43 percent of renters dislike their landlord

43 percent of renters dislike their landlord ...

Anyone who has rented a house knows that landlords can be difficult (of course many are excellent).

According to a survey of more than 1,000 tenants by Legal Templates, a legal document company, tenants are dissatisfied with landlords.

A staggering 45% of respondents felt that their landlords had acted improperly toward them.

32 percent said they were secretly filmed.

30% said they were verbally threatened.

30% of respondents said they were screamed at.

30% claim they were sent a false eviction notice.

28% said their landlord flirted with them.

28% claimed to be physically harmed.

23 percent of respondents said they were sexually harassed.

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16% said their landlord requested rent in cryptocurrency.

Women were 12% more likely than men to be verbally threatened, and men were 12% more likely than women to be physically threatened.

68 percent of respondents said their landlord was slow to repair things. On average, tenants said things took about a month to fix.

More than one-third of respondents claimed that the repairs were poorly done, and more than 25% claimed that their landlord refused to perform the repairs.

Landlords have a lot of hatred.

Given all of these complaints, it should not surprise you that 43% of tenants said they dislike their landlord, and 77% of these tenants intend to leave this year.

The entire dissatisfaction with landlords comes as rents are rising. In July, the National Rent Index by Zumpers reached a new high.

In July, the median one-bedroom rent increased by 2% from June and 11.3% from July 2001. The two-bedroom median rent increased by 9.3% to $1,750.

Rental Demand is High

Many would-be [home] purchasers are opting out of the market due to rapid rising interest rates (and more rate rises predicted), increasing demand for rentals.

Yet renters are pushing for discounts, requesting lower prices, bringing in roommates, and even returning to their parents in order to save money.

According to the report, all of this adds up to a head-scratching reality for the rental industry. Some property owners have become accustomed to double-digit percentage increases and will continue to pursue these excessive costs for as long as they can.

The monthly rental cost in 38 of the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas was lower than it was for buying a starter home in June, according to Realtor.com.

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