Property Week is calling on the sector to sign up for the second #RESIhackathon and show how technology and innovation can provide innovative solutions to tackling negative perceptions about the rental sector.

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The hack, which will take place on 13-14 September at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport in association with Be My App and sponsors Westbourne Capital and Meyer Bergman, will be an opportunity to develop a prototype and highlight its effectiveness to the sector’s leading names.

Property Week is calling for start-ups, developers, designers, trainees, apprentices, agents, graduates to come together and develop apps or come up with a tech-based solution to the rental market’s image problem that promotes the new generation of housing to Generation Rent, improves the sector’s image or improves rental accommodation itself.

For years, the rental market has had a bad reputation, blighted by substandard accommodation and the actions of a few rogue landlords and problem tenants. But recently, rental housing has improved dramatically with the advent of build-to-rent (BTR), which has transformed the sector and professionalised itwith the total number of BTR homes completed, under construction or being planned reaching record levels according to the latest data.

This year’s hackathon participants will be tasked with working as part of a team during the event before pitching their prototype solution to leading decision makers in the UK residential sector.

Participants will not only have the chance to claim a first prize of £1,000 or runner-up prize of £500. They will also gain free access to the all-new RESI Convention - you can get involved and register at:

In addition, they will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of last year’s teams including Harmony Landlord Solutions, which launched a new property management app earlier this year– find out more about the growth of Harmony Landlord Solutions and last year’s hackathon in the links below: