A rental market expert is urging landlords to be cautious when considering to use short-term lets websites such as Airbnb to rent out their properties.

David Alexander, managing director of Apropos and DJ Alexander, says challenging conditions may encourage landlords to view short-lets as an ‘easy way out’.

He cites Airbnb’s most recent figures, which show the platform has almost 225,000 active UK listings and generates over £850 million in rental payments, with the average landlord or property owner taking home £3,100 per year.


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