Student tenants shocked by landlord's kind gesture

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Student tenants shocked by landlord's kind gesture

A landlord’s kind gesture for his tenants has gone viral on Twitter after he gave them a special thank you for looking after his property.

John, from Falham Properties, gave the seven housemates their deposits back with a bonus £50 for them to spend on “something nice”, reports LeedsLive.

Maisie Gardener, 22, shared the exchange between her fellow University of Leeds students and their landlord – and it proved a hit on Twitter.

Psychology student Maisie, who had lived in the house for three years while completing her degree, was expecting to receive her £250 deposit back but was stunned when John messaged to say she would get £300 back.

She tweeted: “A nice student landlord !!! Love you John” and the message from John reads: “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.”

John, who did not want to give his full name, said the seven tenants had looked after his home and not caused any problems, and he was surprised by the reaction to Maisie’s tweet.

He said: “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 in 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.”

Maisie’s tweet has now been shared more than 11,000 times. 

The former student, from 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 a later post, she added: “Seeing some tweets about landlords and how they treat their tenants is a joke! This is real, me and my housemates lived in his property in Leeds for 3 years and without any issues really so I feel lucky.”

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