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UK listings website aiming to ‘cut out letting agents’ launches £35,000 crowdfunding campaign

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A lettings listings website aiming to ‘cut out the middle man’ by matching tenants directly with landlords is looking to raise £35,000 through crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

The site, Letproof.com, claims that using an agent is outdated and costly and is now seeking funding to build an app, on top of its existing website, to help landlords list property and for tenants to search listings.

It claims that having an app would allow it to offer a “user-focused and user-friendly convenient experience”.

Letproof describes itself as ‘disrupting rental’ on its Kickstarter page and is seeking pledges from £10 to more than £750 in return for prizes ranging from a free listing to a place on its appreciation board and a phone call with the founder.

The proposition has been launched by Andrew Seymour, who also helped start co-living website The Collective London.

He said: “This is an exciting time for Letproof.com. We have a growing user base on our platform already, but we feel an app would truly accommodate the fast-paced lives of our users.”

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