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Maintenance reporting added to private landlord app

Private landlords who use Rentr, the property management app, can now take full advantage of a new complete maintenance reporting solution as well as new property advertising options through fresh partnerships with Rightmove, Zoopla and Studenthomes.net.

From right to rent checks to signing contracts, the mobile app allows landlords to choose which letting services they require - helping them manage any sized property portfolio.

Adam Blaxter, director and co-founder of Rentr, said: “Landlords want to manage their portfolio in different ways, it’s not a one-size-fits-all industry. Some landlords will have multiple properties and will be managing them full-time whereas others might have just the one but have to manage their tenants around their day jobs.”

The new build of Rentr, now available to download on iOS and Android, includes a platform for seamless maintenance reporting. Landlords will now be able to receive reports for maintenance issues from the tenant through the app. Then they will be able to assign contractors to address the issues and organise when the best time to visit the property is.

Rentr also has capacity for extra information to be added to the maintenance report such as images and invoices all in one place - ready for the end of year tax reports.

Blaxter continued: “Our vision for Rentr has always been to create a backbone system for private landlords - a platform where users can manage all aspects of their letting procedure. These new strategic partnerships help us bridge the gap between finding tenants and managing the tenancy as well as creating a streamlined journey for both landlords and tenants.”

He added: “Every part of Rentr was designed with landlords and tenants in mind. Rentr was built to facilitate direct communication between landlord and tenant and help them create a solid relationship which works for everyone while addressing all the regulatory and administrative requirements of the UK private rental sector.

“Since our Landlord Today exclusive launch in 2015 and our 2.0 launch in Q2 2016, we have worked with the growing user base to build an app that the community wants. The latest changes come off the back of hundreds of hours talking with landlords and tenants alike.

“We wanted to build a service which allows private, DIY landlords to access the same technologies as letting agents and to be able to access it whenever and wherever required. Each individual can choose the elements that suit their personal circumstances so they can choose how much they rely on letting agents or their own resources.”

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    This news echoes why it's so important that an agent run website actually makes something of itself. The portals pushing for landlord services is taking huge chunks of business away from agents. Are all agents just plain thick? I can't work out why alarm bells are not ringing!!

    Matt Williams

    'taking huge chunks of business away from agents' David?

     
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