App/tech business of the week – iRentWA

27/02/2015 - 09:43

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An app for property tenants, allowing users to check their rights and responsibilities, upload photos of the tenancy and set reminders among other features.

iRentWA creator Luke Eaton.

What is it?                                         

An app for property tenants, allowing users to check their rights and responsibilities, upload photos of the tenancy and set reminders among other features.

When launched?                            

October 8 2014

Who built it?                                    

The project was led by Consumer Protection community education officer Luke Eaton. Consumer Protection paid Enigma Digital to do the programming.

“Every year, Consumer Protection is flooded with enquiries and complaints related to tenancy. We wanted to provide a self-help tool that informs renters where they stand under tenancy laws and encourages them to take photos of the property’s condition at the start and end of their stay so bond disputes can be minimised.”

Luke Eaton

Where?                                               

Available free from Android Play Store, iTunes and App Store. For more information: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/iRentWA

Cost?                                                    

$20,000 to build

Market Size?                                    

There have been about 4,300 downloads of the free app so far. However, with about 200,000 rental properties in WA, there are many more tenants who could benefit. 

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