A friend recommended this site to me as I was having problems finding a tenant. I placed the flat on Friday evening and had a tenant in on the following Sunday. I recieved both text and email notifications of potential tenants. I will have no hesitation in using this site again.
I got free text messages everyone was interested in the flat and wanted a viewing, the text had their name, message and telephone number!! and that easy!
all the time and for free, then just called them and had a viewing.
THE BEST EVER>
thank you so much.
keep up the great work
Open Rent staff are very professional, great communicators and found me a tenant in less than 1 week. I will certainly use this company again. Many thanks to you Open Rent.
I didn't speak to one human being but felt didn't need to because I felt supported 100% as a landlord to help me let my property. Without being intrusive or being in your face, this company, online, helped me by providing such an easy website to navigate, and me being in middle age and not so computer savvy,that's saying something. Overall, this company have thought of everything designed to make letting/renting as easy as possible in a really up-beat, transparent and positive way - Thank you openrent! what a relief to have people come together to think something through that really works ! I would recommend this company to anyone - you will not be dissappointed. My property was let within 3 days of being listed- Fab!
Openrent is an amazing website. My property got maximum exposure to potential tenants since it was advertised on all the major property website such as rightmove, zoopla and primelocation. I got tenant within 3 days. The alert system via text and email were superb. I would definitely recommend Openrent to any landlord. Thank you very much, Openrent.
After I advertised my property on a local free site, OpenRent contacted me and gave me the option of using them as free Agents! Not one to turn down a bargain, I spent 10 mins setting up the ad and then it went live!! ... My 2nd viewer took the house but just to be safe I left the ad on and got even more enquiries. I suppose the worst thing is having to say no to so many folk but it goes to show that OpenRent is obviously somewhere that prospective tenants are going when they need a new home!
Keep up the good work folks!!
As a private experienced landlord with a few properties in and around central London and a brother as an estate agent in the heart of London. I usually steer well clear from agents and agencies. Paid gumtree a big fat £80 for an advert which used to be free many years ago, so came across openrent as they offered to do first listing free but even so i would have gladly paid thier fee, im just gutted i didnt find them first before i got ripped off by gumtree as usual.
Our flat in london had almost 15 responses on first morning, excellent way they send you responses and details straight to your phone and via email too, i had almost 10 viewings on first day with so many i had to turn down on second day. Absolutely fantastic site and level of service and communication. Will definitely be using them for all future rentals.
Message to gumtree... You need to learn a few things from Openrent and how a professional service is run, but im afraid to say it looks like you have also sold out to the corporate and capitalist culture and have just become money hungry and lost sight of the reason why people came to you in the first place.
Very easy to use everything is clearly set out on the website. The property went live within minutes of us posting it. I have liaised with open rent on the phone and all the information they give you is very helpful. The tenant referencing is very clear and they are incredibly prompt with obtaining the information required and constantly keep you up to date throughout the process. I would definitely use them again and recommend them to any other landlord seeking a tenant. Very satisfied landlord!
I am a private landlord and was looking to advertise my property. I had several questions about th best way to advertise it. They were answered well within one working day. When advertised they sent me details of two enquirers within one day, our tenant was contacted and viewed the property and paid a holding deposit the same day. By the end of the week Openrent had provided a credit check and the contract (provided by Open Rent and pretty well covering everything needed) was signed. Deposit money was paid over to the DPS immediately and the first month's rent has just been received after the 14 day holding period. Brilliant service and I will certainly be using them again.
Have a number of properties and have used Open Rent twice now - been delighted with the number of responses and the prompt manner in which they handle both enquiries and queries. Will definitely continue to use them for future rentals.
The system is good but their pricing page says:
No renewal fees
Advertise property until let
In fact, the ad. is taken down after 40 responses and it is necessary to pay the £29 renewal fee.
That may be a fair enough deal, but the pricing page does not state honestly the terms.
On a point of principle this mis-representation.
Why would you allow traditional Letting Agents take a slice of your rental income and charge any prospective tenants large fees when there is alternative option?
I was unsure about using an online agency when letting my property, but having used one when selling my home and saving a large sum on the fees charged by traditional estate agents thought it was worth looking into.
As OpenRent offered a "First Listing Free" I decided that I would have nothing to lose by giving them a go. I uploaded my own photos to their website and was aware that I would have to show prospective tenants around myself. My property was quickly advertised on Rightmove and a tenant secured within 5 days. The tenant only incurred reference fees of £20 per person.
I used their "Rent Now" facility, which dealt with referencing, produced the AST, handled the deposit and first months rent. And as it was a first time listing the whole thing cost me nothing. i.e. Zero Fees.
