10 exciting ways to spend your flatfair savings

You’ve signed all the paperwork, moved all the boxes and you’re finally settling into your new rented home! As you start to make the place your own, just take a moment to congratulate yourself on saving a lovely bundle of cash by renting deposit-free with flatfair. But what are you going to do with all that money you’ve saved? Allow us to make a few suggestions… 1. Splash out on new homeware accessories… Whether your new home comes with or without furniture, there’s nothing quite like adding little trinkets to express your personality. ...

How flatfair can help you prepare for and beat the Tenant Fee Ban

With just over a month to go before the Tenant Fee ban comes into effect, here’s how landlords and agents can prepare themselves to comply with the new legislation and get a better deal with flatfair. Earlier this month, ARLA announced its launch of a new tenant fees toolkit designed to help agents, landlords and tenants alike understand all the aspects of the Tenant Fee ban, which is set to take effect on June 1st 2019. ...

Revenue and commission. Is it really secondary to the tenants needs?

Tenancy deposit alternatives vary in the market from insurance-based products to technology, with creating an affordable option for tenants being the purported main focus. However, recent scrutiny of revenue and commissions within the deposit alternative market have raised questions. Fears are emerging that letting agents are chasing the high commissions offered by deposit-free schemes as opposed to partnering with companies that offer clear benefits to the tenant. This worrying trend casts a negative light over companies whose business model focuses on improving the renting experience for all parties involved. ...

No hidden fees, no agenda and total transparency... Why flatfair benefits tenants as a deposit alternative

A recent article bythis is money highlights the dark side of tenant replacement schemes offered by insurance-based products. Claire, a single mother with three children, took the no deposit option for a monthly fee of £76.80. Having ended the tenancy early due to the poor condition of the property she was shocked to discover that she’d paid £537.60 for the no deposit option over seven months in the house. As an alternative to tenancy deposits that operates as a proptech platform as opposed to insurance, flatfair offers tenants the option to move into their rented property quickly and safely with no recurring fees so tenants can make the most of our affordable product. ...

flatfair supports tenants demands for affordable deposit alternatives

With a recent study indicating tenants are demanding alternatives to traditional deposit schemes, we share our thoughts on the long-awaited shift in the property market. Traditional deposit schemes are clearly falling out of favour as a study by Your Move, suggests flexible alternatives would influence a tenant’s decision to rent a property. At flatfair, we understand how difficult it can be for tenants to find the funds to cover deposits, £1,110 on average, which is why we set about to disrupt the property industry. ...

The Top 5 Places to Buy-to-Let in the UK

While there’s no doubt that the uncertainty of Brexit, rises in stamp duty and changing legislation may all have contributed to a tricky time for both buyers and sellers of homes across the UK, there’s good news to share. If you’re a potential or existing landlord looking to invest in a buy-to-let (BTL) property, there are a whole range of different locations where you can feel confident you’ll see a strong return on your investment. ...