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Most Properties Left in Poor State

Em Morley - September 12, 2012
Most Properties Left in Poor State

Most Properties Left in Poor State

Almost three-quarters, 73%, of landlords claim that their rental properties are returned back to them in an average or poor condition when the tenant vacates, a survey has revealed.1

The study, conducted by estate agent review website MeetMyAgent.co.uk, also found that just 5% of landlords say that their emptied properties are complete wrecks when the tenant has moved out.1

However, four in ten, 41% of landlords, say that on at least one occasion, their rental property has been returned in such a bad state that they have needed to complete a full refurbishment on the home.1

Just 27% of landlords have had their property left to them in a good condition.1

Over a quarter, 29%, states that they have spent at least £1,000 returning their property to the condition it was in at the beginning of the tenancy agreement. 10% claimed that their repair bill was £2,500 or more.1

1 http://www.landlordtoday.co.uk/news_features/Most-tenants-leave-properties-in-poor-state-say-landlords