𝐈𝐬 𝐈𝐭 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐀𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐬?
In today’s climate, it’s easy to paint landlords with the same brush – viewing them as money-grabbing opportunists. But as a letting agency that’s part of a network of like-minded agents, we know so many landlords who don’t fit this stereotype. In fact, they view their role not just as a business venture but as an opportunity to make a positive difference. Here are some real-life inspiring landlord tales.
- When the pandemic hit, we heard of several landlords who voluntarily lowered rents to ease the financial burden on their tenants.
- One landlord provided a Ukrainian family, who fled a life-threatening situation, a rent-free property for a year, forgoing £24,000 in annual rent.
- When a tenant, struggling with numerous life events, fell behind on rent, the landlord gave him breathing space and time to sort his life out. He also helped fund private counselling.
- Then there’s the landlord who offers half-price rent every December, and others who’ve waived a month’s rent for tenants undergoing chemotherapy or heart surgery.
To these landlord legends, we say ‘Thank you’. You’re renewing our faith in humanity, one rental agreement at a time.