Landlords and letting agents will be rejoicing at the news that a new app has been developed to help shorten the time it takes to complete an inspection and the necessary report.
With it being the time of year when many students are moving from one accommodation to another, this new app will most likely be well received.
Inventories are a vital part of any tenancy, as it is imperative that you are aware of the condition and contents of the property before a tenant moves in. You do have the option of paying for a specialist, which would most likely be more time efficient if you are not too familiar with doing inventories. The option is to find a landlord inventory template and do it yourself, which is where this app may come in handy.
Created by Suki Tiwana, owner of West Midlands Property Inventories, it aims to speed up the lengthy process. Whereas before it would take Tiwana, an experienced landlord, around three and a half hours to complete an inventory for a furnished three-bedroom house with the assistance of existing apps, she has now developed a more direct method.
Having the task of 100 inventories from multiple clients within a 2-week period during last year was clearly a major motivation for this property professional.
Suki Tiwana said: “The main issue was the app. Existing apps had been designed to ensure the user captured some of the required details by giving them many time-consuming, drop-down menus. These menus are completely unnecessary if the user knows what they are doing.
“We launched the app at an event in Birmingham. We had excellent feedback from the launch with letting agents seeing this as a good way to make £100 profit per inventory while improving the service to their landlords.”
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