Promotion – FREE Property Advertising with Private Landlord Directory
As part of our ongoing facebook and twitter (social media) we are having a promotion.
You can upload your property to let / property to rent FREE with Private Landlord Directory
Your property will go on our online property advertising portals including Facebook & Twitter.
THIS PROPERTY ADVERTISING PROMOTION IS FOR A LIMITED PERIOD
All you need to do is follow this link PROPERTY ADVERTISING register for Free and upload your property. We will do all the rest.
There is no catch with this promotion, no hidden costs or credit check tie-ins for you or your tenant. It is completely free and whilst we do offer lots of services for landlords and tenants all we ask is that you try them out and see just how quick & efficient our services are.
We all know that demand is growing for rented property but as demand is growing so is supply. The question Amanda Whaley from Private Landlord Directory asks is ‘would you lower you rent price to save a void period?’
The property search portals have a search criteria which states the price band/letting price of the property. If you were to advertise on these portals would you drop your rent price by £5 to go into a different search bracket?
Amanda Whaley says ” I have a property that I rent out at £500 a month. If there were a number of properties in the area that were for rent about the same price then YES I would drop the rent by £5 to avoid a void period, especially if I had had a void period on that property before. It makes more sense to me to lose £5 a month rather than £500.”
Amanda goes on to say ” Now more so than ever before is the time be competitive with your rental property. The demand is high but so is the supply of properties to let. As a private landlord I am drawn to the fact that I see many more to let boards around than I ever did before. A couple of years ago it was actually quite hard to find a property to rent as most were snapped up with landlords and letting agents having waiting lists. Today the renting climate/market has changed. With tenants now having a choice of properties that can let.”
So.. would you reduce your rent to avoid a void period and get into a different search bracket on the property search websites? Only you can answer that one. Another question to ask yourself is ‘Are you loosing out on good tenants as they can’t pay higher deposits and rent in advance?’
The Office of Fair Trading gave clearance for the proposed merger between Digital Property Group Ltd and Zoopla Ltd to go ahead.
This merger is expected to be completed within the next few weeks and will create a credible alternative to current market-leader Rightmove, delivering enhanced value to both property marketing agents and those looking to purchase and rent property.
Evidence received during the investigation by the Office of Fair Trading found that the merger would not result in reduced competition and therefore did not warrant reference to the Competition Commission for further investigation.
Once completed, the merger is set to be a great win for both consumers and advertisers, with far greater coverage of property listings and an unrivalled consumer audience across the UK. The combined business will be in a position to offer an enhanced product to its users and superior value to its members.
The merger brings together a complementary set of brands including Findaproperty.com, Zoopla.co.uk and Primelocation.com and will result in the creation of a world-class property search platform with a team that continues to lead innovation in the online property market.
Alex Chesterman Founder and CEO of Zoopla has said “We have always been firmly of the view that this transaction is pro-competitive and is good news for both our users and customers. We are glad to be in a position now to be able to get on with the business of making the proposed benefits a reality. We have much work to do to integrate our businesses and are looking forward to the opportunities ahead.”
Mark Milner, CEO of the Digital Property Group says “This is an important day for the industry, given the long-awaited balance in the market that this deal will deliver. It has been a long time coming and the enhanced value that the combined business will provide will make this deal a clear win for UK estate agents, letting agents and housebuilders.”
Martin Morgan, Chief Executive of DMGT said “We are delighted that the merger has been approved. We now have the opportunity to challenge the market leader in the online property sector, to the benefit of both consumers and clients”.
Private Landlord Directory already advertises with Zoopla so sees this merger as a very positive move..