How Landlords Can Advertise Rentals On Rightmove

Are you currently in the process of looking for tenants for your rental property? Are you looking to bypass extortionate letting agent fees? Do you want to list your vacant rental property on Rightmove and the other top property portals in the UK to get the best possible chance of finding tenants quickly? Then you’ve come to the right place. Let me explain…

Do you know how most traditional high-street letting agents generate most of their enquiries? It’s by listing vacant rental properties on the biggest UK property portals, such as Rightmove, Gumtree, Primelocation, and Zoopla etc.

Yes, you need get your property onto the above portals, especially Rightmove, to stand the best chance of finding tenants quickly. But the thing is, you don’t NEED to use a high-street agent to get your property onto them, which means you don’t have to endure their notoriously unbearable fees. Instead, you can simply use an “Online Letting Agent”- they will list your property onto the top portals like Rightmove for a fraction of the cost- with no hidden fees!! Just a one-off fixed cost.

An online agent will put your vacant property onto the top portals like Rightmove and then forward you the enquiries. You can then meet your prospective tenants and pick and choose who you want in your property.

So why pay high-street agent fees for a service you can get for a fraction of the cost? I’ve personally used several of the online letting agents listed below, and they’ve always managed to find me tenants quickly and efficiently, saving me thousands on letting agent fees over the years.

Websites that allow landlords to advertise their Rental property on the most popular UK property portals like Rightmove:

Website Prices Period Marketed on Notes
£59Exc VAT
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Until tenants successfully found (max period 3 months) Over 100 portals, but the most significant and powerful portals being (in my opinion) Rightmove, Gumtree, Zoopla, Propertyfinder, Lettingsearch CLICK FOR £40 EVOUCHER – Upad have given our readers a £40 discount that can be used for any listing service. This is a limited running offer. I’ve personally used Upad’s fantastic service to find tenants, you can read about My Experience With Upad To Find Tenants
5 day FREE Trial
No strings attached, no hidden fees, no credit card details required!
After the 5 day free trial, option for continuing service for 3 months for £29 (Inc VAT)! Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation, Gumtree and hundreds of smaller portals and websites. No payment details needed for trial – it really is free! It’s possible to market your property on the likes of Rightmove & Zoopla and find tenants without paying a penny. If you’re not convinced, read the full OpenRent review.
£42.50Exc VAT Until tenants successfully found (‘fair usage’ cap of 12 weeks) Rightmove, Primelocation, Findaproperty, Zoopla, Homes&property, Homes24, Globrix, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, London Evening Standard, This Is, AOL, MSN, and Talk Talk.
  • Free tenancy pack (over 40 documents)
  • Free tenant referencing
  • Free advice for customers on all aspects of letting from tenant selection to eviction
  • For more information, here’s a review on Visum
£89Inc VAT
Claim your exclusive £10 promo code, just for our readers. Normal price: £99 inc VAT!
8 weeks All the major portals including Rightmove, FindaProperty, Prime Location, Propertyfinder, Zoopla, Globrix, Hotproperty, Ebay, UpMyStreet. They have over 30,000 tenants registered on their database that will be matched to your property!
£59.00Exc VAT 3 months. Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and many more. 700+ property websites. Includes the following:

  • Tenancy agreement
  • Credit check
  • Full tenant referencing
  • Viewings organisation
£49.50Inc VAT
Exclusive 50% discount code, just for our readers. Normal price: £99 inc VAT! Code: lovethelandlord
Until tenants successfully found Rightmove, Zoopla, Findaproperty, Prime Location, Gumtree, Fish4homes..etc


I try my best to keep the information of each agent up-to-date, but I still recommend you read their T&C’s from their website for the most up-to-date information.

The portals I have mentioned, such as Rightmove and Zoopla, don’t deal with private landlords directly, they only deal with letting agents, so you can’t just go direct to the portals looking to market your vacant property. That’s why you need to use the “online letting agents” to upload your property details onto the portals if you don’t want to use a traditional high-street agent.

Please be assured that I can’t guarantee that any of these websites work or will successfully find you tenants. All I can say is that I’ve used a few of them in the past and they have worked for me.

Did I miss any websites out?

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raydon 18th October, 2011 @ 11:39

Terms and conditions are important, agents who do not comply with portals will be found to be in breach just like any other industry.
EG: a bit like an employment contract. Employers can give a number of written warnings then have grounds to end an employment contract. Obviously some employers need to be careful of unfair out agents

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raydon 18th October, 2011 @ 11:42

Any other online agents get suspicious, please blog

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raydon 28th October, 2011 @ 12:28

how can online agents stop fraud ?

do they check property ownership before advertising or any other checks, you hear of some horror stories

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Visum 28th October, 2011 @ 12:44

We check the identity of all users. If they cannot verify themselves then their ad does not go live.

