Boom for lettings agency

A North East holiday lettings agency has reported a year-on-year increase in business of almost a quarter.

Cottages in Northumberland, a Newcastle-based firm renting out coastal, countryside and city properties on behalf of owners across the region, has seen its trade shoot up by 24 per cent.

Over the past financial year, another 20 owners of cottages, houses or apartments have placed their properties with the firm, run from an office in Jesmond’s Osborne Road,taking its total portfolio to more than 150.

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