Overall UK rank: 254th our 1,372
Average monthly rent: £823
Natural beauty rank: 237th
Quality of life rank: 187th
Architectural beauty rank: 647th
10. Herne Bay
Overall UK rank: 277th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £821
Natural beauty rank: 557th
Quality of life rank: 236th
Architectural beauty rank: 418th
Overall UK rank: 296th out of 1,372
Average monthly rent: £624
Natural beauty rank: 228th
Quality of life rank: 728th
Architectural beauty rank: 429th