Almost half of London landlords would go the extra mile to keep their tenants happy according to new figures.

This compares to only 41% nationwide being willing to do the same.

And 85% of tenants in the capital said they were happy in their dealings with their property’s owner, in a survey commissioned by insurance provider Endsleigh .

The research revealed the top priorities for renters in the capital were realistic rental prices’ (71%), having wi-fi and broadband pre-installed (37%) and a professional cleaner being used before moving in (29%).

However, 77% of London tenants don’t feel the Government is doing enough to protect them from rogue landlords.

The survey of 500 landlords and more than 1,000 tenants across Britain showed that 96% of Greater London landlords were happy with their tenants with 28% willing to absorb rising costs without increasing rent to keep tenants for a longer period and 37% happy to redecorate at their tenants’ request.

But 43% don’t believe the Government is doing enough to protect them and their top concerns for the next 12 months are poor tenants and damages (20%), rising cost of maintenance (17%) and unexpected costs rising (16%).

Endsleigh Insurance head of property David Hadden said: “Despite their ongoing differences about who is treated more fairly, it’s clear Generation Rent has made a big impact on landlord decisions.

“Tenants are showing more authority than they previously did, which is particularly clear in London, and they are expecting more too.

“According to our data, London boasts one of the top areas for Landlords willing to go the extra mile for their tenants and they are doing what they can to create the best accommodation possible.

“What’s most important is open communication, a clear understanding of who holds which responsibilities and a level of appreciation between each party so everyone can get along.”

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