Students have a reputation for being bad tenants, thanks to their general love of binge-drinking, hate of deep cleaning, and inability to manage money. But, do they really pose a bigger risk than reward when it comes to renting out a property?
According to a recent YouGov survey, 40 per cent of respondents*said they would not want to rent their property to students. But, are a few bad apples spoiling it for the whole bunch?
While house parties and drinking are a huge part of student culture, let’s not forget what students often need most is money. They have to pay a costly security deposit to secure a property, and need as much of that money back as possible at the end of their tenancy. This means properties have to be kept in a good condition, and the majority of students will go the extra mile to ensure they can reclaim as much of their deposit as possible.