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

 

Homes, Families & Schools

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 04 February 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 74

 

 

Homes, Families and Schools

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  homes to live, but also help them to help themselves in effectively running their lives such as meeting educational needs for families with children.

As part of working with low income earners/families to find homes that meet their children needs; Homes, Families and Schools (HFS) as a topic will be discussed with home seekers and buyers this week.

HFS is progressive session of home advice given by Home Relief to ordinary families looking to rent or to buy a property in the catchment area schools that are closer to their choices. 

Often ordinary families and low income earners have a very limited choice for both affordable homes to rent (or to buy) and preferred schools of their choices for their children.  This type of home seekers and buyers when they are looking for affordable homes within the catchment area schools at the top of the class, they may often settle with a forced choice of getting homes closer to the national average grade schools only.

Because these families have very limited incomes, it does not mean that the academic potentials and ambitions of their children have to be limited to unaffordable homes and forced choices of schools.

The HFS campaign helps these families to alleviate these two barriers or constraints (i.e. unaffordable homes and not-preferred schools) by supporting them as much as possible with information, advice, tips and guidance on these two matters.  This would help them to get the best least possible choice on the housing and educational markets. 

Attention readers!

The purpose of this week’s activity is to work with home seekers and buyers to reduce barriers in finding homes to rent or buy within the catchment area schools of their choices.  The purpose of this week’s session is NOT to find schools for their children. 

Home Relief hopes that this week’s campaign will enable families seeking to rent or buy homes to the following

√ Get as much as information they need and can to make informed decisions and choices for homes to rent or buy while taking into account the educational needs of their children

√ Boost their own home renting and buying search skills (skills to find a home to rent or buy and skills to find preferred schools for kids)

√ Better use of property finder, catchment area checker and school finder online services

√ Make better home renting and buying planning (including budgeting)

√ Discuss ways of improving their status (their earning capacities and references) as home renters and buyers

√ Enhance their home seeking and buying applications in order to be within the catchment area schools of their choices or their children’s choices

Briefly give a choice to low income families.

In the end, the all process of this week’s campaign is for them to generate a property rental or a property buy that includes both affordability and school preference.

Need home advice in relation to catchment area schools, 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

 

A Post-Tenant Fees World

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 28 January 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 73

 

 

How to prepare for a post-tenant fees world

 

This week we are going to work with landlords/ladies on matters related to security deposits and upfront fees for tenants.

Our session of work with them is about making the preparation regarding the incoming law that will restrict the level of deposits and ban upfront fees for tenants in the private rental market. 

The incoming Tenants Fees bill from the UK Government will become the Tenant Fees Act 2019 as from the next 1st of June. 

Although the Tenant Fees Act will only apply to tenancy agreements signed after the start of June 2019, it is better to start making preparations with landlords/ladies on how it is going to affect them.

Our preparatory work with them will deal with the following areas of discussion:

• How the ban on upfront fees for tenants and cap on security deposits will affect landlords/ladies’ property investment

• Exploring and rethinking a new business model of making money out of property lettings and management within the framework of the incoming newly regulated environment

• Examining areas of law and practice protecting so far property owners from bad tenants

• How to still conduct credit checks, inventories and references without tenants being charged for them

• How to tape into landlords/ladies’ protection and insurance products in the rental property sector to reduce potential risks due to property lettings

• Working on best possible ways of selecting tenants to avoid bad tenants since there will be bans and caps on what the tenants can be required to pay

• Looking into alternative sources of protection and guarantee so that landlords/ladies can adapt to the new rental world (a post-tenants fees one) and mitigate the adverse effects of the incoming change on their property investment

• How to improve margins and keep the revenue stream of your property in a deposit and tenant fees regulated environment

The above are the issues we intend to discuss with landlords/ladies and property owners.  Our work will as well look at other areas of the new legislation like penalty on tenants for late rent payments and loss of keys, in particular how to implement them in the given terms and conditions of business.

