Committing to a Rent Holiday

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues, certain formerly niche words are working their way into the mainstream. Two months ago no-one knew what ‘furlough’ meant, while ‘isolation’ was something endured by high-security prisoners or Alaskan hunters. Another term you might be hearing a lot at the moment is ‘rent holiday’. But what does it actually mean, and as a tenant should you be asking your landlord for one?

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Ways to Accommodate Elderly Tenants In Rental Properties

In a world where the focus always seems to be on technology and the younger generation that are using it, it can be easy to forget about the older generation and their needs. It’s easy to focus on rental properties for those moving into their first home or growing families, but those who are ready to enjoy their retirement also need to be remembered.

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Virtual Viewings, YAY or NAY?

Let’s settle one thing. Before we move property, we want to view the inside (and out) to check if it is fit for purpose. One thing that may split the public view is how we view a potential property. Yes, with the internet age offering seemingly unlimited opportunities, there is another way to view a property, virtually. Many estate agents are becoming tech savvy and offering an alternative way to view their properties with virtual property viewings.

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Eco-Friendly Cleaning

It is very important to keep your house tidy and clean, especially given the current climate. Keeping on top of the cleaning can be a joy for some, but a chore for others. Furthermore, cleaning products can be pricey and bad for the environment.

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Coronavirus update – what does this mean for renting and the housing sector?

As with so many other sectors at the moment, the private rented sector is keeping the hatches battened down and trying to adapt to a fast-changing and unpredictable situation. A safe place to live is hugely important right now, and landlords have found their business affected both by the virus itself and by the various legislative and lockdown measures that have been rushed into force to try and slow its spread.

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