Deposit Protection Service announces new collaboration

The Deposit Protection Service and industry supplier Tenant Shop have announced they will collaborate.

They say the intention is to “make life easier for agents and save tenants money”.

Tenant Shop provides letting agents with a notification and management software platform that aims to reduce their workload and paperwork.

Its system also aims to make moving home simpler for tenants by finding them the best deals on insurance, TV and broadband packages as well as energy providers and then switching them to their preferred deal.

Tenant Shop’s system also notifies local councils and utility suppliers of new and vacating tenants, helping to prevent ‘stray’ bills.

Julian Foster, DPS managing director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Tenant Shop to explore ways in which we can make life for landlords and letting agents easier – as well as saving tenants money.

“Alongside protecting deposits, the DPS is keen to work with other key providers across the industry to raise standards and improve the experiences of our users.”

More top news stories

x

Email the story to a friend

2 Comments

  1. Will

    Why do these organizations feel they have a right to breach confidentiality and release information as they like.  We have all had situations where the Data Protection Act is thrown at us even when it does not apply. All for commercial gain I have no doubt!

    Report
  2. tenantseye89

    Normal
    0

    false
    false
    false

    EN-GB
    X-NONE
    X-NONE

    /* Style Definitions */
    table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;
    mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
    mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-style-priority:99;
    mso-style-parent:””;
    mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
    mso-para-margin-top:0cm;
    mso-para-margin-right:0cm;
    mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt;
    mso-para-margin-left:0cm;
    line-height:107%;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:11.0pt;
    font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif;
    mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;
    mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;
    mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;
    mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;
    mso-fareast-language:EN-US;}

    Absolutely not, this will be an opt in offering to tenants. Information will only be exchanged if the tenant requests the service.

    I have used this service via a letting agent and it was exactly the same, I choose if I wanted to use Tenant Shop or not.

    Tenant Shop were very helpful.

    I only used the energy service as I had sorted my internet and did not require insurance at that moment in time.

    Report
X

You must be logged in to report this comment!

Leave a reply

Thank you for signing up to our newsletter, we have sent you an email asking you to confirm your subscription. Additionally if you would like to create a free EYE account which allows you to comment on news stories and manage your email subscriptions please enter a password below.