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raydon 28th October, 2011 @ 14:02

thats a good precaution

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Angus Shield 10th November, 2011 @ 16:39

It’s heartbreaking reading some of the comments in this, and other posts, as it appears many have had such a rough deal from letting Agents.
We offer advertising to independent landlords for £50+VAT (on our website, all the portals we use and in our window), and feed the 'first vetted' applicants (i.e the ones that fit the LL's beief) onto the LL who undertake the viewing.
We can reference the applicants (£50 each incl VAT and paid by the applicant), and can produce the Tenancy Agreements for £65+VAT (its 16 pages and not from WH Smiths!).
Come on guys some letting agents try very hard to be human but we do all have to pay extortionate compliance fees, etc.
We are NALS, SAFEagent and have a fully protected client account and have been in business for over 23 years!

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Mark 11th November, 2011 @ 18:16

Well I nearly just had a heart attack, just been speaking with Rightmove about there fees and I'm astonished.

Its ridiculous how much they charge online lettings compared to the traditional high street agent.

The question is do they add as much value these days now zoopla are on their way to become the leading portal.

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raydon 12th November, 2011 @ 08:11

Rightmove will price out larger online letting agents, in the future online letting agents will not be able to rely just on the Tenant Find model, it is just not worth it as a business model with Rightmove must offer other services income streams.

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raydon 12th November, 2011 @ 08:14

Rightmove are very much the wnner in the portal battle, however online letting agents may have to back the new Digital Property Group plus Zoopla just on pricing...this way private landlords would find it hard to secure a route to Rightmove advertising in the future

This makes Rightmove even more elite !

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Mark 24th November, 2011 @ 12:14 is now advertising their properties on

Our fee's are also staying at the cheapest rate of £40 plus vat per property (ADVERTISING UNTIL LET).

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raydon 24th November, 2011 @ 13:01

join the club with all the others at around £40, Visum state they do for £39 including vat either this is the cheapest or do they limit the time advertising period to say just one month or something

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raydon 24th November, 2011 @ 13:04

less stock available...less advertising required...more online agents competing....doesn't sound like a good business plan umless the agents increase their fees to landlords to a more realistic cost

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Mark 24th November, 2011 @ 13:11

visum only advertise on Rightmove and Letmatch for £39. They charge £49 to be on the other such us Zoopla, FAP and primelocation.

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raydon 24th November, 2011 @ 13:27

...that makes you the cheapest, ask THE LANDLORD to put you on the his agents list above.

...Also need to change the top listing according to what you say to show the portals Visum actually use in their £39 package

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Craig 17th July, 2012 @ 14:57

I have seen your comments about using different sites. I use a company called Tenants4U who do not charge but they do charge the tenant so you don't pay anything. I let my property in 48 hours which I didn't think was bad and it didn't cost me anything. The tenant paid an admin fee to the company which they were happy with.

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Paul 19th July, 2012 @ 10:09

The discount code no longer works on Upad, i think it ended in June '12
I've tried Visum this time. They put your ad on the same portals, but is not so slick as Upad - no text notification nor a log of interested parties for your property on their website, but they are a lot cheaper.

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raydon 3rd August, 2012 @ 08:24

Is upad going to become a landlord portal in it's own right, now it is backed by the London Evening Standard ?

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Mandy 10th March, 2013 @ 19:53

Just thought I would point out recently used I Am .the Agent as their site was really simple and they have over 1,000 properties also just so you know the price above is incorrect it's 99inc vat and free board (when I last looked) . They are really communicative and the enquiries were very fast 6 in first 24 hrs.. Would use again and they offer 50% off for pro landlords.. Hope this is helpful

Landlady Essex

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Maz 30th September, 2013 @ 15:16

Lets Rent Website - Beware!

Lets Rent claims to be ‘free’ and have no hidden ‘charges’…but as you register to advertise for 'free' it asks for a £30 deposit. Want to get your deposit back? Not a chance! We’re investigating and wondered how many others have been duped in this way too?

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boboff 12th December, 2013 @ 16:23

I do wish I could learn to read first post second!

Thanks and sorry.

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Dan Hughes 17th February, 2014 @ 11:50

Interested in trying one of these services as I'm tearing my hair out with Gumtree. Had been using them quite successfully to rent properties but suddenly their automated system started deleting my adverts, saying they broke their rules. When I actually got hold of a real person they apologised, agreed I'd done nothing wrong and reinstated the adverts, only for them to be removed again a day later. Now Gumtree are refusing to speak to me. Anyone else had a similar experience?

