Online Direct Rent Payments

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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

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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

 

 

2018 Year in Review & Happy New Year!

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Monday 31 December 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 69

 

 

This post is the last of the year 2018. 

We hope that despite the ups and downs of life, you are ending 2018 on a happy note. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all Happy New Year wherever you are in any part of the world. 

We hope that the year 2019 will be of tremendous opportunity for all of us.

Below you will find the Review of 2018.

 

Home Relief 2018 Year in Review

The following 18 property themes and campaigns, which shaped the year 2018 for Home Relief, are the ones we have selected and listed in no particular order. 

1. Decent Rents 

2. Convenient  New-builds

3. Bringing Home-Buying Processes and Products for Low Income Earners under the Same Roof 

4. A Foothold on the Home Ladder can be a Relief

5. Home Selling  

6. Property Checks and Inventories: Tenants’ Participation 

7. Check Rental Statistics 

8. Setting up and Organising Rental Accounts as a New Tenant 

9. Making Rental Journey Affordable for Home Seekers! 

10. Summer Renting Campaign – How to Make your Renting Plans Work 

11. Season to Rent for Home Seekers 

12. WI-FI and App-connected Kitchen! 

13. Home Seekers’ Targeted Properties to Rent 

14. Landlord-Tenant Relationships Support Week 

15. Key Tips for Warm Rental Homes 

16. Property Rescue Mission With Abandoned Properties  

17. Tips for Digital Windows and Home Tech 

18. Becoming Home Owners in 2019 

 

If you are a Home Relief’s blog reader, you will remember these themes or campaigns.  Otherwise, you can still contact Home Relief for any details regarding them.

With all the best wishes of happy ending year 2018 and of promising year 2019!

We thank you for your clientele over 2018 and wish you Happy New Year! 

We look forward to receiving your regular visits to Home Relief website and to doing business with you in 2019.

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

 

Season’s Greetings and Services

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 24 December 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 68

 

Property Services during the Festive Break

We have the following messages for the festive period.

• Queries and Enquiries

During the Festive holidays, we will only handle online queries and enquiries. 

Most of our property services are scaled down around this period until the New Year.   People should expect delay from us in returning their calls/e-mails.

• Home seeking applications

For those looking for homes to rent, please do not hesitate to text or email Home Relief your home seeking applications.  We are aware that not everybody has got a home to live this festive time and at the beginning of the New Year.  If you are one of them and looking for accommodation, do not hesitate to contact Home Relief.

• Letting instructions

Landlords/ladies and home owners who would like to instruct us over this festive time, please do not hesitate to text or email Home Relief your intentions to instruct.  Likewise, landlords/ladies and home owners who would like to recommend Home Relief to their friends and families for letting instructions this festive time, Home Relief would be pleased to take their instructions further.

• Home-buying advice

As mentioned above, our advice service to home buyers is as well scaled down this time of the year.  Those who are looking to buy a home in the New Year, they can still text/email the areas of home buying process they would like to seek advice.  Depending on the matter and individual case, we shall get back to them as soon as we can. 

• Maintenance over the festive break

If you have any maintenance problems, please do not hesitate to contact us.  However, we would like to let you know that most of our maintenance service providers are already on holidays.  Only a few of them will be available. 

In case of emergency or exceptional circumstances, please do not hesitate to text/phone us; we will respond to your text/phone as soon as we can. 

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience or upset this may cause. 

We thank you for your clientele over 2018 and wish you a Very Happy Festive break!

 

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, 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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

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

End-of-year Tenancies

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Monday 17 December 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 67

 

 

WHAT HOME RELIEF CAN DO FOR YOU TO FIND A TENANT BY THE END OF THE YEAR 2018.

If you haven’t still found a tenant up to now and or before you break up for the festive holidays, you don’t need to rush or worry.

Home Relief can take care of your property to ensure you get the right letting deal by the end of this year.

We can undertake a number of steps to let your property before the festive celebrations or provide you with an undertaking so that your vacant property is filled with suitable tenants when you return after the festive break.

The steps we can take include the following:

√ Inspect your property and do some suggestions, if required, regarding its overall rentability

√ Provide you a current and realistic rent valuation of your property if you can’t do it by yourself

√ Agree with you whether you want to let now or to wait at the start of the New Year

√ Re-profile the types of prospective tenants you are looking for

√ Reassess all the marketing channels and steps you have so far taken to try to let your property

√ Re-market your property through revised marketing channels (both print and online)

√ Organise festive accompanied viewing appointments on your behalf

√ Provide you a brief at the end of this process and let you to decide.

The above are generic steps which we can customise depending on your situation and the conditions of your property.

