Longer Term Tenancies

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Post No. 255

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

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How to set up a longer term tenancy and to avoid back-to-back rentals over years

Generally, we get used to have both landlords/ladies and tenants agreeing a tenancy (an assured shorthold one) for six or twelve months with the possibility to renew it if both contractual parties agree the extension or rolling terms. Yet, there is another possibility whereby the two parties can agree from the onset or in the course of their tenancy to a longer term tenancy period for at least 2 years but less than 7 years.

~ Pros and cons about a longer term tenancy

There are pros and cons about a longer term tenancy. The pros are, it provides a stable income and savings in terms of effort and time for landlords/ladies. The cons are there could be a lack of flexibility, legal obligations to perform and low rent. These pros and cons can provide the reasons for landlords/ladies and renters to consider or not to consider a longer term tenancy.

~ Reasons for a longer term tenancy

For other reasons than just the above mentioned pros and cons, both landlords/ladies and renters may or may not want to take the option of longer term tenancy business model.

During this post-pandemic time, we have registered enquiries from home seekers who are looking for a stable and long term rental. We also have interests from landlords/ladies who are searching for a long term security of the letting in the form of longer term tenancy to avoid void periods (like the one some of them experienced during the coronavirus lockdown).

~ Dealing with changing needs of both landlords/ladies and renters

Despite this long term move, there are still landlords/ladies and home seekers who are hesitant to take the long term tenancy option. In order to deal with the situation whereby they are willing to adopt the option but are hesitant, we will be working with them on this matter.

~ Working with both parties on a longer term tenancy matter

Our work with them will be about finding ways of securing a longer term tenancy while making it attractive for both parties in matching needs between them over the agreeable period.

~ ~ Working with landlords/ladies on a longer term tenancy matter

Through this week’s work, landlords/ladies will have an opportunity to find out ways of accommodating longer term tenants’ needs, the kinds of comfort they may need to provide to attract them, the approach to tenants’ sensible requests, and of avoiding back-to-back rentals over years.

~ ~ Working with tenants on a longer term tenancy matter

On their part, tenants signing for a longer term tenancy will be able to plan the future. They can plan spaces and organise better themselves in their new homes as they have more time to live there. This enables them as well to avoid back-to-back rentals over years. They can better learn how to enter and maintain a longer term tenancy.   

~ Extra help and support  

This week activity will goes further in providing and sharing resources (online and in print) with both landlords/ladies and home seekers in terms of advantages and disadvantages in embracing the longer term tenancy business model. This will help them to make an informed decision and choice.

~ Contemplating to enter a longer term tenancy

If you are a landlord/lady or a tenant contemplating to enter a longer term tenancy and have no clues, Home Relief can work with you to set up this kind of tenancy and explain the terms and implications of entering such a contract.

~ Need a longer term tenancy period

Need a longer term tenancy period, please do not hesitate to work with Home Relief.

Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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Summer Private Holiday Rentals

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Post No. 254

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

What you need to know before renting a holiday accommodation 

 

Our Summer campaign on short-term rentals is still on as we are e-working on Private Holiday Rentals this week. We will be e-working with renters on what they need to be aware of before agreeing to any private holiday rental, especially at this time of record-high costs of living and renting. During this adverse time, renting a private holiday accommodation is not the same like before the cost-of-living crisis.

 

~The purpose of this week’s work

 

This week’s work is about basic and advanced learning and knowledge on what it is required to rent a property in the ever changing rental landscape, which is still constrained by health and safety issues relating to the lingering effects of the coronavirus pandemic. 

This week’s work will indeed be about providing general information on holiday rental as well as specific details about renting a private holiday accommodation during this Summer 2022 of rising costs of living and renting.

 

~ A week of life-saving information, money-saving advice and informed decision making process

 

The week will be about continuing to inform holiday renters about any new life-saving information and practice they need to know in terms of health and safety in the private rental market when renting a holiday accommodation.

