Families, Homes and Parks

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  01 March  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 182

Renting or buying a property nearby public parks and open green spaces

This week, we will be working with renters and prospective buyers on homes located within few minutes walking distance to a local park or a common or an open green space.  This is vital at this time of the COVID-19 lockdown; time during which many families have nearly exhausted all the possibilities in terms of things they could do indoor at homes.  They are looking for outdoor public open spaces to reduce the COVID-19 lockdown pressure and vicious circle.

When making a choice for a home to rent or buy, it is important to think of outdoor spaces nearby where you could go without having to pay for using them.  Public parks and or open green spaces are usually free and can be a place to go to with your family and reduce the COVID-19 lockdown pressure.  There are pros and cons about parks and open green spaces.  However, in this short post, we are focussing on the benefits of choosing a home near by a park.

What is good to have a home nearby parks and open green spaces?

There are many published benefits about public parks and green open spaces which renters and buyers can find in print and online.  In the context of this post, we have researched and identified some of them which are as follows. 

Public parks and open green spaces can help families …

√ Run their COVID-19 bubbles as specified by the restricted rules related to forming a COVID-19 bubble

√ Maintain contact with nature and recreate outdoors

√ Stay physically active and fit

√ Improve mental health

√ Improve the quality of air the family breathes

√ Provide a place for children and families to connect each other

√ Create an opportunity to practise sport and have a picnic

√ Get in touch with your local community

√ Improve the family health and wellbeing specially at this time of COVID-19 lockdown

Etc. 

It is also argued that parks and open green spaces could be a rental/buying point when negotiating the property rent/price.

On the contrary, the downside is that your home is likely to be exposed to everything happening in the park/open green space including noise.  

The above advantages relating to properties nearby parks and open green spaces are general.  They need to be contextualised in terms of the location of the property to rent or buy.  They also need to be customised since each family is different with their own needs in terms what they can afford.

So, we will be working with both prospective family renters and buyers on helping them to decide whether or not they need to consider parks and/or open green spaces in their home rental or buying applications.

What we hope to achieve through this week’s activity

One can hope that at the end of this week’s activity potential renters and buyers will be able to achieve the following:

√ To carefully consider public parks and or open green spaces when making their applications to buy or rent

√ To be aware and act upon the probable beneficial effects of public parks and or open green spaces on the property to rent or buy

√ To check the rents and prices of properties located in the vicinity of public parks and green open spaces

√ To be well informed about the public parks and open green spaces they need to know before agreeing to any tenancy or buying contract

√ To be able to interpret or understand the rental/buying impacts of homes near a park

√ To compile a basic comparative report about homes within a short distance to a local park in terms of advantages and disadvantages, etc.

For those renters and buyers buying the services of a letting or estate agent, some of the above mentioned points would normally be included in the service the agent provides in the form of a property letting or buying file.  Those who technically did some thorough searches on the property would have dealt with these matters. 

Renters and buyers can as well find some of this information via local searches (from the local authority or any environmental agency specialised in open green spaces) about the property. 

For those who want to work with Home Relief and find more about renting or buying a home within a short walking distance to a local park, they are welcome to do so.

Need to know more about renting or buying nearby parks or open green  spaces, why not work with Home Relief?

Simply need 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

Families, Homes and Health

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  22 February  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 181

How to integrate health elements in your home seeking and buying plans

This is a campaign designed to work with low income families and those who are planning to rent or buy homes.  The focus of this campaign is on health issues, particularly the coronavirus pandemic.

• What FHH (Families, Homes and Heath) will be about

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

• How Home Relief can help low income renters/buyers

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; Families, Homes and Health (FHH) will be the topic for discussion with home seekers and buyers this week.

• Why FHH is the focus for this week

The reason for this FHH 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. At this time of the health crisis brought by the coronavirus, most of them would include COVID-19 issues in the product/service they are offering in order to protect their customers and the general public.

The health issue (like the coronavirus pandemic) 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.    

• Right to a decent home

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.  Furthermore, the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which we perceive health matter in the context of home decency as well as in the public life.

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.

• What is included in this week’s session?

