With the number of people opting to rent in the UK predicted to double over the next few years, having a good relationship with your landlord is essential. In a large number of cases though, this can be easier said than done.
Below, we have looked at the five golden rules to having a good relationship with your landlord;
Take care of the property
Landlords like tenants that take of the property as if it was their own. By keeping the house clean and tidy your landlord is unlikely to find much to complain about.
Pay your rent on time
Being late with the rent - or not paying it at all – is one of the most common complaints that landlords can have. Therefore, always pay the rent on time and, if there is an emergency that makes you unable to pay the full amount, let your landlord know as soon as possible to make specific arrangements. Remember: communication is essential in this regard.
Notice periods are essential
Stick to the notice period you and the landlord have agreed in the contract. Giving limited notice when you leave the property is likely to mean headaches for your landlord and serious financial/legal implications for you.
Always respect the contract
There is a rental contract for a reason and both parties should respect it in order to enjoy a harmonious business relationship. The most common ways in which tenants violate the lease are by bringing in new roommates and unauthorised pets.
Keep them updated all time
Landlords worry about the well-being of their propriety and obviously like to know everything about it. Any landlord would rather be bored by your emails or calls than surprised about discovering unwelcome surprises about their properly down the line. Therefore, it is crucial to always let the landlord know about any potential repairs or problems.
Having home insurance in place is highly recommended in order to protect your belongings in case of accident.Back to top