White Goods and Fittings

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Monday  18 November  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 115

 

 

White Goods and Fittings in a Rented Property

The importance of explaining to tenants the functioning of appliances and fittings in a rented property

This week, we are working with landlords/ladies on the importance of explaining the incoming or already living-in tenants the functioning of white goods and fittings in a rented property, especially when these types of items required specific instructions to follow to handle them.

The law states that landlords/ladies are responsible for the state of any machines and white goods they provide in the rental property.  White goods are appliances such as washing machines, fridge-freezers, tumble dryers and dishwashers.  Fittings and fixings include boilers, showers etc.

For example, the landlords/ladies are responsible for servicing the boiler.  The Landlord and Tenant Act of 1985 requires that landlords/ladies keep in good repair and working order installations that supply water, gas and electricity as well as sanitation systems.

Maintenance case

This week’s topic gives us the opportunity to remember a case we came across.  It was a case related to a landlord who installed a new boiler in his rented property through the work of a boiler engineer.  The engineer who installed the boiler explained that before turning on the heat key, the boiler must be first fed with water.   The landlord forgot to pass this information to the tenants.  One evening, the tenants ran the boiler without activating the water feeding system.  As a result, the boiler broke down.

What this week’s process will include

This week, we are going to look at the following elements:

√ The transfer of information about white goods and fittings from landlords/ladies to tenants (how to conduct this transfer, what information to pass on and what not pass on)

√ Working manuals (including digital operating instructions and online videos) of white goods and fittings in a rented accommodation

√ Instruction books (including online videos) related to peripherals such as thermostats, remote controls for homes with digital or e-technologies

√ Areas of insurance policies and cover plans about these items where there is a need to pass some information to the tenants for mutual benefit (to avoid risk of missing the deadline for renewal of cover plans although service providers always send a reminder)

√ Stickers or labels (including important contact numbers, makes, serial numbers, etc.) on these machines (where to find them) where tenants can find relevant information if there is a need to do so

Etc.

Nowdays, almost every body has a smart phone or just a mobile phone.  If your tenants have a smart phone, it is even easy to pass this information to them.  You can even pass to them (via mobilephone or e-mail) a link to watch the videos about these white goods and fittings for the purpose of better informed maintenance.

Where landlords/ladies involve a managing agent, this area of property maintenance responsibility becomes obvious and falls within the hands of this agent, unless landlords/ladies decide to fully or partly take this responsibility.

This area of property maintenance is as well important to avoid conflicting tenancies.  It is vital to avoid the breakdown of very expensive items (such as boiler) in privately rented property.  They can break if landlords/ladies do not correctly pass the information to handle them or if tenants are careless.

However, as landlords/ladies you should always make sure you correctly pass the information on these items to your tenants and make sure the tenants use them correctly as well. 

Want to learn or find out more about the process of correctly pass maintenance information to the tenants, please 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

 

 

Rent Increase: What to do?

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Monday  11 November  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 114

 

 

Rent Increase versus Property Improvement

Our work about the relationships between landlords/ladies and tenants continue this week with rent increase.  Particularly, we are dealing with an area of the relationships between the desire of a landlord/lady to increase the rent and tenants’ dispute about the justification of a rent increase.

This is an issue which can result in tenancy crisis between the two contractual parties whereby the landlords/ladies want to increase the rent of their rented property while the tenants living in that property argue that there is no justification for rent increase since the conditions of the property have not changed or been improved.

Ourselves we came across a case of landlord who complained and told us this:

“It is now three years since these tenants moved in my property and they are still paying the same level of rent.  Yet, the market rent has gone up for similar properties in the local area according to a recent rent valuation.  I am still receiving the same amount of rent since they moved in”.

We mediated in discussing the matter with the tenants informing them the landlord’s intention to increase rent.  They argued this:

“We do not see why he wants to increase the rent.  Since, we moved in his property, it is still in the same conditions.  He has never improved the conditions of his property and whenever we have maintenance issues, he barely responds.  All he does collecting his rent and now he wants more money”.

