How can I list on the website?
We do most of the work, so it is a fast and easy process to list with us. All you need to do is fill out
the listing form
. Once we have that, we will send you further information, a listing
agreement, and arrange a time for the photoshooting.
Who are your typical landlords?
The majority of the people that list on the marketplace are agents (representing landlords), developers, large lot property investors, foreign property owners, individual local landlords. We have
found that the more forward-thinking, tech oriented agents and landlords are attracted to and
appreciate the compelling nature of the marketplace. The easy onboarding, quality representation
and processes, transparent dealings and responsiveness are greatly valued by Landlords and agents
who are serious about getting the best performance possible from their properties.
What are the key terms and conditions I need to know?
The great thing about the Flat Monthly platform is that it allows you to set most of the key terms and
conditions about the property. You set pricing, minimum stay period, pets, kids, smoking, etc.
however there are a few terms that we need to standardise for each country, to first comply
with local laws, but secondly to also ensure a certain consistency on the platform. This consistency in
cancellation terms, payment timing, lease agreements etc all add credibility and trust to the
marketplace, which in turn makes it a success and attractive to tenants. In the same way that Airbnb
has standardised vacation rental but allows hosts/landlords to have some individual property-specific rules and regulations, we do much the same.
How long will it take to find a tenant?
We have many case studies of properties that have been vacant for 2 + years, and then can
find a tenant within a month of listing. We had one agent list 4 properties in one building, that were
vacant for over a year, and he had them all rented in 3 weeks. Of course, not every case is like this,
but what we have seen clearly is that if a landlord has all the key selling points addressed (nice
decoration, competitive rental price, flexible terms, 3D photography), then the vacancy periods
reduce dramatically over traditional rental approaches.
Can I set my own rental lease agreement?
In each country, Flat Monthly has worked with local authorities and associations to develop a
standard lease agreement, that fully complies with all local rules, regulations and laws. This means
that landlords, tenants and agents can have comfort that the standard lease agreement is both fair
and legal. This brings integrity and professionalism to the platform, that tenants appreciate and
accept, to the benefit of all parties involved. Note, however, the agreement accommodates
landlord specific required terms and conditions, so although it is a standard, it reflects the conditions
required by Landlord (no pets, no smoking, security deposit, etc.)
Do you allow duplicate listings?
Maybe one of the best features of the Flat Monthly rental marketplace is that we do not allow
duplicate listings. So what does this mean? It means that only one agent or landlord can list each
property. No other agent can list your property, once it has already been listed by you on the
platform. This protects the interests of Landlords and primary agents. This is done on a first come
first serve basis, so whoever has authority to list that property first, is protected and basically
“owns” that listing right. This means that the listings on the platform are very high quality, and also
means landlords and agents are not fighting over the same property.