Five tips to keep tenants longer | Vauban&Fort

Lost password?

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

Step 5

Landlords would like to keep tenants as long as possible, as it will guarantee them a better investment for their rental property. Maybe you have already asked yourself what you can do to get more long-term houseboat rentals and get them to stay in your flat.

In this article, Vauban & Fort will give you some hints for renting long-term thanks to our yearly experience in shared housing in Luxembourg.

Tips to get long-term tenants

Tenants looking for long-term rental houses or long-term rooms for rent have some expectations regarding the house and the relationship with the landlord.

Here are some factors that can have an impact on the duration of the rental agreement:

  1. Hire a property management company
    A property management company will contribute to the success of your letting property on the market. The work of professionals will guarantee the management and maintenance of the properties. Legal support is essential to ensure that both parties’ legal rights are respected in a dispute.
  2. Selection of good tenants
    A background check will be important to get an idea of the future tenants. Of course, this is a time-consuming task, but at Vauban & Fort, we will take care of it and present you only trustable candidates.
    In Luxembourg, it is widespread that tenants sign the lease agreement with a “diplomatic clause”, allowing them to leave the contract obligations. This clause can be a problem for landlords as they need to look for new tenants. Landlords can delegate a property management agency to deal with it.
    It is better to have a lower income but keep it in the long run with well-selected tenants.
  3. Guarantee long-term tenants’ rights
    If their rights are guaranteed, tenants will be living longer sharing a room in your flat. Landlords have to provide safe and in good state property. One piece of advice from us? Try to do all the repairs as soon as you get the request, and your tenants will be forever grateful!

    Source: Unsplash

  4. Aim for stability
    A wrong selection of tenants can bring a substantial financial loss. It can be common to have tenants that live in a shared house without the landlord having the time to look for a new one. It takes up to 2 months to find a new person in Luxembourg.
  5. Some nice-to-have
    Some tenants will stay longer if you allow pets or provide a welcome pack for the new tenant. It is nice to get a funny mug or toilet paper already available from the day they move in. Good relationships start from showing you care. Don’t you think?

Final thoughts on long-term rental house owners

We can help you get long-term tenants for your properties via different types of services, from recruiting tenants to the maintenance of the property and collection of payments.

If you’re a landlord or you’re thinking of becoming one, then have a look at our homes to see the kind of housing we propose. If you’re looking for a room to rent in a shared flat, then have a look at our listings of rooms.

About Vauban&Fort

Vauban&Fort is a pioneer of Co-Living in Luxembourg and has over 12 years of experience in flatshares for professionals in London, New York and Luxembourg. We apply our expertise and know-how to make sure our clients get the best possible housing experience in Luxembourg. You can find out more about Co-Living here and if you have any questions, drop us an e-mail.

CoLiving News



Vauban&Fort x LuxFriends

Vauban&Fort has acquired another Coliving operator, LUXFRIENDS, in Luxembourg. With this move, we are doubling the amount of available rooms from 200 to 500+, becoming one of the largest operators in the region. We also strengthen our core business and continue to expand in the economy and short-term lets. Our team had a BBQ in […]...
Read More


6 min read

Eco friendly coliving

1. Efficient utilization of space In a coliving house, the tenants share communal areas like the living room or kitchen and bathroom. Usually there is one shared kitchen and depending on the number of tenants, one or two bathrooms that guarantee a comfortable lifestyle while using less space which would have been taken by individual […]...
Read More


Cost of living in Luxembourg

Few words of introduction…   Salary While examining the real cost of living, one also has to look at the salaries, which can differ significantly from one country to another. According to the latest data from the Luxembourgish Government (April 2022) the minimum gross monthly salary for a skilled, adult worker is 2,776.05 EUR. Meanwhile, […]...
Read More


Christmas Markets in Luxembourg

Despite the sometimes gloomy weather, the upcoming Holiday season starts to be visible across the country already mid-November when the shop shelves become packed with chocolate Santas and advent calendars and the Christmas Markets around the country open their doors to Glühwein fans. The biggest event around that period is the Winterlights festival in Luxembourg […]...
Read More


Copywriter / Blog post writer / Content generator

Our company is looking for a Copywriter / Blog post writer / Content generator responsible for producing engaging clear content for our BLOG and also our Website. More info on the link:>...
Read More


We have been featured in Chronicle!

Read the article here:
Read More

We have over 12 years of experience in flatshares for professionals in London, New York and Luxembourg. As an agency, we apply our expertise and know-how to ensure clients find the most suitable solution to rent a room in Luxembourg, a studio, or a shared house with other people.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x