Online classifieds platform, Gumtree has partnered with property technology company HouseME to offer improved house rental services.
As a result of this collaboration, Gumtree is able to verify prospective tenants through a rigorous vetting process and reduce the risk for property owners.
Head of Operations at Gumtree SA Barrie Swart says HouseMe offers the rental service at an affordable rate of 2.5% of the lease.
He says the property owner pays nothing until a suitable tenant has been found.
For an extra 1 percent on top of the 2 and half, there's also an option to have a rental guarantee. If you find yourself in a situation where a tenant is not paying, that rental guarantee will cover you to make sure you are not out of pocket at that time.— Barrie Swart, Head of Operations at Gumtree SA
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