House Hopping: Reasons why Renters Move
By |Published On: 31st May 2018|

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House Hopping: Reasons why Renters Move

By |Published On: 31st May 2018|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Noisy neighbours, long commute, unreliable landlord?

There are a variety of reasons why renters feel that they are ready to move on and out of their property. However, a recent study carried out by Cover4LetProperty reveals the real reasons why renters are finding property elsewhere.

The study revealed that renters are eager to move between rental properties to experience a different area. Furthermore, the desire for a more spacious home was one of the other priorities. Amongst other reasons, the most prominent justifications for moving rental properties included house hygiene, high rent costs and denied permission to keep pets in the property.

Other tenants during the study admitted that other contributing factors for this move were due to the negative relationship they had with their landlords, other tenants and neighbours. Reportedly, this has led them to save up and seek a rental property in another location and has even caused landlords themselves to sell their properties.

How can landlords prevent this situation from occurring?

A full guide published on the Landlord News website provides detailed information to periodic inspections that you can conduct in your property. This will ensure that your property meets expected standards and increases the chances of your tenants maintaining their tenancy in your property. Furthermore, this could potentially attract future tenants by increasing positive reputation in addition to word of mouth from existing tenants.

Information provided includes the following issues:

  • Repairs and maintenance issues
  • Illegal activities
  • Tenants’ living conditions
  • Good relationship (landlords and tenants)
  • Property viewings

To access our guides, sign up to Landlord News for free here.

By law, under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, landlords have the right to enter the premises to view its condition and state of repair.

However, the inspection must be conducted at reasonable times of the day, and you must give at least 24 hours’ written notice.

If anyone other than the landlord or letting agent is due to conduct the inspection, that person must be authorised in writing.

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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