A new website that allows landlords to view a prospective tenant’s credit score, including past rental payments, has been launched in the UK.
RentalStep.co.uk, designed to do for the private rental market what Airbnb has done for the holiday home business, provides tenants with a secure, online passport where all their verified rental history can be stored and shared with landlords.
The primary idea behind the new website is to offer landlords access to a pool of verified tenants who pay their rent on time and keep their properties tidy.
Buy-to-let landlords can also create tenancy agreements and store all documents for free, securely, online.
RentalStep also allows both tenants and landlords to leave reviews of each other and their properties so everyone can make more informed decisions about future moves.
“Our revolutionary new platform that connects great tenants and great landlords has launched across the UK and is set to revolutionise the way we rent,” said Mike Georgeson, founder of RentalStep. “Our partnership with Experian means we can offer free credit scoring and ID verification for both tenants and landlords.”
He added: “Our unique, secure Tenant Passport allows tenants to show a landlord just how good a tenant they are, whilst giving landlords access to a pool of verified tenants.”