How Not To Ruin A Good Tenancy

By E-Renter Tenant Screening
Posted on January 18, 2007 under Landlord Tips | icon: commentBe the First to Comment

If, you already have perfect tenants for your rental property, who not only do all the right things, they also adhere to all lease agreement terms and conditions, while paying the rent on time, looking after your property, even improving on it. What more could a landlord ask for? Too good to be true? Not really, if a landlord works hard to ensure his / her ideal tenants continue to be satisfied with their tenancy and relationship with each other. However, a landlord must abstain from the following negative behaviour, in order to avoid ruining a good tenancy.

  1. Landlord should refrain from becoming friends with their tenants, by always maintaining a professional distance between them. Don’t lower your guard and become bosom buddies, it rarely works. Always, you are the landlord and they are your tenants!
  2. Don’t lose a tenant’s trust and respect by failing to keep promises.
  3. Don’t overcharge tenants i.e. rent wise, so they end up resenting you. The only reason a tenant agrees to a higher rental amount is, perhaps, due to a tight rental market, family crisis, or a tenant is not qualified for another rental.
  4. If, you are a landlord, you are in business and for a business to do well, you have to work hard to maintain it, see it’s run properly, which means you must take good care of your rental property. A tenant cannot be held responsible for everything on a rental property; the landlord also has his / her share of responsibilities. Satisfied tenant’s means more rentable and saleable a property.
  5. Don’t be either overly rude or overly friendly with your tenants, as that constitutes unprofessional conduct. Refrain from arguing, using abusive language or gossiping with them. A professional, polite attitude will ensure they not only respect you, but also respond better to a professional, who understands his / her landlord responsibilities, perfectly well.

As for landlords, they should view taking of necessary precautions, such as, screening tenants and conducting background checks on prospective tenants, including ensuring whatever is promised in the rental lease is provided, as their insurance for a litigation free landlord / tenant relationship. A simple click of the mouse and any landlord or property manager can visit for tenant screening and background check services., the best tenant screening agency in America!

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