LegalforLandlords launches new RentalPassport™ to help Agents ditch pointless viewings

Tenant referencing, insurance and legal services firm, LegalforLandlords, has launched an innovative new tool to help agents ditch time-wasters and reduce the viewing-to-offer ratio.

The new RentalPassport™, backed by Homes under the Hammer’s, Lucy Alexander, gives agents a quick and easy appraisal of prospective tenants at the touch of a button, eliminating pointless viewings from house hunters without the right credentials and references.

A quick and easy tool, it allows agents to vet people before they view a home, selecting the tenants in a good financial position, with references and who are in a position to move quickly.

The RentalPassport™ also gives house hunters an advantage, helping them get ahead of the competition by completing a mini pre-screening, including affordability, credit history, employment details and previous references in advance. Straightforward to complete, it returns an answer in minutes.

Lucy Alexander explained why she has backed the new tool: “The new RentalPassport™ is a brilliant concept and is a much quicker, easier way to complete tenant referencing. While it offers obvious benefits for busy agents, it’s also a big draw for house hunters who are also pressed for time and want to find the right home as quickly as possible. It helps good tenants with a good record get ahead in a competitive market.”

Managing director of LegalforLandlords, Sim Sekhon, explained the thinking behind the new system, “The new RentalPassport™ helps Agents significantly reduce the viewing to offer ratio – the average agent could have ten viewings per offer; we’re looking to reduce that to just three. It will save a huge amount of time, cutting out the time wasters and allowing agents to invest their time better elsewhere. It also offers massive benefit for house hunters, helping them stand out – it is completed in minutes and is valid for 3 months for homes within a similar price range.”

The RentalPassport™ is free and straightforward for prospective tenants to use, allowing agents to either send a unique QR code to anyone interested in a property, or embed a link to the Passport in a property listing. Hopeful searchers can click and apply at the touch of a button, with a result in minutes.