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    Default ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    rental price of an apartment
    price for the rent of an apartment
    price for an apartment rent
    price for an apartment rental
    price of an apartment rent
    price of an apartment rental

    which one is the best form, please?
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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    rental price of an apartment
    price for the rent of an apartment
    price for an apartment rent
    price for an apartment rental
    price of an apartment rent
    price of an apartment rental

    which one is the best form, please?
    Thanks.
    I can see them all being used in speech, JC.

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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    None of them. 'price' is not used when referring to rent or rental of an apartment as it is not being 'sold'.

    What/How much does it cost to rent an apartment in New York?

    What's the rent/rental on this apartment?
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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    None of them. 'price' is not used when referring to rent or rental of an apartment as it is not being 'sold'.

    What/How much does it cost to rent an apartment in New York?

    What's the rent/rental on this apartment?
    Yours, in red, is certainly an option, David but I'm afraid that you're mistaken on the others. They are in use.

    Results 1 - 10 of about 11,100 English pages for "rental price of a ".

    Even for the UK, there is limited usage.

    UK only search

    Results 1 - 10 of about 46 English pages for " rental price of a ".

    This is the total Christmas rental price of a modern property in St David's in Pembrokeshire.

    Estate Agent and Property. The price guide can help you decide an suitable areas based on the rental price of a flat or house in London, England. ...

    To gain an idea of how much the average rental price of a property is In Reading check the RRPI.
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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    What's the rent/rental on this apartment?[/QUOTE

    I would have definately agreed with David L. on this, I am very surprised about the British use of "rental price", I think it must be relatively recent.

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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    It is not an English usage. The cost of the rent is a term used in calculating personal budgets. Rental companies will simple say rent.

    Any search on the net can net you the phrase you are looking for.

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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    It's really confusing... Most of these expressions can be abundantly found on the web. I literally bumped into "rental price" when I was searching for "rental". Honestly I found it odd but, as a foreigner, I cannot distinguish the genuine English from the fake one. I am happy to know that most of them would be understood in Canada but I would like to know if ''price for the rent of an apartment'' and ''price for an apartment rent'' would be acceptable in any country where people speak English.
    Also, could I just say "how much is the rent for the apartment"?
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    Default Re: ''rental price'' vs ''price of the rent''

    Also, could I just say "how much is the rent for the apartment"?

    Yes you could.

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