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Rebecca 13th March, 2014 @ 17:18

Dan - I have had MAJOR problems with Gumtree deleting my ad (twice)then putting it back on. I had paid for a prime position and had asked for a refund or for them to put my AD back at the top.... Despite SEVERAL emails they have NOt answered me.... Very reluctant to give them any more of my money though....

Their Customer service is NONEXISTENT and as for asking customers to call a 0905 number - that really stinks! ..

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Steve 29th May, 2014 @ 08:18

Visum - AVOID - Visum do not pass on the Enquiries they receive, i dealt with them for over 8 months only to find out they DO NOT PASS on genuine enquiries. They tell me that It is simply because they get a lot of spam emails so their email enquiry system simply deletes any enquiries they "think" are spam. So for example if the same person sends an email for more than one property on their website then the second enquiry gets deleted and anybody else on the website will not get their enquiry passed on. I tested their website myself and 100% honestly they just do not pass on genuine enquiries - AVOID - MONEY WASTED - has anybody honestly had any enquiries sent through Visum ?

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Steve 29th May, 2014 @ 08:21

Avoid Companies who do not advertise on Rightmove - You need Rightmove more than any other website - and why pay a company to advertise on Gumtree (which is the best!) if you can advertise on Gumtree yourself !!??

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Steve 29th May, 2014 @ 08:30

OH and by the way when i told VISUM i wanted a refund for around 8 months of wasted Advertising they refused .. Mark Baldwin the Director of VISUM wrote this to me when i complained that i was not getting my enquiries - i tested if i was getting enquiries by using a different email address and sending myself the enquiry - this is a copy of Mark Baldwins (the directors) reply i received: "Hi Steve, Below are the enquiries our techie located in the blocked database. All your ones made the day before yesterday are there. Did you receive a response from the fresh email address you used to enquire yesterday?" - that is to prove how good their "techie" is in their BLOCKED DATABASE - this so called "BLOCKED DATABASE" is perfect to BLOCK any ENQUIRIES that you may get!! - their computers BLOCK your replies automatically thinking they are spam! - useless waste of money

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Mark 30th May, 2014 @ 14:29

Yes, we have a 'blocked' database (or perhaps 'witheld' would be a better term). Enquirers have to agree to release their details to landlords/vendors - we would be breaking the law by releasing them otherwise. It's a simple enough process - which this user elected not to complete as part of his 'mystery shop'. Possibly so he had something to complain about. Who knows for sure - only him. As you can imagine the large majority of enquirers do choose to release their details.

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Benji 30th May, 2014 @ 15:04

I've used Visum and have found them to be very good for their core service.

I've also self-tested without any problem.

On the negative side, when I tried using their referencing service I was disappointed. They hounded the tenant and threatened them they would lose the tenancy if they didn't respond straight away. The tenant was very upset. This continued even after I had cancelled the referencing. Way too aggressive IMO.

For tenant finding though, I would fully recommend them.

If Mark (above) is reading this, one improvement I would like is an initial, very basic, tenant filter service. Half my time is spent weeding out obviously unsuitable prospects. I'd also like the option of receiving email enquiries only.

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Steve 30th May, 2014 @ 16:04

Re my post: "Visum not passing on Enquiries" - Mark says in his comments on this site just now, that his Company is not allowed to pass on Enquirers - and that for me seems to have unfortunately almost always been the case, as the Enquirers have to agree to release their details to the Landlords using Visum and as he says: "we would be breaking the law by releasing them otherwise" - so his computer software/techie is blocking the database and is automatically deleting many legitimate enquiries thinking they are spam. Beware!!

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Mark 2nd June, 2014 @ 19:36

It's nothing to do with spam. We hardly get any spam enquiries (as you would imagine) and those few we do get are from invariably traditional agents trying to contact our customers and offer them a worse deal.

Benji, thanks for the feedback. I'd be interested in hearing more of your thoughts on the referencing experience and trying to pin down whether it was our staff or the referencing company's that were giving the tenants a hard email. Email me by all means and I'll give you a free upgrade to your next ad in exchange for your time.



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REGGIE A ANDREWS 17th July, 2014 @ 13:16

i can't find long term rentals home for my future because i'm not happy poole home over problem service for bus so the bus use morning and afternoon only but evening service is poor who can't out by evening for plesure yet i'm disappointed really but i need moving to easy area for plenty transport is good really i wish have easy moving but can't because of can't have deposit is zero really disappointed so hope one day to be lucky soon if can,

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Raydon 24th July, 2014 @ 16:32

Zoopla increasing prices for online letting agents, is it time to say enough is enough ?

