Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board
Monday 21 January 2019
by the Property Team
Post No. 72
Making Finding and Keeping a Home to Rent Easier for Renters and Home Seekers
How to find and keep a home under a new online direct rent payments system
This week we are working with prospective tenants and home seekers on the ways of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home. This week’s work is our affordable and decent home campaign
This week’s activity or session is for prospective tenants and home seekers from rental private sector who probably are or will be eligible for universal credit or housing benefit.
The session has to be placed within the context of the Work and Pensions Secretary’s news of two weeks ago about a new online direct rent payments system to landlords/ladies.
Last week, we focused on landlords/ladies regarding this system. This week our emphasis is placed on the real beneficiary of this new system, universal benefit claimants.
Indeed, the process of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home has never been easier for some people, especially for those on low incomes or on universal credit or housing benefit. This week we are going to explore with prospective tenants and home seekers ways of softening this problem of finding and keeping a home.
We would work with the assumption that those eligible for universal credit and looking for a place and space to rent would have the expectation that their application for rent would be considered by landlords/ladies or letting agents.
Being supported by a Government scheme to make your rent payments directly to your prospective landlords/ladies or managing agents does not necessarily guarantee that you have been accepted by landlords/ladies and letting agents.
What else can you do to persuade those landlords/ladies who naturally have some kinds of reservation or reluctance on your situation of being universal benefit or housing benefit claimant or applicant?
In this week’s activity, we will try to deal with one of the most difficult issues that low income home seekers face; which is how to find and keep an affordable and decent home while you are experiencing budget constraints on the income side. We will try to make finding and keeping a home easier for benefit claimants. This is what this week’s activity is all about.
So, as part of our affordable and decent home campaign, we will be working on the following
√ Online direct rent payments system
√ Universal credit
√ Rental budget
√ Ways of improving your rental application
√ Home finding techniques
√ Home keeping solutions
We hope that at the end of this week’s home finding and keeping process, renters and home seekers will be able to develop a basic rental plan and meet their goals of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home within their budget constraints.
If you are having problems in finding and keeping a home, Home Relief is willing to work with you to find ways out of your problems.
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/ladies, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord
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