How to make tenants like you

How to make tenants like you

As mentioned last week, a quarter of UK households are expected to be renting privately by the end of 2021. You therefore need to be the best possible landlord if you’re to attract those who will pay on time, look after your property and stay for a while. Here are a few things to think about to ensure you are seen as thoughtful, respectful and most importantly, trustworthy… 

 

Be reachable… Tenants like to feel they’re being looked after throughout their agreement with you. Reassure them they can contact you about anything, at any time.

 

Maintain… Legally, you have to ensure a property meets safety standards, so things such as electricity, gas and drainage must all be checked regularly.

 

Address reported issues as quickly as possible… 

 

No cheap fixes… Botch jobs not only annoys tenants, but you’ll find you’ll be paying for it further down the line with constant repairs.

 

Set a longer termination notice period… It can be hard to find another rental property so let them know from the beginning that you will try and give them plenty of notice should you need them to leave.  

 

Warn about rising rents… Sometimes, you will need to raise your rent, but give plenty of notice.

 

Finally respect their privacy and always be friendly!

 

These simple factors should help you entice respectful tenants, reduce void periods and achieve long-term financial success. However, for those who would prefer a professional to act on their behalf, we can carefully manage your property to achieve a successful tenancy and return.

Being a new landlord, you must be having a lot of questions on your mind. Don’t worry! It is obvious to have queries regarding your rights and responsibilities towards the property. Just because you have let out your property, it does not mean you do not have any right over it. Don’t fall for misconceptions or myths regarding the right of a landlord to access his property. There are rules that govern the same, and you need to know these regulations. Make sure you get your queries solved before signing the tenancy agreement as standard tenancy agreements state the conditions in which landlord can access the property.

Buying a home for the first time is a huge decision, one that is emotionally charged, from excitement to overwhelm.