It will also be about providing the money-saving advice and tools to protect and safeguard their rental interest while reducing the risk of loss of income due to the lack of information and misinformation as the prices of goods and services keep changing during this extraordinary time of the soaring costs of living and renting. 

It will further help them make informed decisions and choices when looking or renting holiday accommodation whether they do it via Home Relief or private landlords/ladies or online/print searches or word-of-mouth recommendations.

 

~ What the e-work with renters will cover

 

Our work with them will cover the following areas:

√ Types of holiday accommodation

√ Areas of holiday accommodation

√ Sizes of holiday accommodation

√ Right to rent checks (via video and in-person)

√ Renting as a group or an individual or even a family

√ Costs of holiday accommodation (including rent inclusive or exclusive of bills)

√ Methods of payment including payments in advance, reservations and bookings

√ Holiday accommodation as a package or part of travel package

√ Essential safety to check for their protection (e.g. safety of the buildings and contents as well as buildings, contents and public liability insurances for holiday accommodation)

√ Key aspects of protection against the coronavirus pandemic in terms of property disinfection, household hygiene and other elements of cleaning in the context of a holiday rental

√ How and where to find affordable holiday accommodation

√ Online holiday rental versus in-person holiday rental

√ COVID-19-proof holiday rental process (from finding a place to rental completion to getting the keys).

The above matters to be covered will be indicative only as renters may have their specific demands and needs, in which case we shall try to customise the session on their request.

 

~ Extra help and support

 

This week’s activity will additionally provide some resources (both print and online) on private holiday rentals, as well as some leads to private holiday accommodation advisory services or providers. 

 

~ Rental applications

 

Those who are looking for holiday accommodation for themselves or a third party can register their needs of private holiday rentals.

To register your need of private holiday accommodation or for somebody else, just phone or email or complete our online contact form on this website.

 

Looking for an affordable location and home

 

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, please 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

Summer Holiday Lettings

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Post No. 253

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

What you need to know before you start your holiday lettings

 

This week, our Summer campaign on short-term lets will focus on Holiday Lettings. We will be dealing with what landlords/ladies need to know before embarking on any holiday lettings.

~ The purpose of this week’s e-work

The purpose of this week’s activity is to e-work with landlords/ladies who are planning to let their properties as a holiday let so that they can do it knowing the pros and cons, while minimising any risks and safeguarding their property interest and investment with peace of mind at this challenging time of the cost-of-living squeeze.

This week’s e-work will help them to find out that there is always a secure way of letting their properties as a holiday let during this stormy economic weather; way that is safe, healthy and hassle-free. To do that they need to be fully aware about the elements guaranteeing any secure holiday lets.

~ Areas of awareness about secure holiday lettings

Areas of interest and awareness for this week’s campaign about post-pandemic Holiday Lets will cover the following:

• Permission to proceed to a holiday letting including legal restriction and prevention from holiday lets for landlords/ladies

• Holiday letting as a one-off (or occasional) income generation or a business venture

• Lender’s consent on a residential mortgaged property for holiday letting

• General safety regulations related to buildings and contents for letting purposes

• Specific health and safety measures relating to holiday lets

• Tax matters for holiday lettings

• Buildings, contents and public liability insurances for holiday letting

• How and where to find holiday renters

• Holiday letting process (from finding holiday renters to letting completion)

• Maintenance and management of properties let to holiday makers and or renters.

The above matters to be covered will be indicative only as landlords/ladies will be directed or signposted to relevant resources, people or organisations dealing with some of these issues.

~ Extra Help and Support

This week’s activity will provide an occasion for landlords/ladies to have some resources (both print and online) on holiday lettings, as well as some leads to legal expertise on the matter. 

Additionally, there will be specific advice on areas of protection relating to the holiday letting market. 

~ Sharing practice and policy

For those landlords/ladies who are familiar with the holiday letting, they can still have the opportunity to showcase, enhance or share their practice. 

