Renting costs in most UK cities are rising as office workers, students, and international residents return to the office. According to property company Zoopla, renters should expect to pay £62 more a month than they did pre-pandemic. Demand for central city properties fell seriously, particularly in London, during the pandemic lockdowns. Zoopla noted the return to the office and the easing of COVID-19 rules as the main reasons behind the rising costs. Another survey found that interest in new office space has grown in recent weeks. The increase in rent was reported in most major cities including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Manchester, Zoopla said. Many renters who want to buy a home have been disappointed by rising house prices. According to the property listing website Rightmove, more buyers are willing to pay more for space. Additionally, more people living in the city are planning to move out of town. Rightmove also saw a significant increase in inquiries on home properties and office spaces compared to the pre-pandemic period.