We are delighted to announce that Upad has been acquired by Howsy, and we’re kicking off this new decade with the revival of our well-loved brand.
The news of Upad’s sudden closure at the end of last year came as a shock to everyone. Many were saddened to see such a vibrant business in our sector close its doors.
However, you can’t keep a great agency down, and with such a strong reputation for excellent customer service and an industry leader in the online rental sector, the team at Howsy were keen to ensure that this did not signal the end for Upad.
The process of acquiring Upad’s assets and relaunching the brand began at the end of 2019, and we’re delighted to announce that everything is now back up and running, and normal Upad service has now resumed!
What does this mean for you, Upad’s customers?
Day-to-day, there will be no changes to the Upad you know. All of the technology and features you have come to expect will all still be in place, only to be backed up further by the round-the-clock teams at Howsy.
All of the great features you look for when finding a new tenant are still available, with the option to seamless move onto a Howsy management plan if you are looking for a more end-to-end solution.
As a larger team, there will be potential to continue the original Upad’s vision in driving innovation for landlords and tenants, and make a real change to the private rental sector. Great news for everyone.
We've answered some of the most frequently asked questions here, but feel free to give the team a call on 0330 808 5121 if there's anything you want to discuss further.
Who are Howsy?
Founded in 2016, Howsy is the UK’s leading online property management solution, with over 65,000 landlords trusting them with their property portfolios.
Providing end-to-end property management services, they combine cutting edge technology with round-the-clock personal support to make sure that every element of the rental journey is taken care of. You can get more information about Howsy’s award winning management plans, starting at just £35 a month, here.
In September 2019, Howsy acquired award-winning online letting agent Urban.co.uk. This significant acquisition saw them strengthen our tenant find options, and put us in a strong position to confidently move forwards with the Upad brand.
Are there any major changes?
No. We believe that Upad moving into the Howsy family will be a smooth transition.
One of the elements that made the original Upad great was its dedication to cracking customer service, and that is something that certainly won’t be changing.
As you click through your account, you may notice that everything is very familiar (in fact, nothing has changed!) and the same can be said for your account managers! We’ve tracked down the very best Upad teams, and they’re back, ready to offer help and assistance whenever you need it. You can meet some of them here.
What’s next for Upad?
2020 is shaping up to be an exciting year, with lots of positive news to come.
With significant investment in place to deliver ongoing improvements to technology and products across Upad and the rest of the Howsy family, you should be seeing plenty of positive changes over the coming year.
We are always keen to hear any feedback on how we can change things to make them work better for our landlords, and urge you to get in touch with any ideas. There’s no better feedback!
If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your Upad account, please feel free to contact us on 0330 808 5121
Sini Chandran, Operations Manager