There has recently been a lot of pressure on the government to regulate the private and rented sector in order to create more transparency within the industry. 

 As a result, the Department for Communities and Local Government have created a "Tenants Charter". Click here to view.

 "The charter is specifically for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector, stating what renters should expect from their deal and action to take if they are victims of hidden fees or poor standards of accommodation." (www.gov.uk)

At Vanet, we support the governments call for tighter regulation and genuinely feel that it is only right that there is a more transparent code of practise and understanding from both the tenant and landlords perspective.

Interestingly, a recent survey by Upad revealed the 'top ten' qualities of what are considered 'good landlord' traits. Results are as follows:

  1. Easily Contactable
  2. Friendly and Polite
  3. Does not interfere too much
  4. Honesty
  5. Builds personal relationship with the tenant
  6. Landlord deals with issues quickly
  7. Upkeep of the property
  8. Consultation on the timing of any repairs
  9. Plenty of notice to enter the property
  10. Regular communication from the landlord/agent

(Upad surveyed 700 tenants looking for rental property in August and September 2013)

(Source: Landlord & Buy to Let Issue 43 Nov 2013)

 

 

Sales: Vanet Property Asset Management is a trading name of Countrywide Estate Agents,
Registered in England Number 00789476. Registered Office: Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP

Lettings: Vanet Property Asset Management is a trading name of Countrywide Residential Lettings Limited, Registered Office: Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP.
Registered in England Number 02995024 which is an agent and subsidiary of Countrywide Estate Agents, Registered Office: Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP.

Registered in England Number 00789476. Countrywide Residential Lettings Limited is regulated by RICS. Countrywide Estate Agents is an appointed representative of Countrywide Principal Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.