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Property Inventory Training - How to become an inventory clerk

Finding the right career or job can be quite a daunting process. If you are unsure as to what you want to do and how your skills can or will transfer from your current role to your chosen profession. Being an inventory clerk or inventory professional, as I prefer to class our role, is not one...

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InventoryBase Academy Manifesto - Inventory Providers in 2020 - Practical Solutions for Practical Problems

In the past few weeks, several manifestos have been launched by the letting and estate industry. These have included ARLA, RLA, and SafeAgent who have focused on ways to improve the tenant experience as well as safeguard the industry against potential changes that could cause disruption. These...

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Do Inventory Clerks Need Insurance?

As a practicing inventory clerk you should be insured whether you are self-employed, a sole trader or a limited company. Most high street agents require clerks / companies that provide inventory services to have insurance as it protects them against claims from tenants and landlords. ...

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Practical Property Reports Training - January 2020

Just released! Our highly anticipated first practical training course dates for January 2020 are now open for enrolment. Following on from our successful e-learning course “Learn how to produce professional inventory reports” our CPD accredited practical training is led by industry expert,...

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All I want for Christmas is... A warm property to inventory!

Winter has well and truly arrived and with it lots of cold properties to inventory! As a hands on inventory provider I dread the cold winter months as properties are sometimes colder inside than out! And with the reduced sunlight you are often rushing around trying to fit in the jobs before...

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How Housing Policy Changes Have Affected Every Group In The Private Rented Sector - FixFlo Report

A very useful report from Fixflo has been published outlining how the lettings market is managing the recent housing policy changes and how they have affected practically every group in the private rented sector. For me the key takeaways are: 18% of agents in England and 32% in...

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Finding Work After Armed Forces - Where Next?

Many (many) years ago I had the privilege of working with the Army at the Military Corrective Training Centre (MCTC) in Colchester. I was part of a Prison Service initiative where we worked alongside the armed forces to help rehabilitate young offenders to reduce reoffending. I thoroughly...

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How to Price Your Inventory Report

It can be quite difficult to understand the cost of a report if you do not know how many rooms or areas are to be included so the following is a guide to getting the pricing right first time. The floorpan shown is a large house located in the Dorset region. Some inventory providers quote on...

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Seven Ways to Price Your Inventory Reports

I came across a very useful article in Donut where they discuss how to price your product which for inventory providers is easier said than done. Why? Because we are battling two fronts: the amount the client is willing to pay versus the actual costs of providing the service. Clients...

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Trading Standards Issues Stark Warning To Stop Tenants Being Ripped Off

As this article in Property Wire shows https://www.propertywire.com/news/uk/trading-stand... more and more agents / landlords are being fined for 'rogue practices' which is a very positive step as it helps those that want and do provide a great service to improve and grow. But as inventory...

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