The landlord press is full of stories of the thousands of tenants in arrears, the alleged ‘tsunami’ of eviction cases going through the courts and the problems that this will create.
Maybe YOUR tenants are in arrears of rent? Or maybe they will be in difficulties as we come out of lockdown and the furlough scheme comes to an end?
But did you know that eviction is not the only way?
The best way to deal with rent arrears is to help your tenants pay their rent. Rather than going to court and evicting them.
So what is this new way?
Basically, it is helping tenants to:
It is not often realised that there are thousands of charities and organisations willing to provide grant aid to assist tenants who are in difficulties with their rent.
These are just a few of the many charities out there that can provide grant aid to help your tenants clear their arrears.
To help landlords, and in particular letting agents, deal with this issue we have developed a new Landlord Law Kit in association with Julie Ford (who specialises in this work) – The Helping Tenants in Arrears Kit.
The kit is available via the button below and the information/sales page includes a number of videos giving examples of the help that can be given – such as the video below: