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Mar 20/19

Does it Really Matter if I have a Good Landlord-tenant Relationship?

Without a good landlord-tenant relationship, you can find yourself living in a stressful environment.

It's important to remember your landlord and property manager are just as eager to establish a good relationship as you are.

Here at Platinum Realty & Management, we hire professional and friendly staff to care for each of our rental properties. If you're looking for some tips on how to maintain a good landlord-tenant relationship, we can help!


The most important thing to remember is that you don't own the property you're living in, so you must treat the apartment with respect. If you mistreat an appliance or leave a leaking faucet, you are damaging the property and your relationship with your landlord. To keep your relationship in good order, consider the following:

  • Treat the appliances with care and and give them a regular cleaning.
  • Submit a maintenance request for a malfunctioning appliance immediately after discovery.
  • Contact your landlord at once if you notice a leak or drippy faucet.


Paying your rent punctually will build a great credit rating, but it will also help you maintain a good relationship with your landlord. However, if you experience an unforeseen sickness, accident, or expense that has drained your account, remember to:

  • Notify your landlord before rent is due to explain your situation.
  • Plan with your landlord how you can make the payment.
  • Make sure all future rent payments are on time.


Keeping your relationship in good standing with your landlord takes work. As a tenant, if you treat the rental with respect, pay your rent on time each month, and report any maintenance issues promptly, you will prove you are a good tenant. This will also increase your quality of life, create a friendly environment to live in, and ensure you have a great referral when it's time to move.