26 Sep

Landlords facing similar issues

Landlords facing similar issues

Landlords in the UK are facing similar issues from tenants, according to a new survey.

Direct Line Landlord Insurance’s survey found tenants tend to break the same rules when it comes to renting a property.

While 65 per cent of tenants do not break any part of their contracts, the remaining renters tend to break similar clauses.

A total of 25 per cent failed to pay their rent on time, 21 per cent smoked in the property despite it being forbidden, 18 per cent keep a pet without permission and 17 per cent made damaging alterations.

“The relationship a tenant has with their landlord can be crucial in the smooth running of a rented property. It is therefore of utmost importance for tenants to keep in touch with their landlords should anything arise that may be in breach of their rental agreement,” said Nick Breton, head of Direct Line for Business.

“Many landlords may be accommodating of requests to have a pet or to make changes to the property, but it is always safest to ask before doing anything to ensure that you are not breaking your contract in the process,” he added.

Mr Breton also stressed that landlords should ensure they have a “watertight legal contract” in place to ensure they have some comeback if tenants cause damage or have to be evicted.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801825768-ADNFCR

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