Referencing provider Vouch and lettings platform Goodlord have integrated technology and services, resulting in customers of either platform having access to a pooled range of lettings software and services.
Users of the Goodlord platform can now use Vouch’s fixed-cost digital referencing solution, and Vouch is able to provide Goodlord customers access to commission-based revenue streams, such as its home move assistant, a portal designed to ease the transition of home services for tenants.
Agents currently benefiting from Vouch’s digital referencing services can access Goodlord’s features, with the aim of helping save agents time, ensure they remain compliant, and enable them to offer additional services to landlords and tenants.
This integration of services also means that Vouch customers are able to provide Goodlord’s rent protection and legal expenses insurance to landlords.
Simon Tillyer, managing director of Vouch, said: “Through ongoing discussions and feedback from our existing customers, we knew many wanted more than just a great referencing solution.
“This integration with the Goodlord platform allows agents to benefit from a completely streamlined lettings process and their award-winning Rent Protection Insurance.
“Joining the Goodlord Group has been highly beneficial to the Vouch team and our customers.
“We once considered building the additional services Goodlord offers into our offering at Vouch, but quickly realised that it’s better to team up with the best instead of trying to compete against them.”
William Reeve, chief executive at Goodlord, added: “This integration was driven by the desire to offer agents more flexibility and choice when it comes to their referencing strategy.
“It brings more options to the table, meaning agents can select the right combination of features for them and enables everyone to bring together the lowest prices with the best end-to-end experience.
“Bringing such choice and quality together via one integrated experience is the culmination of much planning and collaboration over recent years and we’re delighted that it’s now available to the UK lettings sector.”