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What do tenants really think of their landlords?

Quite well as it turns out! 77% of UK tenants rate their current landlords as “good” or “excellent”, although more than half of all tenants (56%) say that their landlord should to do more to help them. Interestingly the research also revealed the top gripes from both sides:

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Top landlord complaints about tenants Top tenant complaints about landlords
1. Paid rent late (37%) 1. Hard to get hold of (23%)
2. Damaged contents in property (32%) 2. Used low quality tradesmen to carry out maintenance work/did it themselves (21%)
3. Damage to property itself (29%) 3. Refuses to fix broken items (17%)
4. Avoided paying rent at all (27%) 4. Broke promises (14%)
5. Made excuses for not paying rent (22%) 5. Nosey (12%)

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Landlords over the age of 55 were the least likely age group to have experienced the typical traits of bad tenants, although 36% had experienced damage to contents, 35% had experienced late payment and 31% had experienced damage to the property itself.

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Article Courtesy of: Saga Home Insurance

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