We own (with mortgage) a ground floor maisonette, we have had the current tenants since we bought the property (6yrs). They are very good tenants (always pay on time, maintain the up keep, always ask if they can make any changes etc).
They have asked if they can continue to stay next year when the contract expires (Dec 14). If we agree then they want to re paint the rooms and spruce up the general appearance. We have no concern with their taste in colour or the quality of work etc as they have done it before few years back.
We checked the general rental rates in the