Why members prefer HomeHak’s new
people-oriented approach to home renting
Working with leading letting agents and accommodation providers
For many home seekers the costs invoved with the usual process of searching for a home can go unnoticed. These costs add up and can be significant. Check out our HomeHak blog article "The costs of searching for a home to rent". HomeHak offers a new people-oriented process that will ulimately deliver time and cost savings, reduced stress, and overall more value than the usual property-oriented process of renting a home.
All home seekers who set up a Tenant account benefit from a Free Trial period. At October 2022 this is 14 days. During this period the homeseekers get to use all the features of HomeHak. They can can upload their home-renting information, demonstrate their trustworthiness using the built in ID verification and by collecting references, create their Tenant CV, share their Tenant CV with their network, display their Tenant CV on HomeHak Tenant Selector, communicate discretely with other members inside the platform, join their Tenant CV with other home seekers and apply as a household, and apply for homes that may be advertised on HomeHak. Tenant members also control access to their data, how much of it is public and hwo has access to it.
After the free trial period, members who value the benefits offered by HomeHak can subscribe per year and continue to enjoy all the features and benefits.
Subscription is €25 for members who are employed or self-employed. Members who are Students get 100% discount for year 1 and a discounted rate for each year afterwards while they are a student.
Members who are "Retired" or "Between Jobs" do not have to pay for using HomeHak, while they have these statuses.
These rates apply as of October 2022 and could change in future.
For anyone who decides not to subscribe for all the features of HomeHak, they can continue to store their information in their account on the platform. They will not be able to communicate with other members or aply for homes.
HomeHak works for you 24/7. Don’t stress about missing an ad on a property website. Landlords and agents search HomeHak for trustworthy tenants as it saves them time, money and hassle. Once your Tenant CV has reached the "Good" or above level, landlords and letting agents will be able select you from our Tenant Selector. You might get selected, even before homes are advertised!
Don't worry, that is what HomeHak can help with! You can easily create your impressive tenant CV since no technical skills are required.
Input your information and HomeHak does the rest to make you look great, so you get noticed.
First, create an account at https://tenants.homehak.com/en/try_it. Secondly, describe the type of home you are looking for (desired location, amenities, etc. Lastly, add any information about yourself you are willing to share with prospective landlords. Remember that your Tenant CV will be the tool that will help you be much more than just a name and stand out from the crowd!
If you want to stand out from the crowd and show you are trustworthy, we recommend to fill in these sections:
1. ABOUT ME: This is the first opportunity a landlord or agent has to discover your tenant story. Be clear and explain what you are looking for and why you would make an excellent tenant for their property.
2. ID VERIFICATION: ID verification from Stripe only takes a few minutes and is included for free. It can add a nice badge of trustworthiness when approved and it also helps us build trust int he community.
3. RENTING HISTORY AND EMPLOYMENT DETAILS: Most landlords will look for any tenancy history so they can establish your character and trustworthiness. Your employment history lets them know you’re capable of paying the rent.
4. REFERENCES: You can shine even further by including pre-written references from people who can give you a vote of confidence and are happy to be contacted.
Yes! Safely store your home data in one place and use it in the future. Your Tenant CV will get stronger over time as you add references and renting history. You can also use your Tenant CV overseas.
Use your data to promote yourself, but with the peace of mind that you maintain control over who can access it at any time. Control visibility with your HomeHak Tenant CV Code. Share your code with landlords, agents or co-tenants when you apply to any property ad. In addition, documents are watermarked for your security.
Before setting up your HomeHak tenant CV and searching for your new home, it’s a good idea to write down a budget. What are your current outgoings, and what money do you have left each month to spend on rent? As well as the rent, consider any other costs involved in moving home and renting a property, including deposits, household bills, and any other costs.We have prepared some tips for first-time renters in this article.
Including pre-written references from people who can give you a vote of confidence and are happy to be contacted will show you are a trustworthy and responsible tenant. Landlords need to be sure that their tenants won’t have any problems paying the rent on a monthly basis and that they will take good care of their property. Find more information about references in this article.
You can verify their identity for free with "ID Verification" provided by Stripe. The process takes less than 5 minutes and it is available to all users of HomeHak. Landlords, homeowners and letting agents on HomeHak are required to verify their ID with Stripe before they can join HomeHak. ID verification improves trustworthiness and deters "Fake Landlords" and "Fake Agents".
