Family-friendly Lettings

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  28 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 112

 

 

Family-friendly Lettings

How to meet the needs of privately renting of a growing family

This week, we will be looking at the pros and cons when letting your property to a family, let say made of a maximum of 5 members. 

Sometimes, we come across landlords/ladies when instructing us they strictly say they only want single professional tenants.  Yet, there are families who need accommodation and who may not have any other alternative than to privately rent, especially where private tenancies suit their needs.

Amongst these family renters are those with small children and sometimes expect to have one or two more children to grow and complete their family.  They may not afford to buy their property in the short term.  In these circumstances, if they choose or are forced to privately rent, they expect to find a property that can meet their basic life-sustaining family needs and requirements.

How private tenancies can meet this housing demand

It could be a dilemma between family renters who are looking to meet their accommodation of a growing family on one hand, and landlords/ladies who are mostly letting their properties to raise or make some income on the other.  This week, we are trying to reconcile the two competing needs or ends (of family renters and economically rational landlords/ladies).

What are the housing needs of a growing family?

Their needs can be variable depending on many factors such as family size, income, earning capacity, number of children, children’s needs and requirements etc.  We are talking here about a family of 2 to 3 children and two adults (parents).  Let say a family of a maximum of 5 members.  A family like this may need the following in the rented accommodation: space, reasonable size of rooms, good heating system, healthy place to live with children, briefly a family-friendly home.

What this week’s work with landlords/ladies will include

It will include the following

√ The housing needs of a growing small family

√ The legal elements to consider when planning letting your property to families

√ Ways of keeping family tenancies running smoothly and trouble-free

√ Legal aspects when children are included in the agreement, etc.

Like in any lettings, there are pros and cons when letting your property to families with children.  This week, we will work with family-friendly landlords/ladies to find way of reducing problems before they embark in such a tenancy.  By the way, for landlords/ladies who are looking for a long term and stable tenancy, letting their property to a family could be a viable solution to explore. 

If you are planning or do not mind to let your property to families with children, this week’s session is designed for you. 

Need to know more about family-friendly lettings or tenancies, please 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

 

 

Bespoke Property Rescue Mission Service

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  21 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 111

 

Bespoke 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 expired, 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 legal status

~ 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 Bespoke 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 Bespoke Rescue Mission Service covers this problem.  If abandonment happens, then it needs to be dealt with. 

Abandonment case studies

• First case: Professional tenant

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 good references (.i.e. employment, previous landlord, bank statements, pay slips, etc.) 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 seekers. 

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.

• Second case: Housing benefit claimant

A landlord had a male tenant who moved in a room to share in a 3 bedroom house in Streatham.  All the particulars of reference were collected by the landlord from the tenant.  They both agreed and signed one-year short hold tenancy agreement.

Since the tenant was claiming housing benefit, it was agreed and arranged by both parties that the housing benefit would be directly paid to the tenant’s account, and then the latter would pay it to the landlord.  Unfortunately, the tenant was receiving the rent from Wandsworth Council without paying it to the landlord.

After six months of rent arrears, the landlord contacted us for rescuing his property.  We investigated the matter and discovered that the rent was well paid to the tenant; but he did not pass it to the landlord.  We also discovered he was not sleeping in his room and he abandoned it.  He was instead using the place as his mailing address for his unknown business.  He was just coming unnoticed to check his mail. 

We had to chase him and resort to some legal steps to reclaim the rent payments as well as we undertook legal action to seek possession of the property as we were instructed by the landlords to do so.  

The above cases show how what can sound very good and straightforward at the start of any tenancy can become conflicting and complicated in the future.  

Anyone 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/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

 

 

Landlord/Lady–Tenant Relationship Support

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  14 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 110

 

 

 

As part of our Autumn Letting and Rental Campaign, we are offering this week support to landlords/ladies and tenants in their tenancy relationships. 

Landlord/Lady –Tenant Relationship Support: Who is for?

This support aims at those contractual parties who have problems, those who feel they may likely experience disagreement sooner or later, and those who want to learn to avoid or solve problems between them.

What we will provide this week

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 14 October and ending 20 October 2019.

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 with tenancy matters 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 Bespoke Rescue or Relief Packages this week!

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

To get the makes of your Bespoke  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 season’s 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/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

 

 

Promoted Lets

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  07 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 109

 

 

Autumn  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.

What is a promoted let?

Promoted Lets scheme 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

Who is eligible for a promoted let?

Any landlord/lady and home owner can be eligible for promoted lets, including beginner and seasoned prof landlords/ladies.

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.

What’s more, a Promoted Let can offer you leads or help you to tap into various segments of the letting and management property market.   It provides you with qualitative and quantitative data about the local area in which your property to let or manage is located while reporting the state of rent and letting in the area.   

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 local data

plus rent report

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.

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