Many people are finding lockdown difficult – but for those looking for housing, it can be a real problem. The coronavirus is inevitably going to make life more complicated, but one thing that shouldn’t be tough is being able to find a place that meets your needs and fits your budget.
Finding an affordable property
At Bournes Lettings Services we offer a unique matching service that connects landlords with tenants in ways that give both sides confidence and security. We know that while its an investment property to your landlord, it’s home to you. Our pre-tenancy service allows tenants to explore much more than the housing available to them:
- We can help potential tenants find out if they are entitled to help with their rent, even if they are working, by conducting an extensive benefit assessment
- As members of the Money Advice Trust, we offer expert support with income and expenditure so that both you, and your landlord, can have confidence in your budgeting
- We walk you through your credit report so that you fully understand your circumstances and can make decisions based on facts.
COVID-19, housing and debt
Not the least of the problems facing tenants is the lack of income, which is complicated by the lack of clear information about how long the current situation will last. That’s where we can help. We’re expert in everything from Debt Relief Orders and their impact on your tenancy through to helping people complete Universal Credit applications.
Working with tenants to achieve sustainable housing
You and your landlord want the same thing – a good relationship that meets the needs of both sides. At present it may feel hard to talk to your landlord, especially if something’s gone wrong and you’re the bearer of bad news. We are always ready to step in and help tenants communicate with landlords, and vice versa, making it easier for everyone to work together.