Produce tenancy agreements fast with PlanetRent
Tenancy agreements are either not read or are difficult to understand. Or at least that's the way it looks from a report we spotted earlier this week in Landlord Today.
When renters have questions about their rights and responsibilities, they are turning to Google for the answers, says the article. No surprise there we hear you say. After all the internet is everyone’s first port of call if they need to know something.
But most of the questions being searched aren’t complicated – in fact, they are pretty basic. Clearly, tenants aren’t reading their rental agreement - or would rather not have the hassle of speaking to their letting agent or landlord to get an answer.
Research from Boiler Plan reveals the most common questions private renters asked Google in April. They were:
Our view is that tenants should always be asked to read their tenancy agreement and come back to the agent or landlord with the kinds of questions we’ve just listed. Some of these, such as issues around boilers, repairs and redecorating may not crop up until later in the tenancy but basic questions about rent, eviction and deposit monies should be ironed out right from the start. That way everyone knows where they stand.
Of course renters won’t read their agreement if it runs to 50 pages, so landlords should keep their paperwork short and to the point.
By using our new cloud-based letting platform PlanetRent, landlords can keep tenancy agreements simple. PlanetRent generates tenancy agreements in a matter of minutes, making them fast, accessible and easy to use.
PlanetRent is lettings automated. It puts you, the landlord, in the driving seat and helps you provide your tenant with everything they need to make their lettings journey simple and painless. We have a killer pricing model too. So why not check out PlanetRent today.
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Author : Mary-Anne Bowring
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