~ Registering your holiday properties

Landlords/ladies can take the opportunity of this week’s activity to add their spare holiday or short-term properties (that is; rooms, studios, flats and houses) to rent to Home Relief’s list of properties available during Summertime 2022.

~ Need help and support about your holiday letting

Need help about your holiday letting, please e-work Home Relief this week.

Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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Tenants’ Rental Accounts Closure

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Post No. 252

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How to successfully close your rental accounts as an outgoing tenant 

This week, as part of Summer Help to Rent, we are working with home seekers and outgoing tenants on the best possible way of closing their end-of-tenancy or rental accounts. This Help to Rent will also include those tenants who have decided to move out or terminate their agreement for other legally acceptable reasons.

~ End-of-tenancy rental accounting responsibility by tenants

Often, when a tenant signs up for a long-term rental agreement (such as a 6 months to 18 months assured short hold tenancy), they will be responsible for the payment of bills (e.g. gas, electricity, water rates, council tax, TV licence, phone. internet broadband, etc.) as well as the organisation of the way those bills are paid. If these bills are inclusive of rent; then they are paid when the rent is honoured.  

Depending on who is their landlord/lady or letting agent, tenants may or may not get help to close their rental accounts at the end of the tenancy or if both sides of the rental process (landlords/ladies and tenants) decide to end their agreement early. There are resources on how a tenant can terminate their tenancy. These resources mostly cover the legal side of the contract in matters such as notice to vacate than putting emphasis on accounting aspects of accounts closure.

~ The financial side of closing a rental agreement from the tenants’ perspective

In this week’s Help to Rent, we are going to deal with the financial side of terminating or closing a contract from the tenants’ perspective. 

If you have already been a tenant and you have experience on closing your rental accounts; that is fine. However, if you do not have experience in doing it, this could be a new area of learning. 

Some tenants can easily handle their rental accounts from the opening to the closure, while others may find it difficult, especially in the rental environment where there is constant change. That is why we are organising this activity to support them, particularly during this challenging time of the rising costs of living to the extent that asking someone else to audit your end-of-tenancy accounts could be an extra expense to bear.

For those who have not been in the process of closing their rental accounts before and those who are finding it hard to close their rental accounts, we are working this week to support them in this area of rental accounting responsibility.

~ Help to successfully close your rental accounts

Working together with renters to close the rental accounts they first set up at the start of their contract will include the following activities:

√ Listing all the rental accounts that made their tenancy period

√ Identification of rental payments related to utility and telecoms suppliers (including internet broadband), community charge (council tax), TV licence, etc.

√ Establishing all your real incomes to cover your rental commitment for the tenancy period, using the referencing criteria

√ Tracking of rental expenses including rent payments and inflation-adjusted expenses because of the rising costs of living

√ Close all the balances on these accounts

√ Checking if there are in credit (someone else owes you) or in debit (you owe someone else)

√ Verifying if there are any missing outstanding amounts or debts from you part

√ Analysing your rental accounts if there is any surplus or deficit

√ Dealing with rental accounts online and offline

√ Finding out any accounting and financial mistakes done in handling your accounts

√ Reviewing rental budget including money puts aside for potential damages and repairs

√ Looking at any evidence in the form of receipts, bills, invoices, financial statements, videos, text messages, voice records, films, inside and outside property pictures, rental guides and tools that helped tenants to effectively and efficiently manage their rental accounts.

~ Benefits for a good rental accounts closure

There are benefits for properly closing your rental accounts; benefits which include:

√ Reduction and avoidance of potential conflicts with your landlord/lady or their agents

√ Saving money with companies supplying services to your next rental

√ Protection for your deposit

√ Safeguarding your reference and credentials

√ Keeping secure your credit scores and check file and profile

√ Avoiding frictional and confrontational moving out

√Above all, enjoying a hassle-free tenancy closure and peace of mind.

~ Need help to close your rental accounts

Need help to close your rental accounts, please e-work Home Relief this week.

Need to check about rental accounts already set up, please also e-work Home Relief this week.

~ Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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Landlords’/ladies’ Identity

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Post No. 251

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

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How to check your landlord’s/lady’s identity

This week, we are going to work with renters/tenants on identity matter so that they can know or be able to check who is their real landlord/lady or the person they are contracting with. 

Δ Renters’ and prospective tenants’ proof of identity

Often, renters and prospective tenants have to prove who they are before taking possession of a property. They need to provide some forms of identification (such as passport, biometric residence permit, etc.) to their prospective landlords/ladies or their agents. The Section 22 of the Immigration Act 2014 even gives landlords/ladies authority to check incoming tenants’ identity.

If landlords/ladies have such authority, renters/tenants are entitled to know the identity of their landlord/lady.

Δ Finding out your landlord’s/lady’s identity

Tenants have a right, by law, to know the name and address of their landlord/lady. They can find their landlord’s/lady’s contact details in the official tenancy documents such as tenancy agreement (if the tenancy agreement mentions these details), gas safety certificate, etc. They can as well search for their landlord/lady in the local council (i.e. the council tax department or private rented housing team) and land registry (where they may have to pay a small fee).

Δ The importance of identifying your landlord/lady

In order to ensure that the property is legitimately let, it is important for renters/tenants to know who is their real landlord/lady or their representative. Knowing the real identity of your landlord/lady or their representative has its basis and merit since there are many activities going on when renting a property; activities such as paying rent, asking for repairs, dealing with tradesmen, handling neighbourhood matter, etc.  

The following can perhaps summarise the importance of identifying your landlord/lady or their agents:

• In the course of a tenancy and or at the end of it, tenants can sometimes discover that they have been dealing with the wrong person or they have been paying rent to the wrong person

• When the time comes to collect the deposit, tenants should know who to ask for their deposit or which scheme holds their deposit

• Where there is a chain of landlords/ladies like in a leasehold situation, it makes sense to know who is your real landlord/lady to avoid any disputes regarding the management and maintenance of the property

• Identifying landlords/ladies will help protect renters’ interests, save their money and give them peace of mind and extra security

Etc.

The above reasons can explain why renters/tenants need to identify their landlord/lady or their representative. There could be more reasons which our work with renters/tenants will try to unveil. 

Δ Need to know more 

Need to know more about checking your landlord’s/lady’s ID, why not work with Home Relief.

Δ Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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Tenants’ Participation in the Inventories

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Post No. 250

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

 

Taking Photos, Running a Video, Recording a Short Film before Moving into a New Accommodation

This week we are working with prospective tenants and home seekers to highlight the importance of their participation in property checks and inventories.  In particular, we are focusing on building hard evidence by taking photos, running a video and recording a short film before taking occupancy of property they are renting.

~ Check-in inventory and inventory report

Before giving possession of any rental property, the landlord/lady or letting agents or even an inventory company will conduct with the incoming tenants a check-in inventory which will then be translated into an inventory report. 

This report documents the property by detailing its current state and conditions including contents, descriptions, age, conditions of fixtures, fittings and furnishing.  The document may or may not be accompanied by digital media.

Both parties (incoming tenants and landlords/ladies or their representatives) would sign this document and their third-parties would witness it.

This document, which is the third important document related to any tenancy (the other imperative documents being tenancy agreement and rent payment receipts), can  

• help the tenants to claim back their deposit

• be used as a reference for dispute over damages

• safeguard tenants’ interests against unfair deductions from rent deposit

etc.

~ Tenants’ active and full engagement to the inventories

Because of the importance of inventory and related report, the rental practice advises tenants to take active participation in the inventories (both check-in and check-out).

Today with the digital and mobile technologies, it is possible and advisable to build hard evidence by adding to the print or online inventory report images, pictures and voices, without forgetting to date and name those evidences.  

Tenants can do the same documentation by having digital check-in and check-out inventories using a mobile phone, a camera, a tablet, an iPhone, or any digital devise, etc. 

