Landlords, Let’s Make December Celebration of Good Tenants Month

by Mary Latham

9:35 AM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Landlords, Let’s Make December Celebration of Good Tenants Month

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Landlords, Let’s Make December Celebration of Good Tenants Month

Next year I will have been a landlord for 40 years and I am going to throw a boomerang at each of my good tenants via twitter (@landlordtweets) during the month of December. I am fed up of hearing tenants from hell stories, most of my tenants over the past 40 years have been great tenants and I am going to thank them all, past and present, for giving me financial freedom. Will you join me in throwing a boomerang at your good tenants?

If the boomerangs come back we might begin to hear stories about all the wonderful landlords that I meet everyday. Those who respect their tenants, those who know that it is because of their tenants that they have financial freedom, those who work hard to make tenants feel at home, those who perform little acts of kindness when tenants need support and friendship, those who take risks with tenants who would otherwise be homeless, those who tolerate tenants mistakes…

The media are so fond of publishing the problems in the private rented sector and I think that it is time that we landlords turn this around. We all know that there are bad tenants and bad landlords, but we all know that they are in the minority so why do we allow them to hog the limelight?

Please support me in this campaign to celebrate the Private Rented Sector by tweeting a thank you naming your good tenants.

I am going to spend the next couple of weeks going through my records and compiling a list of all my good tenants, so watch out for my tweets in December and please retweet them. Add your own to encourage other landlords to join in.



Comments

13:54 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Mary- great idea. Let Engine will be helping wherever we can!

Samii Boyd

14:41 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

LandlordReferencing.co.uk will also be happy to support this excellent idea.

In fact, October is LandlordReferencing Tenant Awareness Month, but it shall now be extended indefinitely. 🙂

As well as landlords having the right to good tenants it is always important to remember that good tenants need to be recognised and that it is their right to have good neighbours too.

Ben Reeve-Lewis

14:51 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Yep count me in Mary. Maybe we should have great landlords month too. Instead of wittering on about Rogues all the time why dont we focus on what is good? Break it down into some form of model for good practice and champion it

14:53 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

We will do all we can to keep an eye out for your tweets and retweet them around our network.

It's a great idea to promote the many positives within the Industry rather than just allow the negatives to get the "air time".

Good luck with it all.

James / Which Property Agent.

Mary Latham

15:42 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Yes Ben it would be wonderful if the boomerang came back from a tenants group but even if it doesn't I want landlords to show that we DO respect our good tenants and that most of the time being a landlord is brilliant because of those tenants

Mary Latham

15:43 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

You are 100% right Samii

Mary Latham

15:44 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Thank you guys just spread the word please

Mary Latham

15:49 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Thank you James please spread the word I want as many landlords as possible to join me in thanking their good tenants

15:59 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

Sounds like a very good idea, would help the boosting numbers of landlords understand the tenants points of view.

Will help as and when I can.

Samii Boyd

17:02 PM, 18th October 2011
About 7 years ago

67 shares of this blog already, well done Mary!! =D

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