As the above example shows, one side wants to increase the rent while the other side does not want to pay for the increase without any sound justification.

Depending on the type of tenancy, if the landlord/lady wants to increase the rent there are rules.  The tenant can disagree with the landlord’s/lady’s decision to increase the rent.  Where there is disagreement, there is also an opening for negotiation to reach an agreement.  If the two parties fail to reach an agreement on this matter, then they explore other means to resolve their disputes.

This week, we are working with both parties on the rent increase.  We will be working landlords/ladies on the following matters:

√ The rules for rent increase

√ Rent increase policy

√ Landlords/ladies’ contractual obligations which will include maintenance of their property

√ Rent review policy and practices

√ How to fix the rent in a changing rental market or how to reflect the change of rental market conditions into the rent determination   

etc.

With the tenants, we will work on the following:

√ What to do about rent increase

√ Tenants’ contractual obligations as provided by the tenancy agreement

√ How to reach an agreement with a landlord/lady on the rent increase issue

√ Available support on rent increase issue (support such as Citizen Advice Bureau, where to get help to pay rent, appeal to a tribunal for a rent complaints, housing help from the local council, etc.).

In this matter of rent increase, there is no one size fits all.  We will be dealing with individual cases.  We will discuss each case of rent increase individually.  Every case will be treated on their own merits.   

If you a landlord/lady and have some problems in increasing the rent of your rented property, please work with Home Relief to sort out the matter. 

If you are a tenant and disagrees with the rent increase asked by your landlord/lady and do not know what to do, please 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

 

 

Change of Tenant’s Income Circumstances

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  04 November  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 113

 

 

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, it is better to seek advice or support or even do your own search since there is a lot of sources of information one can tap into. 

At the start of any tenancy, it is better to plan for the unpredictable and unforeseeable.  If the plan works, that is fine.  If it 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 and verifications 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

√ Re-examine their entire file (particularly the financial information you hold about them)

√ Reassess the referencing criteria which says that household income should be 2.5 times the annual rent, etc.

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

 

 

Family-friendly Lettings

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  28 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 112

 

 

Family-friendly Lettings

How to meet the needs of privately renting of a growing family

This week, we will be looking at the pros and cons when letting your property to a family, let say made of a maximum of 5 members. 

Sometimes, we come across landlords/ladies when instructing us they strictly say they only want single professional tenants.  Yet, there are families who need accommodation and who may not have any other alternative than to privately rent, especially where private tenancies suit their needs.

Amongst these family renters are those with small children and sometimes expect to have one or two more children to grow and complete their family.  They may not afford to buy their property in the short term.  In these circumstances, if they choose or are forced to privately rent, they expect to find a property that can meet their basic life-sustaining family needs and requirements.

How private tenancies can meet this housing demand

It could be a dilemma between family renters who are looking to meet their accommodation of a growing family on one hand, and landlords/ladies who are mostly letting their properties to raise or make some income on the other.  This week, we are trying to reconcile the two competing needs or ends (of family renters and economically rational landlords/ladies).

What are the housing needs of a growing family?

Their needs can be variable depending on many factors such as family size, income, earning capacity, number of children, children’s needs and requirements etc.  We are talking here about a family of 2 to 3 children and two adults (parents).  Let say a family of a maximum of 5 members.  A family like this may need the following in the rented accommodation: space, reasonable size of rooms, good heating system, healthy place to live with children, briefly a family-friendly home.

What this week’s work with landlords/ladies will include

It will include the following

√ The housing needs of a growing small family

√ The legal elements to consider when planning letting your property to families

√ Ways of keeping family tenancies running smoothly and trouble-free

√ Legal aspects when children are included in the agreement, etc.

Like in any lettings, there are pros and cons when letting your property to families with children.  This week, we will work with family-friendly landlords/ladies to find way of reducing problems before they embark in such a tenancy.  By the way, for landlords/ladies who are looking for a long term and stable tenancy, letting their property to a family could be a viable solution to explore. 

