More tenants fall behind with rent

Jess Bown
To let signs
To let signs

The number of tenants in severe financial difficulty rose by 8% in the second quarter of this year, according to figures from LSL Property Services.

Its research indicates that more than 100,000 tenants in England and Wales owed at least two months' rent between the end of March and the start of July - a 24% increase on the same period in 2011.