The maintenance of landlord-tenant relationship is essential in residential property. Landlord-tenant relationship has transitioned to become a pre-requisite for societal advancement and growth (Hatch, 2017). Good tenant relationship backed-up by a comprehensive tenancy agreement is needed to boost a cordial relationship with their landlord. This enhances satisfaction for both tenants and landlords (Hatch, 2017). In this regard, tenant relations ensure avoidance of tenancy issues related to residential land property. Some of the issues that lead to hostile tenancy relationship between tenants and landlords include house rents and tenancy agreements that might lead to disagreements if not well-managed.
Tenant-landlord relationship can be defined as the relationship between two parties in a lease agreement. This kind of relationship usually occur when one party, especially the owner of a residential property grants by means of contract the right to possess their land or part of it to another person (tenant) for an agreed period of time (Furth-Matzkin, 2017). This grant is what is referred to as a lease, demise or tenancy. The lease agreement can be quantified in terms of weeks, months or years based on the financial abilities of the tenant. After the lease, a landlord- tenant relationship is established which is subject to definite limits (Furth-Matzkin, 2017). For instance, after the tenancy agreement is signed, the landlord always offers the tenant exclusive rights to possess the property for the agreed period of time (Petrov & Ryan, 2020). Important to note, the lease agreement can be subject to indefinite terms and can be modified to have definite term limits by either the landlord or tenant as it is the case of tenancy from year to year (Marsden, 2019).
Landlord-tenant relationship in the United Kingdom (UK) has metamorphosed to reach a significant stage in modern day society. Hence, there is need for scholars in land and property management to know and review the effect of the relationship between the land and the tenant in residential properties. More importantly, it is desirable that through this study, each party to a lease agreement will understand their rights under the various applicable laws in the UK.