Automated lettings platform PlanetRent has partnered with virtual reality (VR) technology company The 360 View to offer COVID-secure virtual tours of rental properties.
The partnership will allow landlords and agents to create immersive virtual tours that they can attach to the property listing through the PlanetRent platform.
PlanetRent has added this feature to its platform to help landlords, agents and tenants navigate a potential second lockdown and keep the lettings market moving without putting people at risk of infection.
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Renters using the platform will be able to take a four-minute virtual tour of their chosen property, while accessing additional information about rent, location and size of the property.
Mary-Anne Bowring, founder and creator of PlanetRent, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with 360view to offer virtual tours of our listed properties.
“Landlords and agents who use PlanetRent will be able to instruct our partner to carry out virtual tours of their properties, and they will take care of the rest.
“Virtual property tours have seen a surge in popularity since the coronavirus lockdown, and we’ve certainly spotted a gap in the market for high-quality video virtual tours for the residential property market.”