I would just like to use openrent for advertising and would like to manage vetting tenants, collecting holding deposits, generating ASTs etc. myself. I’d like a prospective tenant to contact me, I can arrange the viewing and then collect a holding deposit myself if I’m happy with them.
I don’t therefore want a prospective tenant to have the option to press the ‘rent now’ button, pay a holding deposit directly to openrent and then suspend the listing immediately. The problem is that the rent now button appears on my listing even though I’m only using the advertising option which seems a bit odd (currently free and will switch to £29 in 5 days).
How can I avoid this happening and remove the ‘rent now’ button please?