A new U.K.-based online portal for property rentals has launched. Krispyhouse aims to be a ‘disruptive competitor’ to Zoopla and Rightmove for rental properties and positions itself “as a dating service for tenants and landlords.”

The new app, which is now live, has raised funds through investment crowdfunding source Crowdcube and it is still possible to invest in Krispyhouse, according to its website.

The app offers direct messaging, video and voice calls between tenants and landlords and other intermediaries. All communications sit within the Krispyhouse app, which is designed mainly for younger users.

Tenants can upload personal details and their requirements for free and the app notifies them when a suitable property is available. After receiving expressions of interest, the tenant and agent can quickly connect.

Krispyhouse allows tenants to upload personal details and requirements for free and notifies them when a well-suited property becomes available. Following expressions of interest, the tenant and the person representing the property can quickly connect.

The founder of the app and Krispyhouse CEO, Anthony Kyriacou came up with the idea after studying the property market in his role as an estate agent. He thinks the user experience on existing property sites does not meet the needs of the current fast-paced market that demands instantaneous communications.

Kyriacou told Property Industry Eye that beta testing over the summer resulted in interest from more than 200 agents and several thousand potential tenants, which led to the decision to release the app to the market.

We are told that beta stage testing over the summer generated interest from more than 200 agents and several thousand potential tenants within the Krispyhouse app, hence the decision to launch the platform formally to market.

“People are time poor these days, so a rental property site that can provide a streamlined user experience is crucial,” said Kyriacou. “Krispyhouse allows renters, landlords and estate agents to ‘get a move on’, with an easier and quicker way to manage housing communications.”

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