Rental Times

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 15 April 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 84

 

Rental times

How to weather bad times to rent a property and save in good rent-a-property times

Home seekers can rent a property at any times of the year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter).  There is no a particular season to rent as such, although there are times when the rental market may be favourable or unfavourable to particular home seekers. Besides these favourable or unfavourable markets, there are personnel circumstances that can provide the reasons for the timing to rent.

Reasons that contribute to the season to rent

There are times when the rental market conditions may seem not going to home seekers’ direction for various reasons, conditions which may include the following: 

• Budget constraints

• Home seekers need to give notice where they are,

• Academic or employment reasons

• Health conditions

• Family motives etc. 

For all these various reasons, home seekers may choose to delay or anticipate the rental decision to take up tenancies of a property, in relation to their personal circumstances and conditions of life.

Reason linked to the EU exit

To the above personal circumstances, it can be added the current uncertainty linked to the ongoing process of the UK exiting or not exiting the EU.

With the contradictory news about the effects of the UK’s attempt to exit the EU on the rental property market, many home seekers may be asking whether or not this is the right time or season to rent.  Like any other needs (such as needs to eat, dress, drink etc), everybody needs somewhere to live whether there is EU exit or not.  Right time or not, this is a matter of personal decision.

Easter rentals

The same can be said about the Easter time.  Some home seekers may find that this time of the year is a convenient one to rent.  On the contrary, the same time may be unsuitable for others.    

This week we are working with home seekers to find out ways of weathering bad times to rent a property and saving in good rental times.

Weathering the times to rent

This week’s work with home seekers is a customised one.  This is because each home seeker has particular circumstances and conditions of life. 

The customised support will include the following: 

√ Identification of individual bad times to rent and good times to rent

√ Development of survival rental strategies

√ Factors to consider when making a rental decision

√ Decision making process regarding the choice of the right time to rent

Etc.

 

Saving in good rent-to-property times

Home seekers can as well consider saving as an alternative so that they can rent when the season or timing is favourable to them.  If so, there are saving options that can be looked at.  This week, we are going to look at the saving options available in order to meet home seekers’ rental needs. 

If you are a prospective tenant or home seeker and you are not sure about the best time for you to rent, Home Relief can work with you to consider the economic factors and rental parameters applicable to you as well as support you make an informed decision about the appropriate time for you to rent.

To involve Home Relief in your decision making process about rental times, contact Home Relief Now!

 

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

 

 

Spring Makeover, Lets & Rentals

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 08 April 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 83

 

 

Spring Home Makeover, Easter Lets and Rentals

This week, we are continuing to ask for contracts for Painting and Decoration works under the heading of Spring Makeover.  We are as well carrying on with Spring Lets campaign with emphasis on both Easter Lets and Rentals.

Spring Makeover

With Home Relief’s serial painter and decorator, you can have your tenanted and or landlord/lady’s resident property painted and decorated to the level meeting your requirements.  Home Relief can make a major improvement to the appearance of your property.  

What’s more?

Home Relief can help you…

√ Choose colours for your property makeover

√ Wash down dirty and greasy walls

√ Alter imperfections

√ Treat the walls

√ Smooth out holes and cracks

√ Touch up walls with your chosen colours

If you require any of the above or a complete painting and decoration work, please do not hesitate to contact Home Relief Maintenance Service. 

Home Relief can renovate or improve the appearance of your property.

You can get the makeover impressions that your property needs at Home Relief and set the right tone for your property this Spring.

Easter Lets

Easter is another favourable time for lettings.  We have three types of home seekers hunting for properties this Easter holiday.

• There are some home seekers who are looking for Easter letting deals. 

• There are others who are using the opportunity of Easter holiday in order to view properties with the hope of finding the one they may be interested in and move in. 

• We have registered applicants on our books, applicants who have already planned to move out during this Easter holiday.

If you are a landlord/lady and has a vacant property, Home Relief would like to hear from you.  Home Relief is ready to take up your instructions these Easter and Spring times.

Easter Rentals

Easter is as well a good period of Spring for rentals.  There are three profiles of landlords/ladies this Easter break.

• There are those landlords/ladies who are taking the Easter break to deal with their property letting plans or matters.

