Most tenants leave properties in poor state, say landlords

Nearly three-quarters (73%) of landlords say their rental properties are returned to them in an average or poor condition when the tenants move out.
 
While only 5% state that properties vacated by tenants are usually complete wrecks, four out of ten landlords (41%) said they have had, on at least one occasion, a rental property returned to them in such a bad condition that the property has required a full refurbishment.

Only a quarter (27%) of landlords say their properties are normally vacated in a good condition.
 
More than a quarter (29%) said they spent at least £1,000 bringing the property back up to the condition it was in at the start of the tenancy, with 10% revealing the repair bill was £2,500 or more.

The research was done by estate agent review website MeetMyAgent.co.uk
 

Article courtesy of Landlord Today
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