If interested in Home Relief taking care of your property over this festive season, please contact us 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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.s/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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

 

Home Ownership in 2019

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 10 December 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 66


 

Becoming Home Owner in 2019

There are many ways of making one’s dream of becoming home owner in 2019 to materialise.  One of them is to make a plan.

As part of our festive advice on home ownership, this week we are working on steps that ordinary working people and families can take to become home owners in the New Year. 

This week’s home-owning work and steps will include the following:

√ The basic idea of home ownership

√ Financial planning to buy and own a home

√ Existing help and support for first time home buyers

√ Leads on sale advisers

√ Help to buy schemes

√ Home buying pitches

√ Other sources of finance to fund your home buying project or plan

√ Understanding home buying forecasts

√ Trends about property buying market by the end of 2018 and in 2019

Etc.

In addition to the above, there will be customised advice to look at prospective home buyers’ individual home ownership plans.

At the end of this week’s advisory home owning process, we hope that prospective home owners would be able to assemble all the key resources, support and guidance to make a better home buying and owning plan.   We expect as well them to put in practice the knowledge and skills stemming from these activities to become home owners in the New Year. 

Thinking of getting on the property ladder and moving to becoming home owner, contact Home Relief.  

Home Relief can help you achieve your property goal and ambition as well as smooth your  journey to becoming home owner in the New Year.

Register your home-buying interest NOW at  https://homerelief.co/property-search/  and get the advice for your New Home in the New Year.

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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.s/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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

Festive Offer for Tenants & Home Seekers

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 03 December 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 65

Festive Offer for Tenants & Home Seekers: Rent Before The End Of Year And Save Money!

 

If you are planning to pass your New Year’s Eve and New Year in a new home, Home Relief can help you to achieve your festive dream.

We could help you save money and put everything together in place in advance.

Putting everything together in place in advance for Renting-before-the-New-Year offer includes:

√ Discuss and conduct your home needs assessment

√ Work a plan and timetable with you

√ Research a property that suits your need and budget

√ Arrange viewing appointments at mutually convenient times and days

√ Negotiate letting and renting terms with you

√ Sort out deposit and rent in advance

√ Organize references on time

√ Progress report from all parties involved

√ Once your offer has been accepted, finalize the letting agreement etc.

We also offer fantastic savings for up to 50% off the market price for most of our letting and management services. 

Festive Savings are

√ On rent for properties of any sizes (ranging from single rooms to full houses)

√ On charges for any main services offered (such as lettings, financial or full management and maintenance)

√ On tenancy agreement, tenant administration, guarantor, check out at the end of the tenancy, tenancy agreement renewal, change of occupation etc.)  

   

For more details on Help to Rent, go to https://homerelief.co/tenants/

Register your renting interest NOW https://homerelief.co/property-search/  and get your New Home by the New Year.

 

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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlord

For properties to rent and let, go to https://homerelief.s/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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

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

 

Festive Lettings Campaign

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 26 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 64

 

Festive Time Starts with Home Relief!

Home Relief’s Festive Letting campaign kicks off today with Happy Festive Season.  We have special Festive Period offers which start from today the 26th of November 2018.

Happy Festive Season starts with a home that relieves you; your own home where you live as a landlord/lady, the ones you tenants live in and the other ones you want to let. 

Before thinking of any other presents or gifts, it is a good idea to give yourself a Festive Gift by letting your property if you are planning to let it.  Home Relief is ready to take your letting instructions and make your letting as the Season’s Gift.  

Home Relief can help you to achieve your festive property letting and management plans and goals, and start the New Year on a positive note regarding the return on your property investment.

LET IT before the end of 2018

If you are a landlord/lady and having problems or just don’t have time to let your property during the festive period, Home Relief can help. You can appoint or instruct us to do it on your behalf. 

GET IT FULLY MANAGED before the end of 2018 

If you think that you have other better things to do or priorities during the festive time and or in the near future than self-managing your property, don’t worry!  Home Relief can fully manage it for you. 

GET IT MAINTAINED before the end of 2018 

The last thing any landlord/lady would like to hear is while they are having their festive holidays with friends and relatives (having their preferred drink, meal and chat), tenants try to contact them to deal with some property maintenance issues.  If for any reason you can’t do it by yourself, Home Relief can take care of your property while you are having your festive break. 

GET IT FINANCIALLY MANAGED before the end of 2018

If you are busier than chasing your tenants for rent or making some payments linked to your property account over the festive time, then Home Relief can collect your rent and administered it for you and other financial matters linked to your property investment.

APPOINT HOME RELIEF TO ACT AS YOUR FESTIVE CONTACT before the end of 2018

If you are contemplating to be abroad or away for a little while during the festive time and you don’t want to leave your tenants without any third party contact or with uninterested or even unqualified party, why not instruct Home Relief to act as your festive contact should there be any problem or an emergency.  Home Relief can act on your behalf while you are away.

