New government legislation, pandemic regulations and Brexit have all made property management more difficult in recent years. At Bournes Letting Services we’ve created an innovative solution that helps landlords and tenants without endless red tape.
HomeSwap minimises the costs of setting up and ending tenancies by allowing current tenants to advertise their rental property and exchange with a suitable new tenant. This innovation delivers a seamless transfer of tenancy without losing income from voids, advertising costs and redecorating expenses.
Bournes boasts a skilled and experienced team of consultants that are trained by top benefit law specialists, which means we can maximise on your rental income that may be above the market rent for your property.
The HomeSwap scheme boasts a national platform that is designed to vastly improve the experience of people living on benefits, by providing access to privately rented properties that are matched with their specific home requirements.
We’re proud to provide our tenants with expert advice on benefits to help them sustain long-term tenancies, which is why we have introduced the UK’s first HomeSwap scheme for private residential tenants.
Landlords are protected from the outset. Any applicant must be living in a private rented property, without any tenancy agreement breaches. In other words applicants need to demonstrate they have no rent arrears and no history of anti-social behaviour.
Our experienced team assess all applicants financially to ensure rents are affordable. They then offer advice and support on exchange so that benefit agencies handle relocations swiftly and receive all the necessary documentation for rapid payment processing.
Home Swap doesn’t just work for exchanges. If landlords have empty properties, they can immediately upload them to the site for free, and receive responses via our team so potential tenants can be shortlisted but time wasters are weeded out.
Because applicants must obtain permission from their landlord before we advertise their property, the landlord is given adequate notice that a tenant wants to move. When a tenant is registered on the Home Swap scheme, the landlord doesn’t have an empty property to fill, or the costs of redecorating and advertising for tenants.
If it’s time to relax, knowing your property is in the best hands, it’s time to contact Bournes.