This post is about a limited number of services that Home Relief has organised for landlords/ladies and renters in relation to the current coronavirus situation.
Before saying something about these services, let us hope that landlords/ladies and renters are keeping themselves healthy and safe as the confinement goes on.
Home Relief is following the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.
Although the housing market remains open, we are physically closed due to the restrictions relating to new COVID-19 variant and national lockdown. However, we have continued to keep you informed via this weekly post.
Online Property Services for Landlords/ladies during the national lockdown
For those landlords/ladies who are in need or would like to know what is going at Home Relief, we would like to inform you that Home Relief is only taking online enquiries and queries during this restricted period of Covid-19.
We can virtually offer a limited number of landlord/lady services such as distance working viewings, valuations, essential maintenance, etc.
In relation to the coronavirus pandemic situation itself, we can provide advice and information about disinfecting your rental property.
We are as well reiterating and can customise the health and safety measures and guidance given by the UK government, the NHS as well as by the private residential property industry to adapt them to your circumstances and the conditions of your rental property.
If you decide to instruct us during this time, your property will be added to our list of properties to let and will appear on our website.
Online Property Services for Renters during the national lockdown
As you probably know, Home Relief provides all-round residential property services principled by social goals with the aim of reducing housing deprivation for low income people and families.
Our property relief service does not only provide home seekers and buyers with advice to access a home to live, but also help them to help themselves in effectively running their lives.
One of the ways of supporting these people and families to effectively run their lives is to support them at this critical time of the coronavirus lockdown by providing them with online property services to ease pressure.
Our online property services for renters include: information on rents determination, property locations, referencing criteria, rental market information, vacancies, rental contracts, etc.
Like for landlords/ladies, we can advise and inform renters about the health and safety at home as provided by the UK government, the NHS and the private residential property sector. We can as well help renters to understand any rental information provided by the statutory bodies to the rental sector.
At the moment, we know that many people (including renters) have lost their earning capacity and income due to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. To support those renters suffering from these effects, we can provide leads and information on income recovery schemes, deposits and rent payment problems.
The above named coronavirus-related income advice service is in line with the provision of the UK Government on the matter and the newly set up available rental help by many funders on the market to help homeless and renters who are experienced financial hardships due to the coronavirus impacts and restrictions.
Additionally, many of you may be asking questions like this one: can they move home or view a property during this time of lockdown? People can still move home and view properties unless this is conducted in a COVID-19 secure working environment (in a safe and socially distanced way).
Need help and advice related to private residential property letting and rental during the pandemic and lockdown period, please e-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.