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Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Below are some really useful tips for landlords and how they can avoid problem tenants.

Good Communication with Landlord and Tenant

They say it’s good to talk. No landlord or tenant  want a dispute. Most issues occur due to a lack of communication with your tenant.  Good communication by Landlords to their tenants may reveal that there are good reasons why things have become difficult in recent months. Call a few times with a kindly enquiry seeking to solve the issue rather than attacking the person. This really works – try it.

If there is no response from a few phone calls, then send them a few letters before you instruct a company  to serve notices and start the eviction procedure. You may need to demonstrate to the courts that you have given your tenant sufficient time to pay their outstanding arrears and have made all efforts to communicate with them.

Disputes between a Landlord and a Tenant

Landlord and Tenant Disputes

Check Tenants Payments Regularly

Don’t take it for granted that the payment will be made on the day that the tenant is due to pay rent. Make random checks to ensure that the rent has been paid on time and in full. This sort of credit control is vital – especially if landlords take responsibility for managing their own properties.

Give Bad Tenants 2 Months Only

Give two months of arrears before you start taking action against for rent arrears. Our top tip here is not to procrastinate. You don’t want to be a distressed landlord whose tenants are in arrears by several months.

For a landlord to evict anyone in their property, it must be the last result.

Good Reference – Good Tenant

As landlord of your property, do ask for references from your tenant. Referencing your tenant includes knowing where he is employed and checking the character reference and previous landlord references appear valid and not made up at some local pub with his mates.

It reinforces the principle that tenant referencing is vital. As a result, we have also seen a major growth in the number of landlord’s instructing us to thoroughly reference their tenants as to avoid any future problems.

Knowledge Leads To Correct Action

There are plenty of free advice centres, so whether you are a landlord or a tenant, take advantage of these. Gain the knowledge before taking any action. It is only when you are fully aware of what your rights are as a landlord that you can start taking decisive action.

posted by Zane in Flats,Guide,Houses,Property,Renting and have Comments (2)

2 Responses to “Landlord and Tenant Disputes”

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  2. James says:

    I always ask for references from my tenants. Its always proven to be the right way to go for me.

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