house prices

Tenants to be offered deposit-free rentals with new CBRE partnership

Payment technology firm flatfair has teamed up with CBRE UK Residential Lettings to offer a deposit alternative solution and help reduce the cost of moving for tenants.

Flatfair has been selected by CBRE’s UK residential lettings business to bring deposit-free renting to their landlords and tenants.

CBRE UK is part of the world’s largest real estate group. This is the first deposit-free service which CBRE has joined in the UK.

CBRE’s residential lettings business operates at the top end of the UK property market, with an average rental value of £1,000 per week, or £4,333 per month, for their rental properties.

How does it work?

Instead of paying an expensive upfront deposit, CBRE tenants can now opt to join flatfair, increasing mobility by reducing significantly the upfront cost of moving home.

CBRE landlords, who include numerous financial institutions, funds and Family Offices, will benefit from flatfair’s landlord protection and not be limited by the new five to six-week cap on tenancy deposits.

Sharief Ibrahim, director, Residential Agency, CBRE said: “We are pleased to be able to offer tenants an alternative to providing an up-front deposit, and access to a digitalised deposit and deposit-free registration process through flatfair’s platform.”

Franz Dörr, CEO and founder of flatfair, commented: “We are incredibly proud that CBRE has selected flatfair as their deposit alternative of choice in the UK.

“We strongly believe that our technology solution offers a safer, more streamlined approach in comparison with the numerous insurance products that have entered the deposit replacement market, and are pleased that CBRE has recognised that.”

Self-certified Sophisticated Investor

Please read

I declare that I am a self-certified sophisticated investor for the purposes of the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. I understand that this means:

I am a self-certified sophisticated investor because at least one of the following applies:

I accept that the investments to which the promotions will relate may expose me to a significant risk of losing all of the money or other property invested. I am aware that it is open to me seek advice from someone who specialises in advising on non-mainstream pooled investments.

High Net Worth Investor

Please read

I make this statement so that I can receive promotional communications which are exempt from the restriction on promotion of non-mainstream pooled investments. The exemption relates to certified high net worth investors and I declare that I qualify as such because at least one of the following applies to me:


Sign up for first access to new developments and exclusive property investment opportunities.

We send limited and targeted emails on new launches and exclusive deals which best fit your areas. We are trusted by over 30,000 active buyers as their source for new stock.

  • New property developments
  • Professional market reports
  • Property deal alerts
  • Development updates
Manchester property investment


Receive trending news straight to your inbox and stay up to date on all of the property market trends and advice.

Established since 2005 we are a leading voice of authority and commentary on the UK property market. Our news is trusted by Apple News & Google News.

  • UK housing market
  • Mortgage & money
  • Buy-to-let landlords
  • Guides & advice

Talk to us

Speak to our UK property experts today:


+44 (0) 333 123 0320

Open from 9am-6pm GMT


+852 6699 9008

Open from 9am-6pm HKT