Chelmsford is always a popular town to live in due to the large commuter population, the students and post graduates from Anglia Ruskin University and the wide range of local employers in the public and private sector that offer opportunities to earn a reasonable wage.

Chelmsford has its fair share of town centre flats and apartments but many of them will be out of the budgets for most young working professionals. Price for 1 bed flats in the town centre start from approximately £600pcm (per calendar month) and 2 bed flats from approximately £700pcm (per calendar month). Studio flats in Chelmsford are in short supply and when they do become available they usually go very quickly. You can also find a larger selection of flats in Springfield and Chelmer Village and lower prices but then you have to consider your travel to work or distance to the town centre &/or train station in Chelmsford which is one of the busiest train stations in the country outside of London.

As of 31st March a search for 1 bed flats on Rightmove brings up less than 40 properties currently available for rent with prices ranging from £450pcm to £750pcm. There is quite a shortage of properties and this is one of the reasons why prices for rented accommodation in Chelmsford have been rising in recent months.

The best alternative to renting a 1 bed flat in Chelmsford is to look at renting a rooms in a high quality house sharing property in Chelmsford.

To rent a good quality room with all the utility bills included in Chelmsford costs around £100 per week or £433pcm. This is much cheaper than renting a 1 bed flat where you as the tenant are then responsible for paying all the bills on top. There are many other benefits to renting a room in a shared house which we have talked about before and you can find the article here

We currently have a selection of rooms to rent in Chelmsford. Please look at our Latest Availability here

If you have any questions or would like to request some further information please contact us