The reason for digital check-in is beyond convenience, effectiveness and efficiency.  It is to avoid the problems we mentioned above to occur such as future major disputes over the state and conditions of the property, particularly over any damages which may be already in the fittings, furnishing and fixtures, or which may occur later.

To illustrate the importance of paying attention to details and building hard evidence, we are going to share with you the following tenant’s story which we recently came across.  The story provider has chosen to stay anonymous.  Because of his/her choice, we are not going to reveal their personal details.    

~ Story title: Bathroom tiles are tenants’ responsibility, not mine

I moved into a self-contained one bedroom flat few years ago after signing a shorthold tenancy agreement for one year, contract renewable if the two parties agree to do so.  The time I moved in, I was in a hurry to move in as I was afraid to end up homeless. 

I did not realise the importance of being a bit careful about little details and imperfections in the property. In particular, I did not check the integrity of the walls and tiles in the bathroom.  When I moved in there was some few cracks on the bathroom tiles.  I did not identify the problem.

After months of using the bathroom, one of the cracks loosened.  This led to water leak in the property.  I contacted my landlord to report the leak, ask him to come over for check and consider the possibility of arranging for repair to be done. 

My landlord told me that bathroom tiles are tenants’ responsibility.  That in accordance to the terms of the contract, the responsibility of the tiles lies on me as a tenant. 

Given that the tiles were already cracked before I moved in and that crack deepened and led to water leak, I wonder if the cracked tiles are well and truly the landlord’s responsibility.

~ Home Relief’s advice for future tenancies

In the light of the above story, attention to details is not a fault but a gift.  When viewing and taking possession of any property, it is always better to check it carefully before moving in rather than relying on a snap piece of information like a quick tick-box format check-in inventory on some sheets of paper.  

As a tenant, you need to fully and actively engage in the preparation and checking of the inventory report to avoid any controversy later.  With low-cost digital technologies in today’s market, it is even cost effective to just use an average mobile phone to take pictures, run a video or record a short film.

The advantages of using a mobile phone in these circumstances are:

√ to capture any key moments of life (such as moving in a new property)

√ to mitigate potential conflicts with the landlord over any damages

√ to create the desirable impact and effect for your security, peace of mind and hassle-free tenancy. 

Don’t forget to insert a short summary or description and date your photos, videos, films and voices!    

Today, there are lots of online resources and sources of information on the matter.  You can go online find them.

~ Have some comments to make or need inventory

If anyone has some comments to make or technical support about the above story, let us know.

If anyone needs any check-in or check-out inventory or would like to involve Home Relief in checking their property to rent or rented property, contact Home Relief.

~ Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

 

Managing Rental Arrears

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Post No. 249

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How to deal with rental arrears

There has been an increase in rental arrears or accumulated delay in rental payments as some renters are still struggling with side effects of the coronavirus and the consequences of the current cost-of-living crisis. 

Rental arrears are a painful situation for both landlords/ladies and tenants.  They are painful for landlords/ladies because tenants falling behind with their rent payments to private landlords/ladies or their letting agents can jeopardise landlords’/ladies’ plans.  They are also distressful situation for tenants as they could be taken as evidence that tenants are failing to keep their rental commitment.

~ Managing rental arrears at this time of the cost-of-living crisis

Some landlords/ladies who have experience in the private residential home rental matter know how to manage the rental arrears situation.  Likewise, some tenants are skilful enough to deal with the situation.  However, there is still a substantial bunch of landlords/ladies and tenants who may not exactly know how to handle the situation; despite the wealth of resources (both in print and online) which are available and can be freely and easily accessed.  We will be working with these unaware and undecided landlords/ladies and tenants on this matter of rental arrears.

~ What Home Relief’s work with them will be about

Together with them, we will cover various areas of rental arrears.

