With the steady introduction of rental platforms and apps designed to bypass letting agents and property managers in the tenancy process, one PropTech supplier says it is determined to do the opposite.
Inventory Hive says its app allows agents and property managers to save time, which in turn means the service to tenants becomes better and more streamlined.
“We work with letting agents and tenant and landlords every day and see the immense work they put in behind the scenes to keep tenancies filled and running smoothly” says Richard Abbots, chief executive of Inventory Hive.
“Without all of these essential activities, tenancies would soon run into legal problems, deposit disputes and relationship breakdowns, to name a few.”
He claims that technology can lighten the load both in terms of time and cost, and has added a free feature to prove the trend.
Abbots says that now agents can use the app to create their own questionnaires and customised disclaimers. Agents can quickly create a questionnaire for inspectors to use on Legionella assessments or fire risk visits, for example. These are then attached to the property information within the app for record keeping and reference.
“Every feature we create for our users is there to make life easier for everyone in the tenancy process – but it doesn’t take away from the value agents bring. If anything, it showcases what they know and how much they do – from the advertising of a property to the management of a tenancy. It simply takes away the time-consuming admin-heavy tasks to reduce costs across the board” adds Abbots.
“Continuous improvement lies at the heart of everything we do. This new release is very much a case that our users have spoken - and we’ve responded. There’s no additional cost for these new features either. It’s our way of saying thank you to the agents and landlords who continue to use our app. The value of our subscriptions keeps getting better – and the workflow for agents keeps getting smarter.”
“We have a huge round of development underway already for our next big release, which will drive efficiency for property managers like no other platform. Watch this space.”