• There are others who just would like to get new tenants regardless of the Easter holiday and irrespective of they being away for holidays.

• There are those whose properties have or would become vacant over this Easter and would like to instruct Home Relief for new tenancies.

If you are a home seeker and would like to take up a tenancy this Easter, why not work with Home Relief to deal with your rental application over this Easter time?

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

 

 

Spring Lets

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 01 April 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 82

 

Spring is another favourable season of the year for home seekers to hunt for properties to let.

If you are a landlord/lady, there are various reasons to consider letting your properties to them at this time of the year; reasons which include the following.

• End of Winter move

The end of Winter can mean that those tenants, who were waiting for the change of season to make a smart move, may be willing to move out in Spring, and in doing so freeing places for the new comers and getting themselves ready to move to a new property.

• Low competition to let

When the competition to let a property is relatively low, this could mean that there are competitively priced properties to let.  It also signifies that the supply outweighs the demand of properties to let; suggesting that the asking market rent is within the average renters’ budget.

• Home seekers’ will to rent

It does not matter whether or not there is a big or small stock of properties to let.  What is a decisive factor is home seekers’ willingness to rent.  Their will can command the rental transactions and the exchange of contracts.

• Ineffective market uncertainty

Despite the uncertainty linked to the news about the EU exit, for those who are really looking for a place to rent, this news does not affect their willingness to move and have somewhere to live.  They will still take the risk to rent.

• Risk-averse home seekers

Home seekers who are exposed to property market uncertainty, they may think that it pays off to rent now as they need a place to live now rather than waiting after the uncertainty.  They may assume that the probability of finding or not finding the property they want will still the same now and after the uncertainty.

• Good deals on the market

When economic agents (e.g. home seekers) are keen to proceed with their rental applications, there is always a chance to get good or fruity deals as far as letting is concerned.

• Home Relief as your Spring Rental Season Negotiators

Home Relief can negotiate with home seekers and landlords/ladies to achieve the optimal rents and tenancy terms that are suitable for all the parties to be engaged in the rental agreement.

• End of tenancy agreement

Those renters having the end of their tenancy agreement and or notice to leave coincide with the beginning of Spring can seize the rental opportunities of Spring to vacate.

The above is just a selection of basic demand and supply factors making the main reason for prospective home seekers to hunt for properties to rent this Spring.  They indicate that those who want to let their properties can have good and attractive letting deals in this new season.

   

If you are a home owner and or landlord/lady planning to let your property but struggling to get the best letting deal, 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 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Spring Painting & Decoration Projects

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 25 March 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 81

 

 

Spring Clean your Property with Painting & Decoration

Painting and Decoration Projects that add value to your property to let or manage

You can have your landlord/lady resident property or your tenanted property or even your empty one painted and or decorated by Home Relief over this Spring season.

With Home Relief, you get for your property the painting and decorating looks it deserves with the colours and flavour of your choice. 

Whether it is about a property you reside yourself as a landlord/lady or a tenanted one or even an empty one, Home Relief can add value to it during this Spring season.

It is always a good idea to take away the undesired remaining of the ended season (Winter) and kick off the new season (Spring) with fresh paint, deco and attractive smell for your property.  This adds value to your investment as well.

THIS IS WHY PAINTING AND DECORATION COME ON TOP OF THE PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AGENDA AT HOME RELIEF AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SEASON!

If you have a property that needs a touch of painting and or decoration, please do not hesitate to contact Home Relief.

If you are not going to be around over this Spring for whatever reason, don’t worry we can still do the job while you are away.

Just talk to Home Relief and we will be able to help.

GET THE PAINTING & DECORATION THAT YOUR PROPERTY DESERVES RIGHT NOW!  INSTRUCT HOME RELIEF TODAY!

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

 

 

Customised Session Days!

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 18 March 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 80

 

 

ONLY 5 DAYS TO GO TO ENJOY 10% DISCOUNT!!!

To end this Winter Season, we are offering a 10% discount on our letting and rental services on top of our currently running offers. 

In addition, the remaining few days of this end-of-winter offer are dedicated to  customised sessions for Landlords/ladies and Home seekers/tenants on how to manage their letting and rental goals in uncertain times.

