Can You See a Review of a Landlord?

While an apartment may look nice and meet a tenant’s needs, the landlord may be a difficult. The problem is that tenants don’t know this until after they sign a lease and move-in. At this point, it is to late. Wouldn’t it be nice to see a review of a landlord before signing a lease and have some questions answered?

Questions a landlord review can answer

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  • How fast are maintenance requests handled?
  • What are the pros and cons of the unit/building/house?
  • What is the landlord’s history with code/city violations?
  • When do inspections take place and what is the notification process?
  • What is landlord’s history with lease renewals and evictions?
  • How are safety concerns handled?

Are there any landlord review companies?

Openigloo is a company in New York City pursuing the landlord review opportunity. Their mobile app allows users to:

  • Search for an address.
  • Read and share rental experiences.
  • Access city data about landlords and buildings.

Next Steps

  1. Openigloo expands into other major and smaller markets.
  2. Existing listing services such as Zillow, Trulia and Zumper add landlord reviews.
  3. New companies see opportunity and jump in.

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