There is a 10-year queue for renting houses on the coast in Britain

By TravelWiseJul 20, 2023 14:11 PMNews
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Long-term rental of a beach house in the UK is becoming a real challenge. This is due to the very high demand among local residents.

For example, those who want to rent a hut on the beach in East Devon find themselves on 10-year waiting lists. In fact, the demand has reached such a climax that East Devon District Council (EDDC) is now starting to close these lists, the Express writes.

Some people have been waiting for seven years, and EDDC data shows that there are currently 2,970 people waiting across all sites.

The site with the longest waiting list is Exmouth Chalets, where 355 people are currently competing for 20 huts. The second place is occupied by West Walk, where 350 people are waiting for 85 lodge huts.

The shortest waiting list is the "police" beach huts in Badley-Salterton, where 47 people are on the waiting list, but there are only eight huts available.

"Each tenant on the waiting list waits for the current tenant to report a vacancy. Once they get a hut on the beach, they can keep it for as long as they want, provided they follow the guidelines set out in their lease," explains the local authority.

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