We hope this week’s session of exchange of ideas with landlords/ladies will help to achieve the following outcomes:

√ Better prepared landlords/ladies to embrace the post-tenant fees world

√ Confident landlords/ladies about the prospects for letting through us or by themselves or even through a third party

√ Motivated clients to keep the property investment and lettings instructions going

√ Empowered landlords/ladies with ideas so that they can integrate bans and caps (about what the tenants could be required to pay) in their letting plans

√ Skillful customers in diversifying the property portfolio and minimizing risks and threats

√ Risk averse landlords/ladies will be informed on a range of protection and insurance products and schemes

√ Better planner landlords/ladies with peace of mind and security about their property investment

Etc.

One week of discussion is not enough to get the ins and outs for a good preparation for this kind of change.  However, this week is just a building block of a series of activities to come until the Tenant Fees Act 2019 becomes in force and mandatory.

Need to prepare for the post-tenant fees world, 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

 

Home Finding and Keeping

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 21 January 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 72

 

 

 

Making Finding and Keeping a Home to Rent Easier for Renters and Home Seekers 

How to find and keep a home under a new online direct rent payments system

 

This week we are working with prospective tenants and home seekers on the ways of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home.  This week’s work is our affordable and decent home campaign

This week’s activity or session is for prospective tenants and home seekers from rental private sector who probably are or will be eligible for universal credit or housing benefit. 

The session has to be placed within the context of the Work and Pensions Secretary’s news of two weeks ago about a new online direct rent payments system to landlords/ladies.  

Last week, we focused on landlords/ladies regarding this system.  This week our emphasis is placed on the real beneficiary of this new system, universal benefit claimants. 

Indeed, the process of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home has never been easier for some people, especially for those on low incomes or on universal credit or housing benefit.   This week we are going to explore with prospective tenants and home seekers ways of softening this problem of finding and keeping a home.

We would work with the assumption that those eligible for universal credit and looking for a place and space to rent would have the expectation that their application for rent would be considered by landlords/ladies or letting agents.

Being supported by a Government scheme to make your rent payments directly to your prospective landlords/ladies or managing agents does not necessarily guarantee that you have been accepted by landlords/ladies and letting agents. 

What else can you do to persuade those landlords/ladies who naturally have some kinds of reservation or reluctance on your situation of being universal benefit or housing benefit claimant or applicant? 

In this week’s activity, we will try to deal with one of the most difficult issues that low income home seekers face; which is how to find and keep an affordable and decent home while you are experiencing budget constraints on the income side.  We will try to make finding and keeping a home easier for benefit claimants.  This is what this week’s activity is all about.

So, as part of our affordable and decent home campaign, we will be working on the following

√ Online direct rent payments system

√ Universal credit

√ Rental budget

√ Ways of improving your rental application

√ Home finding techniques

√ Home keeping solutions

Etc.

We hope that at the end of this week’s home finding and keeping process, renters and home seekers will be able to develop a basic rental plan and meet their goals of finding and keeping an affordable and decent home within their budget constraints.

If you are having problems in finding and keeping a home, Home Relief is willing to work with you to find ways out of your problems. 

 

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

 

 

Online Direct Rent Payments

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 14 January 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 71

 

 

Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords/ladies of Universal Credit

Until now, landlords/ladies could apply for an Alternative Payment Arrangement (APA) and use the UC47 form to get paid the housing element of Universal Credit directly to them.  This system has some advantages and disadvantages.  One of the limitations and inconvenience of this system is notably a long waiting time.

Last week, the Work and Pensions Secretary announced that there will be a new online system allowing rent payments to be paid directly to landlords/ladies.  The new system is meant to rectify the inconvenience of the old one and help both tenants and home seekers to secure a tenancy. 

This week, we are working on this new initiative announced last week by the Work and Pensions Secretary regarding a new online system allowing rent payments to be paid directly to landlords/ladies. 

