What Makes a Good LandlordMarch 29, 2017 10:44 am
There are a few concerns for tenants when asked what makes a good landlord but one of the most important is that they are available if there is a problem. When you own a house, there come responsibilities with it and when you rent that house to others, the responsibilities remain. So, if the roof is leaking, the back door has been damaged by vandals or there is a burst pipe inside the property, the tenant needs to reach the landlord quickly and easily to get the problem sorted.
For many landlords, to avoid being on-call 24 hours a day, they use a tenancy management service such as that offered by Let It to handle the day to day matters. The management service involves being there if there is an emergency and having the authority to engage a tradesman to deal with the problem. This means the landlord doesn’t need to deal with a midnight burst pipe and that the tenant doesn’t have to worry about getting work done.
The other big point of contention between landlords and tenants is the deposit. When Let It set up a tenancy, we use a government approved scheme to ensure the deposit paid by the tenant is kept separate and that this is available to be returned to them at the end of the tenancy as long as the conditions of the agreement are met.