Rental homes on market nudge number of sale properties

The number of rental properties put on the market last year was 692,766.

The figure was up by 58,000 on the year before, while the number of secondhand properties for sale dropped by 12,000 to 769,077.

The numbers are from information agency Experian, which says that 20% of all UK rental properties last year were in London, which also had 10% of For Sale properties.

It says the South-West had the highest percentage of For Sale properties at 12.2%.


Wales and the West Midlands had the biggest increase in available letting properties, with a 20% rise in numbers compared to 2010.