Majority of UK’s landlords and tenants like each other


A new research has revealed that the majority of landlords and tenants in Britain have a good relationship.

When asked in a survey from landlord insurer Direct Line for Business about the most important things in a relationship with their landlord, tenants said they wanted them to respond quickly, set a reasonable rent and draw up fair tenancy agreements.

Furthermore, the survey also suggests the idea landlords and tenants don’t see eye to eye is nothing but a myth as 69% of landlords surveyed explained they had a good relationship with their tenants.

One third of landlords said they think they are good friends with their tenants and only 2% stated they had a poor relationship with their tenants.

However, 15% of landlords also said they had no communication whatsoever with their tenants as all interactions were organised by a management or lettings agent.

Landlords seem just as confident about the future of their rental property and the country’s market. A total of 76% said they were confident they could rent out their property if their current tenants decided to move out within the next six months with 27% being very confident there would be no void period, meaning they wouldn’t miss out on any rental income.

Christina Dimitrov, business manager at Direct Line for Business, explained:

“The idea that landlords and tenants can’t get on is a fallacy, as many of these relationships are very positive and are often long lasting. Having a good relationship with your tenants is beneficial as they will be more likely to flag problems with the property quickly, enabling the landlord to arrange for a swift repair and therefore minimising inconvenience and expense for both parties.”

For landlords, the top three characteristics they’re looking for in possible tenants are: paying rent promptly (mentioned by 58%), being respectful of the property and its contents (mentioned by 41%) and being clean and tidy (mentioned by 37%).

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Majority of UK’s landlords and tenants like each other

Majority of UK’s landlords and tenants like each other


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