Private landlords can now pay someone else to do viewings as well as check-ins and check-outs with tenants when they are not available due to work or personal commitments or are living a long way from a property.

This follows a deal between the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) and Viewber.

It’s a service co-founded by former senior property industry figure Ed Mead (pictured) that offers an outsourced property viewings service which until recently was used primarily by letting agents and corporate or social landlords.

Now, the NRLA’s 94,000 or so members will have access to the same service, both for face-to-face viewings and virtual ones too.

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For many landlords who hold down day jobs but also manage their own properties, organising viewings can be a challenge, and the deal between the NRLA and Viewber is intended to over that issue.

Viewber, as well as providing a ‘viewing clerk’ to meet tenants at an address anywhere in the UK or via a virtual viewing, can also provide 360-degree virtual tours and other marketing materials to add to portal listings.

Last mile

“Our national last-mile services are increasingly bringing much easier management of property, both blocks and pepper potted portfolios, to hundreds of landlords already,” says Mead.

“NRLA’s professional landlords are an obvious fit and we look forward to working with an ever more professionalised sector backed by an association genuinely looking to offer their members better value.”

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Ben Beadle, Chief Executive of the NRLA (pictured), adds: “With the pandemic forcing many private landlords to reconsider how they oversee their portfolios, our association with Viewber will ensure our members will be able to think more creatively about how they manage their properties.”

Read more: How to do viewings safely.

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