Simon`s Snippets - Five useful resources to help landlords in lockdown

Date Published 27 April 2020

Five of the best Coronavirus Resources to help landlords during lockdown.

In this two-minute read, we share five resources which landlords may find helpful during the extended lockdown period.

It's a bewildering time for most people.

At TOTAL Lettings we're working hard to ensure our landlords and tenants are as well informed as possible.

Following the initial shock since lockdown was announced last month, the situation has calmed down, but we're still monitoring it daily.

We've sourced five websites and articles you might find helpful during lockdown.

Government Advice

The Government has created several documents explaining its position and offering guidance.
The main page is: COVID-19 and renting: guidance for landlords, tenants and local authorities and is linked below. It features several downloadable documents.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-and-renting-guidance-for-landlords-tenants-and-local-authorities

Gas Safe Register

The Gas Safe Register is the official Gas registration organisation for the UK. By law, all gas engineers need to be on its register. Last week it released an update on Government advice around the Coronavirus and the responsibilities of landlords and gas safety.

https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help-and-advice/covid-19-advice-and-guidance/landlords

This is Money Article

There's been lots of coverage in the media around landlords and rental properties since the outbreak started. One of the more useful articles we read was from the This is Money website.
It covers a range of topics including how to apply for a buy to let mortgage holiday. The link to it is below.

https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/buytolet/article-8175645/How-landlords-manage-tenants-coronavirus-lockdown.html

Residential Landlords Association

This campaigning organisation for residential landlords features a website with regularly updated news and other information.

https://www.rla.org.uk/

Speak with Us

Often, it's easier to get answers to your questions by speaking with people in the know. We're spending much of our time right now answering questions like those you may have and helping landlords and tenants during this challenging period.

So, if you want to have a chat about any concerns you have or need guidance, please give us a email swillson@totallettings.com

We're here to help get you through this and come out the other side safely. Stay safe, stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives.