How Electronic Signatures can Make Things Easier for Landlords
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How Electronic Signatures can Make Things Easier for Landlords

By |Published On: 28th November 2016|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

Ignorance isn’t always bliss electronic signatures make things easier for you and your clients

How Electronic Signatures can Make Things Easier for Landlords

How Electronic Signatures can Make Things Easier for Landlords

Property is an area of business which constantly needs contracts signed off. Tenancy agreements, guarantor forms, inventory reports… The list goes on. And if your business needs to send documents in any capacity, adopting an e-signature solution is incredibly beneficial.

Once upon a time, it wasn’t out of place to see rows of filing cabinets lining office walls and piles of paper on your desk waiting to be organised; that no longer makes sense today. Electronic signature solutions, like Signable, help increase productivity by sending documents to its signer instantly and by removing a time consuming, paper-based filing system. It doesn’t make sense for businesses to waste time on admin tasks when there are solutions available to speed things up, but more importantly; it also doesn’t make sense for your clients.

Physically signing documents can get problematic for signers sometimes. For lettings, it can involve tenants trying to find the time during work hours to visit an office, and often landlords aren’t in the same location. Of course, there’s the option of emailing the signing page, faxing, or even posting it – but waiting for it to be returned signed can take days or even weeks.

When considering the sales side of property, e-signatures help enormously during the offer stage after a viewing. With potential buyers completing an offer form, providing information around broker’s details, solicitors, if they have a mortgage in principle, etc… And as vendors may not live together once selling a property, or even live locally, electronic signatures remove the need for them to visit the office regularly.

Businesses always see costs associated with both email and e-signatures generally lower than more traditional methods. It’s easy for businesses to keep their spend down by using email services, as any postage costs are quickly eliminated. Money is also saved by the speed of email – and these savings add up significantly for your business over time.

Being able to manage documents on the go was once a dream for many of us. Now sending a tenancy agreement from from your laptop in the office then viewing its status at home from an iPad, signing it off on the train from your mobile, and viewing it again whilst you’re overseas on your laptop is now truly a reality, and apps like Signable are making this process slicker than ever.

When it comes to finalising contracts, ask yourself: Can your signer be relied on to have access to a printer and a scanner? Can their schedule accommodate visits to your office? Can admin time spent organising paperwork be reduced? The development of electronic signatures can be your solution.

About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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