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One in five landlords cuts short holidays to help tenants in need

One in five landlords cut short holidays or put other plans on hold in order to help their tenants in 2013, when other assistance was unavailable

One in five landlords has returned early from a holiday to help out their tenants when other forms of help have been unavailable, according to research by AA Home Membership.

Seven out of ten landlords said they had drastically changed their plans to help out with repairs or similar issues.

Many property investors will choose a carefully managed scheme to cover any issues, while landlords tend to use management agencies to solve issues.

This removes the stress and time elements of having properties, but it seems that some are still prepared to go the extra mile.

However, only a third of landlords in the poll used an agent, meaning they were the first port of call should something go wrong in one of their properties.

“Being a landlord is time-consuming, especially as they’re ‘on-call’ twenty-four hours a day,” explained Helen Brooker, Head of AA Home Membership.

“Landlords often get a bad reputation for not helping out their tenants when they’re needed, but our research shows that’s often not the case.”

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