Settling in a New Home in the New Academic Year

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  30 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 108

 

 

Settling in a new home, new area and new academic year –

Property Management and Maintenance from Renters’ Perspective

 

Adapting to a new living environment (like a new home, new area and new academic year) can be easier for some new home renters.  For others, it may not be easier or it may even be frustrating.  

To manage the settling-in process as a new home renter in a new area in a new academic year, we are working together with new renters on these matters this week. 

We will be particularly looking at the all set-up that those who are newly moving in a new home as renters can match to make the process easier while they will be living there and managing their tenancy as agreed with their landlords and or managing agents.  

This is about looking at property management and maintenance from the tenants’ point of view rather than from the landlords’/ladies’ perspective. 

Property management and maintenance from tenants’ perspective

To successfully manage and maintain your new home as a new renter, it is advisable to follow the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement and any additional agreements you have made with your managing agents and or landlords/ladies. 

There are as well areas of law that new renters need be aware as the tenancy law sometimes does change.  If the change occurs and is going to affect their rental situation, then they need to know it.  Alternatively, their managing agents and or landlords/ladies would inform them of any changes in the interest of the two contractual parties and their witnesses.

There are benefits in better managing and maintaining a property as a tenant.  Just to mention the few of them, it is useful to argue that better management and maintenance by the tenants can help…

√ To protect tenants’ deposit and any other money paid as security

√ To stop tenants from any breach of the tenancy agreement

√ To secure their reference for future tenancies

√ To prevent conflicting situations with their managing agents and landlords/ladies

√ To safeguard their credit records history

√ To protect the indoor and outdoor environment etc. 

This is so vital in the world where there is online database of bad tenants in the market.

Knowing your new home and new area

This week’s process of working together with new renters in this new academic year goes further as we are going as well to touch upon the things to be aware around your new home and new area. 

Moving in a new area means that your need know your neighbourhood and the basics about the local area.  Already when putting an offer on your property or before you move in, your letting agents or new landlord/lady would have provided you with a profile of vital statistics and key information about the area.  If not, you would have yourself done some searches online and via print resources about the area. 

It is vital to learn to know the area where you will be living, shopping on daily basis, commuting, using open space and amenities, perhaps doing your education and working there.

Again, this knowledge of your local area can help to protect you, save money, keep you safe and secure, make you be part of the locals and keep you informed and make informed decisions.

Settling in a new academic year

If you are a student or academic staff, it is also worthwhile to do some searches about what it looks like privately renting a property in a new academic year.  The home where you will be living for the entire life of your academic year can impact on your goals and outcomes if you are not properly settled.  A good settlement can positively impact your performance and state of mind and body to successfully study and or work.

Generally, many educational establishments provide information about student and staff accommodation and advisory service related to this area of educational provisioning.  In our process this week, we are only dealing with the case of those who would like to privately rent and want to understand the ins and outs so that they can make informed decisions.

Need to know more about settling-in process as a new renter in a new area in this new academic year, work with Home Relief.

Need to rent a home and or help to rent, 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

 

 

Help to Rent in the New Academic Year

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  23 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 107

 

 

Help to Rent in the New Academic Year

Our campaign for home rentals and lets in the New Academic Year continues this week with Help to Rent as the main feature and part of our rental brand.  It continues because there is still some unmet demand of accommodation for certain types of home seekers.  They include the following:

• There are some home seekers (such as students, academics, families relocating to start a new school term etc.) who are still looking for accommodation;

• There are still ordinary people and families who are constantly searching for affordable locations and places to rent;

• There are those who do not earn enough to buy their own homes and who are looking for budget areas and properties to rent as well. 

For most of them, they may face a long rental journey and need some help to rent before they can effectively rent a property.

We are offering to all these prospective tenants and home seekers Help to Rent service to shorten and smooth their rental journey. 

What is Help to Rent for Home Relief?

Help to Rent is an extra service designed by Home Relief as part of its rental brand to help reduce home deprivation by working with those who are looking for affordable homes and finding it difficult because of their conditions of life, circumstances of work, employment and income status or budget limitations. 

Home renting campaign this week

This week, our home-renting campaign will include two areas of focus: raising awareness about Help to Rent support and products from Home Relief, and home-finding solutions for those who are finding it hard to rent.

1/ Raising awareness about Home Relief’s Help-to-Rent support and products

Home Relief Tenant’s Help-To-Rent support includes the following:

Rental file and profiling, Review of tenants’ social media accounts, Property searches, Applications advice, Forms filling surgeries, Reference package and profiling, Digital forms filling, Video previews of properties to let before visits, Deposit and rent in advance schemes, Building credit records history, Mediation and advocacy and Rental legislation clinics.

For further details about the contents of each these areas of support or products, contact Home Relief.

2/ Providing home-renting solutions to ordinary home seekers

Raising awareness about Home Relief’s Help-to-Rent products and knowing them is not enough unless one applies or uses this Help to Rent.

Their use is what would make a helpful difference in the lives of those ordinary people and families in need of accommodation.  Help to Rent can make rental life easier, less stressful and cost effective.

So, our feature for this week is the types of Help to Rent one can get when renting through Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, and need some help to rent before effectively engaging in a tenancy, why not work with Home Relief for support in your rental journey?

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

 

 

New Academic Year, Rentals & Lets

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  16 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 106

 

Affordable New Rentals and Lets for the New Academic Year!

As a new school or academic year has just started, there could be people and families still looking for home renting or letting services either as home seekers or landlords/ladies.  If you are one of them, Home Relief would like to inform you that we are the specialised people for affordable home rental and letting services.

