How much could you make from renting your house out while you're away

Emma Woollacott
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More than three million Brits are planning to take strangers into their home this year, either through a short-term let while they're away or through a house-swap.

And according to insurer Direct Line, they'll be doing rather nicely, averaging £54 per night in rental income. Unsurprisingly, Londoners see the biggest profits, charging £116 per room per night. At the other end of Britain, the Scots charge the least, averaging £31 per room per night.