Our work with landlords/ladies will be on the following:

Δ General principles of good rent management

Δ Rental planning or conducting activities to deal with any rental arrears

Δ Rental control which will involve monitoring of the evolution or progress of rent payments and arrears while comparing them against standards as laid down and recommended in the property industry

Δ Rental coordination which will be about putting together all the tasks needed in order to deal with tenants’ rent arrears

Δ Rental payment motivation which will consist of engaging and encouraging tenants to effectively work with you as a landlord/lady or your managing agents to resolve the matter and pay rent

Δ Measures to help tenants with rent arrears

Δ Handling of notices about rent arrears

Δ Communication which will be intending to keep talking with the tenants and get them engaged in order to resolve the matter

Etc.

Our work with tenants will cover these areas:

Δ Checking evidence relating to rent payments (such as rent records, statements, bank statements, receipts, rent book or card, online and digital payments, etc.)

Δ  Acknowledging rental arrears 

Δ Making agreement on arrears repayments

Δ Rent budgeting tools

Δ Carrying out activities to resolve rent arrears

Δ Working with tenants to regain control of rent payments

Δ Tackling factors that cause and exacerbate rent arrears

Δ Finding out the statutory provision regarding any rental arrears in the private rental sector

Δ Motivating tenants to improve their sources of income or earning capacities

Δ Searching and finding out available services that help and deal with rental arrears or difficulties to pay rent

Δ Communicating with tenants to resolve the matter 

Etc.

From what we have planned as work with both sides of the rental agreement, communication between them will supersede any activities to manage any rental arrears.  This is because without communication, there will not be solutions to the problem of rental arrears.  

~ What is expected from this week’s work 

Without anticipating any immediate changes, one can hope that landlords/ladies will become

√ Better planners of the activities surrounding rent arrears

√ Better monitors of rent progress and performance

√ Better coordinators of various tasks determining rent payments

√ Better ‘influencers’ and motivators of their tenants in resolving rent arrears

√ Better communicators from the point of view of rental arrears 

√ Better protectors of their own investment and rental interest

Etc.

One can also expect tenants who will participate to this work will become

√ Problem-solvers rather than problem-makers of rent arrears

√ More responsible for rent payments than before

√ Respectful of the terms and conditions of their tenancy agreement

Committed persons who honour rent payments 

√ Self-confident in improving their earning potentials 

√ Better executors of their rental agreement

√ Better managers of rent payments

Etc.

~ Extra help and support

There will be both online and print resources to complement what will be discussed through this week’s work.  For those who want, some guidance and signposting will be given regarding professionals involving in handling rental arrears.  Landlords/ladies and tenants can present or discuss their personal cases about rent arrears.  However, this week’s work is not designed to replace legal expertise on the matter.  

~ Need to resolve rental arrears

Need to resolve rental arrears, why not work with Home Relief.

~ Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

Disputes over Rent Deposit

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Post No. 248

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

Can they be avoided?

This week, we will be working with both landlords/ladies and tenants on ways of avoiding disputes over rent deposit.

What we will deal with

We shall try to deal with the following two questions:

Why is the return of rent deposit by landlords/ladies to tenants still a matter of disagreement whereas there is a number of tenancy deposit protection schemes?

What can both landlords and tenants do to avoid these disputes to happen in the future?

What our work will cover

Our work with them will cover the following areas:

Δ Meaning of rent deposit and its implications

Δ Tenancy deposit protect schemes (both custodial and insurance-backed)

Δ How tenants can check the protection of their tenancy deposit

Δ Areas of disagreement over the return of deposit to tenants

Δ How to amicably resolve these disputes without resorting to a court of justice

Etc.

What one can hope through this week’s work

At the end of this week’s process, one can hope that landlords/ladies will re-evaluate the responsibility that lies on them when asking for and keeping a deposit.

One will also hope that tenants will seriously take their responsibility when they are holding possession of someone else property in exchange of rental commitment and deposit

What it is expected from this week’s work

No one will be expecting the change of landlords’ and tenants’ attitude and behaviour towards rent deposit over night. However, it is possible that after this week’s work both parties can do better in the process of scaling down their disputes over the matter.

