Warning for accidental landlords

Sarah Coles
The Blair
The Blair

PA

It's not just the Blairs running a property empire. The number of accidental landlords has gone through the roof recently. When the market is going nowhere and some properties are refusing to sell for anything up to six months, sometimes we just need to bite the bullet, rent the property out and move house.

It seems like less of a risk than cutting the price of the property and hoping the cost of your new property will come down too. However, it's worth bearing in mind that there are a number of risks you take on when you rent out your property. So what are the biggest, and how can you protect yourself?