This week’s activity with landlords/ladies will address some of the questions surrounding the use of the newly announced system by the Work and Pensions Secretary and the issue of letting properties to Universal Credit claimants (UCC).  In particular, we will look at the following questions:

What do landlords/ladies think and feel about the new online system (Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords)?

With this new online system, can they re-consider their position in letting their properties to UCC? (Especially those landlords/ladies who are reluctant to do so)

What further guarantees do they may need?

How Home Relief can help you on this matter?

This week’s activity with landlords/ladies of UCC goes further in dealing with the following related issues of Online Direct Rent Payments to Landlords/ladies holding other property accounts.  Specifically, we will be as well working with landlords/ladies on the following elements of property management account:

Understanding online direct payments account and its implications for a sound property management

Setting up an online direct payment account and a mobile money account

Dealing with online security and protection issues in relation to online direct payment accounts

Monitoring your online direct payment account

Choosing and using digital technologies to handle online direct payments (e.g. iPhones, mobile phones, tablets, laptops etc.)

Managing your online direct rent payments account alongside with other online payments etc

 

Briefly, we will work on two points:

1/ Issues or questions surrounding Online Direct Rent Payments to landlords/ladies

2/ Managing online direct payment accounts

At the end of this week’s activity and process of working with landlords/ladies, we hope to achieve the following outcomes:

landlords/ladies will be able to gain confidence in using online direct payment accounts and will shift their mindsets in becoming positive in their attitude towards letting their properties to UCC in the future.

The above mentioned activity for this week is for landlords/ladies letting and or thinking of letting their properties to Universal Credit and housing benefit claimants or recipients by themselves or via Home Relief.

If you are a landlord/lady thinks or feels you may consider UCC people and families, this week’s activity is for you.

If you are a landlord/lady wants further details about this week’s activity, 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 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

New Year, New Lets and New Rentals

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 07 January 2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 70

 

 

 

• New Year, New Lets for Landlords/ladies and Homeowners!

 

January is the right month for property lettings. 

January is the month during which people, who are looking for properties to rent in the New Year, may want to move.  

They may want to rent in the New Year for various reasons which include:

 

√ Start a new life

√ Move to a new area

√ Feel good in a new home at a new place

√ Move closer to a school for children

√ Start a new job

√ Relocate with family

√ Get closer to healthcare services

√ Reduce commuting journey and costs

√ Realize their postponed moving plans made before the New Year etc.

 

As these reasons speak themselves, January is the right time to get a tenant.

Home Relief is ready to make January the right month to get a tenant for you landlords/ladies and home owners.

 

With Home Relief,

 

√ Rental Market Value is guaranteed

√ Home seekers with deposit and rent in advance awaiting

√ Vetted Renters with suitable references and incomes already        registered on our books

 

If you have a bit of concern about over spending you made during the last Christmas and the New Year celebrations, it is now time to start getting some finances from your property letting. 

 

Home Relief is ready to help!

 

GET YOUR FINANCES BACK ON TRACK FROM YOUR PROPERTY LETTING NOW!

 

Contact Home Relief TODAY!

 

 

• New Year, New Rentals for Home Seekers and Prospective Tenants!

New Year is a New Chance to get a New Home to Rent through Home Relief.

You can move in this January 2019 with Help to Rent from Home Relief.

We have a number of properties to let at the Best Ever Offers in our rental stock. 

They range from a Single Room to Flats and Houses. 

We have provided a few examples of the properties we are clearing from our stock at https://homerelief.co/property-search/

If you are looking for a New Home in the New Year, here is the New Chance for you to start this year. 

It does not matter whether you are a first time renter or all time one.

Home Relief does not only offer you properties to let, but also we can assist you with our Help To Rent scheme.

Our property service operates on the first come first serve basis.

Contact our Lettings Negotiator NOW to arrange a customized response to your home needs.

 

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 in 2019.

Many thanks!

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