Meeting demand for remote landlord property management
Landlords are inherently busy people and in the COVID-19 era, with social distancing firmly in place and limited face-to-face contact still the norm, there has never been greater demand for remote property management.
There are many benefits to a good property management platform. From quicker, more effective processes to more accurate record-keeping, landlords and tenants can unlock a host of advantages if you provide them with the right software.
You may have already read about some of the most useful benefits for customer (and for agents) on our home page.
However, there is one benefit for landlords in particular which stands head and shoulders above the rest, particularly in 2020, where coronavirus has changed the way we live and work: remote property management.
Why is remote landlord property management important?
Cloud-based property management software like Alto – together with its PropertyFile integration – can provide the UK’s 2.66 million landlords with seamless transparency, from the initial application through to property maintenance; all from their laptop, tablet or smartphone.
With all the information they need available 24/7 at their fingertips, including real-time updates on maintenance and repairs, it reduces the need for landlords to call or visit letting agent offices.
The benefits for busy landlords
At any time, this would be a benefit for time-pressured individuals. In 2020, it can obviously also reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
The full lockdown of Spring may be behind us, but millions of people are still taking measures to reduce interaction in the COVID-19 era, both at work and at home.
Whether it is a Zoom call with colleagues, remote property viewings or even online shopping. Why should landlord property management be any different?
What does remote landlord property management include?
With Alto’s PropertyFile integration, landlords have access to wealth of information through their own unique property dashboard.
They can approve and check the status of repairs, view safety certificates, check payment arrears or request contact from your team directly, without needing to visit the office or even pick up the phone.
Key remote features for landlords include:
- Property management dashboard: with access to safety certificates, inspections, maintenance records and payment arrears, in one user-friendly place
- Maintenance scheduling: landlords can see scheduling and reminders for key maintenance and compliance requirements, including gas safety certificates
- Document management: attach documents to each individual property, giving landlords the facility to access details more conveniently when they need them
Find out other benefits of Alto property software for letting agents.