Convenient New-Builds

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Monday 28 May 2018

by Lettings and Management Team

Post No. 38

 

 

The convenience of new build-to-rent developments is liked by most of home seekers.  Their demand is expressed by most home seekers from different income brackets including working families on low income. 

Like any prospective renters, low income earning families are looking for these types of development at affordable rents.  They are searching for developments featuring benefits that tick every box for them as follows:

  • √ Views of water or landscape

  • √ Balance between the nature and home to rent

  • √ Stateside feel

  • √ Suitable to raise a family

  • √ Peaceful feeling

  • √ Space inside and outside the property to rent

  • √ Location fitting with jobs, family and school

  • √ Flexibility in living

  • √ A fair balance between transport systems and connections (bus, rail networks and trams)

  • √ Good maintenance

  • √ Eco-friendly environment

  • √ Decent architectural style of the property to rent

  • √ Space for entertaining etc

They would like to enjoy the convenience of new-builds just like any other renters.  They are looking for developments that tick every box for them.

If you have one of these developments and prepared to rent it to average income earning families, please let Home Relief know.

For more information about our letting service to landlords/ladies (including other support), please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For weekly property news and updates, please read our weekly posts.

For prospective tenants search, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

Thank you for reading this post.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you.

Many thanks!

Home Relief – an e-property letting agency that relieves your needs

 

Upgrading from Room to Flat

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Monday 21 May 2018

by Lettings and Management Team

Post No. 37

HOW TO MOVE FROM A ROOM TO A SELF-CONTAINED FLAT

You may feel like you are stuck in a room within a multiple accommodation/occupation where you have to share facilities like kitchen, bathroom, toilet and sometimes living room, with at least 3 people.  Likewise, you may have the impression that you are not getting value for your money as the space could be tricky when living in a room.

A house in multiple occupation is a property rented out by at least 3 people who are not from 1 ‘household’ (e.g. a family) but share facilities like the bathroom and kitchen.

This week we are working with renters living in rooms to find out ways of upgrading to self-contained flats.   

A self contained flat is defined in the Housing Act 2004 as:

  • A separate set of premises (whether or not on the same floor) which forms part of a building;

  • either the whole or material part of which lies above or below some other part of the building; and

  • in which a toilet, personal washing facilities and cooking facilities are available for the exclusive use of its occupants

Every home seeker or renter has their own personal circumstances related to their income, occupation, family status, educational requirement, health needs etc.  

To upgrade in terms of accommodation, consideration must be taken about these personal circumstances.  Some may easily upgrade because they have the means and capacity to do so.  Others (particularly those within low income brackets) may need some sorts of advice, guidance, information and support.

For those who may need support to upgrade from renting a room to moving to a self-contained flat, Home Relief can work with you in handling all the necessary steps you need to go through in order to reach your upgrading goal smoothly.

Working together with you regarding property rental upgrading can include the following:

√ Budgeting (how much can you afford?)

√ Time scale (what is the time you want to upgrade?)

√ Location (where do you want your flat?)

√ Type of property required (Studio, 1 or 2 or 3 bedroom flats?) 

√ Renter’s profile

The above is part of Help to Rent by Home Relief.

This Help to Rent is accessible to all types of home seekers: students, young working professionals, professional couples, families, universal credit and housing benefit claimants, retirees etc.

If you have a problem to move from a room your are currently renting to a self-contained flat, Home Relief can help you find your target flat at affordable rent. 

Even if you are not sure, still contact Home Relief.  Help to Rent is available at Home Relief.      

Want to upgrade from a room to a self-contained flat? Don’t hesitate to contact Home Relief NOW!   

For more information about our rental service to tenants (including further details about Help to Rent), please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For weekly property news and updates, please read our weekly posts.

For property search, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

Thank you for reading this post.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you.

Many thanks!

Home Relief – an e-property letting agency that relieves your needs

Target Property to Rent

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Monday 14 May 2018

by Lettings and Management Team

Post No. 36

IDENTIFY YOUR TARGET RENTAL PROPERTY

This week we are dealing with specific enquiries related to home seekers’ target properties to rent.

We all want to rent or live in ideal or target property.  But, can we afford it? Especially when one is on low income brackets, it could be unrealistic to get their target property outside their budget constraints.

This is why this week we are trying to work with home seekers in helping them to bridge the gap between the requirements of their target property and affordability.  This work with them is done under Home Relief’s Help to Rent.

Target property is the property that a particular home seeker is aiming at renting at a particular location, at a given market price and at a determined time. 

To support home seekers in achieving or reaching their goal/target property, the following items will be discussed together with them:

√ Target property rent versus affordable rent

√ Preferred location

√ Prospective landlords/ladies or letting agents

√ Types and sizes of properties

√ Tenancy terms and conditions

This Help to Rent is accessible to all types of home seekers: students, young working professionals, professional couples, families, universal credit and housing benefit claimants, retirees etc.

If you have a problem to find your target property, Home Relief can help you find your target property at affordable rent. 

Even if you are not sure, still contact Home Relief.  Help to Rent is available at Home Relief.      

Targeting a property to rent? Don’t hesitate to contact Home Relief NOW!   

For more information about our rental service to tenants (including further details about Help to Rent), please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For weekly property news and updates, please read our weekly posts.

For property search, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

Thank you for reading this post.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you.

Many thanks!

Home Relief – an e-property letting agency that relieves your needs

Rent Report

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Monday 07 May 2018

by Lettings and Management Team

Post No. 35

 

RENT REPORT FINDINGS FOR WEST CROYDON

The results of our searches (both online and offline) for rooms to rent in West Croydon show that the current overall average weekly rent value for a double room is approximately £103.  The median of West Croydon median weekly rent value for the same double room is approximately £100.

These data tend to be asking rents than effective signed contractual rents between the two contractual parties.  This suggests that the rents for rooms (for double rooms) could be slightly within the budgets of middle and average earners.  This is as well a reflection of sinusoidal trends of rent value as seen in other parts of South East London. 

The implication for room seekers is that if you are looking for a room to rent, the above average and median prices are the kinds of rents you may have to face up to in West Croydon and the vicinity of it. 

However, other elements have to be taken into account, such as letting agents’ or  landlord/lady’s appetite to the level of rent, the conditions of room, its location within West Croydon whether it is close to West Croydon train and bus stations without forgetting trams which pass through, its closeness with local amenities and other facilities.

In addition to the above, home seekers need to the maths.  This means that they need to make sure that they get their figures right in terms of the overall rental cost (which includes rent deposit, rent in advance, administrative fee, reference fee etc.).  As some of you are aware this cost varies from landlords/ladies and letting agents to others.

Beyond the rent level considerations, West Croydon can be an attractive place to find budget rooms for some of you.  It is an ideal place to rent as the Croydon shopping centre has plenty of shops and restaurants; the area has an instresting history and character. 

What’s more, there are now art galleries and projects with local artists where everybody is welcome including families with kids.  These welcoming local initiatives are enhanced by local amenities and facilities in the vicinity of West Croydon. 

If you are looking to rent a room or rooms in West Croydon and you are after a particular rent level, Home Relief can help you find your ideal room at affordable rent. 

If you are not sure still contact Home Relief.  Help to Rent is available at Home Relief.      

Want a room? Don’t hesitate to contact Home Relief NOW!   

For more information about our rental service to tenants (including Help to Rent), please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For weekly property news and updates, please read our weekly posts.

For property search, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

Thank you for reading this post.

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you.

Many thanks!

Home Relief – an e-property letting agency that relieves your needs