Whether it's furnishing properties, deciding on the rent prices or purchasing landlord insurance policies, investors have an array of different factors to consider as they bid to ensure they see a strong return from their portfolio.

But as well as keeping the aesthetics well maintained, regularly checking the electrics and installing the appropriate fire safety measures, landlords also have to take into account how well they're managing the tenancy agreement itself.

That's according to Malcolm Harrison, a spokesman for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, who says tenants are increasingly expecting their landlords to keep a proper track of their contracts.

"Tenant's expectations are for the tenancy to be run properly, for there to be tenancy deposit protection and for the tenancy agreement to be drawn up properly," he said.

"All those things are expected very much more than they would have been ten years ago."

With the legal documents intended to protect both landlords and tenants alike, it seems that those who rent properties are paying closer attention to the smaller details that govern how their tenancy agreement is set up.

So considering that everything from storing deposits in a holding scheme to carrying out an extensive inventory at the start of a tenancy can serve as an efficient financial safeguard for both parties, landlords could increase their chances of building a strong relationship with their tenants by ensuring things are running smoothly.

What's more, if the cogs are turning nicely, it's likely that there will be a stronger probability of tenants wanting to stay in the property rather than look to move elsewhere, helping landlords avoid the threat of costly void periods.

However landlords choose to go about fulfilling their responsibilities, it seems that managing the contracts and agreements properly is one of the most effective ways of meeting their tenant's expectations.