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RentTech platforms and apps are demanding far too much data | CHOICE

  1. by Simon Harris
  2. Apr 19, 2023
  3. 1 min

It’s great for rental agents, but not so great for vulnerable renters who find themselves on the wrong end of the algorithms that are can determine who does, and doesn’t, win a tenancy in a tough rental market.

[…] some of the technology already in use is programmed to filter through the data and arrive at what the platform determines are the best prospects. 

It’s a process that leaves people who rent at the mercy of automated decision-making over which they have no control.

In many ways, online rental applications circumvent existing tenancy laws, effectively serving as a tenants check, in much the same way as tenant databases or ‘blacklists’.»