Dubai-based app connects tenants with property managers
Joe Moufarrej has created cloud-based platform Happy Tenant to keep tenants informed about their rented property, putting them in contact with their managers, property owners and neighbours to help voice their queries and concerns.
Users have individual accounts controlled by a unique username and password, and can receive updates on repairs, power and water facilities in their building, as well as other announcements such as pest control visits or used goods being sold by outgoing residents.
They can choose to pay rent using a credit card, often generating cashback, instead of giving cheques to the owner of their property. There is even an in-app messaging service allowing tenants to communicate about family or social activities, helping them to become closer as neighbours.
The nifty app was launched in January on Google Play and the iOS App Store; it currently has around 4000 users and is available in both Arabic and English. Moufarrej hopes to get more Dubai property companies onboard before working with international management firms. No more avoiding your landlord, or the other people in your building, then? Sounds like a smart idea to us.