Coronavirus and Residential Property Management

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  30 March  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 134

 

Coronavirus and Residential Property Management

How to put in place alternative arrangements for property management in the critical context of life-threatening impacts of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak

 

This week, we will be virtually working on essential and non-essential aspects of residential property management within the context of decontamination in non-clinical settings and social distancing requirements for managed properties in order to slow down and contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

As the coronavirus pandemic crisis continues, there are renters and landlords/ladies who maybe having to rethink any issues or works related to the property management, particularly they have to think between essential and non-essential issues or works, between emergency and non-emergency ones. 

At this time of national emergency, everybody including renters and landlords/ladies should follow the government’s guidance and the NHS advice.  The UK government guidance is clear: STAY HOME, PROTECT THE NHS AND SAVE LIVES.   We will apply as much as we can this guidance within the context of residential property management.

Within the contexts of self-isolation and social distancing requirements, both landlords/ladies and tenants are required to only communicate via phone, text and email.  If landlords/ladies follow the government’s guidance and the NHS advice, they should not arrange any inspections or non-essential works during this period unless it cannot be avoided.  The same, tenants are advised against having visitors in the property. 

However, where for example a tenant has a mental health issue or is classified as a vulnerable person, there are different provisions from the government; provisions which both landlords/ladies and tenants need to explore and to be aware.

The current time is a difficult one as tenants may have maintenance issues, but cannot ask their landlords/ladies or managing agents to deal with these issues.  To help both contractual parties to manage management issues during this exceptional time of the coronavirus, we will be discussing with them how to go about them. 

For example, we will be looking at together what is essential and non-essential repair or visit or cleaning at managed properties at this time of the coronavirus pandemic.     

This week, we are working with them via ONLY phone, text, email and contact form to try to find alternative arrangements for property management in the critical context of life-threatening impacts of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Like many of us, renters and landlords/ladies are searching ways of adapting to this new difficult situation.

Need to discuss your property management issue while taking into account the Covid-19 risk factor, 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

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