Two lettings firms in London say they are prioritising NHS staff and making rooms available near hospitals to rent at a partial discount.
Two accommodation providers are plugging their services for keyworkers needing to relocate in the capital – but are only giving them a 40% discount.
Despite legions of private landlords around the country generously handing over the keys to flats and waiving rent for hardworking NHS staff, Dali Relocation Services and CloudRooms Lettings say they’re giving keyworkers priority and discounted rooms, which now start from £450 a month.
Dali Relocation Services has properties in South West London within walking distance of Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, while CloudRooms Lettings is offering properties in East London within walking distance of Royal London Hospital.
It encourages health workers to book through online room sharing platform www.badi.com.
In a statement release to media, a spokesman said: “As you know, as COVID-19 continues to affect the UK lots of businesses are evaluating how they can contribute and adapt.
“In London, some property managers are coming together to ensure that any key workers that have been re-located to help support with the pandemic are given priority and discounted rooms of up to 40% which now start from £450 a month.”
LandlordZONE approached both Dali Relocation Services and ClourRooms Lettings but no one was available for further comment.