A BTL landlord has proved to be a big social media hit after issuing his tenants with a bonus when returning their deposits.
John, who did not want to give the press his full name, from Falham Properties, gave the seven housemates in Leeds their deposits back with a bonus £50 for them to spend on “something nice”.
Maisie Gardener, 22, shared the exchange between her fellow University of Leeds students and their landlord - and it proved popular on Twitter.
Gardener, a psychology student, had lived in the house for three years while completing her degree, and was expecting to receive her £250 deposit back, but she was pleasantly surprised when the landlord messaged to say she would get £300 back.
She tweeted: “A nice student landlord!!! Love you John.”
John, the landlord, replied: “As a thank you, I have added a small bonus of £50 to each of your deposits making it £300 and now the shops are opening again I hope you’ll be able to buy yourself something nice.”
The landlord was surprised by the reaction to Maisie's tweet, which has been shared more than 11,000 times.
He told the press: “I’m the sort of landlord that looks after his houses and I keep them very well maintained, they have respected that. They deserve a little bit of a bonus.
“I can say thank you in a text or in an email but thought I should give them something now that the shops are opening again.
“I wish them well in the future. If they carry on how they did in my house they will be fine people.”
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