flatfair takes centre stage at Harvard Business School Alumni Angels event

We might be busy revolutionising the rental market here at flatfair, but when we received an invite to the HBS Alumni Angels pitch event in London, it was an offer we simply couldn’t refuse. flatfair is no stranger to the prestigious event, having qualified as a finalist this time last year and secured its first round of funding from several investors in the audience – but this year’s invite is extra special. ...

Introducing Bruno Thompson: flatfair’s Strategy Lead

The latest addition to the expanding flatfair team is Strategy Lead Bruno Thompson, who’ll be working with Franz Doerr, founder and CEO, and the rest of the team to lead flatfair to even greater heights. No stranger to fast-growing tech startups, Bruno joins us from Trouva, an online marketplace for independent retailers. There he was responsible for scaling and running customer operations, managing everything from logistics and customer services to payment processing through a period of sustained, double digit growth. ...

Tenants' worries about deposit returns show just how much we need an alternative like flatfair

Almost one in five (18%) of tenants in the private rented sector say they’ve had to wait more than three months to get their tenancy deposit back, according to a survey by mortgage lender Nationwide. While the average waiting time was nearly two months, 4% of respondents said they’d experienced a delay of more than six months in getting their deposit back. This is despite guidance from the Tenant Deposit Scheme (TDS), one of the largest in the UK that ringfences or insures tenants’ deposits, saying that a landlord or letting agent should return a tenancy deposit within 10 calendar days of a tenant’s request. ...

Introducing Ben Yexley: flatfair’s new Partnerships Manager

We’re delighted to welcome Ben Yexley to the flatfair team as our newest Partnerships Manager. He’ll be teaming up with Adam Ali to help spread the word about flatfair, and how we can make life easier for tenants, landlords and agents. Ben joins the team with a wealth of knowledge across the property industry, having previously worked for The Guild of Property Professionals (under GPEA Ltd). For the past year, he worked as a regional manager for 140 branches across East Anglia; prior to this, he was Team Leader of the Account Management team in Mayfair. ...

flatfair to host group induction session for Century 21 franchisees

On Tuesday 16th October, Adam Ali and Ben Yexley, flatfair’s Partnerships Managers, will host a company wide, group induction session for Century 21 franchisees and staff at flatfair’s London Bridge offices. The induction session will welcome franchisees from across the UK to introduce them to flatfair and get their Century 21 branches up and running – covering everything from tenant and property criteria to setting up and managing flatbonds on the flatfair platform. ...