The landlord trusts the tenant to keep the property in a good condition and in good order. The deposit is held to ensure that any damages (over and above fair wear and tear) can be corrected at the end of the tenancy.
If you are a student, the creation of your HomeHak Tenant CV will be free for your first year. You may decide to renew your subscription at a discounted fee of €10.00 per year while you are a student. The usual price of a HomeHak annual subscription is €25.00 per annum.
When creating your HomeHak Tenant CV, there is a feature that allows you to send an automatic email invite to a landlord or an accommodation manager. You can invite them to give you a reference which you can show on your Tenant CV - like a review to promote you as a great tenant so you get selected
What can I do if I don't have any landlord references because I haven't lived away from home before?
At HomeHak, we recognise that some students, particularly first-year students, may not have prior experience living away from home and may find it challenging to obtain landlord references. If this applies to you, mention in your description that you are a first-time renter. If you have stayed in Irish college accommodation or with host families previously, you may also want to include this information and even invite a member of your host family to provide you with a reference on the HomeHak platform. Furthermore, you may consider using personal references from other connections such as coaches, lecturers, friends etc. who are willing to vouch for you.
HomeHak is a people platform and our mission is to help people to rent a home they love. The HomeHak.com platform empowers home seekers to create a comprehensive HomeHak Tenant CV that encapsulates their personality, work and rental history, ID-verified references, personal requirements, trustworthiness, and much more. This convenient and shareable profile helps tenants to find a more suitable home faster. When an employer profile is created for an organisation on HomeHak, employees seeking homes can easily display their HomeHak Tenant CV on the HomeHak Employer page. This ensures landlords and agents with properties in the area can easily find perspective tenants on the interactive map who work nearby. The employee will sit proudly on the organisations HomeHak Employee page verifying their role at your organisation. The unique feature is the ability of the Employer to use their brand, network and reach to promote their HomeHak page and draw attention to the Tenant CVs of their staff who need homes. Now there is the opportunity for local accommodation providers and local employers to work together, seamlessly.
Letting agents, private landlords and homeowners renting properties and rooms cannot send viewing invites or even communicate with tenants on HomeHak.com until they have verified their ID with Stripe. This reduces the chances of home seekers and tenants falling victim to rental scams using the HomeHak platform. This security feature can be especially significant for organisations who are recruiting international staff, who may be having difficulty finding accommodation in a competitive market which they are unfamiliar with. If the organisation offers a relocation package they may even consider including a HomeHak.com subscription.
Create an account here https://tenants.homehak.com/signup Once you have registered, click on your profile picture at the top right corner and then go to "My Properties" Click on "Add new property". follow the steps and entering your property details and photos. It's best to be open so you get a good match with the needs of good homeseekers. Then, shortlist the most ideal candidates for your rooms with HomeHak Tenant Selector. You can also discretely contact members on the platform.
HomeHak allows new landlords to advertise their properties or rooms for free for 30 days. After this free period, if you decide to use the platform to connect with tenants, advertise properties or store your information, you will be charged €25.00 per annum to keep your subscription active. This subscription included the ability to advertise properties for free. More information about our prices https://tenants.homehak.com/en/overview_homeowner_plans
Create an account here https://tenants.homehak.com/signup Once you have registered, click on your profile picture at the top right corner and then go to "My Properties" Click on "Add new property". follow the steps and enter your property details and photos. It's best to share details so you get a good match with the needs of good home seekers. Then, shortlist the most ideal candidates for your rooms with HomeHak Tenant Selector. You can also discretely contact tenant members on the platform.
HomeHak allows homeowners who are members to advertise their spare rooms for free. A homeowner can join as a member for free and use all the features during the free trial - which lasts for 30 days. After this free period, if you use the platform to connect with tenants and store your information, you will be charged €25.00 per annum to keep your subscription active. Read more information about our prices here.
Homeowners, Landlords and Letting Agents are required to verify their identity with "ID Verification" provided by Stripe. The process takes less than 5 minutes and helps build community trust and security. It is available for free to all users of HomeHak. In addition, the ''ID verified with Stripe'' badge will be displayed on your profile. This helps to dissuade fake homeowners and fake landlords who may not be happy about proving their identity.
The process is meant to provide extra peace of mind to home seekers who may be susceptible to scams. We feel this easy, efficient process which we provide free is a small ask and will not be considered a burden for good accommodation providers who value the principles of good data security.