Mobile First – Efficiencies for Landlords

Optus Homes is an app that allows tenants to manage their home rental account. It will integrate with existing Housing Management Solutions, generating significant efficiencies and cost savings for landlords in both the social and private rental sectors.

As the rental market continues to change, customer service will be a key area of judgement. That means adopting the latest techniques and a mobile first approach to making tenant’s lives easier. But that doesn’t have to mean an expensive development program, or even relying on your existing systems provider. Optus Homes will be an app in your brand and integrated to your existing housing management system – all available for a monthly platform fee of approximately £1.50 per home.


Optus Homes is backed by the power of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform.  It will offer everything normally associated with a web portal… but also new features which are standard in a mobile ecosystem — voice-to-text, instantaneous language translation and 2-way community messaging.

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The Mobile Has Won – Convenience for Tenants

No other device – PC, laptop, or tablet – has a consumer penetration level anywhere close to the smartphone. Consumers expect to access key services 24/7 — and with the Optus Homes app will have the power to manage their home rental account.

Consumers know what a good app and great customer service looks like. They are used to it with taxi hire, food delivery and even opening a bank account. They want fast convenient solutions that save time and minimise stress. They want all relevant information available in one place and easily accessible. It’s got to be intuitive and with great design.

Optus Homes will let tenants view their home rental statement and make payments. Open Banking features will help tenants to better manage if they are struggling to meet rent payments.

Reporting repairs and booking appointments will be easy with 24/7 access. Welcome packs for new builds – including home utilities and local services – can all be included as in-app features. And each interaction will generate valuable data for landlords – giving actionable insights.

Think of what services you would expect from any modern and intuitive app — on-the-fly language translation, voice-to-text, a geo-location service..? Now just imagine offering all of those services to your tenants, plus imaginative integration of social media for 2-way community messaging. If you want to communicate with residents of just one estate, or one floor of a tower block – our “Voice of Community” feature will allow outbound (or inbound) messages to your target audience

Integration to intelligent speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home will help adoption by elderly and the less tech savvy. Survey feedback after each visit will generate relevant insights and help landlords to manage staff or 3rd party service providers.

  • Drive down call centre interactions (industry average of £5 per call)
  • Generate valuable data to help manage your business
  • And make your tenants happier with 24/7 interaction

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24 / 7 CONVENIENCE FOR CONSUMERS,

EFFICIENCIES FOR LANDLORDS

OPTUS HOMES IS A SERVICE DESIGNED FOR BOTH THE SOCIAL AND PRIVATE RENTAL SECTOR. IT’S SUITABLE FOR ALL LANDLORDS – FROM THE VERY LARGE TO THE VERY SMALL. WHETHER YOUR CURRENT SYSTEM IS ON-PREMISES OR IN THE CLOUD, OR EVEN IF YOU HAVE ALREADY EMBARKED ON AN UPGRADE PROGRAM, OPTUS HOMES CAN HELP.

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