Festive Lettings Campaign

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 26 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 64

 

Festive Time Starts with Home Relief!

Home Relief’s Festive Letting campaign kicks off today with Happy Festive Season.  We have special Festive Period offers which start from today the 26th of November 2018.

Happy Festive Season starts with a home that relieves you; your own home where you live as a landlord/lady, the ones you tenants live in and the other ones you want to let. 

Before thinking of any other presents or gifts, it is a good idea to give yourself a Festive Gift by letting your property if you are planning to let it.  Home Relief is ready to take your letting instructions and make your letting as the Season’s Gift.  

Home Relief can help you to achieve your festive property letting and management plans and goals, and start the New Year on a positive note regarding the return on your property investment.

LET IT before the end of 2018

If you are a landlord/lady and having problems or just don’t have time to let your property during the festive period, Home Relief can help. You can appoint or instruct us to do it on your behalf. 

GET IT FULLY MANAGED before the end of 2018 

If you think that you have other better things to do or priorities during the festive time and or in the near future than self-managing your property, don’t worry!  Home Relief can fully manage it for you. 

GET IT MAINTAINED before the end of 2018 

The last thing any landlord/lady would like to hear is while they are having their festive holidays with friends and relatives (having their preferred drink, meal and chat), tenants try to contact them to deal with some property maintenance issues.  If for any reason you can’t do it by yourself, Home Relief can take care of your property while you are having your festive break. 

GET IT FINANCIALLY MANAGED before the end of 2018

If you are busier than chasing your tenants for rent or making some payments linked to your property account over the festive time, then Home Relief can collect your rent and administered it for you and other financial matters linked to your property investment.

APPOINT HOME RELIEF TO ACT AS YOUR FESTIVE CONTACT before the end of 2018

If you are contemplating to be abroad or away for a little while during the festive time and you don’t want to leave your tenants without any third party contact or with uninterested or even unqualified party, why not instruct Home Relief to act as your festive contact should there be any problem or an emergency.  Home Relief can act on your behalf while you are away.

Whether it is about Lettings Only, Financial or Full Management and Maintenance or just a Property Contact/Liaison, you can instruct Home Relief to act on your behalf. 

By taking the decision to appoint Home Relief in this way, this will enable you to have a relaxing, hassle-free, peaceful and less costly festive season with your property rental business and with your love ones. 

JUST INSTRUCT US NOW FOR A FESTIVE PEACE OF MIND AND SECURITY OF YOUR INVESTMENT!  WE ARE READY TO TAKE YOUR FESTIVE INSTRUCTIONS.   

Just Work with Home Relief’s Festive Lettings & Gifts Negotiator.

 

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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

 

Home Relief – freelance e-property people dealing with affordable homes

 

Change of Tenants’ Income Circumstances

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 19 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 63

 

Change of Tenants’ Income Circumstances

Let’s start this week’s post and topic with the following complaint from a landlady.

Landlady: The tenants I have got, when they came in my property they were working.  Now, I have discovered that they are claiming benefit. What should I do?

The above is the case Home Relief came across from a landlady who asked us for advice and guidance. 

This week we are discussing with landlords/ladies how the changes of their tenants’ circumstances may or may not affect their relationships and various aspects of tenancy matter; in particular when a tenant starts to claim housing benefits.  Yet, they initially rented the property as working or professional tenants.

Most experienced landlords/ladies would know how to deal with this situation.   If not, at the start of any tenancy, it is better to plan for the unpredictable.  If the plan does not work, then there is always legal advice and guidance that one may seek. 

To prevent this happens, most landlords/ladies or their letting agents would have carried out all the required letting checks before the tenancy starts.  They would have collected tenants’ references related to the proof of income; check their credit history or score; get the required deposit; get the necessary cover (a guarantor) if the tenants fail to pay; make them to sign an undertaking if they fail in their contractual obligations etc.

However precautions they may take, letting a property is always a risky business like any other types of business.  It does not matter the safety measures one can take as we are dealing with human beings.  If things change like in the above case, what to do?

