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Manchester proptech start up signs deal with leading holiday home agent


Proptech business Symple has struck a deal to offer its online certification services to thousands of UK holiday home owners whose properties are listed with Sykes Holiday Cottages.

Chester-based Sykes is one of the UK’s leading independent holiday home rental agencies with 17,000 owners on its books and a portfolio of over 22,000 properties, ranging from cosy cottages to larger accommodation for 20 or more guests. It hosts more than a million holidaymakers each year.

Manchester’s Symple offers landlords, estate and letting agents and homeowners an online platform which manages the property certificates they require by law, such as those for gas safety, boiler servicing, electrical installations, PAT testing and energy performance.

The platform manages the entire renewal process for certifications, including sending reminders that they are due, managing bookings for inspections and arranging access for accredited and strictly-vetted service providers to carry them out. Users can check the progress of each job and are then charged for each completed inspection after free registration on the site.

Symple was launched last year by founder and chief executive Simon Dresdner and has already grown to employ 15 staff across its Swinton HQ and a second office in London. It currently works with a pool of around 1,000 service providers, which it hopes to double over the next 12 months in line with increasing demand, as well as expand the platform’s offering to include repairs and maintenance, cleaning, pest control and property valuations.

Dresdner said: “Becoming a preferred partner with such a prestigious company as Sykes is a real feather in our cap as we continue our growth journey, and we look forward to working with holiday property owners across the country through this arrangement.”


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