The flatfair flatshare

With rents continuously on the rise, flat-sharing is still as popular as it’s ever been. We all love a good episode of Friends so why not bring Joey, Ross, Rachel and the gang to life while keeping some extra cash in your pocket! Rebel against expensive upfront deposits and slash your moving costs by renting deposit-free with your flatmates, courtesy of flatfair. Unsure of how flatfair works when you’re flatsharing? Fear not, we’ve answered all those burning questions that will leave you wondering why you didn’t use us sooner! ...

7 clever ways to decorate your rental (and make it feel like home)

At flatfair, we make sure that hefty deposits don’t hold you back from renting the home of your dreams. As part of our philosophy, we believe you should be able to decorate your new place in each and every way that makes it feel like, well, home. True, you may not be able to knock down walls or replace the bathroom, but little touches can make a huge difference. Here we share our top seven tips for putting your own stamp on the place, from décor and lighting to furnishings – without breaking your contract or upsetting your landlord in the process. ...

flatfair partners with Goodlord to provide deposit-free letting to agents

flatfair is thrilled to announce we are partnering with award-winning lettings platform Goodlord to provide deposit free-renting to hundreds of letting agents and landlords across the UK. In the first partnership of its kind, users of Goodlord will now be able to take advantage of flatfair’s innovative service to let their properties faster directly from their Goodlord portal, making letting even easier than ever before. At flatfair, we understand that renting a property using the current deposit system comes with its own challenges. ...

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. ...