2019 has now come to a close.
Again it is time to begin with The Annual AIIC Award for Best Inventory Clerk.
Whathever your circumstances might have been in 2019 there are still opportunities to be seized in the new year.
Winning an award is good marketing, that is why everyone is at it. As Oscar Wilde would put it:
To miss out on an award may be regarded as a misfortune; to miss out on the AIIC’s award looks like carelessness.
To give each of you the opportunity to shine at a personal and business level, we have created the following categories:
|BEST NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
|Best Newcomer of the Year can be either a Full member or an Associate member and can be someone who has joined the AIIC for the first time between 1st January and 31st December 2019 regardless of whether:
I: Has been an inventory clerk for 1 year before joining the AIIC
ii. was new to inventory at the time of joining the AIIC
|BEST SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
|There must be at least 1 Full member or Executive member who may have up to 2 Associates as of 31.12.19.
i. If self-employed, (s)he must have already been a member on 1st January 2019 otherwise (s)he will be assigned to the Best Newcomer of the Year category.
ii. If a business, it will have no more than 2 Associates as of 31.12.19. Participating individuals will be entered in The Best Newcomer of the Year category if they joined in 2019 and meet the category criteria.
|BEST FULL MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Best Full Member of the Year can be someone who:
i. has joined the AIIC as a Full Member before 1st January 2019 and has since renewed his/her membership
ii. was a member registered as an Associate before 1st January 2019 but became a Full Member at any time in 2019
|BEST COMPANY OF THE YEAR
|There must be at least 1 Full member or Executive member with 3 or more Associates as of 31.12.19.
i. The company must have 3 Associates or more as of 31.12.19. Participating individuals will be entered in the Best Newcomer of the Year category if they joined in 2019 and meet the category criteria.
|BEST EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE YEAR
|Best Executive Member of the Year can be someone who:
i. was already an executive member on 1st January 2019
ii. became an executive member at any time in 2019
To apply, please contact the Central Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone on 0845 8388 471.
Applications must be received by midnight on 31st January 2019.
Awards will be handed out at our next AGM meeting.
Best of luck, and May 2019 be a prosperous year!
With best wishes
I am posting this on behalf of Inventory Clerks 4 U, Sascha Brodie
I need urgent covering work for IC4U due to operation coming up soon. The work is all based in South London, Chelsea, Belgravia, Fulham, Knightsbridge, Putney. Please call Sascha to discuss 07813 051 587 . Thank you. Sascha IC4U established 2009.
We are really pleased to announce that after much preparation we have now started a petition calling on the Government to discuss enforcing unbiased independent inventory reporting as an essential part of the residential letting process.
Full protection should be offered to all parties within the letting process and independent inventory reporting is the only way to ensure that no bias reports are used. This will also enable the Government’s Tenancy Deposit Scheme to have sufficient impartial evidence to enable them to adequately adjudicate should there be a dispute. We have seen more and more evidence of tenants being made to sign bias reports in return for their keys, mostly unaware that the inventory report is compiled by a landlord, agent or source that is not third party or unbiased.
This must now be stopped.
Please help us by sharing the petition via the below link to as many people as possible.
Please help us to make tenancies safer for all parties:
“Make independent inventory reporting of privately rented properties compulsory”
Click this link to see our petition and start sharing it:
Petition: Make independent inventory reporting of privately rented properties compulsory
Independent inventory reporting of privately rented properties on an AST should be a mandatory requirement. Independent inventories offer protection and help to reduce the number of deposit disputes. Please support this petition and help us make the letting process more transparent for all.
Danny Zane & Emma Glencross
As you are aware myself, Danny Zane and Emma Glencross have been on the board serving the roles as complaints officers for some years.
This year we accepted the role as joint vice chairs.
Since the AGM we met for our board meeting and discussed moving forward and the future and where we need to be.
Pat and Helen have decided to stand down from their positions on the committee and in the interim we are both serving us joint chairs of our organisation.
We are sending out a letter early next week to all of us at The AIIC.
We look forward to the future and providing solutions to the issues that have been mentioned, experienced as well as some super changes and new strengths to lobby for us, create a larger social media and press presence and make us even more efficient.
We have spent this week working around the clock to pick up the current systems for membership, admin and compliance.
We will be looking to fill other positions within the council very shortly so if any of our full members would be interested please do feel free to email us at central office.
A huge thanks to Pat & Helen for bringing us to this point and making us who we are today.
We really appreciate all your support during this transition period.
Danny Zane & Emma Glencross
In this Issue:
TDS Foundation Funds Available
AIIC Inventory Clerk of The Year
All in a Day’s Work
AIIC Inventory Insight – January 2017
AIIC Inventory Insight – November 2016
In This Issue:
Complaints Against Agents Rise
Have You Seen a Ghost Tenant
Don’t Get Ripped by Your Contractors
Garden Health & Safety
In This Issue:
Lettings Regulations – Are You Up to Speed
Excellence Through Independence
The AIIC Supports Macmillan
AIIC Inventory Insight – June 2016
In This Issue:
Check Out Problems
New Online Training Courses
AIIC & the Property Redress Scheme
AIIC Inventory Insight – March 2016
- Clerk of the Year Winners
- Spring Inspections
- Student Lettings
- TDS Foundation
- Inventory Clerk Training Course
AIIC Inventory Insight – November 2015
- Inventory Clerk of the Year
- Check Outs
- Tenant Swaps