27% of Tenants Wouldn’t Tell Their Landlord About Any Damages to Their Rental Property


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A YouGov survey has been carried out in regards to the way a tenant deals with any damage that occurs within a property. The survey shows that 27% of tenants wouldn’t tell their landlord about any significant damage to their rental property. The study has also shown that 15% of tenants would secretly hire a professional to repair the damage, with 11% relying on their own DIY skills in order to fix the problems themselves.

The Survey asked a sample size of 2088 adults to pick a course of action they were likely to use should any significant damage were to occur to their rented property. It was specified that the significant damage applied to the permanent fixings of a house such as windows, or showers. The survey was carried out for TheHouseShop.com and showed that 58% would tell their landlord and 27% said they wouldn’t.

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