Now that the Covid-19 prompted lockdown is coming to an end, the property sector is kicking back into action.
But under alert levels three and two there are tough new requirements for landlords and property managers running rental viewings.
It’s not possible to hold open viewings, instead only two private viewings can be held per day and applicants have to be pre-qualified before being shown the property.
Additionally, all attendees’ details must be registered pre-viewing to assist with contact tracing and the entire process, right up to finalising the tenancy agreement, must be contactless.
For the sector to successfully and safety navigate this process, the adoption of new technologies looks set to be the best way forward.
And that’s why Pickmee, a 100% Kiwi-owned property tech solution which aims to streamline the tenancy process, should be of interest to landlords.
Pickmee co-founder Kelvin Chandran says they believe their digital platform will be extremely helpful to landlords and property managers trying to rent out properties during these challenging times.
With viewings limited to two per day pre-qualifying tenants is vital so that only top applicants are shown the property, he says.
“Pickmee prompts tenants applying for a property to use a web link which guides them to complete their tenant profile and provide background and credit check information and references up front.
“This allows landlords to vet applicants before inviting the best potential tenants to a private viewing.”
The pre-registering of all viewing attendees – and their contact details - also ensures that landlords and property managers are easily able to contact trace if required in the future.
“Plus, as the entire letting process can now be managed online, we’re helping to keep tenants, property managers and landlords safe by eliminating paperwork and making the process from application to tenancy agreement contactless.”
Chandran says that social distancing and making e-commerce contactless has been much discussed, and this change is also required in real estate with the entire process becoming digital.
“Pickmee makes this transformation easy by making the entire process from application to signing tenancy agreements entirely digital and contactless.
“This makes the process frictionless and reduces any health and safety risks of handling paper application forms involved, identity documents or contracts.”
Right now, it’s all about getting a prop-tech solution into the hands of those on the frontline of the rental industry, Chandran adds.
“That’s why we are offering our services at no cost while New Zealand is at alert levels three and two, so that it’s possible to have a contactless approach throughout the entire rental process.”
It is possible to find out more about Pickmee here.