15 Jul

Landlords given wear and tear advice about properties to rent

Landlords given wear and tear advice about properties to rent

Landlords with properties to rent have been given wear and tear advice to ensure that they do not lose money at the end of each tenancy period.

Mydeposits.co.uk has released its Wear & Tear - When Is It Fair guide to help landlords determine how to judge what damage can be expected from renting out properties and what should be penalised.

Eddie Hooker, chief executive of the website, said: "We have worked with landlords and our in-house disputes team

The guide offers advice on how to determine the difference between wear and tear and "actual damage".

It is aimed at reducing the chance of a dispute when a tenancy arrangement comes to an end.

Mr Hooker added that this document will benefit landlords as "wear and tear is always a hot topic of debate".

Moneysupermarket.com also encouraged landlords to take out insurance, which can cover them in situations such as tenant default and loss of rent.ADNFCR-1222-ID-19892013-ADNFCR

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