For many, the Rugby World Cup will be a time to celebrate all that is good in Twickenham and become immersed in the visiting international community.

For others, who may simply not be rugby fans, it is an opportunity to make a killing by renting out their property to wealthy tourists.

Homeowners looking to get away while making a quick buck could earn themselves as much as £12,000, according to home rental club Vive Unique.

Jonny Morris, Vive Unique's chief executive, said: "We know that a lot of Richmond and Twickenham homeowners will secretly be looking to escape the area once the World Cup kicks off rather than hang around to face the crowds.

"What many of them may not realise, however, is that for no extra effort they could very easily put their home to good use while they’re away."

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