RentProfile is a trusted network of verified landlords and renters.
We enable landlords and renters to self-background check, create a unique profile and demonstrate credentials/good rental history. This helps set them apart, and in checking others, have confidence in who they’re dealing with.
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Story behind the site
RentProfile was inspired after one of the founders, David Munday, was the victim of a 'fake landlord' rental scam (an ex tenant who had kept a key). Whilst he followed all the recommended advice it didn't prevent it happening.
It was after this experience that David along with his brother Paul began to research this area and found it was more common then people realised with over £1m lost per week to 'fake landlord' scams - the equivalent of 70 tenants losing £2000 each day.
In October 2016 the brothers launched RentProfile, the UK's first online landlord background check, providing the ability to avoid being scammed by someone pretending to be a landlord. In January 2016 RentProfile's technology was recognised by GOV.UK for its work in identifying and reducing rental fraud.
In August 2017 RentProfile added Tenant Profiles, providing the ability for renters to self-background check, which combined with Landlord Profiles enables the ability for both parties to recommend each other and create a trusted rental network.
About the founders
Paul looks after product development, partnerships and planning. He was previously one of the early product managers at Skype and later Betfair where he managed account sections of the website.
Read our case study:
Landlord checks by RentProfile help prevent rental fraud