The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks, known as the AIIC, has announced the details of two new training courses taking place later this year.
The 'Guidelines for Inventory Professionals' courses are aimed at experienced clerks as well as new recruits or people just interested in entering the industry.
Course content will include extensive coverage of the Check In and Check Out processes, basic legal guidelines, advice on handling tenants, information on tools of the trade, how to handle complaints, the do's and don'ts of inventory updates, among other topics.
“As the Private Rented Sector continues to grow in size and the number of tenants subsequently increases, a detailed inventory will only become more valuable to both tenants as well as landlords and their agents,” says Pat Barber, chair of the AIIC.
“These training courses provide the opportunity for clerks to gain membership of the AIIC – the UK’s largest membership organisation – or for any other colleagues or interested parties needing in-depth knowledge of the whole inventory process.”
“The inventory process can be comprehensive, complex and time-consuming and here at the AIIC we would encourage anyone entering the industry to undertake some basic training,” she adds.
Taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Bracknell, Berkshire, the courses will begin at 9.30am and conclude at 4.30pm.
The first course takes place on September 26 and 27, with the second course scheduled for November 14 and 15.
Barber says that there are limited spaces remaining and that more information about the courses can be found on the AIIC's website.