The National Landlord Association (NLA) has launched a free tenant finding service for its 70,000-plus members and teaming up with the TheHouseShop.com as a recognised supplier.
While the NLA has already partnered with online letting agents, this new partnership with TheHouseShop.com will be the first to offer a totally free advertising service for their landlords through a safe, secure and effective platform.
With a significant rise in online rental fraud in recent years, some tenants have become wary of searching for private landlords on the large classified ad sites. However, TheHouseShop claims that its Land Registry ownership verification process has seen them attract a dedicated audience of tenants looking for alternatives to the main “agent-only” portals - and NLA members will now be able to reach this huge alternative audience, totally free of charge.
“TheHouseShop is a progressive, forward-thinking company that places great emphasis on safeguarding the security of the tenants and landlords who use their platform,” said Jonathan Spence, interim head of marketing at the NLA.
“Once we were shown the quality of their site and the measures they have in place to combat fraud, we knew that we wanted to work closely with them to promote their service to our ever-growing network of landlords,” he added.
Nick Marr, co-founder of TheHouseShop.com, said that he is delighted that his firm has been NLA, and insists that he cannot wait to work with the NLA’s members and associates.
He commented: “Landlords are facing tough times at the moment, especially with the buy-to-let tax relief changes that recently came into effect. Profits are being squeezed from all sides, and that’s why we believe that our free tenant find service is more attractive now than ever before.”
“To be able to provide a safe, effective and free platform for private landlords is a real achievement and a lot of hard work and effort has gone in to get us to this point. We have spent the past two years perfecting our services and offering for landlords, and we’re really excited to share the results.”
“The NLA is the leading landlord organisation in the UK, and we are delighted to position TheHouseShop alongside such a prominent and established brand. 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for TheHouseShop.com and this new partnership will allow us to reach thousands more landlords and help them save money on every aspect of the lettings process.”