CB Solutions has announced its secure tenancy management and communications platform, Rent-Hub. Designed in partnership with housing providers and tenants, Rent-Hub is a secure, protected platform focused on the requirements of tenancy partners across social, private, commercial and student housing.
Rent-Hub’s aim is to create a united movement of honest, hardworking landlords, tenants and agents working together for the best interest of all. The company said that while Rent-Hub can’t stop those who wish to operate dishonestly, the level of protection and clarity provided makes Rent-Hub an unattractive option for this element, effectively creating a ‘gated community’ for honest rental partners.
Steve Reice, CEO, Rent-Hub, said, “The government’s white paper [on housing] is a step in the right direction, but there seems to be a lack of understanding about what’s genuinely needed. It’s not about helping one group and demonising another; landlords, tenants and agents are all valuable pieces within the housing jigsaw.
“A good example of this is the social housing sector. Social housing stock is at an all-time low, and as a result, providers now need to access stock via the private sector. Despite this clear and growing reliance on private landlords, the government has still heavily penalised this group during the last two budgets.
“A sustained building programme is important from a stock basis, but if the foundations aren’t solid then you will achieve little. You need to provide landlords, agents and tenants with the tools they need to help them unite and work honestly together.
“Rent-Hub reduces management costs, promotes open communications, deters fraudulent activities and ultimately helps ensure tenancies stay on track. If we can help housing providers run their businesses more profitably, it will slow the rate of rent increases, begin to take people out of housing poverty and have a positive impact on the housing benefit bill.”