Landlord Cosmo Anayiotos was diagnosed with Leukemia back in 2006, and after several months of chemotherapy was released from hospital to return to his normal life. After a short spell of remission the disease returned, and thanks to the organization Anthony Nolan, he was matched with a bone marrow donor and has managed to finally recover.
Anayiotos decided that he needed to do something to help others who were going through the same ordeal he had been through. He realized he could not raise funds by running marathons or climbing mountains so he developed LetRent, to be able to constantly donate toward the research and hopefully eventual defeat of Leukemia.
LetRent is an online property rental marketplace where one can find or advertise entire properties, rooms in shared houses, or a spare room rental for nights, weeks or months.
Once an opening offer ends, LetRent continues to make it easy and affordable to attract potential tenants and lodgers. Listings are currently gratis (landlords need to register by March 31st to receive free listings for a year) but even after the introductory period, the cost is quite low (£12.50 +VAT). The company promises that, tenants and lodgers are never going to be charged for the service.
The website is attractive and easy to navigate, with a clean layout, legible font, large photos, detailed descriptions for properties, including ‘facilities’, ‘availability’, ‘feedback’ and Google Maps. Letrent is currently available in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
LetRent has promised to contribute 10% of its income from listings to Anthony Nolan and Leukeamia & Lymphoma Reasearch.