The whole process was relatively painless, and I would definitely recommend them as an alternative to the traditional Letting Agent.
The whole process was very easy and a tenant had been found and agreed before it made it to any of the big sites so well done Open Rent! Nor sure how long it should take to get on the big sites but after a day and a half it had reached some but not all of them. However very happy with result and good communication from the company.
I used this service for the first time this week and found a tenant on the first day! The notification service meant I could respond quickly to this enquiry by email and then respond to further enquiries with a holding message whilst checking the credentials of the first. An excellent service at an excellent price. I will certainly be recommending OpenRent to all my contacts.
I advertised my house with a lettings agent who was confident to get me the asking price in a week. Within 3 days they arranged for 18 viewings and I had 9 offers on the table. Nothing was close to asking price and the tenants did not look like they could afford the asking price as well. I decided to advertise myself on Gumtree and that is when I was contacted by Open Rent. I thought there is nothing to loose and gave open rent a try and I think that was the best decision.
Open Rent Advertised my property on all the websites and refreshed my add on Gumtree. I got a tenant in a day. I could not believe that I would be paying for lettings fee for the stuff that I can do my self with the help of companies like Open Rent.
During the process Open Rent was very professional and helped me with any queries I had through the time. Though I am a first time landlord but I thought I know a lot due to the help provided by open rent.
I will never be using any other company in the future and would recommend any serious landlord / tenant to use open rent. They do not even rip off the tenants for reference check. £20 for their service is extremely reasonable for the quality of service we get.
Please keep up the good work. Special thanks to Adam Hyslop - Co founder of Open Rent.
I used openrent after coming across them through a forum. Having had local agents quoting ridiculously large costs for simply doing a tenant find I thought I would give it a try. As it was the first time I had used them it was free to advertise my flat and within the first few days I let it. From start to finish the process was quick and simple and best of all cost effective. I will definitely be using them again.
Just used OpenRent for the first time and I'm really impressed. No catches or hidden charges, professional set up, great response rate and I've let the property within a few days of listing. Thanks OpenRent, I'll definitely be back!
I thought I'd give OpenRent a try as they contacted me after I listed a property on Gumtree, and offered an additional advertising service for free, so I thought 'why not'.
I received clear, concise communications from the team at Open Rent and listing on their site was spectacularly simple. Within a few days we had enquiries for viewings arriving via both text and email - 11 in all, and were able to let the property within 4 days of listing it.
I'm impressed : )
I am a private landlord that wanted to rent out my property without paying the exorbitant prices charged by local estate agents. Advertising wass an issue, as you need an agent to get onto the big websites and local advertising was just not attracting the right demographic. Openrent provided the service I was after with no catches. Although I can not vouch for the add-on services, if the philosophy of the company, the service I received when just advertising, and the prices they charge is anything to go on, I expect them to be excellent at that too.
I wish Openrent the very best and I hope that they grow market share and show local agents how they should be operating.
I got an amazing response of prospective tenants for my property, much more than I have ever got on Gumtree. Gumtree has become more of a hassle with having to update your advert to get it to the top of the listings page, Open Rent, for a minimal fee(first advert free) keep it current on their listings. The admin of renting and credit referencing is made simple and easy once you have found your tenants. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Open Rent. Thank-you Adam and Co!
Easy to compile property details - listed @ 9pm and got 1st viewing at 9.03am next morning, with plenty of other viewing requests soon following.
Very happy with service indeed and will definitely use again and recommend to others.
I needed to find a place to rent rewlly quickly and other estate agents were charging a fortune and taking too long. Open Rent were so quick and easy to use, they walk you through the process and only charge a tiny amount. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend them!
I got a message from Openrent after I listed my property on Gumtree offering me a free advert on all the major property websites. After I listed my property, I had lots and lots of interest and within a few days managed to let my property. I will definately be using them again - who needs estate agents!!?
I used openrent because I was interested in the service they offered to advertise my properties on the main portals,rightmove etc.
Their pricing is affordable and they make the whole thing very simple .
I have secured good quality tenants for each property advertised in a very short space of time.Their contact with me has been fast and efficient.
I would definitely recommend Openrent and they are my first choice for advertising from now on.
An ideal way of getting tenants. I get a text as soon as they request a viewing and an email with more detail shortly afterwards. All I have to do is arrange to meet them at the property and I can leave the rest to OpenRent. Referencing was painless, quick and value for money - and it came with the opportunity to get RGI
Highly recommended. Surely a model for the future.
Working with OpenRent has made the whole renting process a breeze. They are speedy, reliable and personable. The service is well above what you would expect from an online or even offline 'estate agent'. The superb value and exemplary service means that we will definitely be using their service again.
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