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

√ Areas of health you should tick the box for protection against the coronavirus pandemic

√ 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 with some aspects of health insurance related to properties to rent and to buy.  Since we are in a new situation of the coronavirus pandemic, we will as well check what the law and the housing sector say about the coronavirus pandemic as far as property rental and buying are concerned.

• Expected outcomes

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

√ Health-aware regarding homes to rent or to buy

√ Well informed than they were 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 than before 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 regarding healthy homes/living

√ 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 (including the coronavirus pandemic) 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 the year.

Many thanks!

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

Moving Home Safely

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  15 February  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 180

Rentals under the National Guidance on Moving Home Safely

As the lockdown is still in place and the housing market is still opened but under some restrictions, Home Relief will be e-discussing with renters about their moving in and out plans.

Home Relief will be e-working with them on how to proceed with their rental plans under the constraint of Covid-19 and the conditions of anti-coronavirus measures and restrictions.  This e-discussion will be dealing with a number of points such as:

√ Understanding on how the rental industry is operating under the national guidance on moving home safely

√ What to do and what not to do as renters during the lockdown

√ How to adapt to new ways of working in the rental sector (e.g. virtual viewings, disinfection or cleaning of property before and after viewings)

√ How to prepare themselves as prospective tenants and rent within the boundaries of anti-coronavirus and lockdown rules

√ New areas of safety and protection to consider in the new era of Covid-19 adversity

√ Understanding and maintenance of the socially distanced rules within the rental sector (e.g. to keep 2 meters apart during property viewings; staggered viewings, letting fresh air in, wearing a face covering, etc.)

√ Help those who want to move progress their plans to move

The e-discussion will enable those who want to rent to have the opportunity to e-discuss their plans in more details and register their rental needs.

Need to rent under the Covid-19 constraint and the National Guidance on Moving Home Safely, please e-work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

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

Online Property Services

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  08 February  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 179

This post is about a limited number of services that Home Relief has organised for landlords/ladies and renters in relation to the current coronavirus situation.

Before saying something about these services, let us hope that landlords/ladies and renters are keeping themselves healthy and safe as the confinement goes on.

Home Relief is following the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.

Although the housing market remains open, we are physically closed due to the restrictions relating to new COVID-19 variant and national lockdown.  However, we have continued to keep you informed via this weekly post.

Online Property Services for Landlords/ladies during the national lockdown

For those landlords/ladies who are in need or would like to know what is going at Home Relief, we would like to inform you that Home Relief is only taking online enquiries and queries during this restricted period of Covid-19. 

We can virtually offer a limited number of landlord/lady services such as distance working viewings, valuations, essential maintenance, etc. 

In relation to the coronavirus pandemic situation itself, we can provide advice and information about disinfecting your rental property.

We are as well reiterating and can customise the health and safety measures and guidance given by the UK government, the NHS as well as by the private residential property industry to adapt them to your circumstances and the conditions of your rental property.

If you decide to instruct us during this time, your property will be added to our list of properties to let and will appear on our website.

Online Property Services for Renters during the national lockdown

As you probably know, Home Relief provides all-round residential property services principled by social goals with the aim of reducing housing deprivation for low income people and families.  

Our property relief service does not only provide home seekers and buyers with advice to access a home to live, but also help them to help themselves in effectively running their lives.  

One of the ways of supporting these people and families to effectively run their lives is to support them at this critical time of the coronavirus lockdown by providing them with online property services to ease pressure.

Our online property services for renters include: information on rents determination, property locations, referencing criteria, rental market information, vacancies, rental contracts, etc. 

Like for landlords/ladies, we can advise and inform renters about the health and safety at home as provided by the UK government, the NHS and the private residential property sector.  We can as well help renters to understand any rental information provided by the statutory bodies to the rental sector.

At the moment, we know that many people (including renters) have lost their earning capacity and income due to the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.  To support those renters suffering from these effects, we can provide leads and information on income recovery schemes, deposits and rent payment problems. 

The above named coronavirus-related income advice service is in line with the provision of the UK Government on the matter and the newly set up available rental help by many funders on the market to help homeless and renters who are experienced financial hardships due to the coronavirus impacts and restrictions.

