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What Makes the Perfect Tenant?

At Belvoir Sutton Coldfield, we've been linking landlords with tenants for many years, working ha...

At Belvoir Sutton Coldfield, we've been linking landlords with tenants for many years, working hard to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship for both parties and that everyone is kept as happy as possible. If you're a tenant who loves their rented space, it is important to stay on the right side of your landlord - you may be able to haggle on various costs and get their ear quicker for that replacement washing machine. Also, if you are a prospective tenant and want to catch the eye of a landlord, there are a number of pointers.

So, what makes the perfect tenant?


Whether this is the quick reporting of any issues, or simply having your paperwork ready and handed in on time for an application, landlords will be looking for an organised tenant - it will no doubt translate into reliability for rent, and an in-one-piece return of their property once the tenancy is over. 


Providing a guarantor is excellent in both the application and for the continued success of a tenancy. Not only will it provide a worthwhile guarantee of your rent being paid on time - very important in providing a USP as a renter - it will also ensure that there are no worries during the period in which you stay in the property. Landlords hate worrying about rent. If you can't provide a guarantor, a good credit rating and a steady job is all that it takes to pique their interest.


You will probably require a reference from a previous landlord to corroborate this, but your friendliness will be essential to an application and the continued success of your relationship. Whether this is merely offering a cup of tea when they're visiting, or more practical things such as not making a racket and having parties, friendliness is everything in a tenancy. Employ the same tactics on your neighbours for the ultimate in amiability. 

While there are many other attributes that make the perfect tenant, we feel that these are the main ones to stick to. If you are a landlord looking for that perfect tenant, or a perfect tenant that wants to find their perfect landlord and property, then we'd love to help. Contact us today to find out more.

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