20 Oct 2017
A new online letting agent, ClickTenant.com, has launched this week.
It claims its launch heralds “the beginning of the end for expensive high street letting agents”, saying that it is “set to break the stranglehold of traditional agents by offering landlords the opportunity to advertise and rent their properties for free”.
The business, which advertises on Rightmove and Zoopla, and on its site describe those listings as “free”, will offer all landlords the chance to advertise and let every property they own for the first let without charge. In return, landlords are encouraged to share an advert about the business on social media.
ClickTenant says it will offer full management services at a fraction of the usual cost.
Co-founder Simon Vaughan said: “Our experienced team have been successfully running a national online letting agency in the student sector for a number of years already.
“Through StudentTenant.com, we have learnt that it is all about working very closely with our customers.
“The ethos of ClickTenant.com will be to work in partnership with landlords.
“We are advertising their properties for free, and in return, we ask that they advertise our business. This could be either through a post on social media, or by word of mouth. We know the importance of building a strong relationship from the very beginning.
“We see huge potential for growth in what we are offering.
“What landlord wouldn’t want to advertise their property on all of the major portals for free, and have the tenant credit checked? We also offer all of the full letting agent services, at a price that we haven’t found anyone else to be matching.”
ClickTenant co-founder Danielle Cullen said: “Many agents will have no choice but to transfer lost tenant fees over to landlords. As an online business, we don’t have the huge overheads associated with running a high street letting agency.
“We have automated a lot of the internal processes, making the whole business much more efficient and streamlined. Viewings and bookings can be managed online, credit checks can be carried out in a few clicks, and an array of additional services can be selected through instant quoting systems through partner integration.
“Therefore, we have the ability to offer cheaper letting solutions, underpinned by enhanced technology, at a time when landlords will be looking to cut costs.”
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