Extra help and support

There will be both online and print resources to complement what will be discussed through this week’s work.  For those who want, some guidance and signposting will be given regarding professionals involving in handling disputes over rent deposit.  Landlords/ladies and tenants can present or discuss their personal cases about rent deposit.  However, this week’s work is not designed to replace legal expertise on the matter.  

Need avoiding disputes over rent deposit

Need to avoid unneedful disputes over rent deposit, why not work with Home Relief.

Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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Convenient New-builds

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board!

Post No. 247

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How new build-to-rent developments are convenient

The convenience of new build-to-rent developments is liked by most of home seekers/renters.  Their demand is expressed by most home seekers/renters from different income brackets including working families on low income. 

Why new build-to-rent developments are convenient

Like any prospective renters, low income earning families are looking for these types of development at affordable rents.  They are searching for developments featuring benefits that tick every box for them as follows:

  • √ Views of water or landscape

  • √ Balance between the nature and home to rent

  • √ Stateside feel

  • √ Suitable to raise a family

  • √ Peaceful feeling

  • √ Space inside and outside the property to rent

  • √ Location fitting with jobs, family and school

  • √ Flexibility in living

  • √ A fair balance between transport systems and connections (bus, rail networks and trams)

  • √ Good maintenance

  • √ Eco-friendly environment

  • √ Decent architectural style of the property to rent

  • √ Space for entertaining

  • √ Etc

They would like to enjoy the convenience of new-builds just like any other renters.  They are looking for developments that tick every box for them.

Have a new-build

If you have one of these developments and you are prepared to rent it to average income earning families, please let Home Relief know.

Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

 

Home Staging

Welcome to Home Relief Bulletin Board!

Post No. 246

by Your Freelance e-Property Letting Agency

How to improve your property’s appeal to prospective tenants

This week, we will be working with landlords/ladies on aspects of private residential property dressing and preparation for lettings in the marketplace.  We will be doing it while taking into consideration changes or new dimensions in the property market.  One of these mutations or dimensions is the coronavirus.

COVID-19 as a new mutating factor in home staging

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which we live and prepare homes for lettings purpose.  Even after the lifting of all coronavirus restrictions, property fittings and furniture need to be done in a way that takes into account protection against COVID-19.   As a result, there could be some adjustments that landlords/ladies may still need to do with regard to the dressing and preparation of their properties for lettings and management purposes. 

Some landlords/ladies may find easier to include these changes in their home staging.  Others may be wondering where to start.  For those landlords/ladies who will be willing to learn something about home staging, we will be working with them on this matter.

Working with landlords/ladies on home staging matter

Our work with landlords/ladies on home staging will include the general aspects or principles relating to home staging.  In our work with them, we shall consider the following:

√ home staging ideas, tips and hints

√ home staging theories, techniques and practices

√ how to make your home/property appeal to the highest number of prospective tenants

√ what makes a home attractive from the lettings and management point of view

√ painting and decorating aspects in the context of home staging

Etc.

Additionally, our work will consider specific areas of property preparation depending on the property features, weather conditions and the season of the year.   It will be about dressing and preparing a property to fit the level of ambition for landlords’/ladies’ rent expectations under the current and near future circumstances of the market.  For instance, we shall look at what makes a property attractive in Spring compared to Summer.

Sharing home staging ideas

We shall as well share the array of sources in both print and online formats relating to the home staging matter.  Landlords/ladies and home owners who are experienced in home staging will have the opportunity to exchange with others.

Considering mutating factors in home staging 

By taking into account both the pre-COVID-19 and COVID-19 related principles in the dressing and preparation of properties, this will not only attract renters and or potential tenants; but it will also help landlords/ladies to understand how they could adapt their home staging practice and principles with the evolution of the property market.  This adaptation will also add some peace of mind and protect the return on their investment. 

Interested in home staging

Interested in home staging or need to know more about the dressing and preparation of your property prior to lettings and management, please work with Home Relief.

Looking for an affordable location and home

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, please 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

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