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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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Can Inventory Providers Effect Change In The Industry?

We are working in an industry that is going through massive legislative change and, in the main, it’s seen as a positive step certainly in order to safeguard tenants and for many, is long overdue but there is a real risk that as inventory providers we will be left to ‘fend for ourselves’ as...

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DPS Case Study Reveals Why Impartiality Is Key To A Successful Dispute

With over 60,000 disputes adjudicated on by the Dispute Resolution Service they know a thing or two about evidence and the need to provide detailed information during a dispute. This case study; originally highlighted in Estate Agent Today showcases how conflicting evidence from the landlord...

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What Do You Need to Succeed?

As a training provider we naturally draw from our experiences and understanding of the industry so that we can provide the best training for inventory clerks. However; quite often as providers we can loose sight of and forget that it is you that should determine the type of information...

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Proposed Regulatory Framework Announced For Estate And Letting Agents

The lettings industry seems to be in a constant state of change with increased legislation and regulation quickly on its heels with the Government releasing a report on the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group (RoPA) proposing a new regulatory framework to cover...

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Government Announces Overhaul Of HHSRS

ARLA has published their article on HHSRS after the UK Government announced that an overhaul of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) in England will begin later in the year. Currently the HHSRS assesses private rented residential property against 29 identifiable hazards. A...

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SCAM ALERT: Protecting Property Privacy

An article in Property Eye has showcased a very worrying new scam where a gang of 3 people has conned unsuspecting tenants out of their deposit and 2 months rent upfront with no realistic chance of getting their money back and no home to move in by purporting to be the representative of the...

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Case Study - Why Allowing Tenants To Retain Keys Is Fraught With Issues

Interesting case study shown here in Property Eye where Sandy Bastin; Head of Adjudication Services at TDS describes how a landlord allowed the tenant to return to the property after the checkout to carry out cleaning and remedial tasks. My advice is always to ensure that the tenant is fully...

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