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Be Calm and Operate in a Business-Like Way – A message to Landlords

Today we consider the importance of why a landlord needs a professional mindset...

One of the biggest mistakes a landlord can make is to allow their personal feelings to impede their decision making hence it is key that landlords take a business-like approach when they let a property.

Circumstances giving rise to this may include:

  • Having too strong an emotional attachment to a property (you may have lived in the property or inherited it from a loved one). You need to accept that some wear and tear is inevitable!
  • Undertaking work at the property to suit your own taste instead of keeping things neutral, hence making it less appealing to tenants.
  • You personally know the tenant before they moved in so the professional boundaries are blurred.

Being a landlord isn’t just about managing a property; it’s about working with people. Whether it’s dealing with a tenant who has lost their job and can’t pay their rent, or managing a dispute between a tenant and neighbour, you need to remain calm, clear-headed, and professional.

One way to manage these difficult situations is to draw on our expertise, we will be able to:

  • Come up with workable solutions to all manner of problems (as experienced agents we have seen all sorts over the years).
  • Ensure landlords stay on the right side of the law.
  • Talk to people from all walks of life and clearly articulate a tenant’s legal obligations.
  • Step back from complex scenarios and take a broader view.

Here at Martin & Co Saltaire, we can take the stress, emotion, and guesswork out of managing a property. Please get in touch if you’d like us to help you.

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