Inventory Competency Course 

Elmhurst’s Inventory Competency course supports estate agents and domestic energy assessors in extending their business to provide professional property inventory reports.  

This industry-recognised competency course is ideal for those looking to gain new skills and build upon existing knowledge within the property sector. Elmhurst's two-day inventory course provides candidates with all the necessary knowledge needed to start producing professional inventory reports for clients and diversify their service offering. 

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What are Property Inventory Services?

Property Inventory services are highly sought after by landlords and estate agents who require a third party to provide a detailed inventory report at the beginning and end of a tenancy.

This report examines the condition of the property at the start of the tenancy, including detailing areas of damage and the contents of the property. Comparisons are also made between the check-in and the check-out (when a tenancy ends) to see if there has been any changes to the property's condition. 

The role of Inventories with tenancy deposit schemes

Inventory reports play a crucial role in the tenancy deposit schemes, whereby landlords must hold tenants' deposits in a government-backed scheme until the end of the tenancy. The Tenancy Deposit Scheme reported that a total of £13,864,534 in deposits was disputed in 2017, demonstrating the importance of a properly-completed inventory report given that it must be viewed as acceptable by an adjudicator or court, should a claim be made

This is especially important for the UK 4.5 million households that currently rent in the private sector - an increase of 63% of households from 2007 to 2017 (data from the Office of National Statistics). For this reason it is crucial to have a professional inventory report carried out by someone who is accredited with a recognised scheme and aware of the current rules and regulations. Those with this skillset are in demand within the industry and find that this additional competency puts them in a unique position compared to the competition. 

Who would benefit from this course?

Inventory reports can be easily carried out alongside other property inspections, which makes them a natural fit for those already carrying out visits to properties, such as estate agents and domestic energy assessors.

Estate agents who wish to bring services in-house and generate an extra revenue stream have found this course particularly beneficial; our comprehensive training programme ensures that everyone leaves with a thorough understanding of how to complete Inventory reports, as well as the confidence to carry out assessments in the field.

 

Inventory Competency Course 

Course Content:

  • Health and Safety for Inventory Providers
  • Residential Lettings Law
  • Tenancy Deposit Schemes
  • Introduction to Inventories
  • Compiling the Inventory (Best Practice)
  • Fair Wear and Tear
  • The Check-In & Check-Out
  • Interim Inspections
  • Practical Inventory Inspection
  • Knowledge Test
  • Elmhurst Scheme Membership

Cost

£250 + VAT

THIS COURSE ALSO PROVIDES- 6 HOURS CPD

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Why not join our Inventory Scheme?

We operate a professional inventory membership scheme which allows the registration of inventories. It is also designed to provide support, monitoring of standards and access to a facility for Professional Indemnity (PI) and Public Liability (PL) Insurance for our inventory provider members.

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