How to manage your letting (as a landlord/lady) or rental (as a home seeker) goals in uncertain times

Further to the process in which the UK has engaged to exit the EU, many landlords/ladies and home seekers/tenants are asking questions about their letting matters for landlords/ladies or rental applications/tenancies for home seekers/tenants. 

These questions are mostly raised by non-UK citizen landlords/ladies and tenants/home seekers with ordinary income earning capacities.  They are asking how the changing economic ties of the UK from the EU would respectively affect their letting and rental situations. 

In order to deal with their concern, we are holding customised sessions with them to provide information to their specific questions to help where we can to reduce worries and anxieties they may have in relation to the incoming change and uncertain property landscape.

So, this week we are working with both landlords/ladies and tenants/home seekers of ordinary income earning capacity to try to reduce level of anxiety amongst them regarding their property needs.  It is hoped that this week’s session will help them to manage uncertainty.

This week’s session will be run by landlords/ladies and tenants/home seekers.  It is them to raise the questions or issues they have in relation to the uncertain times.  We will then try to find together possible answers to questions to be raised. 

Besides the KEY theme of the week on how to manage your property goals in uncertain times, there will be some add-ons.

The following will be added to the landlords’/ladies’ session:

√ Protection of property lettings and management projects

√ Minimisation of letting risks and threats

√ Letting growth plans

The following will be included in the renters’ session:

√ Finding finance to rent a property

√ Rental payment options or plans

√ Digital rental property searches

The customised session is only for up to 10 minutes.  The session can be booked online and/or offline.  To access it, you need to contact Home Relief in advance.

If you are looking for support regarding any of the above mentioned matters, Home Relief’s Customised Session for landlords/ladies and tenants/home seekers is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss.

Contact Home Relief NOW and get 10% DISCOUNT Plus CUSTOMISED SESSION!

Home Relief’s Customised Session ends on 23 March 2019 while the 10% discount offer expires on 31 March 2019. 

To instruct for letting or to rent out from Home Relief and enjoy this special offer, please work with Home Relief!   

Simply need advice on letting or renting before the end of March 2019, 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

 

 

 

End of Season Offer: 10% Discount

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 11 March 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 79

Let or Rent A Property by 23 March 2019 through Home Relief and Receive 10% Discount!

 

Kick-start the Spring Season with a let or rental, and get yourself in the new season’s mood.

 

To end this Winter Season, we are offering a 10% discount on our letting and rental services on top of our currently running offers. 

If you are a landlord/lady or home seeker and looking forward to letting or renting by the end of this Winter 2019, Home Relief is ready to take your instructions to let (for landlords/ladies) or to consider your rental application (for home seekers) NOW.

• Landlords/ladies, Instruct Home Relief by 23 March 2019 and Take Advantage of our Special End of Season Offer!

As landlords/ladies, instructing Home Relief to let your property by 23 March 2019 can lead to the following

√ Enjoy a 10% discount on your instructions to let or manage your property by Home Relief

√ Stability and continuity in your property letting and management

√ Protection of your investment and peace of mind

√ Management of key influences and minimisation of threats such as property market uncertainty associated with an exiting economy

√ Optimisation of any potential letting risks associated with letting market

√ Control over market events before they happen and over your letting income stream

√ Develop a growth plan of action together at the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring 2019 to keep your property investment running

• Home Seekers, Rent from Home Relief by 23 March 2019 and Enjoy the End-of-Season Benefits!

As home seekers or prospective tenants, renting from Home Relief by 23 March 2019 can help you to achieve the following

√ Benefit from a 10% on your rental

√ Get discounted fees and choose a payment plan as an option

√ Secure a home to live before the Spring season

√ Move earlier to avoid the uncertainty of an exiting economy

√ Mitigate any unpredictable property market situation

√ Get settled in your new home from the beginning of Spring

To instruct for letting or to rent out from Home Relief and enjoy this special offer, please work with Home Relief!   

Simply need advice on letting or renting before the end of March 2019, work with Home Relief.

THIS END OF WINTER LETTING AND RENTING CAMPAIGN ENDS ON THE 31ST OF MARCH 2019. 

