Short-term Lets now helping with Covid 19 Pandemic
Short-term lets are helping NHS and other key worker staff dealing with Covid 19 as they move out of their homes to protect their families.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought new demand for short-term letting accommodation.These include key workers whose primary home is unavailable, those who are unable to move home, support to vulnerable people and those attending funerals until May 7th when these legally allowed categories will be reviewed along with the rest of the lockdown measures.
There are many other reasons why customers seek short-term lets. People tend to move while work on their existing property is being carried out, or they are in need of somewhere to stay whilst waiting for a property purchase to be completed. Working away for a stretch also requires short term lets.
Short term lets are usually longer than a week and shorter than assured shorthold tenancies of six months.
There are now almost 2.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 185 countries. Furthermore, the WHO’s European regional director, Hans Kluge, recently stated that Europe remained ‘in the eye of the storm’ of the pandemic. This has led Downing Street to urge UK citizens to avoid booking holidays until current social distancing rules are relaxed.
Because of this, the hospitality sector is suffering. In the UK, hotels; holiday rental companies and B&Bs are among the many businesses facing losses. The sector has now reached rock bottom as industry leaders try to navigate a path back to normality.
So, how can smaller businesses survive during unprecedented times like these? What can they do to help and support others during coronavirus?
Remain open and become part of the response to support key workers or vulnerable groups.
Accommodation and amenities for NHS staff and essential workers has rapidly expanded across the country, thanks to a number of cooperative property management companies, homeowners and landlords in the industry. By providing access to serviced apartments and other accommodation, NHS staff are able to relocate nearby the hospitals they work in, that would otherwise be empty. This shows just how the industry is pulling together to do their bit during this crisis.
Plumlocations has always offered accommodation for any period of time and continues to offer high quality, short-term lets in Torquay and Plymouth. There has recently been a substantial demand from local NHS staff and other key workers needing to self isolate from their families while continuing to work. The self-contained apartments are fully equipped and furnished, and many have sea views. We understand there are those who are working tirelessly to fight coronavirus, and who can find it incredibly difficult to find food once their shift is complete, or even locate parking. This is why Plumlocations is offering extra discounts for those on the frontline, who need it most.