Whether it is about Lettings Only, Financial or Full Management and Maintenance or just a Property Contact/Liaison, you can instruct Home Relief to act on your behalf. 

By taking the decision to appoint Home Relief in this way, this will enable you to have a relaxing, hassle-free, peaceful and less costly festive season with your property rental business and with your love ones. 

JUST INSTRUCT US NOW FOR A FESTIVE PEACE OF MIND AND SECURITY OF YOUR INVESTMENT!  WE ARE READY TO TAKE YOUR FESTIVE INSTRUCTIONS.   

Just Work with Home Relief’s Festive Lettings & Gifts Negotiator.

 

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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

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 over the festive period and in 2019.

Many thanks!

 

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

 

Change of Tenants’ Income Circumstances

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Monday 19 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 63

 

Change of Tenants’ Income Circumstances

Let’s start this week’s post and topic with the following complaint from a landlady.

Landlady: The tenants I have got, when they came in my property they were working.  Now, I have discovered that they are claiming benefit. What should I do?

The above is the case Home Relief came across from a landlady who asked us for advice and guidance. 

This week we are discussing with landlords/ladies how the changes of their tenants’ circumstances may or may not affect their relationships and various aspects of tenancy matter; in particular when a tenant starts to claim housing benefits.  Yet, they initially rented the property as working or professional tenants.

Most experienced landlords/ladies would know how to deal with this situation.   If not, at the start of any tenancy, it is better to plan for the unpredictable.  If the plan does not work, then there is always legal advice and guidance that one may seek. 

To prevent this happens, most landlords/ladies or their letting agents would have carried out all the required letting checks before the tenancy starts.  They would have collected tenants’ references related to the proof of income; check their credit history or score; get the required deposit; get the necessary cover (a guarantor) if the tenants fail to pay; make them to sign an undertaking if they fail in their contractual obligations etc.

However precautions they may take, letting a property is always a risky business like any other types of business.  It does not matter the safety measures one can take as we are dealing with human beings.  If things change like in the above case, what to do?

There are few things one can do such as

√ Review the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement

√ Check the tenants’ entitlement to housing benefits is real

√ Review their occupational reference

√ Update their credit history etc.

Perhaps, the best thing to do is to have a meeting with the tenants and discuss the matter in dept to find out how they are going to pay for the rent agreed for the all length of tenancy.  If this does not work , you can always seek mediation or legal advice if the rent becomes a controversial issue.

There are more steps that can be taken to resolve any pending issues stemming from the change of tenants’ income circumstances.  This week we are working on the range of possible solutions or options to the problem, especially for those landlords/ladies who did not buy a rent guaranteed scheme or rent insurance policy on the market.

Need to find out what to if your tenants’ income circumstances change, 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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

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.

Many thanks!

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

Digital Windows and Home Tech

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday 12 November 2018

by the Property  Team

Post No. 62

 

Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies

Digital technologies for rental properties are back this week as part of our property letting advice and warm homes campaign.  This week is about Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies in let properties and properties to let.  These Tips for Digital Windows and Home Technologies are designed to enhance landlords/ladies’ property lettings and management.

The purpose of these technologies and of us writing about them is to support our landlord/lady clients in their plans for home improvements so that they can protect their property-to-let investment and gradually move with the technology to stay in the game as the landscape of rental market keeps changing.

When landlords/ladies are converting and or revamping their homes to let, they may face with some choices to make.  The choice we would like to talk about here is the one concerning windows and new technologies linked to them.  In this regard, we would like to mention windows that are remotely controlled. 

As part of this week’s tips and advisory support, it makes sense to choose windows that meet your home improvements and letting goals while being mindful of the new technologies in the area of choice.   

Your choice can be guided by a variety of windows which are

• programmable with touch-screen remote control

• equipped with a rain sensor

• solar powered

• retrofitable

• convertible to electric operation

• furnished with easy-to-clean coating feature etc.

If you are planning to carry out home improvements (like extensions and or loft conversions), skylights windows are the most recommended by windows experts.  These kinds of windows can make a letting difference to you and your tenants.  As with any investment, your decision will be based on what you spend and what you get in return.

The above are just basic tips.  However, you can work with Home Relief  if you want to take a further step in your window improvements plan.

If you are a landlord/lady and planning to improve your home or to let or  even to buy to let, Home Relief can work with you on your home improvement plans, letting plans and future buy-to-let investments. 

Work with Home Relief for advice on your home improvement plans, letting plans and future buy-to-let investments!

Need to rent or buy affordable 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, please go to https://homerelief.co/landlords/

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.

Many thanks!

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