Since launching in late 2019; InventoryBase Academy has enabled over 1,000 completions from their suite of training courses. Available to both the letting and estate agent industry; the training ranges from GDPR for Inventory Providers, advice and support in the field with NSPCC Safeguarding Awareness through to safety in the home with Fitness for Human Habitation and the most popular CPD course; Learn How to Produce Professional Property Reports.

To learn new skills, enhance their knowledge base or to gain a better understanding of the property reporting industry are just a few of the reasons why both new and experienced professionals enrol with InventoryBase Academy.

What has become clear, as society begins to take, what is hopefully, the final tentative steps towards the end of this challenging period, is that people are no longer just looking for careers, but for roles that interest them, that meets their need to work flexibly and that can fit around family and other commitments.

With high demand for properties; the private rental sector is growing rapidly. With an estimated 6 million people expected to rent by 2025; there is a very real need to ensure that suppliers are skilled in their role. But inventory clerks & property inspectors must also be knowledgeable of the wider industry and the legislation that underpins, supports and protects both the landlord, the tenant and the deposit.

To help address these needs; today InventoryBase Academy have added two new courses to their portfolio of training options:

Deposit Disputes – Apportioning Liability 

The course will help users understand the dispute process, the key responsibilities when compiling both the inventory and check out reports and the process and documents that enable the deposit adjudicators to make an informed decision should the tenancy deposit go to dispute.

Commercial Inventories – How to Cost the Report

As inventory clerks react to the changing property landscape and diversify their service offerings; this course brings together the underpinning information and legislation around commercial property reports. The course content will help inform and provide a basis for clerks to develop a cost option that best suits and aligns with their service model. 

Launching the two new CPD accredited training options, the Head of InventoryBase Academy; Sián Hemming-Metcalfe says:

“I know only too well how difficult and equally rewarding the role of a property report provider is. It is so much more than people expect and can be both demanding and diverse with no two days ever the same. What is clear, is that despite the benefits of a flexible self employed role or as an employed or in house-inventory clerk, they all require training and more importantly, support and guidance that not only meets the needs of the service provider but those of the client. The expectations of the industry continue to increase as the sector becomes more regulated and without a support network; clerks often find themselves managing the stresses and strains alone so InventoryBase made a commitment from the very outset to make training and support a priority. Skilled and dedicated to their task; professional inventory providers don’t just set the standard; they deliver it.”

Helping inventory clerks to demonstrate those skills and be confident in their role is one of the key aims for InventoryBase Academy. With thousands of hours of support logged; the addition of the two new courses builds on that commitment to deliver CPD training that gives inventory professionals, landlords and property managers confidence in their services. 

You can find more about the courses and support available by visiting InventoryBase Academy.