Meeting your Tenants by Heather Hilder on October 22, 2019 “Landlord & Tenant Meetings” Meeting your Tenants Professional letting agents will expect to accompany prospective Tenants who want to view your investment. They are trained to maximise the opportunity. Yet there is a lot to be said for you being there too, meeting your tenants. For example, a Tenant who has met the Landlord is much less likely to pay their rent late or default as there is some degree of social accountability! Likewise, if the Tenant feels that the Landlord really cares, then they are likely to treat your property with the respect it deserves. When parties feel they know each other very often issues can usually be resolved more easily. It’s also good to know who’s renting your property. Transparency and confidence are key to good Landlord and Tenant relationships. Meeting the Landlord is the first step. It gives both parties the opportunity to ask questions, rather than hearing everything second-hand via the Agent – no matter how fastidious they are. Landlord and Tenant Meeting During the viewing, it’s best not to crowd the prospective Tenants – give them space. If they are a couple, they might prefer to discuss your property out of earshot – let them! Likewise, don’t try to “sell” them the tenancy, or push for a decision. If it’s right for them, they’ll know. It can be off-putting to feel pressurised, no matter how well-meaning. We suggest that your trained letting agent carries out the viewing, but that you’re on hand if required. Remember this is also a numbers’ game. Not all viewings result in a tenancy. Our job is to ensure that enough Tenants see your property so that we can then select the best Tenant for you. It is not unknown for us to advise a Landlord to decline a Tenant if we have any doubts. Do you wish to take advantage of our specialist Tenant viewing service as a way of maximising your yield? Then contact us on 01273-735237 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you and have Tenants waiting too for just the right property!