Searchland partners with Rightmove to help address housing crisis

Development site sourcing specialist Searchland has partnered with property portal Rightmove to streamline the ability for housebuilders to deliver much-needed stock.

Rightmove’s portal uses data which allows users to search by property type, size, room number and proximity, as well as providing information on mortgages, estate agents and current market values.

This partnership will see Rightmove Data Services provide market comparable data to the Searchland platform from its own listings, allowing developers a real-time look at how the market is performing.

Searchland will also be able deliver insights on all properties available, both new-build and existing, as well as rental properties, not just those up for sale.

In addition, developers will be able to access property build dates, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, parking availability and more.

Mitchell Fasanya, co-founder and CEO of Searchland, said: “Technology has played a key role in the evolution of the property market and it continues to do so today.

“Whether you’re a developer looking to source a land site or a residential buyer looking for your next home, the speed, convenience and ease of the process has come on leaps and bounds in recent years.

“While this is partly down to the ‘usability’ of platforms such as Rightmove and Searchland, the secret sauce to success is the abundance and availability of robust data and being able to provide such data in a quickly digestible format.

“In this respect, the partnership between Searchland and Rightmove Data Services is a match made in heaven and the wealth of data they will be able to provide us will not only supercharge the Searchland offering even further, but add further value to additional sectors such as the social housing and build to rent sectors.”

He added: “For the nation’s developers, this means even more power at their fingertips when it comes to site sourcing, allowing them to swiftly form a complete view of any given area of the property market, enabling them to increase the level of stock they are able to deliver in the process.”

Simon Dawson, director of Rightmove Data Services and Insights, said: “As part of the UKs leading property portal, Rightmove Data Services understands how important it is for developers to have accurate and contemporary information when appraising development sites.

“By working with Searchland, we are able to provide some of the biggest developers in the country access to our unique property and pricing data.

“This relationship highlights our dedication to enhancing the property development landscape and providing superior data in the easiest to use format.”