Recent research claims that 40% of tenants are causing problems for their agents or landlords when leaving at the end of their tenancy, causing an average £210’s worth of maintenance and repair costs.
• 58% said tenants were constantly in contact with them about minor issues and when investigated, some were in fact found to be made up.
• 41% said that tenants had taken it upon themselves to make changes to the property without first seeking permission.
• 26% had complaints from their tenant’s neighbours about their anti social behaviour.
• 23% had their tenants damaging their property with the landlords expected to incur the repair costs themselves.
The last question involved the costs incurred by the landlords for repairs, cleaning and general maintenance upon a tenant leaving their property, and on average it was £210.