We had rented an apartment for 2 years and after that we rented a house for 5 years. I'd say that our relationship with our landlords was ideal mainly because of our volition to help in the repairs and enhancements of the house. Our logic there is that we are the ones staying there so we are the first ones to notice the problems. And, of course, we see to it that the payment of the rent is always on time. We have known a lot of problematic tenants that landlords hated and vice versa. And based on our observation, the main cause of the rift is the lack of cooperation that somehow creates a gap in the friendly relation.