Lettings proptech platform Teclet has landed a major coup after signing the UK’s largest independent estate agency chain, Haart, as a client.
The estate agency’s lettings branches within its 134 office network England and Wales will now use Teclet’s platform to help manage tenancy on-boarding and both ongoing tenancy and property management.
Haart doesn’t publish separate business performance details but it is part of the Spicerhaart group, which during 2018 turned over some £120 million.
In a nutshell, Teclet enables lettings agencies to automate significant chunks of the rental process and enables landlords, tenants, guarantors and agents to communicate in a compliant manner across a common platform.
“The agreement and processing of renting a property can be frustrating and complex for all parties,” says Paul Sloan, Haart’s Operations Director (left).
“Chasing signatures, performing checks, complying with legislation and taking payments securely are all burdens which grow exponentially the more people that are involved.
“We are delighted that with the introduction of Teclet to our network, Haart can cover all of these processes from one simple web platform, increasing transparency and making the process straightforward and convenient for our customers.”
Teclet’s Commercial Director John Evans claims the platform gives agents a competitive advantage over rivals,
“With around a third of all customer interactions on the platform taking place outside of normal business hours, Teclet is enabling lettings agents to become more productive and therefore save costs,” he says.
“The platform also enables the compliant and efficient generation of additional revenue streams through its innovative API structure that works with suppliers across the industry in areas such as referencing, inventories, rent guarantee insurance, landlord and tenant insurances, safety certificates, appliance maintenance and ordering and utility management and switching.”
The investment in proptech is the second major partnership announced by Spicerhaart over the past year. In February last year it spent £6 million on ROSIE, an ‘office in your pocket’ platform.