Rental payments technology firm flatfair has formed a partnership with proptech company Spike Global.

The partnership will see flatfair assist with the resident onboarding process by adding referencing services to Spike Global’s list of products.

Spike Global lettings software manages a tenant’s journey all the way from reservation, through enquiry and to move in.

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In addition, the partnership will enable Apo tenants to sign up for flatfair’s ‘No Deposit’ solution.

Tenants using the ‘No Deposit’ solution pay a one-off membership fee equal to one week’s rent at the start of their tenancy, authorise their debit card and settle bills at the end.

Franz Doerr, chief executive of flatfair, said: “Both flatfair and Spike share the common goal – to streamline the rental experience for everyone, making it fairer and more transparent for all parties.

“Working together, we hope to set a new benchmark for tenants in the build-to-rent sector, ensuring the onboarding process is as simple, straightforward and efficient as possible for Apo tenants.

“We are also thrilled to be able to offer Apo tenants access to our ‘No Deposit’ Solution, which has already saved thousands of renters across Britain more than £10m in up-front costs.”

Jeremy Heath-Smith, chief executive at Spike Global, added: “Here at Spike, we are committed to improving the community and overall rental experience.

“During lockdown, meaningful technology has never been more important in keeping people connected.

“We have worked closely with flatfair to deliver a bespoke platform designed to make the Apo tenancy journey simple from start to finish, making residents’ daily lives easier and connecting them to amenities, services and community support at the touch of a button.”