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Making renting better for everyone

The world of lettings is stuck in a time warp. It’s no surprise that landlords and tenants are fed up. Discover on the Howsy About Us page, our mission to make renting better for everyone and how the journey began.

Meet Howsy

It’s no surprise that landlords and tenants are fed up. The cost, the service, the inefficiency, it’s a model that just isn’t working.

Meet Howsy. A new concept designed to shake up the way renting works for good. We’re on a mission to create a simple, intuitive and fairly priced experience that’s powered by new ideas and brilliant technology.

Mixing smart tech and know-how, we have a deep understanding of what renters want and landlords need. We know the world of renting can be tough – boilers do break down at weekends, but it’s our job to fix things efficiently, honestly and with a smile on our face. It is possible to combine a great deal with low-cost service.

A home you love

We understand what it’s like to be a tenant and a landlord. Contrary to popular opinion, they’re not on opposite sides but in fact united by their love of the same thing. It goes beyond bricks and mortar – it’s about finding and making a home you love.

It’s in our nature to question. How can we do things differently? How can we help? How can we do better? We intend to keep questioning, so we can make Howsy the only way to rent and manage property.

The Howsy team

Our greatest asset is our team and we're proud of our people. We have industry experts within each area of our business.

Calum Brannan

Calum Brannan

CEO

Gillian Kent

Gillian Kent

Board chair

Nick Hynes

Nick Hynes

Director

Carl Uminski

Carl Uminski

Director

Suzanne Whittingham

Suzanne Whittingham

COO

Sue Scammell

Sue Scammell

CFO

Marc Harris

Marc Harris

CTO

The Howsy team The Howsy team

The history of Howsy

Discover the fascinating history of Howsy and how it all began.

2016
Launch date

March 2016

Launch date

We launch as No Agent, creating a revolution by being the first national company to charge zero fees for renters

December 2016

Investing in us

£350,000 raised in 48 hours by the crowd, validating our vision with investment from over 200 investors
2017
“One to watch”

October 2017

“One to watch”

Forbes named us as a "Emerging PropTech Startup You Need To Watch"
2018

June 2018

Going underground

We launch our "Goodbye letting agents" campaign on the London Underground
Hello Howsy

September 2018

Hello Howsy

We rebrand to Howsy and launch deposit free renting and Protect for landlords (rent guaranteed and other useful cover)
2019

August 2019

Urbanising

Howsy acquires Urban.co.uk
Our next venture

September 2019

Our next venture

Howsy raise £5m venture capital to expand our team to over 50 people
2020

January 2020

More acquisitions

Howsy acquires Upad.co.uk
8,000 properties

May 2020

8,000 properties

Over 85 employees now help landlords let and manage 8,000 properties every year

November 2020

On the market

Howsy marketplace officially launches
Howsy win two awards

December 2020

Howsy win two awards

Howsy Win Online Business of the Year award at the Growing Business Awards and Best Letting Agency in the Property Reporter awards.
2021

February 2021

Happy days

Howsy acquires The Happy Tenant Company