11 Oct

Landlords prefer tenants without children

Landlords prefer tenants without children

Many landlords hope to rent to childless couples without children, according to a new poll.

The research by Intus Lettings shows 29 per cent of landlords believe childless couples would be the perfect tenants, while just one per cent favour letting their properties to students.

Other ideal candidates as tenants included single young professionals, followed by families because they offer a possible long-term income.

“It’s likely that landlords opted for couples with no dependants due to the stability that it provides. They understand that finding the right tenant can save them time, money and stress in the long term and with the number of people renting continuing to grow, they want to be reassured that those living in their properties are reliable,’ said Hope McKendrick, lettings manager at Intus Lettings.

Results from the latest English Housing Survey shows that 4.5 million households in the country are rented privately - 2.5 million more than in 2000.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801840830-ADNFCR

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