Tenants in Tier 4 Covid restrictions
Letting agents have been told that their priority must be the safety of their tenants in Tier 4 Covid restrictions. The Tier 4 restrictions are now covering more than 40% of the UK and affecting over 24 million people in England. The government have issued stricter measures to ensure tenants in Tier 4 Covid restrictions are kept safe.
New Codes of Conduct for Letting Agents and Landlords
Moves into student accommodation are allowed. Letting agents, universities and accommodation providers should consider how best to conduct tenancy check-ins.
Landlords and letting agents should not conduct viewings in properties where tenants are symptomatic or self-isolating.
Visits to property
Any visits to a property must be in accordance with government’s guidelines on working in other people’s homes and social distancing. Also, all repairs and safety checks should be completed between tenants to reduce Covid transmission.
Tenant check ins
Letting agents and landlords should consider how best to conduct tenancy check-ins for new tenancies agreed. It is advised to follow government advice on social distancing and public health advice to minimise the spread of coronavirus.
Moves into a house in multiple occupation (HMO) are allowed. However, there may be additional risks involved in moving into an HMO at this time. Therefore, it is important that all involved take reasonable precautions. During viewings, tenants that share an HMO are advised to stay out of kitchens, bathrooms, and sittings areas. If it’s not a tenant’s own private room being viewed, they can remain inside their room with the doors closed.
Now more than ever before, landlords are looking for additional support to manage their portfolio of properties. There are forever changing rules and regulations that need to be adhered to, which is why so many landlords choose to work with us.
If your a landlord looking for support managing your property during this time then get in touch today.