Over the past few years, technology and the trend towards ‘the internet of things’ has disrupted the music industry via services such as Spotify, transport with services such as Uber, and now this trend is coming into our homes with smart technologies on the rise.

Households living in private rented property have already more than doubled in number since 2001 and analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests that more people will rent privately in the UK than own with a mortgage by the year 2025 according to The Independent.

As the number of tenants surged over the past decade, the industry is starting to catch up with trends in home technologies. New technologies such as solar panels, and ‘smart home’ technologies undoubtedly hint at a more efficient future and are slowly but surely catching on.

At Clyde Property, our hands-on, personal approach is matched only by our dedication to innovation, which allow us to deliver a comprehensive service across the board. Our dedication to innovation also means that we have been keeping a close eye on the home technologies trend recently, and have taken note of several features which today’s tech-savvy tenants and up-to-the-minute landlords.

Market research shows that the biggest impact smart technologies can have on a positive tenant experience in rented accommodation is streamlining services so landlords can use their smartphones to take care of managing their property.

With this in mind, our MyClyde portal, available on mobile and tablet devices, acts as a one stop shop for both tenants and landlords alike and we remain the only Scottish agent to have made this significant investment into our client’s experience with us.

Our clients say:

I found the MyClyde online service an invaluable tool in keeping up to date on viewings and progress of the sale., Thank you to all the team , I couldn’t recommend you highly enough!

Sarah Currie. Landlord and Sales client – Shawlands branch

Through the MyClyde app, our landlords have instant access to their actual ‘working property file’, any time, any day and from anywhere. The app, which links directly and securely to our internal system, shows you in ‘real-time’ everything we are doing to help manage your property, including; inspection reports and photographs, rental and VAT statements, daily activity logs, tenant correspondence and much, much more.

The ‘MyClyde’ online portal kept us fully up to date on all developments, its very easy to use and provides all the information you require. We’ll certainly be recommending their services to everyone we know.

Paul Daly, Sales client – Hamilton branch

Additionally, tenants can use the app to report repairs online 24/7 via their mobile or tablet, and can even include photos for us to inspect. We will also soon be adding an online payment option to make the process of paying rent as easy as possible, offering our customers greater efficiency and peace of mind.

Watch our video to learn more about the unique MyClyde portal:

Clyde Property is a leading independent, multiple award winning estate and letting agent with almost 30 years’ experience in selling and letting property in Scotland. Just call your local Clyde Property branch today, for friendly, impartial advice on finding your next dream home.