Most landlords enjoying positive relationship with tenants
The vast majority of landlords in the UK are enjoying a positive relationship with their tenants, according to a new survey.
In a poll of private landlords by digital inventory providers Imfuna, 96 per cent claimed to be on good terms with their tenants. The majority of those questioned cited 'regular communication' as the key to a good relationship.
This happiness also appeared to be reciprocated by most tenants, with 76 per cent of those questioned stating that they were happy with their landlord.
Interestingly, tenants mostly cited clear and transparent agreements as the key to getting along with their landlord. This might encourage those letting out a home to download a tenancy agreement template pre-written by property experts.
In an interview with independent.co.uk, Imfuna spokesperson Jax Kneppers claimed that the survey would do a lot to calm unnecessary fears that people might have about the private lettings market.
He said: "The common perception is that the relationship between landlords and tenants can be a fraught one. The survey however presents a picture of a more amicable connection.
"The real key to a harmonious landlord-tenant relationship is transparency, which should come at the start of the partnership with the inventory process."