If you are planning or do not mind to let your property to families with children, this week’s session is designed for you. 

Need to know more about family-friendly lettings or tenancies, please 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

 

 

Bespoke Property Rescue Mission Service

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Monday  21 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 111

 

Bespoke Property Rescue Mission Service with Abandoned Properties

This week’s topic for work with landlords/ladies and home owners is abandoned properties.

My tenant abandoned the property, what should I do?

Abandonment happens when a tenant moves out of a property before the tenancy has expired, without informing their landlord/lady.  There are many causes of abandonment which could include the following:

~ Outstanding rent

~ Unpaid bills

~ Loss of job

~ Change of legal status

~ Change of tenant’s personal circumstances and so on.

Whatever the reason or cause (justified or unjustified), there could be a cost to be beard, especially for the landlord/lady.

What could be the costs?

There could be loss of rent for landlord/lady, legal costs, maintenance costs, the costs of pressure, etc.  The situation can even be worse when tenants leave behind their belongings and or pass the keys to someone else or simply squatters get in. What to do?

What is the legal position on the abandonment matter?

The legal position on this matter is that the tenant still has a legal right to return and take up residence at any time and it is a criminal offence for landlords/ladies to do anything to prevent the continuation of the tenancy.  It is as well a criminal offence to end a tenancy without going through the proper legal motions.

What are the options available?

The only option for a landlord/lady is to go through the legal process for regaining possession of an abandoned property which can take months.

This is why at Home Relief, we provide Bespoke Property Rescue Mission as a rescue service for any property which is subject to disputes between the two parties, particularly where the landlord/lady lost control and wants to regain control.  

No tenancy can be perfect.   No matter the kinds of precautions you may take before it begins.  For as long as you are dealing with human beings, there is always a possibility of human error and something can happen in the future.  Abandonment is one of the problems which can happen.  Home Relief’s Bespoke Rescue Mission Service covers this problem.  If abandonment happens, then it needs to be dealt with. 

Abandonment case studies

• First case: Professional tenant

Few years ago, we come across a case whereby a landlord called us to inform us that his tenant left the premises in Streatham without notice and did not pay the last three months’ rent. 

Before letting the property to tenant, the landlord collected one months’ deposit and one months’ rent in advance.  The tenant provided good references (.i.e. employment, previous landlord, bank statements, pay slips, etc.) and she was working in one of the major financial institutions of the town.  The references collected from her at the time built more trust from the landlord on her than to any other competing home seekers. 

But, sadly she abandoned the property.  The landlord tried to contact her in vain.  When we called at the one bedroom flat with the landlord, we discovered that she left the property and a male person was coming in the night to sleep there and claimed to be her friend.  We asked him to provide the contact details of the legal tenant so that we could trace her, he could not.   

We managed by ourselves to track down the tenant.  She handed back the keys but did not pay the outstanding rent of nearly £2,000.  She told us she left her possessions in the property of £3,000 market value, which the landlord can sell to cover the outstanding rent.  This was simply not true.  We had to resort to a legal action to settle the financial matter as she could not get away with her tricks.

• Second case: Housing benefit claimant

A landlord had a male tenant who moved in a room to share in a 3 bedroom house in Streatham.  All the particulars of reference were collected by the landlord from the tenant.  They both agreed and signed one-year short hold tenancy agreement.

Since the tenant was claiming housing benefit, it was agreed and arranged by both parties that the housing benefit would be directly paid to the tenant’s account, and then the latter would pay it to the landlord.  Unfortunately, the tenant was receiving the rent from Wandsworth Council without paying it to the landlord.

After six months of rent arrears, the landlord contacted us for rescuing his property.  We investigated the matter and discovered that the rent was well paid to the tenant; but he did not pass it to the landlord.  We also discovered he was not sleeping in his room and he abandoned it.  He was instead using the place as his mailing address for his unknown business.  He was just coming unnoticed to check his mail. 

