Property search for iPad

Lettingweb.com will shortly be enhancing its property search offering with the launch of an iPad application…

The Edinburgh-based firm has been spurred on by the success of the iPad and decided to embrace the Multi-Touch screen device, despite a shortage of supply in the UK.

The new app will allow prospective tenants to search for properties to rent, view particulars and photographs, Google a property's location, forward details to a friend and add to a shortlist, before even approaching the letting agent.

Lettingweb marketing manager, Richard Matthews, comments: "As many home hunters currently use our iPhone App … we decided to invest in the technology to make searching for a property even easier and faster .. this should translate to even higher enquiries for our member firms."

Separately, the company's statistics show that demand for rental property in Scotland has been outstripping supply recently, suggesting a landlord market for the beginning of 2010.

In addition, the UK housing market appears to be experiencing a Spring bounce, making it more difficult for tenants to become first-time buyers.

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a net balance of 17% more surveyors reported a rise (rather than a fall) in house prices in April, compared with a positive balance of 9% in March.

Furthermore, the average number of homes sold per estate agency rose to 17.4 last month, up 1.5% on March.

Source: www.homemove.co.uk

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