Creating A Positive Landlord-Tenant Relationship: Advice For landlords

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As a landlord in Bolton & Bury, letting your property to new tenants can make you a little nervous. Creating a positive landlord-tenant relationship is the best way to work together harmoniously. Having an excellent landlord-tenant relationship will help keep your tenants happy, encourage them to take good care of your property, and may persuade them to renew once their initial tenancy ends.

With this in mind, our team at Cardwells Estate Agents have some tips to help you create the best relationship with your tenants.

1. Good Communication Is Key

Creating a positive landlord-tenant relationship starts even before your new tenant moves in! Communicate with them effectively to establish any house rules and information they need for a comfortable tenancy. Communicating expectations early helps avoid tension later, for example, should they want to redecorate or keep a pet.

2. Supply Your Contact Details

Tenants need to have a reliable person they can contact if they experience a problem, so make sure you’ve supplied your contact details (when you use a property management company, you won’t need to do this as we will take care of any problems for you) and those of another trusted person who can efficiently deal with issues if you’re unavailable.

3. Leave A Guide For Tenants In The Property

Creating a handbook for your new tenants will help make settling in easier. Include details about how to use the heating system, the kitchen equipment, and the shower, as well as other appliances. It’s also a good idea to include information about refuse collection and local amenities. Details of dentists, doctors, and supermarkets are useful so they can familiarise themselves if they are new to the area.

4. Respond Quickly To Any Issues

If your tenant raises any issues, resolving them rapidly will go a long way towards creating a positive landlord-tenant relationship. Your tenants will be reassured that you care about their well-being and the property, so arranging repairs promptly is critical.

5. Be Prepared To Be Flexible

When you find good tenants, holding onto them makes sense! This means having a flexible attitude when renewing their tenancy. If they request a change or fix to enable them to continue their contract, taking a flexible approach to negotiations is wise.

6. Offer Longer Tenancies

With more people looking for rental properties in Bolton & Bury, there is an increased desire for longer tenancies. Many tenants want the security of remaining in the property for the long term. When you find reliable tenants, consider offering them a longer tenancy. Not only does this benefit the tenants, but it helps you reduce the risk of having void periods between tenancies.

7. Use A Property Management Company

One of the best tips to encourage a positive landlord-tenant relationship is to use the services of a reliable local property management company in Bolton & Bury just like Cardwells. Not only will we help to maximise your rental returns, but we will also take over all the challenging and time-consuming elements of managing your property.

All day-to-day management is handled, like emergency repairs and more complex essentials like tenancy agreements, deposits, and rent collection.

We at Cardwells are qualified ARLA Propertymark letting agents established in 1982 and can assure you of excellent service with our Fully Managed Property Service.

In appointing Cardwells to find a suitable tenant and manage your property, you can be assured that we will look after your property to the highest of standards and protect your best interests to the maximum. From the start, we set out to ensure that we select the right tenant and ensure maximum protection of your best interests. The tenant does not have your contact details at all, you do not need to worry about being called by them. We are here to shield you from that and make your role as the landlord as easy and straightforward as possible. If there is a problem, the tenant speaks to us!

The team at Cardwells Estate Agents are experts in property management in the Bolton & Bury rental market. Call us today on 01204 381281 or email us at [email protected] to find out more about how we can ensure you maintain the best possible relationship with your tenants.

You may also be interested to read 7 Things Every Landlord Should Know

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