Welcome to the Association of
Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC)

The AIIC are dedicated to promoting the highest possible standards of accuracy and reliability and have been endorsing high levels of professionalism in the inventory business since 1996.

As an association we are committed to excellence and professionalism in the property inventory process and work hard to ensure that all landlords, tenants and letting agents understand the importance and benefits of professionally completed property inventories.

You will appreciate the value of instructing an expert AIIC independent inventory clerk to avoid unnecessary costs and legal disputes and make every party aware of its responsibilities. You will also have confidence that government regulations are being adhered to and have a professional partner with specialist knowledge.

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As 2023 draws to a close, it’s probably a good time to take stock of the year and think about some of the challenges that might lie ahead in 2024. While we’re at it, we might take a moment to
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Inventories hold the key to renting homes with pets, says AIIC boss
Inventories will be the last line of defence for landlords worried about having to allow pets in their rented properties, according to one industry leader. Daniel Evans, chair of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says: “A detailed inventory
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New law should make independent inventories compulsory
The Renters’ Reform Bill must include measures to make independent inventories compulsory in every tenancy agreement, says AIIC Chair Daniel Evans. The controversial and long-awaited Bill was introduced into the House of Commons last month after being delayed for what
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The importance of independent inventories – spreading the word
The AIIC have  issued a press release pointing out the benefits of independent inventories, and the potential pitfalls of going down the route of using a person or firm that is owned by or allied to a property company. When
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How to avoid turf wars over garden disputes
As flowers blossom and gardens look lush, it’s easy to forget that the most pleasurable of pastimes – enjoying one’s garden - can trigger a multitude of disputes, both with landlord-tenants and between neighbouring properties. After all, gardens routinely rank
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Fire safety – what landlords need to know
In the latest available figures from the government’s Home Office, there were 29,750 domestic house fires in the year 2018/19. Of those, 253 people tragically died, with a further 7,160 injuries requiring treatment. Thankfully deaths have been falling year on
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Turn the light off as you leave…and make sure the property is clean
When someone moves into a flat or house, the likelihood (but not guaranteed) is that the carpets,  floors and overall property are pristine - cleaned to within an inch of it’s life, or as the correct term would be ‘cleaned
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Revealed – why professional inventory management training is so important
Inventories allow landlords and letting agents to keep on top of their property portfolios and limit potential loss of income from tenant disputes. The level of professionalism, accuracy, and expertise of the inventory will contribute to the outcome of the
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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement – what did it mean for lettings?
In his first major fiscal address as Chancellor, and Rishi Sunak’s first Autumn Statement as Prime Minister, the former Health and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt laid out the government’s tax and spending plans. And, as predicted, it included some large
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What role does tech play with property inventories? 
Inventories are used to help prevent disputes at the end of a tenancy. These vital documents allow accurate comparisons of the condition of the property at the start and end of the tenancy to be made. When it comes to
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Everything you need to know about smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
There has been an update regarding the carbon monoxide and smoke alarm guidance and the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) is here to provide all the information you need to remain compliant. The current regulation states that landlords must
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Everything landlords need to know about deposit disputes
Deposits are a core element of any tenancy that keeps both the tenant and landlord satisfied and secured during the tenancy. However, when things go awry, disputes may occur. Landlords and tenants sometimes disagree about deposits at the end of
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Landlords – ways to cut down costs with the use of inventories
With landlords facing rising costs, many are looking at ways in which to make efficiencies where they can. Inventories, which offer a detailed list of all items and their condition included in the property - contents, fixtures, and fittings, etc
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Deposit disputes – how to protect your rental property
It’s highly probable that anyone who has ever rented a property will know about deposits, and for landlords across the nation, taking a deposit from a tenant is an important part of securing your investment and protecting your property against
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Revealed – what landlords need to know about The Decent Homes Standard
The Decent Homes Standard for the social housing sector was first published in February 2004, but has since been updated and amended a number of times. Recently, the long-awaited “A fairer private rented sector” White Paper was finally released after
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Inventory jargon buster – what are the terms you need to get to grips with?
In the property industry, there are a range of key terms that are used to explain the different processes and stages involved with letting a home. And, when it comes to inventories specifically, there are quite a few things to
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Smooth check-outs help tenancies turn over efficiently – how can they be carried out successfully
The time has come for the tenant to move out. This could be for a host of possible reasons from them finding a new rental home, buying their own place or the landlord needing to regain possession of the property.
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How inventories can help the letting industry evolve
It’s very often the case that time is of the essence when it comes to the lettings industry, but equally it’s hugely important that landlords, letting agents and tenants all adhere to their obligations and the legislation that binds the
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Why photography is a vital part of the property industry
When it comes to the property industry, the importance of photographs cannot be overlooked. Prospective tenants rely on property listing images when deciding whether a property is suitable for them. Photographs also demonstrate deterioration or damage to a rental property
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