The number of homes coming on to the rental market because they cannot be sold is increasing, ARLA has reported.
During the third quarter of last year, nearly half (47%) of ARLA member agents surveyed reported a rise in the number of unplanned lettings by home owners unable to sell their property, or who are holding off until a higher price is achievable.
The proportion rose from 40% at the beginning of last year.
The unplanned lettings trend was particularly noticeable in Wales/Scotland, where higher proportions of respondents reported an increase in rental property coming on to the market because it cannot be sold (65.3%).
In contrast, the figure was lowest in central London (17%).