flatfair’s 2021 Yearly Round-Up

With 2021 coming to a close, we are celebrating a great end to the year, and our 5th birthday in style. We have increased distribution, and a long list of new, large, independent agents are now offering our market-leading protection, across the UK.

We are really pleased and excited to have lots of new agents now offering No Deposit to their tenants and landlords including, Jones Robinson, Haslams, Andrew Craig, Castledene, Breckon and Breckon, Barbers, Michael Poole and Redbrik.

Matthew Bates, Sales and Lettings Director, Jones Robinson said “With different offerings available in the deposit replacement marketplace, we were impressed by flatfair’s product and concept, and have signed up to be able to offer our landlords and tenants an additional service as part of our commitment to embrace new and innovative solutions to constantly improve what we do.”

Megan Eighteen, Business Development Manager at Haslams and Regional Executive for ARLA explained “Haslams is the oldest agency in Reading and as market leaders we have to constantly adapt to changes and new initiatives, to ensure our clients are being offered the best tenants from all over the world and not just those restricted to cash deposits. flatfair offered a large scale of cover for our landlords whilst being competitively priced for the tenants. We are excited to be offering this to our clients in 2022.”

In the BTR sector, we also made huge leaps in our growth aspirations through collaborating with major clients Native, VervLife, Platform_, and Pinnacle Group. We look forward to building on these relationships in the coming year!

Not only have we had lots of new partners come on board, this year, we have continued to improve our offering, with the return of up to 10 week’s protection for landlords, no hidden fees and only a small one-off sign up fee (+VAT) for tenants.

We also changed our reward for agents who sell a flatfair plan to scratch cards, with all the entrees put into a monthly prize draw for some seriously cool prizes including an Xbox and a Fitbit.

We have been making lots of improvements to our easy to use platform, including:

  • A new homepage for tenants
  • Notification centre
  • Advanced search and filter options
  • Access to all of the important promotional materials and training guides, all in one handy place

We can’t fail to mention our new Unlock Deposits, whereby existing tenants receive their cash deposits back in exchange for our one-off fee (one weeks rent +VAT), while landlords instantly get double the protection. We have already seen early success with the product and are looking to push it even further in the New Year!

One tenant that has already unlocked their cash deposit said: “My experience with flatfair has been nothing short of superb. Professional and understanding, they fulfilled their remit with aplomb. A wonderful service, and a highly recommended one at that.”

It has been amazing to get back into the office this year and see each other once again, and welcome many new faces into the company.

We would like to thank each and every one of you who has helped flatfair achieve its greatest year yet, let’s make 2022 a very special one for us all!