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Three Ways Landlords Can Beat Blue Monday

In this three-minute read, we look at ways to prevent the tenant/landlord relationship from turning sour.

We hate to be the bearers of bad news but today is the most depressing day of the year, the Blue Monday.

It’s the time of year when we fall into a post-Christmas slump because the weather is rubbish and money is tight.

And as a landlord living through lockdown, your relationship with your tenant may also be under strain.

Here at Leysbrook, we can’t conjure up sunny skies or a lottery win. But we can help you improve your tenant situation.

We got three ways to combat common issues to prevent Blue Monday from becoming miserable for landlords.

Property Damage 

Every landlord hopes their tenant will treat their property with respect. But unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen.

Landlord left fixing broken cupboards, holes in walls, and doors that have come off the hinges is uncommon.

The best way to prevent your property getting trashed is to conduct an in-depth inventory at the start of a tenancy.

Photograph and detail all fixtures and fittings. This is to make it clear what the property and its contents should look like when the lease ends.

If there is any dispute, you’ll have evidence to back up your case.

Rubbish Removal

A tenant who does a runner and leaves behind old tat for the landlord to bin is infuriating. 

Sometimes, landlord has to remove all damaged furniture to prevent your property resembling a junkyard. You must carry out regular inspections. 

The Silent Tenant

You may think it’s a positive thing hearing nothing from your tenant. But no news isn’t always good news when it comes to managing a property.

But that leak could cause costly water damage over time, and a faulty electrical socket could spark a serious blaze.

You need to maintain an open dialogue with your tenant so that any maintenance issues get sorted promptly.

You don’t have to go over the top. It’s in everyone’s best interests if the tenant/landlord relationship is a constructive one.

One big reason to be cheerful this Blue Monday is that we can look after all of the above for you.

If you have any questions about managing your property or would like to find out about our property management services, please get in touch. 

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