Landlord Tips during Covid-19

Posted on 8 April 2020

During this time there is a lot of uncertainty around what is happening and what you should be doing to keep things the best possible.

We have put together a guide on what landlords should be doing at the moment to keep you and tenants happy during this difficult time.

1. Understand your tenant’s current needs. This can help you to be able to provide suitable support. In challenging times, you may need to prioritise your tenant’s wellbeing or look for mutually beneficial solutions to the problems you both face.

2. Communication is absolutely essential. It is important for landlords to establish a clear line of contact with their tenants

3.  Don’t just be a landlord, be a friend. Nobody knows what the next few weeks will bring and this uncertainty will be causing many landlords to feel concerned. Sharing your worries with your tenants will help everyone to see concerns from each other’s points of view. It is very likely that you are both experiencing similar worries

4. Changed Thinking = Changed Habits
Life as we know it is now changed in ways we can’t even fathom. Your tenants will be looking to you for guidance and reassurance during this upheaval. To be the calm in their storm, you will need to dig deep and stay level headed yourself.

During this time most importantly we ask that everyone stays and work together to get through these complex times as quick as possible.

Below are some general tips that everyone should be following to minimise the spread.

  • Wash your hands well and often with soap and water (for at least 20 seconds), especially after touching surfaces that are frequently touched by others. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing and/or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • If you are experiencing any of these symptoms seek care right away. Before you go to the doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and explain your symptoms and any recent travel, and avoid contact with others


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