There are few things one can do such as

√ Review the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement

√ Check the tenants’ entitlement to housing benefits is real

√ Review their occupational reference

√ Update their credit history etc.

Perhaps, the best thing to do is to have a meeting with the tenants and discuss the matter in dept to find out how they are going to pay for the rent agreed for the all length of tenancy.  If this does not work , you can always seek mediation or legal advice if the rent becomes a controversial issue.

There are more steps that can be taken to resolve any pending issues stemming from the change of tenants’ income circumstances.  This week we are working on the range of possible solutions or options to the problem, especially for those landlords/ladies who did not buy a rent guaranteed scheme or rent insurance policy on the market.

Need to find out what to if your tenants’ income circumstances change, 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

Digital Windows and Home Tech

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 12 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 62

 

Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies

Digital technologies for rental properties are back this week as part of our property letting advice and warm homes campaign.  This week is about Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies in let properties and properties to let.  These Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies are designed to enhance landlords/ladies’ property lettings and management.

The purpose of these technologies and of us writing about them is to support our landlord/lady clients in their plans for home improvements so that they can protect their property-to-let investment and gradually move with the technology to stay in the game as the landscape of rental market keeps changing.

When landlords/ladies are converting and or revamping their homes to let, they may face with some choices to make.  The choice we would like to talk about here is the one concerning windows and new technologies linked to them.  In this regard, we would like to mention windows that are remotely controlled. 

As part of this week’s tips and advisory support, it makes sense to choose windows that meet your home improvements and letting goals while being mindful of the new technologies in the area of choice.   

Your choice can be guided by a variety of windows which are

• programmable with touch-screen remote control

• equipped with a rain sensor

• solar powered

• retrofitable

• convertible to electric operation

• furnished with easy-to-clean coating feature etc.

If you are planning to carry out home improvements (like extensions and or loft conversions), skylights windows are the most recommended by windows experts.  These kinds of windows can make a letting difference to you and your tenants.  As with any investment, your decision will be based on what you spend and what you get in return.

The above are just basic tips.  However, you can work with Home Relief  if you want to take a further step in your window improvements plan.

If you are a landlord/lady and planning to improve your home or to let or  even to buy to let, Home Relief can work with you on your home improvement plans, letting plans and future buy-to-let investments. 

Work with Home Relief for advice on your home improvement plans, letting plans and future buy-to-let investments!

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

Lettings Relief

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 05 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 61


The Reformed Lettings Relief –

Our property advisory service for landlords/ladies will deal this week with Lettings Relief.

We will be working with them on Private Residence Relief as provided in the Autumn Budget 2018.  We are particularly dealing with the change to the ancillary reliefs in Private Residence Reliefs that provides relief on rented property.  We are not dealing with the ancillary reliefs in Private Residence Reliefs that gives gains made in the final period of ownership regardless of occupancy.

As it has been indicated in the UK Budget 2018, from April 2020 the relief will change and only be available to those who are in shared occupancy with a tenant for nine months.  According to the HM Treasury, this change will not affect owner-occupiers or landlords who have never lived in the property they are renting out.

As part of lettings advice we offer, we will look at how this change in lettings relief may or may not affect landlords/ladies’ property lettings.  Our work for this week has been organised in this way.

Main advisory activity:

• Looking at the effects of the change in lettings relief as planned in the Autumn Budget 2018 on individual landlord/lady.  We will work out how this change will or will not affect each landlord/lady on individual basis if it comes into force.

Side advisory activities:

• Considering landlords’/ladies’ property lettings plans (for those who have already a property and are planning to let it) by April 2020

• Discussing property buy-to-let investment plans for those who would like to buy and let a property by April 2020

 

If you are a landlord/lady resident at your let property and being concerned about Lettings Relief, Home Relief can work with you on this matter.

If you are a landlord/lady and planning to let and or to buy to let, Home Relief can work with you on your letting plans and future buy-to-let investments. 

Work with Home Relief for advice on the reformed Lettings Relief, on your letting plans, and on your future buy-to-let investments!

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