According to our recent survey, 50% of landlords are very happy with their current tenants, whilst over 80% of tenants are happy with their landlords. However, the survey also revealed that ‘poor tenants and damages’ ranked as landlords biggest concern (20%), followed by unexpected rising costs (15%). Our ‘Exhibition of Oops’ highlights just a handful of the many unexpected moments that occur as a landlord. From loft conversions to stolen cars, we’ve heard it all…
Have you ever had an unreasonable request from your tenant? One bold tenant asked his landlord for a loft conversion at the landlord’s expense...
One unfortunate landlady had a tenant who burnt down her garage because they had stolen a car and the police were coming round!
One tenant had to break the window of their rented property to get back their keys, after getting locked out.
One landlord found an abandoned sofa in the garden of his rental property.
The most unusual request one landlord had was from a tenant who asked if he could be paid to maintain the garden and house. It was a house share and the sum he requested would have meant the landlord was actually paying him to live there. We have to commend him for his commercial acumen!
Making sure you're covered
Even if you take every precaution, there might still be a risk of tenants causing damage to your rental properties. With this in mind, it's a good idea to make sure you have suitable landlord insurance in place to protect your investment. Find out more about our landlord insurance.