Rentberry’s controversial property bid site expands in US – BBC News

Rentberry's controversial property bid site expands in US - BBC News

Rentberry’s controversial property bid site expands in US – BBC News

How would you feel if, desperate for somewhere to live, you had to bid against other prospective renters?Some people were perturbed when Rentberry – a website that runs rental auctions – launched last year.In fact, in an article its own boss highlights, one tenant rights lawyer described the site as “callous”.”We made a huge splash,” chief executive Alex Lubinsky recalls.The site allows landlords to set a preferred rent. Prospective tenants then bid below that figure to see if they can get a good deal.During the process, landlords see not only the bids, but information about the would-be tenants – including their credit score.

Källa: Rentberry’s controversial property bid site expands in US – BBC News

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