The snaglist for accidental landlords

The recession has inadvertently caused a lot of homeowners to become landlords, but there are important issues to consider, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent

4th March, 2012
The snaglist for accidental landlords
You could be in for a rate shock if you decide to turn your home into a rental property

With negative equity mortgages affecting ever more homeowners as the property market remains weak, many are being left with little choice but to become landlords.

Those trapped in a home that is too small for a growing family, or in a house on the wrong side of the country for their new job, are opting to rent out their properties - and rent a more suitable home themselves. This is particularly the case if they...

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