Home Relief can find either affordable accommodation for you if you are home seekers or suitable tenants for you if you are landlords/ladies.  Home Relief can as well advise on home rental and letting matters to enable you to achieve your home goals and plans for this new academic year.

A relief property service helping ordinary people and families with ordinary means of living to help themselves

We particularly, but not exclusively, work with ordinary people and families earning ordinary incomes.  We also work with parts of the community that is virtually excluded from the mainstream property rental market. 

We seriously take social goals and deprivation issues in the area of housing.  Our property service is designed to satisfy our customers’ and clients’ demands; to meet landlords’ requirements and to relieve home seekers’ needs. 

A home service for peace of mind and secure financial return

Our home service benefits home owners and landlords/ladies who are looking for peace of mind and security in letting their properties.  We provide them with suitable renters and ensure that they receive a good and reliable return on their investment over the long term period.  We provide all-round residential property services (from letting to maintenance) and take on our books any size of properties (ranging from a single room to large houses), tenures and leases.

A home service that suits home seekers’ needs and budgets 

We provide to home seekers and renters with the types of accommodation service that suits their needs and budgets.  Our relief service will not only provide them with a home to live, but will also help them to help themselves in effectively running the other aspects of their life such as…

finding occupational opportunities, meeting educational needs for families with children, actively integrating into local life, finding local childcare services, improving their access to local healthcare and other amenities etc.

Need a home or a tenant this September or at the start of the new academic year, why not 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

 

 

Home-buying and -owning Processes and Products

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  09 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 105

 

 

 

 

 

Bringing Home-Buying and -Owning Processes and Products for Low Income Earners under the same Roof

Our Summer campaign with prospective home buyers and owners from low income earning backgrounds continues this week. 

This week is a soft landing one with this campaign as we are bringing together the five pieces of our home-buying and owning campaign into the same pot.  These five pieces include: home-buying options, funding, finding a home to buy and own, help to buy and the costs of buying and owning a home.  The five pieces are parts of the same box, which is home-buying and owning process.  They are more or less linked between them. 

For example: if you choose shared ownership as a home-buying scheme, there are implications for your choice.  As a low income earner, you may consider funding fit for this scheme on the market.  You probably need to find a property subject to shared ownership and explore the help to buy linked this home-buying product; and finally you may be required to budget the costs associated with the method of buying and owning a home.  Clearly, there are relationships between these five pieces of home-buying and owning process.

~ Outcomes for this week’s home buying and owing campaign

This week is about going in depth regarding the above relationships with the aim of achieving the following outcomes:

√ Clarifying your home buying options

√ Matching your chosen key option with a specific funding scheme

√ Finding a real or virtual home to buy meeting your selected option

√ Identifying the help to buy related to your option

√ Costing your chosen home buying and owning option 

 

The overall idea is to make a soft landing by keeping all the five pieces together in the decision making and delivering processes.  In doing so, you can stay in control of these processes from the beginning to the end.

~ Highlights and inclusions in the week’s campaign

Highlights and inclusions in the week’s campaign are budget before home-buying and budget after home-buying processes.  We will look at what to include and what not include in these two budgets.  We will as well consider the dilemma the economy is facing, a dilemma of exit or non-exit.  We will finally provide additional resources (print and online) related to these processes.

Need to know more about home-buying and owning process and gain a foothold on the housing ladder as a low income earner, why not work with Home Relief for information, guidance and advice?

Home seekers and prospective home buyers and owners can consult Home Relief to discuss their individual cases, applications and the suitable options for them.

 

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

 

 

Home-buying and -owning Costs

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  02 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 104

 

Costs of Buying and Owning a Home

This week’s area of focus of Home Relief Summer home-buying campaign for low income earners is on the costs of both buying and owning a home.

Just like renting, buying and owning a home involve costs and expenses.  Whether you are high or middle or even low income earners, you still have to deal with them.  The sooner you are aware of them, the better you could plan ahead your home-buying journey. 

These costs can vary depending on many factors and players who may involve in the purchase of your property.  These factors and players can include the government legislation, property seller’s agents, conveyancing firms, local authorities, mortgage brokers, home lenders, your own personal circumstances, the price of the property to buy and so on.

~ Key items in the costs of buying and owning a home

The key items in the costs of buying and owning a home that we are considering as part of this week’s campaign include the following.

A) For the costs of buying a home, the following key items would be considered:

Stamp duty, survey, conveyancing, mortgage arrangement, valuation, estate agents, removals and life insurance

B) For the costs of owning a home, the following key items would be taken into account:

Utilities (water, gas and electricity), council tax, buildings and contents insurance, ground rent, service charge, residents’ parking, maintenance and building work, television, broadband, cable and telephone

~ Key outcomes for this week’s campaign

The main aim of this week’s campaign is to protect prospective home buyers and owners in making informed decision and saving money.  This can be done by factoring in these costs in the home-buying and owing budgets and plans.

At the end of this week’s process of costing home-buying and –owning items, we hope that prospective home buyers and owners would be able to achieve the following outcomes:

√ Better financial planning of the costs of buying and owning a home

√ Development of a budget to buy and own a home

√ Acquiring tools for monitoring and evaluating the home-buying and owning processes

√ Gaining techniques to manage risks associated with home-buying and owning processes (in particular with outgoing payments linked to both processes)

√ Being in control of the home-buying and owning processes at all stages

√ Getting further online and print resources and support on home-buying and owning a home

Need to know more about costs of buying and owning a home, or help to buy and own a home as a low income earner, why not work with Home Relief for information, guidance and advice?

Home seekers and prospective home buyers and owners can consult Home Relief to discuss their individual cases, applications and the suitable options for them.

 

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