Warm Rental Homes

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Monday 29 October 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 60

 

 

Far-sighted Landlords/ladies and their Warm Rental Homes

The focus of our Autumn campaign this week is on Warm Rental Homes.  As the cold weather arrives this Autumn, we would like to take this opportunity to work again with landlords/ladies regarding maintenance issues, particularly those related to keeping the rental properties warm.  It is indeed a week of exchanging views with landlords/ladies showing foresight and of providing some Key Tips with regard to this matter. 

• Far-sighted Landlords/ladies

The far-sighted landlords/landladies are men or women who rent out land, a building, or accommodation, and who are gifted with foresight to prevent any issue that may jeopardize their rental investment.  They are the ones who make their plans to self-protect their investment, which is in this case their rental properties, before the full cold weather of Winter arrives. 

One of the self-protection plans they can do is to make their rental properties to be environmentally and weather-friendly for their tenants at their properties.   There are some contractual obligations they normally have to meet; obligations covering this particular area of tenancy agreement.  Most landlords and landladies should know them.  However, it has never been a bad idea to remind ourselves the things we all know should we just forget and to avoid trouble or disputes ahead. 

• Key Tips for Warm Rental Homes

Here are the Key Tips for a Warm Winter at your rented or tenanted properties:

  • Central heating and hot water working

  • Hot water storage cylinder functioning if the property is fitted with one

  • Solar photovoltaic panels adapted to heat water

  • Curtains that control the cold weather

  • Windows (e.g. skylights) prepared for the cold weather

  • The entire property climate-adapted (or proved) or treated against cold

Besides that the other areas of property maintenance (such as electricity and gas safety checks, fire proof furniture, structural survey of the property etc.) should also be considered. It is a good idea from time to time to check if there has been change in rental property regulations or laws. 

If it requires carrying out some renovations and or improvements to your rental property to make your tenants’ living in line with the contractual and legal requirements, please do it NOW before Winter comes.

far-sighted landlord/lady seeking to avoid any maintenance issues ahead of and during Winter will make sure that the above is dealt with as earlier as possible.  And if not sure, check with property experts.   You can involve Home Relief as well.

To involve Home Relief in your Winter maintenance plans, just contact us.

Need to rent or buy affordable home, work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

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

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 – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes

Property Rescue Mission

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Monday 22 October 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 59

 

 

Property Rescue Mission Service With Abandoned Properties

This week’s topic for work with landlords/ladies and home owners is abandoned properties.

My tenant abandoned the property, what should I do?

Abandonment happens when a tenant moves out of a property before the tenancy has ended, without informing their landlord/lady.  There are many causes of abandonment which could include the following:

~ Outstanding rent

~ Unpaid bills

~ Loss of job

~ Change of tenant’s personal circumstances and so on.

Whatever the reason or cause (justified or unjustified), there could be a cost to be beard, especially for the landlord/lady.

What could be the costs?

There could be loss of rent for landlord/lady, legal costs, maintenance costs, the costs of pressure etc.  The situation can even be worse when tenants leave behind their belongings and or pass the keys to someone else or simply squatters get in. What to do?

What is the legal position on the abandonment matter?

The legal position on this matter is that the tenant still has a legal right to return and take up residence at any time and it is a criminal offence for landlords/ladies to do anything to prevent the continuation of the tenancy.  It is as well a criminal offence to end a tenancy without going through the proper legal motions.

What are the options available?

The only option for a landlord/lady is to go through the legal process for regaining possession of an abandoned property which can take months.

This is why at Home Relief, we provide Property Rescue Mission as a rescue service for any property which is subject to disputes between the two parties, particularly where the landlord/lady lost control and wants to regain control.  

No tenancy can be perfect.   No matter the kinds of precautions you may take before it begins.  For as long as you are dealing with human beings, there is always a possibility of human error and something can happen in the future.  Abandonment is one of the problems which can happen.  Home Relief’s Rescue Mission covers this problem.  If abandonment happens, then it needs to be dealt with. 

Abandonment case study

Few years ago, we come across a case whereby a landlord called us to inform us that his tenant left the premises in Streatham without notice and did not pay the last three months’ rent. 

Before letting the property to tenant, the landlord collected one months’ deposit and one months’ rent in advance.  The tenant provided a good reference and she was working in one of the major financial institutions of the town.  The references collected from her at the time built more trust from the landlord on her than to any other competing home seeker. 

But, sadly she abandoned the property.  The landlord tried to contact her in vain.  When we called at the one bedroom flat with the landlord, we discovered that she left the property and a male person was coming in the night to sleep there and claimed to be her friend.  We asked him to provide the contact details of the legal tenant so that we could trace her, he could not.   

We managed by ourselves to track down the tenant.  She handed back the keys but did not pay the outstanding rent of nearly £2,000.  She told us she left her possessions in the property of £3,000 market value, which the landlord can sell to cover the outstanding rent.  This was simply not true.  We had to resort to a legal action to settle the financial matter as she could not get away with her tricks.

The above case shows how what can sound very good at the start of any tenancy can become conflicting in the future.  

Any one who has a property which has been abandoned and is wondering what to do, they can work with Home Relief to sort out the matter.

Need to rent or buy affordable home, work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

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

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 – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes

 

Landlord/lady – Tenant Relationship Support Week

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Monday 15 October 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 58

 

Landlord/Lady –Tenant Relationship Support Week

As part of our Autumn Letting and Rental Campaign, we are offering this week support to landlords/ladies and tenants in their tenancy relationships.  This support aims at those contractual parties who have problems, those who feel they may experience disagreement sooner or later, and those who want to learn to avoid or solve problems between them.

