Covid-19-Proof Private Holiday Rentals

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  27 July  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 151

 

 

Covid-19-Proof Private Holiday Rentals

Before renting a holiday accommodation, what you need to be aware of

Our Summer campaign on short-term rentals is still on as we are e-working on Covid-19-Proof Private Holiday Rentals this week.  We will be e-working with renters on what they need to know before agreeing to a private holiday rental, especially at this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  During this special time, renting a private holiday accommodation is not the same like in the pre-coronavirus period.

The purpose of this week’s work

This week’s work is to inform holiday renters about the new normal they may face in terms of health and safety in the private rental market when renting a holiday accommodation at this time of Covid-19 and partial lockdown.

It is also about providing the tools to protect and safeguard their rental interest while reducing the risk of loss of income due to the lack of information and misinformation as things keep changing during this gradual process of the lockdown. 

It will further help them make informed decisions and choices when looking or renting holiday accommodation whether they do it through Home Relief or private landlords/ladies or online/print searches.

This week’s work will indeed be about providing general information on holiday rental as well as specific details about renting a private holiday accommodation in the Covid-19 predominant environment of Summer 2020.

What the e-work with renters will cover

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

√ Essential 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)

√ Key aspects of protection against the coronavirus pandemic in terms of property disinfection, household hygiene and other elements of cleaning in the context of a holiday rental (e.g. whether or not their future holiday accommodation is Covid-19-Proof before they visit it and move in) 

√ How and where to find affordable holiday accommodation

√ Online holiday rental versus physical holiday rental

√ Covid-19-proof 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.

What’s more!

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

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

To register your need of private holiday accommodation or for somebody else, just phone or email or complete our online contact 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Post-lockdown Holiday Lettings

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  20 July  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 150

 

What you need to know before you start your holiday lettings

This week, our Summer campaign on short-term lets will focus on Holiday Lettings during the gradual lockdown.  We will be dealing with what landlords/ladies need to know before embarking on holiday lettings given the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has not been yet eradicated.

The purpose of this week’s e-work

The purpose of this week’s activity is to e-work with landlords/ladies who are planning to let their properties as a holiday let so that they can do it knowing the pros and cons while minimising any risks and safeguarding their property interest and investment with peace of mind at this difficult time of gradual lockdown of the economy.

This week’s work will help them to find out that there is always a Covid-19 secure way of letting their properties as a holiday let during this pandemic period; way that is safe, healthy and hassle-free.  To do that they need to be fully aware about the elements guaranteeing any secure holiday lets.

Areas of awareness about Covid-19 secure holiday lettings

Areas of interest and awareness for this week’s campaign about post-lockdown Holiday Lets will cover the following:

• 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

• Health and safety measures related to Covid-19

• Tax matters for holiday lettings

• 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 some of them.

What’s more!

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

Additionally, there will be specific advice on areas of protection against the coronavirus pandemic since the holiday letting market is still experiencing the negative effects of this pandemic. 

For those landlords/ladies who are already following health and safety restrictions related the coronavirus, they can still have the opportunity to enhance or share their practice on matters such as home disinfection against the traces of coronavirus, social distancing during viewings, face coverings for life-saving and necessary maintenance work, etc. 

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

To add your spare holiday properties to Home Relief’s list, just phone or email or complete our online contact form on this site. 

To e-work with Home Relief on Covid-19 secure Holiday Lettings, just contact: https://homerelief.co/contact-us-2/

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

 

 

Covid-19 Secure Summer Short-Term Lets & Rentals

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  13 July  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 149

 

 

 

How to let or rent a property safely and healthily during the progressive lift of the lockdown

 

This week, we are focussing on short-term lets and rentals as part of our Summer campaigns for both landlords/ladies and home seekers.  The focus will be on any letting or licensing agreement that lasts less than six months or a few weeks or even one night only.  It will also be about adding extra security to this agreement by making it Covid-19 secure or compliant between the two sides of the agreement.

• Short-term landlords/ladies

Home owners and landlords/ladies don’t keep your property vacant over this Summer.  Already some of you have their property letting plans seriously and badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown.  Home Relief can work for you and make sure that your property brings some extra income in safe and healthy ways 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.  If you have some concerns about letting your property on a short term basis under the Covid-19 restrictions, Home Relief can work with you to put in place all the necessary health and safety elements to keep your letting and property Covid-19 secure and compliant.

During this period of the progressive lift of the lockdown and over Summer, we can safely and healthily market your vacant property and work for you so that you can benefit from an extra source of income or offset the loss of income you might incur due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Our short-term lets cover temporary lodgers and holiday lets.  This is whether the letting is landlord/lady resident or non-resident.  Mostly important, we will make sure your short-term let is safe and healthy for yourselves and the incoming renters.

You can add your spare short-term properties (that is rooms, studios, flats and houses) to our list of properties to rent.

To add your spare property to our list, just phone or email or complete our online contact 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 during this easing process of the lockdown?

In our short-term rentals, we include temporary lodgers, holiday makers, travellers and other short-term prospective renters looking for affordable and Covid-19 secure properties.

If you are a home seeker and looking for a short-term and Covid-19 secure 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 for you the one that is affordable and Covid-19 secure. 

Most of short-term rentals we can find for you would be fully furnished, Covid-19 secure and inclusive of bills related to utilities (gas, electricity and water), television, internet, etc.

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

To register your rental need, just phone or email or complete our online contact 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Rental Accounting Responsibility: Accounts Closure

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  06 July  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 148

 

 

Rental Accounting Responsibility: Accounts Closure

How to successfully close your rental accounts as an outgoing tenant as the lockdown eases

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.  This Help to Rent will also include those tenants who have decided to move out because of the current difficult situation caused by Covid-19.

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 or if both sides of the rental process (landlords/ladies and tenants) decide to end their agreement early.  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.

The financial side of closing a rental agreement from the tenants’ perspective

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 to support them, particularly during this difficult time of Covid-19 side effects and controversial easing process of lockdown.

For those who have not been in the process of closing their rental accounts 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.

Help to successfully close your rental accounts

Working together with renters to close the 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.

√ Establishing all your real incomes to cover your rental commitment for the tenancy period

√ Tracking of rental expenses including rent payments and Covid-19 expenses

√ 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 damages and 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

Benefits for a good rental accounts closure

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

Need help to close your rental accounts, e-work Home Relief this week.

Need to check about rental accounts already set up, e-work 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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