Additionally, many of you may be asking questions like this one: can they move home or view a property during this time of lockdown?  People can still move home and view properties unless this is conducted in a COVID-19 secure working environment (in a safe and socially distanced way).

Need help and advice related to private residential property letting and rental during the pandemic and lockdown period, please e-work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

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

Private Landlords’/ladies’ Property Portfolio and the Coronavirus Lockdown

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  01 February  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 178

How to deal with your property portfolio during the coronavirus lockdown

Home Relief’s e-working programme to keep landlords/ladies and renters engaged during the Covid-19 and lockdown will be dealing this week with the impact of Covid-19 and the second lockdown on property portfolio.  We will be discussing about the collection of properties and financial securities attached to these properties that landlords/ladies may be holding in their portfolio.

When landlords/ladies build a property portfolio (or a group of investment properties), they will have a number of buy to let investment opportunities with the aim of generating an optimum return on investment with many properties.  They will try to achieve the goals of meeting capital growth returns or rental yields or both.

There are many types of landlords/ladies in the private rental market.  In the context of this week’s e-work about the Covid-19 and lockdown, we will be dealing with small landlords/ladies who have more than just one property, that is to say those who have between 2 and 5 rental properties in their property portfolio.

In our e-work, we will try to find out how the Covid-19 and lockdown have impacted their property portfolio.  In other words, we shall together with them try to know how the achievement of expected return from a varied portfolio of properties and their related securities and risks, has been affected by the Covid-19 rebound and the second lockdown.

Points of e-work on property portfolio that we shall consider

Through our e-work, one could hope the following points will be raised:

How landlords/ladies have spread the risk amongst the different securities or properties in their portfolio

√ The level of risk incurred so far for their expected return as a result of Covid-19 and lockdown

√ How their selection in their portfolio is meeting the goals of optimum capital growth and rental yields

√ Whether or not the capital value associated with their properties have been appreciated or depreciated due to the coronavirus and lockdown impacts

√ Property management under the constraints of anti-coronavirus measures

√ Essential property maintenance during the Covid-19 and lockdown times

√ Performance about the return on their property investment

√ Property running expenses versus incoming rents during the Covid-19 and lockdown periods

√ How Covid-19 and lockdowns have affected the relationships between landlords/ladies and their tenants, etc.

One could hope that as outcome from this e-work, landlords/ladies will know where they stand in terms of their property portfolio during this difficult time of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown.

Landlords/ladies will be able to discuss their individual cases or portfolios.  Where the need arises or the request will be made, landlords/ladies will be referred to financial advisors or property portfolio specialists to look into their matter.  However, due to the lockdown we cannot guarantee that this type of portfolio advisory support will be currently available.

Need to discuss your property portfolio, please e-work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

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

Unoccupied and Vacant Properties during the Lockdown

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  25 January  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 177

 

What you can do to protect your investment

This week, we are carrying on our e-work by engaging landlords/ladies with the topic of coronavirus-led unoccupied and vacant properties.

Indeed, the coronavirus has put a halt on some aspects of residential private property lettings, particularly moving in and out.  This has led to a relative increase in the stock of unoccupied or vacant properties.

As a ripple effect of coronavirus, many landlords/ladies may have found themselves with wholly or partially unoccupied or vacant properties since there is rental fallout between the two sides of the rental market (supply and demand). 

Before going any further in this post, let us clarify the meaning of what we are talking about.

What is the difference between vacant property and unoccupied property?

The law defines the term “vacant” as meaning “completely empty”. This means that there are no people and no personal items within the property. This is typical of an empty unfurnished rental property, waiting to be let. Whilst the term “unoccupied” should be used to describe a property which contains possessions as if the residents were to return at any time.

Coronavirus-led unoccupied properties  can happen for various reasons like the following:

• Tenants are away to provide childcare support for families or friends because of the coronavirus social pressure

• Tenants could be hospitalised with COVID-19

• Tenants may leave your property to look after a parent or family member who is classified as COVID-19 vulnerable person.

For all these sorts of reasons a property could become vacant or unoccupied at this time of COVID-19 mutation and second lockdown.  

In these circumstances, some landlords/ladies may be asking what they do in such market conditions.

Other landlords/ladies who are better equipped and informed may have been advised by their letting and/or managing agents what to do. 