We had to chase him and resort to some legal steps to reclaim the rent payments as well as we undertook legal action to seek possession of the property as we were instructed by the landlords to do so.  

The above cases show how what can sound very good and straightforward at the start of any tenancy can become conflicting and complicated in the future.  

Anyone who has a property which has been abandoned and is wondering what to do, they can work with Home Relief to sort out the matter.

 

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/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

 

 

Landlord/Lady–Tenant Relationship Support

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  14 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 110

 

 

 

As part of our Autumn Letting and Rental Campaign, we are offering this week support to landlords/ladies and tenants in their tenancy relationships. 

Landlord/Lady –Tenant Relationship Support: Who is for?

This support aims at those contractual parties who have problems, those who feel they may likely experience disagreement sooner or later, and those who want to learn to avoid or solve problems between them.

What we will provide this week

To stay on track of hassle-free letting and rental and consolidate our support to landlords/ladies and tenants, we are providing a week of Healthy, Worthy and Wealthy Relationship Support starting from 14 October and ending 20 October 2019.

A healthy tenancy relationship means that landlords/ladies and tenants are connected through tenancy based on mutual respect, trust and honesty.

A wealthy tenancy relationship means that the contractual rent is paid in the manner, at the amount and at the time as specified by the terms and conditions of agreement so that the landlord/lady does not lose on their wealth.  Because the rent is paid as agreed, the landlord/lady keeps their part of the bargain; that is to manage and maintain their property accordingly so that tenants do not lose their income in paying for a property which does not provide value for their money.

A worthy tenancy relationship means that the process of dealing with tenancy matters between the two contractual parties in context of tenancy agreement suits both of them, and has merit or value as well.

So, a trouble-free letting and rental relationship is expressed by good relationships between the two contractual parties (Landlord/lady and Tenant).  This week’s support aims at alleviating some of the problems which may occur and or occurring with existing tenancies as well as finding way forward or solutions. 

Free Bespoke Rescue or Relief Packages this week!

In addition to the above support service, Landlords/ladies can access our Bespoke Rescue Package for FREE and/ or at minimal third party costs, just as Tenants can have our Bespoke Relief Package arranged for them for FREE and/or at very competitive third party costs. 

To get the makes of your Bespoke  Rescue or Relief Packages, contact Home Relief this week!  

What’s more for this week!

We are offering a 10% discount on all of our instructions to let for Landlords/ladies and of applications to rent from home seekers or prospective tenants regardless of the sizes and locations of properties. 

To build on this Autumn season’s fresh sale offer, we are as well  given away a 5 minutes EXTRA FREE of advice to let for Landlords/ladies and Help to Rent for Tenants; making altogether with our usual 15 minutes FREE 20 minutes of FREE advice and or help.

To get 20 minutes of FREE advice and or help, contact Home Relief this week!  

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/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

 

 

Promoted Lets

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  07 October  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 109

 

 

Autumn  Campaign with Promoted Lets

 

This Autumn, we are offering Promoted Lets to the market for landlords/ladies who decide to instruct us for letting and managing their properties. 

Whether you find tenants by yourselves or through us, if you decide to involve us you can have your let promoted by Home Relief.

What is a promoted let?

Promoted Lets scheme by Home Relief is an account managed service offered to landlords/ladies that boosts the letting of their property (ies) through a multi-channel presentation.  It has some advantages which include the three main following ones:

√ Helping to raise the profile of your residential property letting and management business

√ Encouraging prospective renters and home-renting seekers to place an offer on your property

√ Boosting the earning potentials of your property portfolio

Who is eligible for a promoted let?

Any landlord/lady and home owner can be eligible for promoted lets, including beginner and seasoned prof landlords/ladies.

Even if you are only a part time landlord/lady or only have one or two properties to let, Promoted Lets can help to expand your property investment potentials should you decide to become a full time landlord/lady or a regular property-to-let investor. 

If you decide to become regular property-to-let investor, Home Relief can create an account managed service for you to help you achieve your property and investment goals and returns.

