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by Melanie Bien 17 Jan, 2018

Vesper Homes, the pioneering proptech London estate agent, has hired PR agency Bien Media to raise its profile in the press.

Vesper Homes is at the forefront of the rental revolution, harnessing technological developments to make life easier for landlords and tenants. London-focused, with primarily an international client base, the company offers all the services of a traditional high-street agent but at a reduced rate.

Landlords typically pay agents upwards of 11 per cent for a full management service, a charge likely to increase when tenant fees are abolished, but Vesper Homes charges half this amount.

James Cameron, director of Vesper Homes, says : ‘Estate agency is changing and we are launching some exciting new digital products in coming weeks to assist landlords in making the most of their property portfolios, as well as considering future investments. Many agents use outdated and inefficient procedures: our strategy is to deploy a leading-edge technology to improve the lettings and property management service for both landlords and tenants.

‘Although the rental sector has come under siege recently with changes to mortgage interest tax relief and the stamp duty surcharge for landlords, the year has got off to a good start with no lack of enquiries from prospective tenants. However, some of the rents which were achievable 12 months ago won’t be this year, so landlords need to be realistic on pricing and take the advice of a knowledgeable agent.’

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