Other ones who do not have the necessary information to handle the situation may need some forms of support.

This week, Home Relief will be trying to e-work with those landlords/ladies who do not still know what to do and those who are under informed to find out the possible answers to vacant properties as the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown last.  This e-work will be from the perspective of prevention than a cure to the problem posed by unoccupied or vacant properties.

Areas to be covered during this week’s e-work

Our distance working session will help landlords/ladies to tackle the following issues:

√ Inspections in a coronavirus-secure and safe environment

√ Upkeep of the property

√ Security and safety of unoccupied or vacant properties

√ Inside property maintenance

√ Alternative uses of your property as a way of re-purposing property assets within your portfolio

√ Checks about insurance cover as it could be different depending on whether the property is unoccupied or vacant

√ Communication with tenants to check your property is occupied and safe

√ Prevention and management of damages and losses (in case of theft, squatters, vandalism, etc.)

Etc.

At the end of this week’s e-work, landlords/ladies will be in a position to take all the necessary and reasonable measures to protect their rental investment during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond.

We are as well going to share online resources regarding vacant or unoccupied properties.  These resources will be both from the residential private property sector and the UK Government’s guidance relating to property maintenance during the Covid-19 national emergency. 

Additionally, landlords/ladies will have the opportunity to raise issues related to their individual property cases as the e-session will be customised.

Need to know more about what to do with unoccupied or vacant properties, please e-work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

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

Adaptable Homes for Working-from-home Tenants

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  18 January  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 176

How to make rented homes fit for working in during the COVID-19 lockdown

It will be almost one year this March 2021 starting from March 2020 since the first lockdown was initiated as a result of COVID-19 disaster and adversity.  During this time, some people including renters are working from home as part of the lockdown requirements and request by their employers.  What seems to be a temporary situation of a couple of months has become a medium-term solution to new normal working habits. 

In these circumstances, homes whether rented or not where tenants are working from (because of the coronavirus and lockdown restrictions) could be adapted for work.  It is much easier to adapt a home for work if you are the owner of this home than if you are a tenant as you may need a permission from your landlord/lady to do certain things.  This is why we are holding this week’s activity with landlords/ladies and tenants to explore ways of doing it without upsetting any of the parties who may be involved in this adaptation.

The purpose of this week’s e-work

We will be e-working with landlords/ladies and tenants on how to make homes adaptable for work.  This e-work with them will be carry out with the assumption that many of rented properties are not designed for such purpose.  Some types of work may not be suitable to be carried out within a rented property. 

Under the special circumstances of COVID-19 crisis, landlords/ladies can re-organise their properties to make them fit for work.  They can make their property fit for home-working by tenants who pay them rent but who do not have any other alternative means except to work from home (because of the COVID-19 and national lockdown restrictions).

What we will be dealing with this week

As part of this week’s e-work, we will be looking at the following:

√ What are the types of work that may be suitable or unsuitable to be carried out in a rented property?

√ What are the minor alterations or changes that landlords/ladies can do inside their property in order to make it fit for home-working purpose?  This is bearing in mind that any major alterations of the property or change of use of the property would be subject to a planning permission from the local authority.

√ Where does the law sit on this matter?

√ How to create space for home-working tenants without touching fixtures and fittings, and without affecting the use of property which is primarily a residential home not a home for work?

√ Under which circumstances tenants can work from their rented home without affecting the integrity of their tenancy and the feature of the property primarily designed as a property-to-live in not to work in?

√ How to manage tenancy relationships between landlords/ladies and tenants when tenants are working from their rented home because of the current health crisis

√ How to reduce conflicts or tensions in a landlord/lady resident property setting when a tenant is working from their room or bedsit or studio flat

√ Should the rent be increased or decreased or stayed the same because the tenant is working from their rented home because of the COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions?

The above are the questions and issues we will try to explore answers with landlords/ladies and renters this week.

Additionally, we shall provide any relevant resources (both online and print) to complete the e-working session of the week.

Need to find out what to do when tenants are working from their rented home, please e-work with Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, Home Relief is the people dealing with affordable homes you could consider in your property searches and enquiries.

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

What can bring happiness to landlords/ladies?

