Tenant representatives are people who are elected by tenants of a particular landlord to represent the views of their fellow tenants. They provide a direct channel of communication between landlords and tenants and give both sides the chance to get their opinions heard. To find out if you have a tenant representative in your area, click here.
If your landlord has a lot of properties, then it can be difficult for an individual to be able to get through to the landlord to discuss a particular issue regarding their property. The landlord should schedule regular meetings with a tenant representative, and so by raising the issue with your representative, you can be sure that the landlord will get to hear your query, and they should then take any necessary action to address this issue.
Similarly, it can be difficult for a landlord to contact each tenant individually about issues that they all need to know about, such as planned improvements to the properties that they own. A tenant representative will usually live alongside their fellow tenants and are therefore better placed to pass this information on. If you have a tenant representative, then you may want to make sure that you go online on a regular basis to check if there is any news from your representative that you should be aware of.
If you are interested in becoming a tenant representative then you should visit this site for more information. It will require a time commitment as you may be required to attend meetings, and you may also have to spend time visiting tenants if they have requested a meeting with you. However, it can be a very rewarding role as you will be making a real difference to the area that you live.