What’s more, a Promoted Let can offer you leads or help you to tap into various segments of the letting and management property market.   It provides you with qualitative and quantitative data about the local area in which your property to let or manage is located while reporting the state of rent and letting in the area.   

Finally, Promoted Lets is a Home Relief product designed to optimise your earning capacity so that you can steadily and surely grow your portfolio over the long term.

Briefly, with Promoted Lets, you get the following benefits: 

your  Let Property Online Advertised

plus a Letting Story

plus local data

plus rent report

plus Savings on Future Lettings and Management Costs

plus Assistance to Build Property Portfolio 

equal Tenants and Return on your Investment Guaranteed

To instruct Home Relief and or find more about Promoted Lets Scheme, please 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

 

 

Settling in a New Home in the New Academic Year

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  30 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 108

 

 

Settling in a new home, new area and new academic year –

Property Management and Maintenance from Renters’ Perspective

 

Adapting to a new living environment (like a new home, new area and new academic year) can be easier for some new home renters.  For others, it may not be easier or it may even be frustrating.  

To manage the settling-in process as a new home renter in a new area in a new academic year, we are working together with new renters on these matters this week. 

We will be particularly looking at the all set-up that those who are newly moving in a new home as renters can match to make the process easier while they will be living there and managing their tenancy as agreed with their landlords and or managing agents.  

This is about looking at property management and maintenance from the tenants’ point of view rather than from the landlords’/ladies’ perspective. 

Property management and maintenance from tenants’ perspective

To successfully manage and maintain your new home as a new renter, it is advisable to follow the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement and any additional agreements you have made with your managing agents and or landlords/ladies. 

There are as well areas of law that new renters need be aware as the tenancy law sometimes does change.  If the change occurs and is going to affect their rental situation, then they need to know it.  Alternatively, their managing agents and or landlords/ladies would inform them of any changes in the interest of the two contractual parties and their witnesses.

There are benefits in better managing and maintaining a property as a tenant.  Just to mention the few of them, it is useful to argue that better management and maintenance by the tenants can help…

√ To protect tenants’ deposit and any other money paid as security

√ To stop tenants from any breach of the tenancy agreement

√ To secure their reference for future tenancies

√ To prevent conflicting situations with their managing agents and landlords/ladies

√ To safeguard their credit records history

√ To protect the indoor and outdoor environment etc. 

This is so vital in the world where there is online database of bad tenants in the market.

Knowing your new home and new area

This week’s process of working together with new renters in this new academic year goes further as we are going as well to touch upon the things to be aware around your new home and new area. 

Moving in a new area means that your need know your neighbourhood and the basics about the local area.  Already when putting an offer on your property or before you move in, your letting agents or new landlord/lady would have provided you with a profile of vital statistics and key information about the area.  If not, you would have yourself done some searches online and via print resources about the area. 

It is vital to learn to know the area where you will be living, shopping on daily basis, commuting, using open space and amenities, perhaps doing your education and working there.

Again, this knowledge of your local area can help to protect you, save money, keep you safe and secure, make you be part of the locals and keep you informed and make informed decisions.

Settling in a new academic year

If you are a student or academic staff, it is also worthwhile to do some searches about what it looks like privately renting a property in a new academic year.  The home where you will be living for the entire life of your academic year can impact on your goals and outcomes if you are not properly settled.  A good settlement can positively impact your performance and state of mind and body to successfully study and or work.

Generally, many educational establishments provide information about student and staff accommodation and advisory service related to this area of educational provisioning.  In our process this week, we are only dealing with the case of those who would like to privately rent and want to understand the ins and outs so that they can make informed decisions.

Need to know more about settling-in process as a new renter in a new area in this new academic year, work with Home Relief.

