Letting agents seeing rise in tenants behind on rent

The number of tenants struggling to pay their rent is rising, according to the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA). Around 65 per cent of agents have seen an increase in renters falling behind on their rent during the past six months, while 93 per cent said they had seen a rise in the number of tenants haggling with landlords about the level of rent. ARLA said the increases were not just about tenants experiencing financial problems, but were also likely to be due to people cashing in on falling rents.