What our coworking space says about flatfair | Uncommon Mavericks

From our office window, the Shard looks almost touchable. There are people in the park below, and the City of London skyline rises up in the near distance. This is our working home at Uncommon, Borough. It’s an incredible space, full of incredible people. So incredible in fact, some of them took the time out to write about flatfair and our mission to make the future deposit-free. Here’s what they had to say… ...

Our partnership with Spicerhaart: bringing deposit-free renting to the nation

If you haven’t already heard, we recently partnered with the UK’s largest independent lettings agent, Spicerhaart. As a result, tens of thousands of existing and prospective tenants across the country are set to benefit from deposit-free renting! Spicerhaart has over 100 lettings branches and offers thousands of available properties through its local brands: haart, Felicity J Lord, Darlows, Haybrook, Butters John Bee and Brian Holt. It’s an incredible opportunity for us all! ...

How flatfair.co.uk powers trust and financial freedom in the UK lettings space

It’s every tenant’s real-life, recurring nightmare: finding the perfect rental property, only to discover the prerequisite to moving is a huge deposit worth 6 weeks’ rent. The added hindrance of having an existing deposit locked up until their current home is vacated makes for an exhausting cycle, where tenants never get back the vast amounts of money they put in. It was great news, when in 2012 the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) established itself to prohibit rogue landlords plundering their tenants’ deposits, but a huge affordability problem still remains. ...

Why insurance products don’t work in the deposit-free renting space

It’s true. Taking on an insurance policy to protect a property has its upsides; landlords can let with assurance that, in a worst case scenario situation, their main business asset is safeguarded. But (and it’s a big but), using an insurance-based product as a total replacement for tenancy deposits is inherently flawed. Here’s why… Why do landlords take a deposit? Despite common perceptions, deposits are by no means a facility to recover serious property damages. ...