We’ve seen a few articles this month about novice landlords who have all experienced delinquent tenants causing damage to their property either through neglect or deliberate vandalism.
We were shocked to read the plight of a grandfather in Chester who returned to his buy to let investment property only to find that the tenant had caused over £10K worth of damage.
Mr Williams said:
“I’ll need to put in a new bathroom and kitchen, I’ll also have to have skips and cleaners in and redecorate throughout.
“That’s without replacing all the doors, the sink and almost every socket that has been smashed to pieces.
“I’m not going to be able to let it out to new tenants for at least three months now.”
When the true horror was uncovered and the damage/costs were assessed, it added to extra upset because the property had only refurbished two years ago – also to a great cost.
He said: “We’d put brand new carpets in, completely redecorated it, the kitchen had been re-tiled, we’d put new doors, windows and fencing in. It was like a show home.”
The second story that caught our eye involved another £10,000 clean-up bill after tenants trashed a landlord’s property in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Caroline and David Johnson decided to rent out their three-bedroom house in South Gosforth, after moving to a bigger property to home their ever expanding brood.
If the stress of moving home and a newborn child wasn’t enough, the couple soon found this tripled when they had to take civil court action to regain possession of their buy to let house again and were crippled financially due to rent arrears and repair bills, which they say amounted to over £10,000.
They are now calling for more protection against rogue tenants for landlords.
The first is tenant referencing. It is absolutely vital to undertake a very rigorous vetting procedure for any prospective tenant, as the best way to never experience a rogue tenant is to never let to one in the first place!
Secondly, even if you do undertake robust tenant referencing, you may still experience a rogue.
Most small landlords have busy day jobs and want to rent out a property, receive the rent on time, and not experience what the two landlords above had to face.
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