Perhaps agents should dump Zoopla and just use Rightmove, Gumtree and others ....looks like Discount letting have dumped Zoopla....I think it time to show these portals they just cannot change the rules, with next to no notice, on whim.

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Jim T 13th September, 2014 @ 14:13

After looking at various websites decided to give visum a try , now feel as though I have been duped as my advert is not on Rightmove as I was led to believe by the header ,Should have read the small print, Has anyone else fell in to the same trap??

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The Landlord 13th September, 2014 @ 15:30

Hi Jim,

Visum 100% advertise on Rightmove. How long has it been since you submitted your property details?

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Visum 15th September, 2014 @ 13:20

Hi Jim,

There is a choice of products, one of which does not include advertising on Rightmove. This is made very clear before you pay. If you want us to change your product to one that does advertise on Rightmove then please contact us directly and we'll sort it out.

Kind regards,


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Jim T 16th September, 2014 @ 10:47

Re Visum , I do not regard your company to be an honest one and have decided to write off the moneys most likely wasted already, as noted before I believe the advert that we responded to is misleading and so far a complete waste of money. Jim T

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Visum 18th September, 2014 @ 12:44

Hi Jim,

That's not a comment that helps us to address the issue and makes me think that there's more to this than meets the eye. If it was just a matter of you having mistakenly chosen an incorrect product then we could easily sort it out.

I'm happy for you to contact us directly or use a public site like this to discuss your issues - we deal honestly with all our customers - we would not have been in business for all these years if we didn't.

This seems to be an opportune moment to mention that from time to time we do get people trying to make improper use of our service for nefarious reasons (for example we've caught people attempting to defraud prospective tenants out of holding deposits in a similar way to how scam autotrader ads work).



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Jim T 18th September, 2014 @ 17:15

Re.Visum Mark yes upon noticing our property was not on Rightmove I did telephone your office and was told that I needed to upgrade to the Gold package, even now looking at the various adverts I believe them to be misleading and have sought the opinion of others,there is nothing malicious in my actions I am just trying to see if I am the only one to be so misled. Jim T

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Benji 18th September, 2014 @ 20:09


I like Visum's core service and have found you honest to deal with and good value for money but the headline ad looks misleading to me;

"Landlords - we advertise on Rightmove and more. We charge from only £39+ VAT - it's as easy as 1, 2, 3"

Although in fairness it is made very clear later on;

"Bronze Package - £39+ VAT
The Bronze package advertises your property Primelocation, Zoopla, Needaproperty, homes24, The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, This Is, The London Evening Standard, Homes & Property, AOL, MSN, and Talk Talk, but NOT Rightmove."

(The silver package is £42.50+ VAT and does get landlords on Rightmove.)

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Visum 28th September, 2014 @ 19:42

Hi Benji,

Thanks for the comment, and apologies for the slow response - I've been off work injured. I'm open to any suggestions about improving the clarity of our products please do email them to me or post them on here. We only just recently started offering a product without Rightmove (the Bronze service) because of demand from customers in London who do not see Rightmove as worthwhile. We did wonder if it would be successful, and whilst it's not setting the world on fire it is doing OK.



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Claire Penna 10th November, 2014 @ 11:45

Are any of the online agencies offering Right to Rent checks as part of the referencing?


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The Dictator 20th November, 2014 @ 18:42


I can't seem to find the portal to advertise on rightmove for £39 as the orange banner/link on the main page?

Seems like a bargain!

Also, UPAD discount link does NOT work, it keeps saying I am already registered (when I am not) and to reset password... To which I tried, only to get a response saying email NOT registered!


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The Landlord 20th November, 2014 @ 19:16

Hi Dictator,

The £39 offer is no longer available. Visum did offer their services for £39, but recently increased their price to £42.50. Apologies, I haven't gotten around to updating the banner.

In regards to Upad, have you used their services before at all?

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The Dictator 20th November, 2014 @ 20:42

Hi The Landlord,

I haven't used Upad before. I did call them and they didn't know why. As a test, I tried my wifes email, same reply! Random...

Great site here, EXTREMELY Helpful!

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The Landlord 20th November, 2014 @ 20:52

That is random! Did they send you a voucher after speaking to them? I've always had a good experience with their customer service team.

I just filled out the form with random dummy info, and it registered ok!

