We open our COVID-19 briefing for April, week 5, as the country and most property firms remain in lockdown.
Our key outtake this week? 🤔 Tenants are eager to find new homes; but are struggling as estate agents aren't taking new listings, and landlords are shy to spend money on properties.
Our solution? 💡 Kiko costs less than most high street agents, and guarantees your rent on time, every time. Better yet, we shoot houses completely contactless, so we can list your property even with restrictions in place.
With Kiko, you get:
- Free 3D tours, floorplans, and photos
- Free EPC, gas & electrical safety certificates, and smoke detectors
- Rent guaranteed property management and higher damage protection than traditional deposits, all for a 6% monthly fee - so even three times as little as some high street estate agents
We opened our early access - join us now as a landlord and get up to 4 months of Kiko for free. Drop me a message here or at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's get you and your property on Kiko!
In the meantime, let's see what happened the past week:
What's new for tenants?
How about landlords?
- Landlords appear to be in the mood for savings, as £7.9bn less than last year is estimated to be spent on renovations this year.
- There are calls for council tax relief on empty homes, to ease the burden of the outbreak on landlords of empty properties that are already missing out on rent payments.
- Rightmove reported that half as few as last year new property listings have been added in the past three weeks, a likely result of estate agencies' closures.
- Some construction sites are set to reopen from Monday, April 27th, signalling that parts of the real estate sector are restarting activity.
- In a similar bid to prop up the sector's activity, the City of London Law Society has called on an extension of building permits that were set to expire in these days, so that planned construction sites aren't further set back by the outbreak.
Anything new in sales?