20 Sep

Landlords 'should maintain important standards'

Landlords 'should maintain important standards'

Landlords with buy-to-let properties have been encouraged to maintain standards of living for tenants.

Earlier this week, the Occupier Satisfaction Survey 2010 was released, revealing that less than five per cent of tenants think that service charge arrangements from their landlords have improved over the last year.

Speaking in response to the findings, the British Retail Consortium's (BRC) head of property Elizabeth Hinde suggested that there are key areas which landlords with buy-to-let properties can improve on in order to keep their tenants satisfied.

She said: "The results clearly indicate that greater consistency in basic property management is needed across the entire sector."

Ms Hinde added that landlords can take simple steps to improve their relationship with tenants, including boosting communication and creating service charge transparency.

As well as maintaining standards for residents, landlords were told by the Association of Residential Letting Agents to do their homework before taking on a tenant in order to make sure they adhere to legislative requirements.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800072567-ADNFCR

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