Dssmove.co.uk, the lettings property portal which advertises property available for LHA tenants, has just signed up four new online letting agents including Upad.co.uk – the UK’s largest online letting agent, Tenansts4.co.uk, iigloo.co.uk and Makeurmove.co.uk.
Dssmove.co.uk now features over 2,500 properties available for LHA tenants and has seen a 85 per cent increase in letting agent and landlord sign ups over the last three months. Leads to agents and landlords are also up over the last six months and web traffic has increased by 500 per cent last four months.
Aki Elahi, Founder of Dssmove.co.uk commented: “We are delighted to be working with the UK’s leading online letting agents. We are generating high demand for LHA properties in London and the South East, Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, so the additional stock feeds we are receiving from these online agents has come just at the right time.
“We are genuinely surprised by the shortage of LHA properties in parts of the UK and we are working hard to bring on more agents and landlords. For many inner city locations, there is a higher rent yield for LHA tenants than for private tenants, so letting agents have the opportunity to secure more profit in a market where their commissions are heavily under pressure.
James Davis, CEO Upad.co.uk comments: “More and more landlords are recognising the commercial benefits of letting to LHA tenants and see that they are not bad for business. Over the last 12 months, we have seen a significant rise in the number of properties available for LHA tenants and we see this as a growing trend over the next 2-3 years.
“Dssmove.co.uk has cornered the market and is providing a niche service which is not offered by the big property portals, which make it almost impossible for tenants to search for LHA properties.“
Dssmove.co.uk is a property portal, open to both landlords & letting agents and is free of charge. Dssmove.co.uk works with over 600 landlord and lettings agents nationwide and has over 2,500 properties on its site. The site also has over 30,000 visitors a month.
For further information call 01902 773949 or visit www.Dssmove.co.uk.
Dssmove founder Aki Ellahi is a very experienced landlord and letting agent who has worked with tenants in affordable housing for over 30 years. He also owns Wolverhampton-based letting agency, Rent Me Now – http://www.facebook.com/rentmenow
Dssmove.co.uk is totally free for tenants to use to search for properties to rent. A dedicated version of the portal can be accessed from anywhere via a smartphone – www.m.dssmove.co.uk. This allows tenants who don’t have fixed internet access to use the service from their mobile phone.
Significant research undertaken while developing Dssmove.co.uk shows mobile phone searches are becoming increasingly popular for people on housing benefit looking for properties.
Dssmove.co.uk will help people who will be adversely affected by the recent Welfare Reform Act. Those forced to move property because of the impending so-called ‘bedroom tax’ now have an alternative way of finding a new home. Conversely, letting agents who welcome those on housing benefit can now promote their properties to prospective tenants from anywhere in the UK.