Thursday, December 3, 2020

Monkey vs Owl expands its reach with new online platform

Fast-growing residential lettings company Monkey vs Owl (MOVO) has expanded its online platform to provide a national service for property landlords.

The Derby and Loughborough-based company was launched in 2017 and initially focused on marketing and managing local properties aimed at young professionals and students.

The web platform was designed to take the hassle out of renting and also connect tenants with their cities via a city guide curated with information and special offers on local amenities, attractions and businesses.

This initiative saw Monkey vs Owl receive the ‘Highly Commended’ mark of recognition in the New Agency of the Year category at The Negotiator Awards 2019 – the leading awards programme for estate and letting agents in the UK.

Monkey vs Owl has now invested to further develop the capabilities of its dynamic web platform – providing an even more seamless link between landlords and tenants, while increasing the remit of their service to nationwide.

This new platform enables landlords to easily take control of their property management and market them to prospective tenants online. The fees start from as little as £3 per listing per week and, unlike with traditional letting agencies, landlords keep 100% of the rent.

Landlords also have direct access to prospective tenants who can book and manage viewings online via Monkey vs Owl’s booking system, or alternatively contact the landlord directly.

The new platform also features a ‘Landlord Verification’ option, which allows landlords to be validated by Monkey vs Owl in order to give prospective tenants a peace of mind.

Monkey vs Owl Sales Director James Lomas explained: “Despite being a relatively young company in a highly competitive market, we have grown steadily over the past two years – using innovative technology and a transparent service to both landlords and tenants.

“We have initially concentrated on our home city of Derby where we have around 600 rooms in properties and homes with multiple occupancy and our business model was recognised in the national Negotiator Awards last year.

“Our plan was always to broaden our services across the UK and we have invested heavily to expand the capabilities of our online platform and continue our ethos of taking the hassle out of renting both for landlords and tenants.

“This platform is designed to be accessible to everyone.  It effectively puts the power back into the hands of landlords – enabling them to quickly upload property details and have direct access to prospective tenants.

“Alongside this, we are building our unique city guides across the UK – recognising that many of these properties attract students and young professionals who are new to the area and want to feel part of the local community and to raise the profile of local businesses.

“We are also able to provide managed services if required such as tenant viewings, insurance, tenancy agreements and property maintenance which we coordinate through a national network of agents based in each town and city and contractors who we have vetted and trust to carry out any work required.

“This is an exciting new phase for Monkey vs Owl as we start to expand across the UK.”

For more information and easy to follow videos of how to upload properties onto the platform, please visit http://www.monkeyvsowl.com

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