One in four tenants renting privately in the UK would not notify their landlord about significant damage, a new research revealed.
The survey from YouGov for property marketplace TheHouseShop found that 27% would remain silent if they were responsible for any major damage to their rental home. However, it also found that they would offer to pay for the repairs.
A total of 15% said they would hire a professional to take care of the damage whilst 11% would attempt to fix it themselves. Only 1% would try to hide the damage. All of them would do so to hope their landlord wouldn’t find out about any damage they had done to the property.