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

 

 

 

Learn how to pass referencing criteria

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 04 March 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 78

 

Referencing and Profiling

Learn how to pass referencing criteria

In order to improve the way in which some home seekers are looking for homes to rent, what they can do to attract landlords/ladies and find a new home at any time, we are working with them on referencing and profiling issues.

This week’s session will deal with two main areas: home seekers’ profile and references

Home seekers’ profile

Often, when we talk to landlords/ladies about the people who are interested in their properties to rent, they ask us what kinds of people they are or who we have on our books.  This means we need to describe or give to landlords/ladies an outline of the prospective tenants.  Home seekers’ profile needs to be of the kind the people our landlords/ladies or we could accept to rent to before even starting taking up references.

Home seekers’ references

Why we are dealing with references.   This is because we came across tenants who had rent deposit and rent in advance money, and who could pass the income referencing criterion of household income to be 2.5 times the annual rent; but their rental applications were rejected on the basis of money alone.  They failed to meet other referencing criteria (such as character or behaviour).

Our work on referencing matter will include the following areas of interest:

√ Information that home seekers need to provide for reference purpose

√ Types of reference sought by us and landlords/ladies or other letting agents (e.g. employment, past rental history, character etc.)

√ The reasons why some home seekers find difficult to get suitable references and how to solve reference issues

√ The reasons why some home seekers fail and others pass referencing criteria

√ How determinant the following referencing criterion is to home seekers’ rental applications: household income should be 2.5 times the annual rent

√ The reasons why some forms of reference are rejected

√ Who should be your referees regarding homes to rent?

√ How to outsource your reference from a specialist referencing agency

√ Referencing through a third party like a guarantor

√ Reviewing social media accounts with home seekers to make them attractive to landlords/ladies for online referencing purpose

√ What make landlords/ladies and their agents to turn down rental applications (e.g. adverse credit history, temporary jobs etc)

√ Supporting documents such as bank statements, utility bills, proof of identity etc

√ How to fill referencing application forms

√ How to deal and what steps to take from failed report on referencing criteria?

At the end of this week’s session, we hope to achieve the following outcomes with home seekers and prospective tenants.

Outcomes related to individual home seekers and prospective tenants as applicants

To be able to

√ Improve their profile and referencing items

√ Increase their probability of getting accommodation as a result of suitable references

√ Enhance their ability to tape into other opportunities (such as jobs, training and education), especially where there is the problem of rent affordability

√ Raise their bargaining power in negotiations with future landlords/ladies

√ Build trust in their relationships with potential landlords/ladies

√ Prove that they are reliable and trustworthy people who can look after someone else property while they are renting it

Etc.

Outcomes linked to housing deprivation

√ Reduce the number of housing applications rejected on the basis of poor or lack of reference or even unacceptable profile

√ Increase the number of renters through outstanding references and profiles

√ Alleviate barriers to rent due to unsuitable and untrustworthy references

√ Reduce homelessness for some due to unsuitable references and bad quality profiles as tenants who can be recommended to other home providers 

The ultimate goal of this session is for home seekers and prospective tenants to be accepted by prospective landlords/ladies and their letting agents on the basis of outstanding references and good quality profiles.

To find out how this week’s activity may work for you, please contact Home Relief.

Simply need advice related to referencing and profiling matters related to homes to rent or to buy, 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

 

 

 

Homes, Families & Occupation

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 25 February 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 77

 

Homes, Families & Occupation

How to answer this simple question when seeking homes to rent: What do you do?

In the last episode of a series of property themes regarding our February 2019 campaign about affordable homes for low income people and families, we will be dealing with occupation.

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 helping them to rent or buy a home while encouraging them to be economically active through occupation.

When a physical person or a family seeking home has an occupation, it means they have a means of earning a living.  This could be that they are an employee or self-employee or starting a business.  They are performing a job in exchange for payment that could enable them to cover their property rental costs.  They could also be doing voluntary job or internship or on training and education with the expectation this would lead to paid occupation.  It means they are doing something that could enable them to meet the rental requirements or financial tenancy obligations. 

Occupation has to be placed here in the context of meeting contractual rent payments.  For example, looking after your own children is an occupation.  But, that occupation may need to be covered by a financial cover (e.g. housing benefit or saving) to pay for your rental obligations from rental point of view.  Yet, people and families on low income may have problems to meet certain levels of rents.  This is why we are looking into occupation this week.

