A quarter of landlords are facing nonsensical complaints from their tenants including asking how to change a lightbulb, The Mortgage Lender’s ‘Buy to Let: The Landlord Experience’ report has found.
The report shows that other issues facing landlords included rent arrears, furniture damage and theft.
Peter Beaumont (pictured), The Mortgage Lender deputy chief executive, said: “Our research suggests being a landlord isn’t for the faint-hearted, finding tenants who will pay on time, look after the property and be able to change their own light bulbs doesn’t appear to be easy.
“But at The Mortgage Lender we’ve priced our products and honed our criteria to help landlords with real life borrowing requirements secure a mortgage that’s right for them – so that’s one less thing for landlords to worry about while they are changing their tenants’ lightbulbs.”
One in five landlords have reported tenants who had left a property without settling their debts.