Providers of cloud-based property inspection software, InventoryBase back The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) as they launch an online petition to make changes within the lettings industry.
The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) have recently launched a campaign in a bid to regulate the way inventories and property inspections are carried out within the lettings sector.
Over a fifth of all households now fall into the private rented sector and there is currently no legislation in place making an inventory or property inspection mandatory on assured shorthold tenancies.
The AIIC believe that full protection should be offered to all parties within the letting process. By using independent and by setting a standard of inventory reporting, this can ensure that no biased reports are used – resulting in fair treatment of both tenant and landlord across the board.
This will also enable the Government’s Tenancy Deposit Scheme to have sufficient impartial evidence to enable them to adequately adjudicate should there be a dispute. There have been many reports of tenants being made to sign bias reports in return for their keys, mostly unaware that the inventory report is compiled by a landlord, agent or source that is not third party or unbiased.
InventoryBase are providers of cloud based property inspection reporting software. Their product allows property managers and inventory clerks to produce uniform and fair reports to all tenants and landlords, which includes the use of integrated images that can be taken directly in a property and automatically included into a report.
InventoryBase have built their product around transparency and clarity for both tenant and landlord. Report templates can be used to ensure that every check in or full inventory carried out is of an agreed standard – prompting the clerk completing the property inspection to cover every aspect of the property for both cosmetic and safety reasons.
They are backing the AIIC in their bid to appeal to government to make inventories mandatory.
Steve Rad, Managing Director of InventoryBase said;
“We think it’s great that The AIIC have decided to take a step forward in making such a needed change within the industry. We deal with many different providers of lettings and see the importance every day of having reports of a good standard for the benefit of both tenant and landlord”
Sign the petition here: “Make independent inventory reporting of privately rented properties
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