Avoiding conflict with your landlord/tenant?

It’s good to keep in mind that we all live on the same planet. We all have bills and things to take care of. Understanding this on both sides of the coin can in itself lead to a more down to Earth conversation. Here are 5 things to think about when talking to your landlord/tenant

1. Unless the landlord has multiple properties, they don’t walk away with a lot of profit from your rent. A lot goes back into the property and making sure it can still be a place for someone to live. So there may be some time before certain repairs can be made. (Not speaking for all landlords.)
2. Talk to your tenant regularly about any possible problems or things that may need to be fixed.
3. Being a great tenant comes from experience. Being a great landlord comes from experience. Making compromises on both sides goes a long way.
4. Tension over time builds up against each other anyway, it’s almost human nature. So if there’s something you might argue over, try to make it a more approachable topic so it’s accommodating for both parties.
5. Don’t… use… Sarcasm… have respect for each other but keep in mind that it’s the landlord’s property. They’re opening their home to you in a sense. That doesn’t give the landlord the right to be degrading and the tenant shouldn’t be disrespectful.

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