Having a good landlord-tenant relationship is key to success for both parties – for the landlord so they can continue their business as well as for the tenant so they can live in their property as stress free and happy as possible. If you are a landlord and you are looking for some ways that you can increase tenant happiness to avoid as much turnover as possible, you have come to the right place! Check out some ways that you can make an extra effort to meet tenant needs and have the best relationship possible: 

  • Allow pets. We live in a day in age where pets are extremely important to a large majority of the population. While many landlords do not allow pets for very specific reasons, see if there is a way to compromise to allow more pets onto your property. An example of compromising could include allowing small cats and dogs versus larger animals that could damage the property more so. 
  • Show your appreciation. A landlord-tenant relationship does not have to be all business. In fact, it should be more than that for true success! Show your appreciation to your tenants by saying thank you to them when they help you out with something, and they will do the same vice versa. Try to give back to your tenants in different ways, whether it is something as small as baked cookies for the holidays! 
  • Take care of maintenance. Make sure to keep up on maintenance for your property as much as possible – your tenants will thank you for it. If you see that something is broken or is close to a breaking stage, get an appointment scheduled in the books with a professional so that your tenants know you are on top of it. 
  • Treat them like people. As mentioned before, just treat your tenants how you would like to be treated! Offer respect, check in on how they are doing personally, and work to be the type of landlord that you would want to work with if the roles were reversed.