Need to rent a home and or help to rent, 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

 

 

Help to Rent in the New Academic Year

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  23 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 107

 

 

Help to Rent in the New Academic Year

Our campaign for home rentals and lets in the New Academic Year continues this week with Help to Rent as the main feature and part of our rental brand.  It continues because there is still some unmet demand of accommodation for certain types of home seekers.  They include the following:

• There are some home seekers (such as students, academics, families relocating to start a new school term etc.) who are still looking for accommodation;

• There are still ordinary people and families who are constantly searching for affordable locations and places to rent;

• There are those who do not earn enough to buy their own homes and who are looking for budget areas and properties to rent as well. 

For most of them, they may face a long rental journey and need some help to rent before they can effectively rent a property.

We are offering to all these prospective tenants and home seekers Help to Rent service to shorten and smooth their rental journey. 

What is Help to Rent for Home Relief?

Help to Rent is an extra service designed by Home Relief as part of its rental brand to help reduce home deprivation by working with those who are looking for affordable homes and finding it difficult because of their conditions of life, circumstances of work, employment and income status or budget limitations. 

Home renting campaign this week

This week, our home-renting campaign will include two areas of focus: raising awareness about Help to Rent support and products from Home Relief, and home-finding solutions for those who are finding it hard to rent.

1/ Raising awareness about Home Relief’s Help-to-Rent support and products

Home Relief Tenant’s Help-To-Rent support includes the following:

Rental file and profiling, Review of tenants’ social media accounts, Property searches, Applications advice, Forms filling surgeries, Reference package and profiling, Digital forms filling, Video previews of properties to let before visits, Deposit and rent in advance schemes, Building credit records history, Mediation and advocacy and Rental legislation clinics.

For further details about the contents of each these areas of support or products, contact Home Relief.

2/ Providing home-renting solutions to ordinary home seekers

Raising awareness about Home Relief’s Help-to-Rent products and knowing them is not enough unless one applies or uses this Help to Rent.

Their use is what would make a helpful difference in the lives of those ordinary people and families in need of accommodation.  Help to Rent can make rental life easier, less stressful and cost effective.

So, our feature for this week is the types of Help to Rent one can get when renting through Home Relief.

If you are looking for an affordable location and home, and need some help to rent before effectively engaging in a tenancy, why not work with Home Relief for support in your rental journey?

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 Academic Year, Rentals & Lets

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board

Monday  16 September  2019

by the Property  Team

Post No. 106

 

Affordable New Rentals and Lets for the New Academic Year!

As a new school or academic year has just started, there could be people and families still looking for home renting or letting services either as home seekers or landlords/ladies.  If you are one of them, Home Relief would like to inform you that we are the specialised people for affordable home rental and letting services.

Home Relief can find either affordable accommodation for you if you are home seekers or suitable tenants for you if you are landlords/ladies.  Home Relief can as well advise on home rental and letting matters to enable you to achieve your home goals and plans for this new academic year.

A relief property service helping ordinary people and families with ordinary means of living to help themselves

We particularly, but not exclusively, work with ordinary people and families earning ordinary incomes.  We also work with parts of the community that is virtually excluded from the mainstream property rental market. 

We seriously take social goals and deprivation issues in the area of housing.  Our property service is designed to satisfy our customers’ and clients’ demands; to meet landlords’ requirements and to relieve home seekers’ needs. 

A home service for peace of mind and secure financial return

Our home service benefits home owners and landlords/ladies who are looking for peace of mind and security in letting their properties.  We provide them with suitable renters and ensure that they receive a good and reliable return on their investment over the long term period.  We provide all-round residential property services (from letting to maintenance) and take on our books any size of properties (ranging from a single room to large houses), tenures and leases.

A home service that suits home seekers’ needs and budgets 

We provide to home seekers and renters with the types of accommodation service that suits their needs and budgets.  Our relief service will not only provide them with a home to live, but will also help them to help themselves in effectively running the other aspects of their life such as…

finding occupational opportunities, meeting educational needs for families with children, actively integrating into local life, finding local childcare services, improving their access to local healthcare and other amenities etc.

Need a home or a tenant this September or at the start of the new academic year, why not 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