The purpose of this week’s session is to work with prospective clients to find a home to rent or to buy.  The purpose of this week’s session is NOT to find a job or occupation.   Home Relief is a freelance property agent, but NOT an employment agency. 

However, as part of our extended home service to low income earners we can provide some leads to our clients or home seekers in terms of opportunities in the areas where their current or future home is or will be.  Occupational opportunities could include the following:  paid jobs, volunteering, education and training, apprenticeship, internship etc.  These opportunities could be online, offline, paid or unpaid.  Yet, whatever they do as occupation, they have to make sure they are able to cover their rental commitments.

There are a number of reasons for working with low income people and families around occupation matter.  One of these reasons is that occupied and economically active renters and home seekers have more chance to secure and keep their accommodation compared to others.  Low income people and families do not earn enough to meet many of the high asking rents in the property market.  They need to demonstrate that they can rent affordable homes.  They can only do this if they can improve their income circumstance and meet their rental obligations related to rent payments or mortgage payments for home buyers.

To illustrate this better, let’s give you two cases.

1st Case: A resident landlady complaining about a tenant’s lack of economic occupation

We came across a case whereby a landlady complained to us and threatened to increase the tenant’s share of payments for utility bills because the tenant was housebound.  This is what this landlady said: 

“The tenant I have stays every day in his room.  Yet, when he rented the room, the contract was made on the basis that he would be often out to work and only coming in the evening to sleep and stay over the weekend”. 

This landlady threatened to increase her tenant’s contribution towards the utility bills as she complained about the lack of outdoor occupation from the tenant.

2nd Case: A landlord willing to take benefit claimants with occupation

Sometimes ago, we phoned a landlord and asked him whether or not he would consider home seekers claiming housing benefits.  This is what he replied:

“I don’t mind letting my property to people or families claiming benefits as long as they can pay deposit and rent in advance, they have suitable references and have some occupation like studying or on training or looking for work or working part time”.

The above cases are self-explanatory about the relevancy of occupation when it comes to seeking to rent or buy a home.

This week’s session is about working with home seekers to improve their applications to be eligible for rent by making their occupation stand out.

We hope that at the end of this week’s activity the following will be achieved:

√ Home seekers will be better aware of the place and role of their economic activity in their rental applications

√ The importance that landlords/ladies or their agents can attach to the economic occupation

√ Steps to take to improve home seekers’ economic activity or status

√ What landlords/ladies and their agents are looking for when selecting home seekers’ applications, particularly when it comes to the occupation section

√ The balance between the overall of costs of renting a home (plus the other costs of living) and the total annual earnings (or income) that home seekers may have; and if there is a gap between the  two, how they are prepared to address this issue for the life of the tenancy

√ Being on low income should not be considered as a low key as long as home seekers can offer other guaranties as well as can prove they are actively improving their status

In the end, this week’s process is about working with home seekers so that they can be able to respond to their prospective landlords/ladies and Home Relief to this simple question: What do you do for living?   

To find out how this week’s activity may work for you, please contact Home Relief.

Simply need advice related to occupation for your application to rent or buy a 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

Homes, Families & Locals

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 18 February 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 76

 

 

Families, Homes and Locals

Pursuing on our home campaign for low income people and families to access affordable homes, we are this week working with them on the knowledge of local life.

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.  

Among the ways of supporting these people and families to effectively run their lives is helping them to rent or buy a home in areas where they have basic knowledge and information and where local life can be supportive or suitable to them.  Homes, Families and Local will be the topic for discussion with home seekers and buyers this week.

Learning to know the local area where you want to move in can help when looking for affordable homes.  You can find information about your future local area online via the internet, through local letting and estate agents, on your phone if your phone has a local area feature, you can read local papers, you can visit local libraries etc.

For as long as you will be in the process of renting or buying a home in the future, you may need to know your locals.  Amongst the locals is the local property market.  Even after you have moving in, you may still need to know and integrate into the local life. 

