Landlords often have a bad reputation for being stubborn, unforgiving, and greedy; but that’s not always the case. Many landlords go above and beyond to keep their tenants safe and happy. We did a quick search on Twitter to see if we could find some examples of kind-hearted landlords and the results did not disappoint! Here are a few acts of kindness, big and small, from landlords who are doing their part to make the world a better place.

These landlords are letting the food do all the talking:

This landlord has some strict, but doable pet requirements:

*(I’ll save you a click. He wants his tenant to send pictures of the fostered kitten.)

This festive landlord spent the day decorating his building for Christmas:

These generous landlords are easing the some of the financial burden of the holidays:

This kind landlord provided some much-needed stress relief:

This landlord knows who knows how to keep long-term tenants:

While some of these gestures, like forgiving an entire month of rent, are grand, many were simple small acts of kindness. They serve as a reminder that we are all just human and even the little things can make a big difference.

Here are a few ideas for small landlord gestures that make a big difference:

  • Offer a flexible lease.
  • Waive a late fee for the first infraction.
  • Provide convenient ways to pay and track rent payments.
  • Respond promptly to tenant concerns.
  • Consider pets on a case by case basis.

PayRent would love to feature more acts of kindness from outstanding landlords and tenants on our blog. Comment below if you have been the recipient of landlord/tenant kindness.

PayRent is on a mission to build a rent collection app that fosters a positive and productive relationship between renters and landlords. We focus less on transactions and more on the people behind them.