Home of the TenantPassport™, RentalStep are a start-up business who have recently won several rounds of funding in order to lead a “rental revolution” in the UK.
Created on the vision of connecting great tenants with great landlords, RentalStep provide users with the ability to source free referencing, free tenancy agreements and free credit checks (to name a few) all in a bid to improve the overall process of renting out a property.
Their model provides both tenants and landlords with a number of initiatives, including the ability to:
- Save money through services such as: free referencing, free credit checks and free tenancy agreements
- Build your credit history and improve your overall credit score
- Create for free, and share your TenantPassport
- Connect with great landlords and tenants
- List your properties through third party hosts Right Move and Zoopla
- Pre-qualify tenants and landlords
Owner and founder Mike Georgeson, said: “I started RentalStep because I saw that the current system needed improving for both tenants and landlords. I want tenants to benefit, like mortgage payers, from seeing an increase in their credit score just by paying their rent on time. I want them to have a secure, online passport where all their verified rental history can be stored and shared with landlords. [Similarly] I want landlords to access a pool of verified tenants who pay their rent on time and keep their properties tidy. They should be able to create tenancy agreements and store all documents for free, securely, online.”
We were approached by RentalStep in the quest to transform their digital presence and increase interaction from both tenants and landlords alike.
We will be crafting a completely overhauled, bespoke marketing website using the latest technologies for the business. The focus will be on increasing conversion rate, whilst reducing overall bounce rate and drop-offs at the sign-up stage. The mobile experience will be a key focus, with 80% of traffic visiting on a mobile device currently.
We will also be designing a brand new Web App for both tenants and landlords, which will be crafted with ultimate focus on UX and UI. This is in a bid to increase the user experience across the platform, ultimately creating a seamless user journey for both visitors and account holders.
“As a team, we have experience of agencies from both inside and outside. We approached Kolodo as we were looking specifically for an agency that wasn’t afraid to break from the perhaps typical approach, particularly around telling us what is needed rather than asking us what we want and reflecting that back. There is an honesty, openness and friendly yet very professional feel to the communication we have had with Kolodo to date, and that is very encouraging for our ongoing partnership.” – Chris, Chief Technical Officer
We can’t wait to get started!