If you ask 2 different letting agents how they do inventories and condition reports, you’ll probably get 3 different answers.
The systems in place range on one extreme from None! by many landlords to carrying out detailed reports with lots of photos and notes. Continue reading Inventories, the easy way
Pictures are great, but there’s no substitute for a good description when it comes to inventories according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC).
The before and after photos that fill inventories should always be accompanied by a “clear narrative as to what the photo is showing”. Photos, they say, are mainly for reference and should be dated. Continue reading Pictures aren’t worth a thousand words say AIIC
Landlords are seeing a rising amount of deposit disputes over the cleaning of properties according to The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks.
They say 40% of all tenancy deposit disputes involve some sort of cleaning cost. They also claim tenants don’t see cleaning costs as anything more than “fair wear and tear”, hence the disputes. Continue reading Cleaning Costs are Adding Up
I am writing this blog to balance out another article on this website and to raise a question about whether it is reasonable for a business to be exposed to a trial by social media.
Is it even possible that a group formed on Facebook could muster up enough support to potentially bring an established business to its knees without a fair trial? Until this week I would have thought not but I have evidence that it is happening right now. Continue reading Letting Agent Ripped Apart by Social Media
New technology should be taking the property market forward but agents aren’t embracing it, an Imfuna Let survey has found.
Imfuna Let, the new digital inventory system, found that while 90 of the hundred letting agents surveyed thought technology improves their service to clients, only 33% had smartphones that would allow them to work on the move. A stat they’re unlikely to have wanted to hear as their new software is for that platform. Continue reading New app could take industry out of the dark ages