'Horrendous' high rental arrears for landlords
by Morag Lyall
The high number of landlords who are experiencing rental arrears
from their tenants is "horrendous", one organisation has said.
According to figures from the National Landlords' Association, a fifth of private landlords have had tenants fail to pay their rent over the last three months.
However, this is slightly improved on the first quarter of the year when nearly 25 per cent of landlords had missing rent payments.
Alan Ward, chairman of the Residential Landlords Association, claimed that the high demand for rental property in the UK should mean that landlords should not be having these problems.
He advised people with tenancy agreements
to build a "decent relationship" with the tenant so that they feel they can tell their landlord when they have a problem with rent.
"If people have been good tenants over a long time then you can work with them sometimes," he added, "and, if not, they have to face the predicament that they have put themselves in. It is frankly just part of being a landlord."
- Landlord and Tenancy News from Lawpack: How to evict tenants for rent arrears with our solicitor-approved Section 8 Notice
Published on: July 26, 2010
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