A landlord who had given his apartment in Leeds to a bunch of students gave a ‘thank you’ bonus to the students when they vacated his apartment. The ‘thank you’ bonus left the students speechless. The landlord gave the bonus after having made his inspection of the apartment.
John, from Falham Properties, told the perfect tenants to go get themselves something nice since the shops had been re-opened after the lockdown. John gave each of his seven tenants an extra £50 ($60) back. The tenants were students from the University of Leeds and had been living in the apartment for the last three years. Now, their degrees had completed and they were off to their homes.
One of the tenants, Maisie Gardner, 22, was so touched by the gesture that she even shared the great news on her Twitter handle. Maisie, a psychology student, expected to get her deposit of £250 ($308) back. She was surprised when she received a message from John saying that instead of her due amount of £250 ($308) she would be receiving £300 ($370) back.
Maisie’s tweet was captioned, “A nice student landlord!!! Love you John”. In her tweet, Maisie shared a screenshot of the text messages. The conversation read, “As a thank you, I have added a small bonus of £50 to each of your deposits making it £300 and now the shops are opening again I hope you’ll be able to buy yourself something nice.”
Though John didn’t want to mention his full name, he still said a few things about the perfect tenants. He said he was happy with the students and, how they never caused him trouble and took good care of his property.
He further mentioned, “I’m the sort of landlord that looks after his houses and I keep them very well maintained, they have respected that. They deserve a little bit of a bonus. I can say thank you in a text or an email but thought I should give them something now that the shops are opening again. I wish them well in the future. If they carry on how they did in my house they will be fine people.”
While Maisie, resident of Manchester, said, “We lived at the house for three years and it was really nice, we never had any problems if we did John did everything he could to fix it. I’m just amazed by the amount of likes the tweet has got. Even though people are replying with negative comments about their experience with landlords, it’s important for people to be aware that there are good landlords too.”
In one of her later posts, she added that seeing some tweets about landlords and how they treat their tenants is a joke! This was real, she and her housemates lived in his property in Leeds for 3 years and without any issues so she felt lucky.
We hope that there are more tenants like these seven students and great landlords like John. If you don’t cause any trouble to your landlord, then why will he want to bother you?