Thanks a lot, appreciate it :)

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The Dictator 20th November, 2014 @ 20:55

Your welcome. My son is a regular on here and speaks extremely highly of this site. I'm hooked already. Love the no frills, straight to the point view and info!

I will try again on Upad tomorrow...

Visum, too dear to not be on rightmove. Only seen the prices and whats on offer after uploading all the info.

Thanks again.

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The Landlord 20th November, 2014 @ 20:59

Visum's £42.50 package will list your property on Rightmove.

Look at the Silver package.

"The Silver package will see your rental property advertised on Rightmove. You can advertise a room to rent, house to rent, apartment to rent, commercial property, or even land - we offer the same great service to find you tenants whatever the property."

In any case, Upad is a fine choice :)

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Sonny 1st January, 2015 @ 17:10

Dear Property Investment Project

Re: Wisemoves

There is a misrepresentation of advertising showing for the information you have which the offer does not have a period 'until let'. As a buyer I was misled into purchasing from Wisemoves to advertise my property but it only last for 2 months. Therefore, it should state 2 months only.

I look forward to receiving a response from you.

kind regards

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Bad Dog Lady 26th July, 2015 @ 11:42

Ah yes but all those claiming that it all works fine and dandy for them is because the link is with their names and computers/e-mails used and registered via the modem.
I have been using a different company entirely from those included in the above list but the prospective tenants that came to view already were 'letting' properties of their own, so why the interest in mine and why references to a supposed 'principal property'in letting agreements when it is most obviously not the case? The whole industry is screwed.
I have received very little response since my payment to an on-line site after having an initial free period, and have one of the cheapest rents for what you get in the general area with one viewing since payment! I even dropped the rental owing to no garage or loft on offer whilst those properties in a local village with nothing to offer in terms of local amenities are double in terms of rent. One of the major companies suggested as a MUST HAVE above, devalued my property on purpose taking no account of refurbishments undertaken since it was last bought, in direct opposition to the valuation of an established Estate Agent making a nonsense of the rental income being advertised and advised upon under their 'current value' headings. They deliberately shrank the space of my photographs. They claimed to have established firm linked 'Estate Agent Valuers' but appear to rely on information given by the owners themselves based on their Estate Agents valuation and rental income which I refused to give them owing to their claim of having their own valuers!
If 3 months is the supposed time it takes, then they are quickly running out of time as far as I am concerned as a period of 3 weeks have gone by without any genuine interest at all and they expect me to believe that there isn't something funny going on having advertised on the main sites suggested above.
So all computers have the ability to filter enquiries and these settings are set by the people running them supposedly based on what you want in terms of pets and smoking and students. Do they really want to assist people in finding a rented property or are they just pushing up the belief of a housing crisis and rising costs and its all the Landlords fault for all the empty houses!!!!!! Politicians are obviously blaming landlords, but tenants too have some responsibility along with all these on-line sites who are FILTERING genuine enquiries. Tenants should be aware that they are 'checked' fully and therefore it is rather stupid to lie!
All is not what it first appears to be especially when these on line companies are in effect paid for by Estate Agents who run them? They have full access to all landlords properties and can filter any genuine enquiry away from those who are desperate for accommodation but find they cannot afford a mortgage to those properties they wish to be let! Chiefly those of Estate Agents whilst ensuring that private landlords properties stay empty for as long as possible or until owners feel they have to sell!

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Trinh 12th September, 2015 @ 10:40

Hi, does any of these companies, or if not then do you know any company, advertise rentals on all the Zoopla, Rightmove sites etc for an online letting agent? We will list properties on our website but would like to advertise them widely too. Thank you!

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AlecF 8th October, 2015 @ 16:20

I read all of the comments here on the plus and minus points of many agencies who advertise properties online with Rightmove etc., and chose VISUM's Gold Service. I must say I have been absolutely delighted with their help, and any queries I had were answered within minutes. The property was on line almost immediately I pressed the button, and in the past month I received 13 enquiries. It is now successfully let, and I cannot recommend their service too highly!

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Landlady Fury 28th January, 2016 @ 16:40

After reading reviews on this site i thought I would try a different site, so tried "I am the agent", must say it has been the most difficult and frustrating site to use, kept crashing and cant even upload an EPC in pdf format, which is what they come in, pretty ridiculous really.

After taking my payment they mention the part about loading documents to prove ownership and there I was thinking my listing would be live any minute.

Not very clear about the process to say the least.

I then phone customer service to be put through to a receptionist who knows nothing and wants to arrange a call back that my take upto 24 hours, bloody great!

My Online Estate Agent beats them any day, Visum is good too, but dont like the whole 4 week listing rules.


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