5 ways Landlords can Be Proactive During the COVID-19 Outbreak
In this two-minute read, we look at 5 things Househandlers’ Landlords can do to be proactive during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We’re now almost a month into life under lockdown. And while it can feel like the disease has turned the whole world upside down, there are things we can do to take back control.
These ideas below are helping Landlords and their Tenants.
- Keeping Communication Lines Open.
It’s a good idea to stay in touch with your tenants and reassure them that you are there should they have any concerns. If we fully manage your property, we are doing this on your behalf. Excellent communication was necessary before the outbreak; it’s now vital!
- Teach Yourself Tech!
Now is the ideal opportunity to embrace technology like Zoom, Skype and Facetime, to stay in contact with tenants and conduct property viewings and inspections safely. We have been making video viewing of our properties and joining webinars to see how we can improve our service.
- Flexible and Realistic.
Not all tenants have had their income affected by the outbreak, but some have. With those who are experiencing financial pressure but have previously been good tenants, it’s worth being flexible in your approach to rent collection. Call us to discuss how we can help you help them and protect your interests for the future.
- Random Acts of Kindness.
Here at Househandlers we have pledged to match any donations raised through our Faceboook page for NHS Charities Together! https://www.facebook.com/HousehandlersLettings/ If you have tenants who you know are self-isolating, perhaps offer to shop for them or drop off a care package?
- A Practical Perspective.
Now is the time to get your admin in order if you are self-managing your property. Is your landlord insurance up to date? When was your last Gas Safety check? Have you looked at what Government support is available to you during the outbreak?
At Househandlers we can help you with these or any other questions you want answers to.
We’re always here to support you and your tenants get through this temporary period safely.