A new online property management tool has been launched for landlords, indicating that investors do not need to use letting agents.
Letdesk is described as removing “the need for landlords to pay expensive property management fees to letting agencies by allowing tenants to request repairs at any time through an online account.”1
New Service for Landlords Removes the Need for Agents
The free service alerts landlords via text message or email when a tenant reports a problem.
It then sources quotes from local tradespeople and allows landlords to review and approve the work to be conducted.
Once the job is approved, Letdesk notifies the tradesperson.
Landlords can create a free Letdesk account and invite their tenants to join.
All online interactions between the landlord, tenant and tradesperson are recorded in the Letdesk system, which integrates with text or email services.
Additionally, the system allows for payments to be made and key documents to be stored online, as well as prompting landlords with safety inspection reminders, such as when gas safety checks are due.
Letdesk founder Alex Dixon says: “For landlords, Letdesk offers peace of mind without the fixed fees that can come with traditional management services provided by high street letting agencies.”1
The firm is based in Walsall and was formerly HomeServe for Landlords.
A spokesperson revealed that although the service is currently free, this could change at some point in the future.
Find out more here: https://www.letdesk.com/#/