So, you think you’ve mastered the art of letting properties?

With every tenant you place and every lease you renew, you grow more confident in your prowess as a confident, caring and capable landlord. But are you one of the best landlords in the area?We’ve put together a quick quiz to help you find out. Let’s get started.

Do you regularly update your properties?

  • A. Of course! I make sure everything’s in top shape.
  • B. When I remember.
  • C. Not unless something breaks.
  • D. I leave that to my letting agent.

How would you handle a late rent payment?

  • A. Discuss a repayment plan.
  • B. Issue a late fee.
  • C. Eviction notice right away.
  • D. Consult my letting agent for the best course of action.

What’s your go-to marketing strategy?

  • A. Social media & online platforms
  • B. Traditional newspapers
  • C. A sign in the window
  • D. I let my experienced letting agent handle it.

How quick are you to respond to repair requests?

  • A. Within 24 hours.
  • B. Within a week.
  • C. Whenever I can.
  • D. My letting agent responds promptly for me.

What do you value most in a tenant?

  • A. Reliability and communication.
  • B. Ability to pay the highest rent.
  • C. Lack of complaints.
  • D. Whatever qualities my letting agent recommends based on their experience and knowledge.

Scores on the doors:

Tally your answers and find out if you are among the best landlords.

  • Mostly As: Congratulations, you’re a model landlord. You’ve got the perfect mix of attentiveness, professionalism and knowledge.
  • Mostly Bs: You’re doing well but there’s room for improvement. Consider brushing up on best practices.
  • Mostly Cs: You may want to revisit your approach to being a landlord. Your tenants and your bottom line will thank you for it.
  • Mostly Ds: Smart move! You understand the value of a trusted, ethical letting agent in managing properties successfully.

Whether you’re an old hand at this or relatively new to being a landlord, there’s always something fresh to learn. And remember, being a great landlord isn’t just about you—it’s about providing an excellent experience for your tenants, too.

If you’re a ‘Mostly Ds’ kind of landlord, it seems you’ve already got that in the bag.

If you’re looking for any lettings advice or want to know the answers, contact us today.