Holiday Rental

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  29 July 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 99

 

Holiday Rentals: What you need to be aware before renting

Our Summer campaign on short-term rentals is still on as we are working on Holiday Rentals this week.  We will be working with renters on what they need to know before agreeing to a holiday rental.

Our work with them will cover the following areas:

• Types of holiday accommodation

• Areas of holiday accommodation

• Sizes of holiday accommodation

• Renting as a group or an individual or even a family

• Costs of holiday accommodation (including rent inclusive or exclusive of bills)

• Methods of payment including payments in advance, reservations and bookings

• Holiday accommodation as a package or part of travel package

• Basic safety to check for their protection (e.g. safety of the buildings and contents as well as buildings, contents and public liability insurances for holiday accommodation)

• How and where to find affordable holiday accommodation

• Holiday rental process (from finding a place to rental completion to getting the keys)

The above matters to be covered will be indicative only as renters may have their specific demands and needs, in which case we shall try to customise the session on their request.

This week’s activity will additionally provide some resources (both print and online) on holiday rentals, as well as some leads to holiday accommodation advisory services or providers. 

Those who are looking for holiday accommodation for themselves or a third party can register their needs of holiday rentals.

To register your need of holiday accommodation or for somebody else, just phone or email or complete our online form on this site. 

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

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 throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Holiday Letting

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Monday  22 July 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 98

 

Holiday Lets: What you need to know before you start

Our Summer campaign on short-term lets will focus this week on Holiday Letting.  We will be dealing with what landlords/ladies need to know before embarking on holiday letting.

Areas of interest for this week’s campaign will cover the following for holiday let landlords:

• Permission to proceed to a holiday letting including legal restriction  and prevention from holiday lets for landlords/ladies

• Holiday letting as a one-off (or occasional) income generation or a business venture

• Lender’s consent on a residential mortgaged property for holiday letting

• Safety regulations related to buildings and contents for letting purposes

• Tax matters for holiday letting

• Buildings, contents and public liability insurances for holiday letting

• How and where to find holiday renters

• Holiday letting process (from finding holiday renters to letting completion)

The above matters to be covered will be indicative only as landlords/ladies will be directed or signposted to relevant people or organisations dealing with them.

This week’s activity will additionally provide an opportunity for landlords/ladies to have some resources (both print and online) on holiday lettings, as well as some leads to legal advice on the matter.  

Landlords/ladies can take the opportunity of this week’s activity to list their spare holiday or short-term properties (that is rooms, studios, flats and houses) to rent on Home Relief.

To list your spare holiday property, just phone or email or complete our online form on this site 

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

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 throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Summer Short-term Lets & Rentals

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Monday  15 July 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 97

 

 

Discover Summer Short-term Lets and Rentals with Home Relief!

 

Our Summer campaigns for both landlords/ladies and home seekers continue this week.  We deal with both long- and short-term lets and rentals.  However, for this week our focus is on short-term lets and rentals, that is any letting agreement that lasts less than six months or a few weeks or even one night. 

• Short-term landlords/ladies

Home owners and landlords/ladies don’t keep your property vacant over this Summer.  Home Relief can work for you and make sure that your property brings some extra income over this Summer.

If you are a landlord/lady and would like to let your property on a short term basis over this Summer, Home Relief is ready to take your instructions. 

We can market your vacant property and work for you so that you can benefit from a new source of income over this Summer.  Our short-term lets cover temporary lodgers and holiday lets.  This is whether the letting is landlord/lady resident or non resident.

You can list your spare short-term properties (that is rooms, studios, flats and houses) to rent via Home Relief.

To list your spare property, just phone or email or complete our online form on this site 

• Short-term renters

Home seekers, do you know that Home Relief is the right freelance agent where you can get your Summer short-term rental or holiday accommodation?

In our short-term rentals, we include temporary lodgers, holiday makers, travellers and other short-term prospective renters looking for affordable properties.

If you are a home seeker and looking for a short-term rental, Home Relief can find a property for you.  Likewise, if you are a holiday maker and looking for Summer holiday accommodation for a few weeks to 2 or 3 months, Home Relief can search one for you. 

Most of short-term rentals we can find for you would be fully furnished and inclusive of bills related to utilities (gas, electricity and water), television, internet etc.

You can register your short-term rental needs with Home Relief.

To register your rental need, just phone or email or complete our online form on this site.

