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Renting/Letting

Over the past 10 or 15 years, the number of people renting in Britain – and the number of properties available to rent – has increased enormously.

This was first triggered by the recession of the early 1990s, and numbers have risen more recently due to rising property prices, which has increased the number of people unable to afford a mortgage, and therefore increased demand for rental accommodation.

Letting out property has become an attractive option for long-term investment and a useful short-term solution if you have to move but are reluctant to sell.

In this section, we take a look at all the things you need to think about if you’re considering renting a place to live, or letting out your own property, including the legal issues, such as tenancy agreements and eviction.