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Top Five Tips on How to be a Great Tenant

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Landlords and Letting Agents in Seaford are looking to rent to someone who will pay on time, respect the property, and cause no disruption to the surrounding neighbours. While you yourself are probably on the lookout for a great landlord, it’s important to keep in mind what it means to be a great tenant as well.

Forging a professional, courteous relationship with your landlord means living peacefully, and it will prove to be beneficial when the tenancy renews. Next, you have compiled five tips for how you can be a great tenant and maintain a positive relationship with your landlord.

Being a Good Tenant:

1. Read the Tenancy Agreement. It may seem like an obvious point, but many tenants do not understand the importance of reading their tenancy agreement or that it is crucial for any
potential tenant to have a thorough understanding of what will be expected of them as renters.

2. Uphold your end of the lease. This not only includes ensuring the rent is paid in full and on time every month, but also involves following the smaller points of the lease agreement,
which may include clauses surrounding painting or hanging things on the walls. While a landlord isn’t likely to evict over the smaller issues, it may end up damaging your landlord / tenant relationship in the long run.

3. Pay on time, every month. Landlords love a tenant who can be reliably counted on to pay on time each and every month. The best way to ensure your rent is paid on time every month is to set up a standing order payment. Paying on time every month may benefit you if there is ever an unavoidable situation where you need to inform your landlord you’ll be
late with the rent.

4. Treat their property like your own. Chances are, the landlord has invested a great deal of energy and money into the property and wants to keep it looking as nice as possible. Not only will careful attention and care paid to the property go a long way with the landlord, but it means your security deposit will be returned at the end of the tenancy.

5. Make an effort with your neighbours. The last thing any landlord wants to deal with is complaints from the surrounding neighbours that the new tenant is less than desirable. By
cultivating a good relationship with your neighbours you avoid any awkward encounters outside the property and they are much less likely to complain during times when noise
cannot be helped.

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