What is it?
A new online platform that allows landlords of modernist homes to advertise their properties directly to tenants who have an appreciation for design and architecture. Landlords and tenants will be able to communicate directly — without the need for an estate agent and their commission (typically approx 12% in Central London).
What does it cost?
£395. Paid in two instalments. 50% upfront, and the remaining 50% once your property has been let.
What do the fees cover?
They cover the cost of marketing the property including photography, a description of your property, its architectural history and uploading it onto the site. You are in control of every other aspect of the tenancy creation process including viewings, tenancy agreements, credit checks, deposits etc., meaning you can save thousands in agency fees. Although you’ll inevitably do more of the legwork, this position has non-financial advantages too.
Conducting the viewings yourself will mean you will able to meet prospective tenants face-to-face before asking them to sign. Not only will this allow you to better-judge whether you would like them to live in your property, it will also attract more enquiries, since tenants overwhelmingly prefer meeting the landlord to meeting an estate agent.
It is important to price your rent fairly but realistically in order to attract the most suitable tenant.
Reference and credit checks
If you want to minimise the risk of rent arrears and other problems you can carry out a credit check and reference check on your tenants. There are various online services that can do this for you.
How do prospective tenants contact me?
You will get an email when a tenant is interested in your property. (Please note your email address will not be visible on the site).
Can you help me with tenancy agreements?
We don’t offer this service, but there are standard templates here through the gov.uk site: https://www.gov.uk/private-renting-tenancy-agreements
There are a number of legal obligations you have as a landlord, we suggest you read information on the gov.uk site: https://www.gov.uk/renting-out-a-property
Do you advertise the properties on online portals?
At the moment no. Our aim is to target a specific audience.
What areas do you cover?
We are happy to list properties throughout the UK.