Lack of rental homes for families on the market

– Increase in average monthly rents for two and three bedroom properties

– Yields remain strong with the highest yields being achieved in Wales at 6.6%

– Greatest rise in average monthly rents in the Midlands up 1.7% and in Scotland up 1.3%

– Rent arrears increase year-on-year in all regions

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Landlords – Protect yourself from arrears

With the rental market acting like a veritable rollercoaster at the moment, landlords should always be prepared for sudden dips. Recently, property rents have been relatively stable and increasing in most areas, but in January 2011 average rental yield fell for the first time in 12 months, according to a new report.

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