I’m trying to respond to this post - and to Sophie24 in particluar - but you’ve shut it down too quickly.
I agree with the Sophie24, who said:
Hey, it’s 2020, people travel, I’m a French citizen moving to London and I dont have a UK number yet- I can’t send any request on Openrent - time to update the verification process unless it’s a non-foreign disguised policy
Or at least allow landlords who can manage the predicament the opportunity to contact a potential tenant. This remark by way of reply is unhelpful and fatuous: Landlords need a UK-based number since they need to be situated in the UK in order to show tenants around the property and manage the property once a tenant is found. Some landlords might be able to handle things like foreign phone numbers.
I don’t see a ‘Message Tenant Enquiries’ button on the site anywhere - perhaps s/o can unlock Sophie24’s message to allow a response ? Or Sophie: what are you looking for by way of an apartment (I’m a landlord) ?