Homeviews allows tenant and owner reviews on new-build spaces

February 18, 2019
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This new platform wants to make the residential property market more transparent "for the first time"

Calling itself the "TripAdvisor for property," has launched a platform that will allow owners and renters of new-build spaces in London to rate them online.

These reviews can then be read by prospective buyers and tenants before they commit to a property.

Operating in Beta mode since last summer, Homeviews has generated just over 2,000 verified reviews by landlords, owner-occupiers, and tenants across 534 residential developments in London.

It hopes to replicate travel review website TripAdvisor’s model of impartial, warts-and-all, user-generated feedback on businesses and services for the housing market.

Homeviews says the platform offers honest insights into London’s new-build developments and brings transparency to the residential property marketplace for the first time.

“At a time when around 100,000 new apartments are being delivered across London and thousands of people are discovering and considering new build for the first time, we see a real gap for a residential development review site,” said Rory Cramer, co-founder of HomeViews.

As well as being asked set questions such as “Would you recommend your landlord”, and “one thing which you wish you had known before you moved in”, residents also rate their developments out of five on five categories – facilities, design, location, value and building management – and can upload their own photos of their homes.

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