FAQ

Inventory clerk training from £50

Who is this training for?
Anyone who is involved with rental property and understands the advantage of a detailed inventory will find this course useful e.g. letting agents, landlords, tenants. It is also ideal if you are looking for a role with flexible hours, either part-time or full time.

What is an inventory clerk?
An inventory clerk makes a detailed document listing all items in a rental property along with their superficial condition. This inventory is used at each end of a tenancy to track changes. Tenant Deposits in the UK must legally be held by one of several official deposit services. At the end of a tenancy, an accurate ‘inventory’ acts as essential evidence, should there be a dispute over deductions from the deposit.

Do I need accreditation to be an inventory clerk?
No. Anyone can set up as a self-employed inventory clerk, with or without a certificate or accreditation. However without training one may not be able to produce reports of the high standard which are required in order to be useful as evidence in the event of a dispute e.g. at the end of a tenancy.

How much does it cost to set up an inventory business?
The cost of setting up as an inventory clerk is very modest compared to many businesses. Apart from the cost of transport, the necessary equipment need not cost more than a few hundred pounds, mainly comprising the voice recorder/camera.