What's a typical void period?

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Wednesday 2 July 2008 12.22pm
In a hypothetical situation, if I was the landlord, over, say, a 5 year period, letting on a standard (12 months, with possible break after 6 months) assured shorthold lease contract, how often and for how long would I expect my property to be void, please?

(Assume a typical flat in reasonable condition, with no specific factors that make that flat any easier/more difficult to let than any other flat. Turn over your papers and begin typing NOW).


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Wednesday 2 July 2008 3.51pm
Somebody trying to negotiate his rent would find this sort of information very helpful. ;)

You could go to Landlordzone.co(m/.uk) forums and ask.

A slightly dated article here suggests one month in 12 http://www.arla.co.uk/news/21032005.htm

Apply a reasonableness test, 4-6 weeks between lets and most lets don't last two years.
Thursday 3 July 2008 9.22am
Thanks. That's sort of what I thought (and you've correctly guessed what I'm trying to do).

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Thursday 3 July 2008 9.51am
I have no practical experience, I merely recycle what others write or say!
Thursday 3 July 2008 11.10am
Don't say that. We all think of you as the wise young man about town.

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