Providing emergency accommodation instead?

Providing emergency accommodation instead?

14:34 PM, 18th November 2019, About 2 years ago 16

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Being a private landlord is a nightmare. So given the latest headlines I am thinking of going down the route of providing Emergency Accommodation instead.

Where do I even start?

Surely it can’t be any more stressful than evictions, tenants doing a bunk, arrears etc and I know the Council I deal with have plenty on the Emergency Housing list as they call me for help as it is!

I have a good reputation with the Council so for once I might just turn the tables and get them to take responsibility of managing the tenant instead.

Many thanks

Reluctant



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by Navro18@gmail.Com

15:47 PM, 11th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Fiona at 23/11/2019 - 08:54
Hi Fiona, I'm also looking into options, do you have feedback on the event you went to please?

by Fiona

18:09 PM, 11th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by at 11/01/2020 - 15:47
Oh Hi,

Thank you so much for reminding me about this !
I've personally known Sarah as a friend, and as a guest speaker at my mentoring group for 3 years. So I was already familiar with a lot of content, or so I thought....
I can HONESTLY say, that it blew me away.
It's utterly amazing what can be done within the social housing sector. As a simple investor, like me, so I just want to purchase property, and do long term leases with charities ( I already have my charity lined up, and have an amazing relaitionship with them)
But also for developers. Having a pre-agreed sale with them before you start building. And in some circumstances, they will fund it too.
There are also good opportunities for sourcers. Housing Associations are always looking for deals. And they pay well.
There are also various different pots, and funding bodies around to lend money from, and in some circumstances, even get grants.
More than that, I can't really say. For 2 reasons. Firstly, because it is Sarah's intellectual property. She worked really really hard to deliver all that info, born out of her years and years of experience. And secondly. Because it was such a lot of valuable content, compressed into one day. I couldn't possibly get it all i here. There was something for everybody. It was pure gold. No Ra-Ra. No NLP tactics. No upsell. Private facebook group support afterwards. What's not to like ?
I'm really not sure if she's doing another training day or not. But anybody reading this, who may be interested, can easily find her on social media, and reach out, to ask her personally. It's sarah walker. easy Rent Now. Good Luck !

by Fiona

18:13 PM, 11th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 23/11/2019 - 10:28
Robert.
Someone very kindly reminded me to update about the event. Please see my reply. Thank you, and Happy new year !
Fiona

by Navro18@gmail.Com

18:33 PM, 11th January 2020, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Fiona at 11/01/2020 - 18:09
Thank you Fiona, happy new year!

by Matt Short

21:21 PM, 20th September 2021, About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Robert Mellors at 18/11/2019 - 17:27
Sheffield council emergency housing placed me in a bed and breakfast which as I understand there is a scale off different bed and breakfasts some for families and vulnerable people and 1 or 2 I know of in Sheffield for people with criminal records and mental illness perhaps with violence on their record. I was put in the later option and as I've read above I also was quite shocked after a long day waiting in the council building to be put in a shared room with bunk beds with total strangers some of them were injecting drugs right in front of me dripping blood on the floor! This was different to when I'd last been in that b&b because I had my own room last time. Basically all they have to provide is a bed, breakfast, (just tea or coffee and cereal) shower and toilet facilities. That's all they have to provide for homeless guests although there was cooking facilities where I was if you could get a slot between 25 other people trying to use one oven and 4 hobs in the small kitchen. The thing that I could not believe was when my housing benefit letter came through which didn't ask me to pay anything but it was to inform me that the council was paying £505 per WEEK plus a service charge of £40 per week to the lady who owned the b&b which I thought must of got it wrong and mean per month until I asked her which the question wasn't received well as if it's non of my business to ask about something on a letter with my name on lol? but yes it was per week so over £2100 per month per person in her b&b which made it clear why we were packed in like sardines in every room she had even old games rooms on the ground floor had bunks in.

by Robert Mellors

12:50 PM, 22nd September 2021, About 4 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Matt Short at 20/09/2021 - 21:21
I don't know when you were placed in that accommodation, but my understanding is that residents now have a room per person (or per household), so should not be sharing with strangers. I think this came into effect shortly before or around the time of Covid becoming an issue.


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