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80% of tenants think landlords should pay for damage

Many landlords are unaware that a recent study shows around 80% of tenants believe that their landlords should pay for damage they have caused when their tenancy ends. Over 90% of tenants say they have tried to hide the damage from their landlord and 10% admit to causing more than £500 worth of damage to their rented property. The most common damage caused by tenants is stains to carpet from food, wine and paint (69%), followed by pet damage to curtains and floor coverings (51%); cigarette burns to soft furnishings and carpets (47%); damage to kitchen cabinet doors (33%); scratches…

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