Being part of local life and getting involved or integrated in the local life (in things such as local language, value, habits, news, practice, shopping, networks etc.) can help to soften the process of looking for home to rent or to buy.  If you have already found a home, local knowledge and information can still help you settle in and run your life

Local information can provide you with local networks, contacts, prices, empty properties, habits, flexibility (on things such as the amount or size of deposit to pay), better deals etc.  These things can help you save money especially if you are on low income and looking for affordable homes or living in affordable homes.

The above is what this week’s session will be about.  We can anticipate that at the end of this week’s process of knowing and learning about the locals, home seekers and buyers will be able to figure out their local area and make informed decisions concerning their home matters.  In particular, this week’s activity will provide them with the following

√ Techniques to source a variety of local information and pages

√ Where to find local information about properties and local area

√ Leads to local properties to rent and to buy (both advertised and non-advertised)

√ How to read local information on properties to rent or buy

√ Ways of interpreting and analysing local information and local statistics

√ How to do local comparison for home-renting and buying purposes

√ What is useful and what is not useful in local information and data about properties

√ The vitality and reliability of local statistics for home seekers and buyers

The above benefits from this week’s session will be disentangled from the current say that the social media and big media have taken over the local newspapers and local life.  The session will prove that local information and media are still relevant if not decisive when looking to rent and buy a property, especially for those who have income constraints.

To find out how this week’s activity may work for you, please contact Home Relief.

Need advice on local information for homes to rent or to buy, 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

 

Families, Homes & Health

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 11 February 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 75

Families, Homes and Health

Home Relief campaign for low income families and their homes to rent or to buy continues this week with a focus on health issues.

We will be dealing with both indoor health within a home to rent or to buy, and outdoor health outside in the area where your future home will be located and the health facilities or amenities.

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.  

Among the ways of supporting these people and families to effectively run their lives is helping them to rent or buy a home which is healthy and in healthy area with health facilities or amenities.

As part of working with low income earners/families to find homes that meet their health needs; Homes, Families and Health (HFH) will be the topic for discussion with home seekers and buyers this week.

The reason for this HFH campaign is that people and families with low income earning capacity are often forced to take or choose budget properties in a budget area.  This could raise some concerns about the health conditions inside these properties as well as the health facilities or amenities in this budget (sometimes deprived) area.  This is despite the fact that most sensible landlords/ladies and professional letting/estate agents would cover the health element in the property service they would offer.

The health issue in a home rental and buying market is very relevant than what one could imagine.  We came across a couple owning a property and discovered after many years of living in that property they bought sometimes ago that it was built on a dangerous site and unsafe land; land subject to a collapse in the future.  The property developers who sold them the land and built the property were no longer on the market.  This is just one of the many health examples to consider.    

Regardless of income sizes, all human beings are entitled to live in decent conditions.  The issue of health becomes even a matter of concern where the home seekers and or buyers have health conditions and require a particular property to meet those conditions but cannot afford it.  It is further important in the case of children when they are part of the occupancy of the property to rent or to buy.

This week’s activity with home seekers and buyers will help them to get some insights about the areas of health they need to be fully aware before renting or buying a home.

The session will consider the following

√ Areas of health to check when viewing a property to rent or to buy

√ Health questions and hazards to raise when viewing a property

√ Health history of the property and area (e.g. environmental site)

√ Health infrastructures and amenities in the local area

√ Environmental health in the local area (for example an area where there is or used to be a recycling site or with high level of pollution)

Etc.

As part of this week’s session, we will look at the areas of law related to health, safety and standards for properties to rent and to buy.  We will as well deal some aspects of health insurance related to properties to rent and to buy.

We hope that at the end of this week’s health learning process, home seekers and buyers will be become

√ Health-aware regarding homes to rent or to buy

√ Better informed about health and environmental laws and their implications for the home buying and rental world

√ Capable of matching their budget with their health demand in their property searches and enquiries

√ More able to choose healthy environmental life and lifestyle for themselves and their children

√ Keen in doing some health and environmental searches before renting or buying a property

√ Knowledgeable in protecting their families

√ Aware of health insurance and protection related to property injuries and issues

√ Familiar with areas of law regarding health issues linked to properties to rent or to buy

√ Confident in integrating health considerations in their home seeking and buying plans

To find out how this week’s activity may work for you, please contact Home Relief.

Simply need health advice related to homes to rent or to buy, 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