To stay on track of hassle-free letting and rental and consolidate our support to landlords/ladies and tenants, we are providing a week of Healthy, Worthy and Wealthy Relationship Support starting from 15 October and ending 20 October 2018.

A healthy tenancy relationship means that landlords/ladies and tenants are connected through tenancy based on mutual respect, trust and honesty.

A wealthy tenancy relationship means that the contractual rent is paid in the manner, at the amount and at the time as specified by the terms and conditions of agreement so that the landlord/lady does not lose on their wealth.  Because the rent is paid as agreed, the landlord/lady keeps their part of the bargain; that is to manage and maintain their property accordingly so that tenants do not lose their income in paying for a property which does not provide value for their money.

A worthy tenancy relationship means that the process of dealing between the two contractual parties in context of tenancy agreement suits both of them, and has merit or value as well.

So, a trouble-free letting and rental relationship is expressed by good relationships between the two contractual parties (Landlord/lady and Tenant).  This week’s support aims at alleviating some of the problems which may occur and or occurring with existing tenancies as well as finding way forward or solutions. 

Free Rescue or Relief Packages this week!

In addition to the above support service, Landlords/ladies can access our Rescue Package for FREE and/ or at minimal third party costs, just as Tenants can have our Relief Package arranged for them for FREE and/or at very competitive third party costs. 

To get the makes of your Rescue or Relief Packages, contact Home Relief this week!  

What’s more for this week!

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our instructions to let for Landlords/ladies and of applications to rent from home seekers or prospective tenants regardless of the sizes and locations of properties. 

To build on this Autumn introductory fresh sale offer, we are as well  given away a 5 minutes EXTRA FREE of advice to let for Landlords/ladies and Help to Rent for Tenants; making altogether with our usual 15 minutes FREE 20 minutes of FREE advice and or help.

To get 20 minutes of FREE advice and or help, contact Home Relief this week 

Need to rent or buy affordable home, work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

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

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 – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes

Promoted Lets

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Monday 08 October 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 57


 

 

AUTUMN LETTING CAMPAIGN with Promoted Lets

This Autumn, we are offering Promoted Lets to the market for landlords/ladies who decide to instruct us for letting and managing their properties. 

Whether you find tenants by yourselves or through us, if you decide to involve us you can have your let promoted by Home Relief.

Promoted Lets by Home Relief is an account managed service offered to landlords/ladies that boosts the letting of their property (ies) through a multi-channel presentation.  It has some advantages which include the three main following ones:

√ Helping to raise the profile of your residential property letting and management business

√ Encouraging prospective renters and home-renting seekers to place an offer on your property

√ Boosting the earning potentials of your property portfolio

Even if you are only a part time landlord/lady or only have one or two properties to let, Promoted Lets can help to expand your property investment potentials should you decide to become a full time landlord/lady or a regular property-to-let investor. 

If you decide to become regular property-to-let investor, Home Relief can create an account managed service for you to help you achieve your property and investment goals and returns.

Furthermore, a Promoted Let can offer you leads or help you to tap into various segments of the letting and management property market.   

Finally, Promoted Lets is a Home Relief product designed to optimise your earning capacity so that you can steadily and surely grow your portfolio over the long term.

Briefly, with Promoted Lets, you get the following benefits: 

your  Let Property Online Advertised

plus a Letting Story

plus Savings on Future Lettings and Management Costs

plus Assistance to Build Property Portfolio 

equal Tenants and Return on your Investment Guaranteed

To instruct Home Relief and or find more about Promoted Lets Scheme, please contact Home Relief.

Need to rent or buy affordable home, work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

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

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 – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes

 

Home-buyers’ Information Update

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Monday 01 October 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 56

 

Home Buyers’ Change of Circumstances

The Importance of Informing your Home-buying Stakeholders of any Change of your Circumstances

Question: Why my mortgage application has been delayed? 

This week we are dealing with the need of keeping informed and communications flowing with your mortgage brokers and lenders as well as all the parties involved in the process of establishing credit reference and worthiness. 

We had a case of a home-buyer whose the mortgage company was trying to arrange a loan for him and his family to buy a property.  While this financial arrangement was going on, the prospective buyer and borrower changed his job as he was not earning enough to meet the overall lending costs.  Fair enough as he was trying to improve the size of his income. 

However, he did the change without informing his introducing home-buying agents and the mortgage brokers.  When the credit referencing agencies checked his employment location and details for reference purpose, they discovered that he was no longer with the employer he declared on his mortgage application. 

We had a phone call from the mortgage brokers to clarify his employment details, particularly those related to the place of work.  We then contacted the applicant; he told us that he changed the job.  We had first to check this information with the new employer and update the mortgage broker with his change of employment, follow with some apology on his behalf.

Although he ended up getting a mortgage offer and bought the property at last, property which was linked to this offer, his application was considerably delayed.  He was observed during a quite long period and advised to stay in the new job until his application was completed.

The above case shows the importance of keeping informed all the parties involved in the home-buying chain of any change of circumstances (particularly any change of employment or income size) and of giving prior notice before this change happens; change that may affect home-buyer’s application.

Need to rent or buy affordable home, work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

For more information about our property service to home buyers and tenants, please go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

For more information about our property service to home sellers and landlords, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.co/property-search/

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

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 – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes