Younger renters are increasingly looking to cut out letting agents and go directly to landlords.
The House Shop, which lists properties from landlords, private sellers, and agents, says that more tenants are using the landlord messaging function that are looking at letting agent listings.
The website also says that a third leave the search for a new rental home to the last minute, and plan to move in within a fortnight.
The property listings website claims that over the past three years, 31.2% of tenants have wanted to move into a place two weeks after making their first inquiry.
Two-thirds of tenants say they need to move into their new home less than one month after making their first inquiry.
The House Shop claims agents could be getting snubbed by tenants wanting to avoid fees.
Nick Marr, co-founder of The House Shop, said: “For the one in three tenants who are expecting to actually move into their new home less than two weeks after they first make contact with the landlord – they will need to ensure that they are responsive, organised and thoroughly prepared.
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