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Proptech: Purplebricks signs up to use PRS compliance platform

Purplebricks claims tech is playing increasing role in competitive differentiation and agents as landlords worry about fines and red tape.

Nigel Lewis

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Purplebricks has claimed that proptech is playing an increasing role in helping agents distinguish their service from competitors following its new deal with PRS compliance platform Kamma.

Its service enables agents and landlords to ensure properties are compliant on several fronts including selective and additional licensing and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.

Kamma’s software continually tracks local laws and regulations, monitoring the compliance status of every property in the country, and increasing number of agents are using it as national laws and local schemes become more complex and ever changing.

For example, more and more councils are adopting the optional MEES regulations that enable them to fine landlords up to £30,000 for non-compliance.

Orla Shields imageKamma CEO Orla Shields (pictured), says: “Purplebricks is a market leader in the estate agency market and Kamma is proud to support their lettings service.

“Purplebricks customers will now be able to get immediate access to the information they need, supporting compliance and reducing risk of fines.”

Helen Ogden, Head of Lettings at Purplebricks, comments, “Our aim is to use technology to give our customers the best possible service – and this new relationship with Kamma will mean we can make compliance easier for landlords, saving them both time and money.”

Kamma, which was formerly known as GetRentr until September 2019 and started out as a renting app, says its mission is to ensure ‘nobody should have to live in unsafe or unsuitable accommodation ever again’.

The platform has several other property industry customers CBRE, Chestertons and MakUrMove.

July 22, 2021

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