As lettings agents it’s essential that you understand that inspections and inventory checks are conducted to service landlords and your tenants. However, it’s also essential to protect your own company’s liabilities and those of your landlord when it comes to compliance controls and health, safety and security checks.
That’s why you need a modern tool and a modern way of working!
This is where the tablet comes in. It’s almost as if the tablet was deliberately built for the controlling and inspection process; that Steve Jobs created this tool when moving between apartments! The tablet possesses all of the essential tools needed to perform an inspection, such as: taking pictures, a dictaphone feature, geographical/date stamping and much more.
But be careful! It’s very easy to put your checklists on a tablet, but an inventory inspection should be much more than this. Instead of scribbling on a piece of paper, you need to capture different kinds of data, ranging from maintenance information and the state of your dwelling, to sending the reports to tenants and landlords. This is where inspection apps come into play.
What should I look out for in an app?
An inspection app should cover some basic requirements, as outlined below:
These basic features will not only result in a smooth transition of tenants, but will also cover your liabilities when it comes to charging tenants for damages incurred and make sure disputes are quickly and effectively squashed.
Doing all of this manually will cost you a lot of time and effort – especially when it comes to creation/post processing reports, collecting maintenance data, creating addendums – and not to mention the wide array of data you are missing out on!
Unfortunately, most apps still miss a lot of key essential features that will allow you to collect this accurate data.
Some essential features you should be on the look-out for are:
Let’s have a look at some of those processes;
There are many reasons why pen and paper is simply not efficient, effective or accurate. Discover and explore a new and improved way of working.
Implement modernity into your workplace and choose an inspection tool worthy of it.
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