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Renting and letting

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 06 March 2013

Concerned about renting or letting a home? What are your rights and responsibilities and how do you resolve disputes? Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or email moneybox@bbc.co.uk.

The demand for rental property is increasing and so is the cost. The LSL Property Services Buy-to-Let index says that despite recent falls, rents in January were 2.8% higher than a year ago and The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is predicting a further increase of 4% over the coming 12 months.

Higher rental levels may seem attractive if you're a would-be landlord, but what expenses should you allow for and how do you work out if you really can make a profit? What standards of safety and maintenance are required?

As a tenant, do you feel you are getting value for money? Do you know what has happened to your deposit and what can you do if you are unhappy with the condition of your home?

For free advice about renting and letting, talk to a team of experts on Wednesday.

Presenter Vincent Duggleby will be joined by:

Richard Lambert, Chief Executive, National Landlords Association
Giles Peaker, Solicitor, Anthony Gold
Marveen Smith, Partner, Pain Smith Solicitors

Call 03 700 100 444 on Wednesday, phone lines are open between 1pm and 3.30pm. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

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