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Temporary Housing Needed During Covid-19 Crisis


Hopefully members have received the email outlining our efforts to coordinate the availability of short term accommodation, whether for those self-isolating or recovering, for key workers or the homeless.  If you missed it, we reproduce it here. 

Temporary housing needed as a result of Coronavirus 

Although the current demand for self-contained short lets from the usual sources has taken a nosedive, there appears to be an imminent huge demand from a number of places (NHS, key workers, those people self-isolating, those leaving hospital, emergency housing and, following Boris' latest pledge, the homeless).

Can you help? How?

I am compiling a list of local accommodation, houses, flats and rooms that can be used. Please add your empty properties to that list by emailing me.

The short-let community is focussed on this and negotiating with multiple agencies, we are talking to the NHS, Portsmouth Housing, East Hants and are connected in Southampton as well as Portsmouth. By centralising our availability, we have the best chance of being useful and helping to solve some of the problems currently facing us all.

Some landlords wish to donate their properties for the short term to help the effort, some are prepared to let them just to cover costs and others desire full market value. Each property provider has their own criteria and has responded as their business allows.

How can I help you?

Please get in touch by email and I will send you a short questionnaire about your available property and preferences. I will liaise with the coordinators of available short lets and act as point of contact for PDPLA members to best use available space during the crisis. I am available for friendly advice regarding short let legalities and procedures.

Let's pull together and do what we do best, housing those in need.

Charlotte Walker

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