How to Interact with a Tenants' Union

Dealing with a tenants' union is usually not the most enjoyable experience for a landlord. As a landlord, you might feel like you are being bullied around to give up profit. While this may be the case, tenants' unions are sometimes unavoidable and you will have to deal with them. If you are forced to deal with a union at some point, here are a few tips to keep in mind. 

Respect

No matter how much you do not want to deal with them, you still need to respect them. If you treat them with respect, they will be much more likely to do the same. They are usually trying to get you to concede something that you do not want to concede. However, if you treat them like an important entity, they will be much more likely to work with you. 

Do Not Bully

Landlords have a tendency to come across as a big bad bully. They think that they hold all the cards in negotiations so they should let the other side know this. While you do own the property, you need tenants in order to make your business work. Therefore, you should do your best not to come off as superior to them. 

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