Research reveals many tenants would not tell landlords about damage in rented home


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One in four private rented sector tenants in the UK would not tell their landlord about significant damage but most would offer to pay for repairs, according to new research.

Overall some 27% would keep quiet if they were responsible for major damage to the property that they rent, the survey from YouGov for property marketplace TheHouseShop found.

The poll also found that 15% would hire a professional to repair the damage and 11% would repair it themselves, and 1% would attempt to hide the damage, all hoping to leave their landlord unaware of repairs done to problems such as broken windows, damage to fixtures and fittings or to showers and bathrooms.

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