 

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

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 throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Longer Term Tenancy Periods

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  08 July 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 96

 

 

How to Set up a Longer Term Tenancy 

 

Generally, we get used to have both landlords/ladies and tenants agreeing a tenancy (an assured shorthold one) for six or twelve months with the possibility to renew it if both contractual parties agree the extension or rolling terms.  Yet, there is another possibility whereby the two parties can agree from the onset to a longer term tenancy period for at least 2 years but less than 7 years.

For various reasons, these parties did not often like to take the option of long term tenancy model.  However, since sometimes we have noticed that there are home seekers who are looking for a stable and long term rental, while the landlords/ladies are also searching for a long term security of the letting in the form of longer term tenancy to avoid void periods.

Despite this long term move, there are still landlords/ladies and home seekers who are hesitant to take the long term tenancy option.  In order to deal with the situation whereby they are willing to adopt the option but are hesitant, we will be working with them on this matter.

Our work with them will be about finding ways of securing a longer term tenancy while making it attractive for both parties in matching their needs over the agreeable period.

Through this week’s work, landlords/ladies will have an opportunity to find out ways of accommodating longer term tenants’ needs, the kinds of comfort they may need to provide to attract them, the approach to tenants’ sensible requests, and of avoiding back-to-back rentals over years.

On their part, tenants signing for a long term tenancy will be able to plan the future.  They can plan spaces and organise better themselves in their new homes as they have more time to live there.  This enables them as well to avoid back-to-back rentals over years.  They can better learn how to enter and maintain a longer term tenancy.      

This week activity will goes further in providing and sharing resources (online and in print) with both landlords/ladies and home seekers in terms of advantages and disadvantages in embracing the longer term tenancy model.  This will help them to make an informed decision.

If you are a landlord/lady or a tenant contemplating to enter a longer term tenancy and have no clues, Home Relief can work with you to set up this kind of tenancy and explain the terms and implications of entering such a contract.

 

Need a longer term tenancy period, please do not hesitate to 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/ladies, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord

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 throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Rental Accounts Closure

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Monday  01 July 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 95

 

How to close your rental accounts as an outgoing tenant

This week, as part of Summer Help to Rent, we are working with home seekers and outgoing tenants on the best possible way of closing their end-of-tenancy or rental accounts.

Often, when a tenant signs up for a long-term rental agreement (such as a 6 months to 18 months assured short hold tenancy), generally speaking they will be responsible for the payment of the bills (e.g. gas, electricity, water rates, council tax, TV licence, phone etc.) as well as the organisation of the way those bills are paid.

Depending on who is their landlord/lady or letting agent, tenants may or may not get help to close their rental accounts at the end of the tenancy.  There are resources on how a tenant can terminate their tenancy.  These resources mostly cover the legal side of the contract in matters such as notice to vacate.

In this week’s Help to Rent, we are going to deal with the financial side of terminating or closing a contract from the tenants’ perspective.  If you have already been a tenant and you have experience on closing your rental accounts; that is fine.

However, if you do not have experience in doing it, this could be a new area of learning.  Some tenants can easily handle their rental accounts from the opening to the closure, while others may find it difficult, especially in the rental environment where there is constant change.  That is why we are organising this activity.

For those who have not been in this process before and those who are finding it hard to close their rental accounts, we are working this week to support them in this area of rental accounting responsibility.

In this respect, working together with them to close th e rental accounts they first set up at the start of their contract will include the following activities:

 

√ Listing all the rental accounts that made their tenancy period

√ Identification of rental payments related to utility and telecoms suppliers, community charge (council tax), TV licence etc.

√ Tracking of rental expenses including rent payments

√ Close all the balances on these accounts

√ Checking if there are in credits (someone else owes you) or in debits (you owe someone else)

√ Verifying if there are any missing outstanding amounts or debts from you part

√ Dealing with rental accounts online and offline

√ Finding out any accounting and financial mistakes done in handling your accounts

√ Reviewing rental budget including money puts aside for potential repairs

√ Looking at any evidence in the form of receipts, bills, invoices, financial statements, videos, text messages, guides and tools that helped tenants to effectively and efficiently manage their rental accounts, etc

There are benefits for properly closing your rental accounts, benefits which include:

√ Reduction and avoidance of potential conflicts with your landlord/lady or their agents

√ Saving money with companies supplying services to your next rental

√ Protection for your deposit

√ Safeguarding your reference and credentials

√ Keeping secure your credit scores and check file and profile

√ Avoiding frictional and confrontational moving out

√ Above enjoying a hassle-free tenancy closure and peace of mind, etc

Need help to close your rental accounts, contact Home Relief this week.

Need to check about rental accounts already set up, contact Home Relief this week.

 

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

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 throughout 2019.

Many thanks!

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