HomeRenter, the online lettings marketplace which launched a beta version in Autumn 2017 and seeks to cut out the estate agency middleman, has launched a new trial proposition for landlords starting this month.
The site is offering landlords a no-strings-attached, six-month free trial of the service that includes 30 days worth of advertising across leading property search portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and PrimeLocation, a bookable viewing service, tenant referencing tools, access to digital lease contracts with e-signature and a HomeRenter To Let board for free. Full details can be found here: https://www.homerenter.co.uk/landlords
The aim behind HomeRenter is to create an online platform where landlords feel comfortable managing their rental property or, indeed portfolio, across the duration of their ownership.
As such, landlords are encouraged to list properties on a rolling annual membership package, and the 6-month free trial is a taster of the full membership offer which bundles in 90 days of portal advertisements, plus complimentary tenant referencing and professional photography.
The offer applies per property loaded by an individual landlord – so, theoretically, if you’re lucky enough to be a portfolio landlord you could upload each of your properties to a trial package.
HomeRenter only works with the residential lettings market so, whilst the offer doesn’t apply to commercial premises, it is open to the full spectrum of rental homes from buy-to-let investments, second homes, through to rooms to let in house-shares by live-in landlords and HMOs.
What’s the catch?
The 6-month trial has no hidden fees and users are free to cancel at any point in time with no commitment to upgrade to an annual membership fee. The portal advertising can be used when most needed, so landlords whose properties aren’t yet in ‘tenant find’ mode can ‘bank’ their adverts and use as required across the six month trial. Likewise, if a landlord is using a property for short term lets, they can use every aspect of the trial across multiple tenancies.
Will Handley, CEO and Co-founder of HomeRenter commented,
“Thanks to Section 24 and a raft of tax measures penalising the buy-to-let sector, private landlords are having an incredibly tough time of it in 2018 and, as things stand, matters will only get worse as tighter measures begin to bite – so our free trial couldn’t come at a better time for UK landlords!
We believe our free trial represents out-of-this-world value for today’s stressed-out landlords, and, whilst there’s no requirement to upgrade to the annual paid-for membership, we obviously hope we’ll see landlords stay the course with us once they’ve sampled the HomeRenter experience!”.
More details of HomeRenter’s landlord packages can be found here: https://www.homerenter.co.uk/landlords