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  11 January  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 175

Our campaign for happiness in 2021 continues this week by looking at what can make landlords/ladies happy in 2021.

In 2020, we had many COVID-19 related situations that made landlords/ladies unhappy.  Because of the restrictions and rules relating to COVID-19 and lockdown, we had for example the following situations:

• Landlords/ladies could not rent their properties as they wish

• Landlords/ladies could not maintain or refurbish their properties the way they wanted

• Landlords/ladies could not easily sell or regain possession of their properties.

One would have thought in 2021, these situations will disappear.  With the rebound of COVID-19 and a new national lockdown, they could still experience the same situation.  Like any body else, landlords/ladies need some happiness in 2021.  But, what can make them happy?

Happiness for landlords/ladies could mean a variety of things.  In the context of this campaign, we have identified six areas we think that can bring happiness to them.  They are as follows:

(1) Rental income

Not losing income from rental payments from tenants and or rental valuation can keep landlords/ladies happy from the property lettings and management perspective.

(2) Property maintenance

Landlords/ladies would also be happy if their tenants are well looking after their property by keeping it in a good healthy and safe condition.

(3) Support

At this challenging time of the new COVID-19 variant and second lockdown, landlords/ladies would be more than happier if they can count on their letting or managing agents or someone else should they need any help.

(4) Generous treatment

Given what is happening with the economy as a result of the COVID-19 and lockdowns, it could be cost-effective for landlords/ladies like any investor to be entitled to some sort of reduced fees or staggered payments for any letting and/or management services they may seek.   

(5) Freedom

No matter the economic circumstances we are in, landlords/ladies should be free to let their property to the kind of tenants or renters they want.

(6) Confidence

Happy landlords/ladies will have trusted or confident relationships with their tenants and those working for their property.

The above indicators of happiness are not the only that can be useful for landlords/ladies.  They could be more.  What is important is that they give some indication on what can bring happiness for landlords/ladies as far as property letting and management are concerned.

For those landlords/ladies who would like to dip into them with us or who have any query, please do not hesitate to contact Home Relief.

For those landlords/ladies who are looking for happiness as far as property letting and management are concerned, they can work with Home Relief so that we could together find ways of bringing happiness into their current or future property investment. 

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

Making Renters Happy in 2021

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  04 January  2021

by the Property  Team

Post No. 174

Welcome back to all our property supporters, followers, blog readers and web visitors.  We hope that you had a relaxing festive break and wish you Happy New Year again!

After careful consideration of the issues that renters faced in 2020 and of those highlighted in our 2020 Review, we would like to start 2021 property campaign with the theme of happiness and joy for renters.

Making Renters Happy in 2021

The letting and rental stories of 2020 were all about COVID-19 outbreak and its ramifications in the economy, particularly but not exclusively in the housing economy.  2021 could be of a different story, of a story of happiness for renters while still fighting the coronavirus effects and managing the current lockdown.

Experiencing lockdowns twice could make renters unhappy.  Yet, it is a general and global situation.  2021 could be the year of no one is  left behind whether they are private or social renters in the rental ladder and market.  There are little things that can be done to recreate happiness and joy for renters in 2021.

What are those contributors to renters’ happiness in 2021?

These few contributors to renters’ happiness could include the following:

(1) Renters’ money

Making renters happy could mean ensuring that renters do not lose their deposit without sound reasons while receiving rental service that is value for the rent they pay.

It could also mean providing them leads on funding information covering items such as: deposit schemes, rent shortfall, insurance cover for low income renters, etc.

(2) Healthy property

Maintaining a rented property that is healthy, safe and COVID-19 secure can contribute to renters’ happiness and joy.

(3) Support

Renters can count on Home Relief, their landlords/ladies and the rental sector in times of crisis like of the COVID-19 outbreak and surge in terms of advice and guidance in what to do to stay healthy and safe.

For example: supporting the improvement of renters’ knowledge and skills in the area of property rental can bring happiness in the way they understand rental literature, as well as supporting their social mobility so that they can change their status from low to medium and high income earners to avoid rent payment issues.

(4) Kindness and consideration

Removing any non-essential costs to the service provided to renters at this challenging time of COVID-19 could bring some happiness and send a message of kindness and consideration to renters. 

