Deposit alternative provider flatfair has been chosen by CBRE UK Residential Lettings as the race for prominence in the sector continues.
This is the first deposit-free service which CBRE has joined in the UK.
CBRE’s residential lettings business operates at the very top end of the UK property market, with an average rental value of £1,000 per week or £4,333 per calendar month for their letting properties.
“We are pleased to be able to offer tenants an alternative to providing an up-front deposit, and access to a digitalised deposit and deposit-free registration process through flatfair’s platform” explains Sharief Ibrahim, residential agency director at CBRE.
And Franz Doerr, chief executive and founder of flatfair, adds: “We are incredibly proud that CBRE has selected flatfair as their deposit alternative of choice in the UK. We strongly believe that our technology solution offers a safer, more streamlined approach in comparison with the numerous insurance products that have entered the deposit replacement market, and are pleased that CBRE has recognised that.”
With flatfair, landlords are able to offer tenants the option to pay a membership fee instead of a deposit; at the end of a tenancy landlords can charge tenants directly for any lawful claims.
flatfair says it offers better protection, equivalent to up to 12 weeks’ worth of rent, than a traditional deposit provides, as well as faster payouts and fewer voids.