Lettings platform Goodlord has landed a significant coup after signing up the Lomond estate agency group and its eight brands.
The agencies are Braemore, Stonehouse, Linley & Simpson, Dale Eddison, Thornley Groves, John Shepherd, Brand Vaughan and Michael Jones which will now use Goodlord for a variety of lettings tasks, which will now be standardised across the group including tenant referencing.
Landlords and tenants will also be offered a white-labelled version of the Goodlord app.
But Lomond Group was also attracted by the comprehensive cover offered by the platform’s Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance, which both sides say was a key reason for Goodlord winning the business.
The deal means the number of properties covered by Goodlord is significantly expanded as Lomond has some 22,000 homes under management in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Brighton, Edinburgh, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, and York.
“We are at the start of a very exciting journey with The Lomond Group and have grand ambitions for immediate and sustained growth in both our existing and new regions across the UK,” says Lucy Jones, CEO of The Lomond Group.
“It’s paramount to our success that we partner with the best suppliers in the industry, which in turn enables us to provide our customers with the most seamless property experience possible.”
Goodlord CEO William Reeve (pictured) adds: The Lomond Group’s strategy of combining the benefits of scale, market-leading insurance protection and an integrated tenant journey is what our market-leading platform is built for – enabling them both to save money and to deliver against ambitious growth objectives.”