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Just one in five of those renting get on with their landlords

Only a fifth of tenants get on with their landlords, according to a new study by Hillarys.co.uk, as part of ongoing research into Britons attitudes towards renting over buying a home.

The study by the home interiors specialist suggests that many tenants fall out with their landlords, partly because they are difficult to get hold of and not always willing to fix things when they need doing.

Over two fifths - 44% - of the near 2,400 renters surveyed said that they dislike their situation, in particular having to request permission to decorate or put up shelves and photos, or the landlord not fixing things in the home in a timely manner.


Almost half - 46% - of respondents said that they would like to save to buy a property whilst they are renting but financially can’t afford to do so.

Only 5% stated that they ‘loved’ renting and preferred it to owning a property.

Tara Hall, spokesperson for www.Hillarys.co.uk, commented: “When you’re renting, a good relationship with your landlord is what everyone’s hoping for. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and some landlords can be difficult.

“The results here are clear – landlords need to be easier to work with for the sake and tenants and harmony on both parts.”

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  • Paul Friend

    A very thin article. Does it matter if they do not get on, is it about being professional?

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    generally tenants get on well with me, the only one's that don't are the none payers i evict, however since i've stopped taking benefit claimants i don't have that problem anymore. when you have good tenants look after them, i carry out repairs swiftly generally myself.

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    I agree Andrew generally all Tenants get on with me & I deal promptly with any issues arising and no Tenant ever left on bad terms and would rent from us again, many a call back to see if we had anything available, some recently even said they were sad to be leaving as they see my wife & me as Family rather than as Landlords. I never kept a Deposit or even part of in 41 years, Having put about 2000 Tenants through my hands personally of all classes, cultures colors, and nationality's, that's saying something there must be Tenants of ours current or past out there that will see those blogs and are liberty to challenge if its not true. Council's interfered to do as much damage as possible, not withstanding this last 15 years when Councils took a sledge hammer driving a wedge in between Landlord & Tenant .
    Sorry Marc Da Silva, Regarding the Article of Hillary's. Co research is absolute rubbish in my experience.


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