‘Free Rides’ for Happy Lives – Happy Tenant Company Partners with Uber to raise money for Make-a-Wish UK
The Happy Tenant Company, a Residential Asset Management Company which provides landlords with professional property management services for a fixed fee, has announced a partnership agreement with Uber. The promotion offers any new users a free ride up to the value of £10, at the same time as raising money for the charity, Make-a-Wish UK.
Managing over £500 million worth of property on behalf of landlords, The Happy Tenant Company uses group buying power to negotiate discounts with its panel of approved letting agents, maintenance services and inventory clerks. These discounts are then passed on to landlords and their tenants in full.
Now, The Happy Tenant Company is exploring new ways of securing offers for cost effective living which go beyond property management, to support those who rent and let property.
Adam Joseph, who became CEO of The Happy Tenant Company at the start of this year, explains “Landlord and tenant expectations are ever increasing, which is why The Happy Tenant Company model has proved so successful. Everyone wants to receive value for money or be offered a discount in return for loyal custom. We’ve focused on delivering more than just property management, by using our size to secure discounts across a range of service suppliers to help our landlord and tenant clients; something which experience has shown us is the key to harnessing good landlord/tenant relationships. We truly believe that happy tenants equal happier landlords.”
This latest partnership not only introduces more tenants and landlords to Uber’s cost effect way of getting around London, it enables The Happy Tenant Company to raise funds for Make-a-Wish UK, a charity which grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
Happy Tenant Company does not take commissions on any of the discounts it secures, which is why £5 for every Uber ride using the code ‘HAPPYTENANT’ will be donated by the Happy Tenant Company to the charity. “Make a Wish UK is a charity close to our hearts and The Happy Tenant Company has supported them since the company was formed in 2012. We’re really excited at the potential scale of this initiative, and with no cap on how many people can use our unique ‘HAPPYTENANT’ code, we’re hoping that our support will raise a substantial sum for the charity” said Adam Joseph, CEO.
Natasha Dubash, Regional Fundraising Manager for Make a Wish UK added: “We are thrilled to be working with the Happy Tenant Company and look forward to seeing how the partnership develops further, with the funds raised from this initiative being used to help grant more magical wishes for children and young people living with life-threatening conditions.”
New users to Uber’s service simply must sign up and use the code ‘HAPPYTENANT’ to receive their first ride up to the value of £10 for free.
About The Happy Tenant Company
The Happy Tenant Company (HTC) was set up in 2012 to provide landlords with a professional and totally transparent alternative to self-management, yet a more cost-effective option than using expensive property management offered by traditional letting agents.
The Happy Tenant Company is not a letting agent, they are a Residential Asset Management business. Managing over half a billion pounds worth of property, The Happy Tenant Company uses group buying power to negotiate discounts with its panel of approved letting agents and maintenance services, which are then passed onto landlords.
- Benefit to Landlords – Landlords don’t want to self-manage but they also don’t want to pay renewal fees. Landlords pay a fixed annual fee to HTC, in return for having their property professionally managed, receiving reduced agent fees (between 5-8%) in the first year and never paying renewal fees thereafter. HTC works with their panel of agents to find suitable tenants, then manages the entire tenancy.
- Benefit to Letting Agents – A shortage of stock in the market means agents are heavily competing for landlord instructions. HTC hands high quality available stock to the agents.
HTC fees are based on fixed fee levels dictated by the rent, starting from £1000 (plus VAT) a year.
Their team of Property Managers are led by qualified Level 3 Technical Award in Lettings & Management. HTC is regulated by the National Approved Letting Scheme.