Landlords must be proactive with tenants

by Daniel Jones

Having an amicable relationship with lodgers is a great way to make sure that the terms of a tenancy agreement are met, one expert has suggested.

David Lawrenson, private-rented sector expert at, explained that being a landlord requires a certain degree of professionalism.

"I don't think you should be their friend, but you should have a proactive business relationship with them and sort things out quickly when things go wrong - that is a key thing to do," he explained.

Mr Lawrenson highlighted that there is often a negative perception of landlord-tenant relationships, but this does not need to be true in reality if terms and conditions are laid out from the start.

His comments follow research from the National Landlords Association, which found that 61 per cent of landlords believe they have very good relations with their tenants.

A further 34 per cent of respondents said their relations with renters are good.

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Published on: August 9, 2011

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