For example: when recycling items as a landlord/lady, you could alternatively think of your rented property if these items could be used in your rented property.

(5) Freedom

Renters should always have the freedom to stay where they want to live without forcing them to stay in the property because it is convenient for the landlord/lady or their letting/managing agents.

For example: providing easily available and accessible information about renters’ rights and obligations can reinforce this freedom while helping them to understand legal terms and jargon.

(6) Creditworthiness

Keeping a trusted relationship between renters and Home Relief, between renters and their landlords/ladies can boost their confidence and happiness.

All the above contributors to renters’ happiness could be designed to make renters happy.  One could make assumption that the more they are happier, the more they become self-confident and can meet their rental requirements.    

So, Making Renters Happy in 2021 is what we have on the menu for this week to start off 2021 rental campaign. 

For those renters who have any issue about happy relationships with their landlord/lady in their rented property, they are free to contact Home Relief to discuss this matter. 

For those renters who are looking for happiness as far as property rental is concerned, they can work with Home Relief so that we could together find ways of bringing happiness into their current or future tenancy. 

For those who want just to go in depth about how to be a happy renter in 2021, they are as well welcome to work with Home Relief should they wish to do so.

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

Year-in-Review Recap

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  28 December  2020

by the Property  Team

Post No. 173

How the year 2020 has been for Home Relief, Landlords/ladies, Home Buyers and Renters

The current post is the last and 50th of 2020.  It is a step back that looks at what has happened in 2020 before entering the New Year. 

In order to review the year 2020, we have selected and listed 21 property themes and campaigns that shaped Home Relief’s work with followers and supporters during the year 2020.  The selected themes and campaigns are either related to coronavirus or lockdown or tier system of restrictions.

This selection is based on the fact that the coronavirus has been the dominant factor in the housing market this year and its ramifications are still felt in the letting and rental sector.  As we report on Home Relief, the non-essential retail is close in tier four of COVID-19 system of restrictions.

During this challenging pandemic year, we have engaged landlords/ladies, home buyers and renters with support and advice in order for them to turn around the adverse effects of the COVID-19 shock to their gains.  Some of them succeeded while others are still struggling in dealing with the COVID-19 and lockdown effects.

The 21 property themes and campaigns making our 2020 year-in-review recap include:

1) Coronavirus, Lettings and Rentals

2) Coronavirus, Creativity and Adaptable Homes

3) Coronavirus and Residential Property Management

4) Coronavirus and Essential Private Property Rental Maintenance

5) Engaging Landlords/ladies and Renters during the Coronavirus Crisis

6) Coronavirus-led Vacant Properties

7) COVID-19 and Private Landlords/ladies Property Portfolio

8) COVID-19 Rental Fallout

9) Back to Rental under COVID-19 Constraint

10) COVID-19 Rental Payment Fallout

11) COVID-19 Secure Summer Short-term Lets & Rentals 

12) Post-lockdown Holiday Lettings

13) COVID-19 Proof Holiday Rentals

14) Property Checks & Inventories in the Era of COVID-19

15) The Second Lockdown 

16) Coronavirus, Lockdown, Creativity and Adaptable Homes

17) Residential Private Property Management and the Second Lockdown    

18) Coronavirus, Lockdown and Essential Property Maintenance  

19) Property Lettings and Rentals in the context of Three-tiered System of Restrictions

20) Private Residential Property Lettings in the Three-tiered System of Restrictions

21) Private Residential Property Rentals in the Three-tiered System of Restrictions

If you are a Home Relief’s blog reader or follower, you will remember these themes or campaigns.  Otherwise, you can still contact Home Relief for any details regarding them and/or the full story of the year 2020.

Most of the points developed in these themes and campaigns are the reflection about concern and problems expressed by landlords/ladies, home buyers and renters regarding COVID-19 and its ramifications in the letting and rental sector.  As a result of their expression, we developed the above themes and campaigns to mitigate these problems and help them protect their investments and have a peace of mind.

With all the best wishes of happy ending year 2020 and of promising year 2021!

We thank you for your clientele over 2020 and hope we will renew your loyalty and support in the New Year.

With best wishes of the season!

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