Rent has risen by its smallest amount in four years, with more people jumping on the property ladder, a major lettings networks has reported.
The average rent across England and Wales has increased by just 0.9% over the last year, according to LSL Property Services.
However, this rise still pushes the average monthly rent up to £741.
The proportion of tenants' rent which is late or unpaid has dropped back from 8.5% a year ago to 7.8%, which LSL said was a further signs household finances were improving.
More top news
Strong winds and rain, heavy at times in the south-east, are forecast for the UK on Tuesday.
The plan to scrap the VAT could save taxpayers £2 billion if Britain left the EU, lead Leave campaigners claim.
As airstrikes continue in Yemen, the scale of the devastation and tragedy visited on civilians becomes incalculable.