Agency waives fees for landlords letting empty properties to NHS workers

London agency Martyn Gerrard has offered to waive all lettings fees for landlords who let their property to NHS workers on a short-term basis.

Simon Gerrard, past president of the NAEA and managing director of the well-known brand, said half a dozen landlords have already been in touch to offer their empty properties.

Gerrard told EYE he is still waiting for NHS workers to get in touch to fill the properties.

He also revealed he is planning to offer the agent’s Cyprus villa as a competition prize to NHS workers for a holiday once the pandemic has passed.

It is usually offered as a reward for agents.

Gerrard said the agency has furloughed 70% of its staff and has also successfully received a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan.

He said: “I am not sure if I got it due to a good relationship with my bank manager or because I am pushy; probably a bit of both.

“Hopefully we can soon start earning an income again so it can all be paid back though.”

 

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  1. Whaley

    Absolutely fantastic work by Simon and the great team at Martyn Gerrard, not just talking the talk but walking the walk too. Imagine how it feels for those NHS staff knowing that they’re being supported beyond the normal clap each week by this sort of thing.

    We’re currently orchestrating a national campaign along the same lines, including suppliers who clearly want to help too. If anyones interested find me in the normal places lurking on social or drop me a line at Simon@kerfuffle.it

     

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