Compliance in Rental Homes

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Post No. 192

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How to manage compliance issues

This week’s planned work with landlords/ladies will be on property compliance issues, on landlords’/ladies’ obedience in terms of the overall condition of the property and its contents. This week’s work builds on the Safe Rental Homes which we dealt with last week.

There are standards and regulatory obligations as far as rental properties are concerned. Most professional landlords/ladies would make sure that their rental properties comply with these legislation and regulatory standards.

However, since the coronavirus broke out, there have been two phenomena. On one hand, many rental properties have been made COVID-19 compliant. On the other, there are still properties on the market that are failing the compliance test for the pre-coronavirus compliance area.

At this current level of market knowledge and information, it is difficult to assert that this lack of compliance has been the result of the pressure that the coronavirus has put on the rental sector and landlords/ladies in particular. Whether or not the coronavirus has brought enormous pressure to everything and body, this should not be an excuse for not to comply with rental legislation and regulatory standards.

As part of the process of supporting landlords/ladies, but not to punish them, Home Relief will be working with those of them who are experiencing some difficulties in this area of compliance. Our work with them will cover such areas as

. Safe rental properties

. Habitable condition (to check for potential compliance issues and hazards such as damp, smoke alarms, poor living conditions, etc.)

. Sector regulation on compliance issues

. Serious versus minor compliance issues

. Property inspections and reports

. Evidence about the overall condition of the property and its contents

. Permitted or legal tenants

. Visiting in person versus virtual property visits

. Records of inspections and reports

. A comprehensive inventory

etc.

Additionally, we shall share with landlords/ladies the mosaic of both print and online resources on the matter of compliance.

One can hope that at the end of this week’s process, landlords/ladies will know where they stand on the compliance matter.

Those landlords/ladies who would be interested in this week’s topic of compliance, they are free to 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

Safe Rental Homes

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Post No. 191

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How to make your private rental homes safe

This week, we are going to work with landlords/ladies on their contractual obligations to keep their rental properties safe.

It is known that the coronavirus and its ramifications have not made things easy for everybody including landlords/ladies. However, this is not an excuse to have unsafe properties or not carry out life-saving repairs. This is not about blaming anybody. It is just about responding to some demands from renters for safe conditions of living.

Our response is about working with private landlords/ladies who are interested and experiencing safety issues with their rental properties so that these issues can be fixed. In fact, most landlords/ladies and/or their letting agents would be aware of the Health and Safety Standards for Rented Homes (HHSRS) and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2008.

The Act states that landlords/ladies should keep their properties safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm. However, being aware of something is not the same as taking action to deal with problems if there are any safety issues that arise.

So, as part of work with landlords/ladies, we shall discuss together the following areas of safety or concern by tenants at this challenging time of the coronavitus pandemic:

– Hazards in a rental property that can affect renters’ health and well-being

– Property improvements and repairs

– Consequences of failing to fix unsafe properties

– Remedial actions to be taken

– Consequences of avoiding fixing the safety problem

– Fine related to unsafe rental properties

Etc.

During our work with landlords/ladies, they will as well have the opportunity to revisit or regain access to both print and online resources relating to safe rental properties. Support will be given in terms of the understanding of these materials and implications for safe rental properties.

Those landlords/ladies would like to dip into the issue of safe rental homes, they are free to 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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