The renting industry is a complex and sometimes costly field to do business in. With off-putting admin fees for tenants and over-priced marketing fees by high-street estate agents it can leave a sour taste in your mouth. Not to mention then having to buy a legal contract and source references.
The technology start-up world is full of useful applications that help solve age-old problems. I recently needed to rent out my apartment in Coventry after finally being fed up of my 1.5 hour commute to Birmingham during rush hour. I had one thing in mind; I didn’t want to pay over the odds for a letting agent to manage my property, and I certainly didn’t trust the dodgy potential candidates that were leaking through on Gumtree.
I stumbled across OpenRent. They describe their service as “the safer, faster and cheaper way for landlords to advertise on Rightmove” – I add- without any of the high-street estate agent hassles.
What Openrent offers:
- Advertise your property on rightmove for
£20free (when I first wrote this post, it was £20, now they don’t charge for listing your property).
- Reference each tenant for just £20
- Openrent handle all the deposit and contract needs
Click here to visit openrent.