A Property Inspector, (also referred to as an Inventory Clerk), inspects and reports on the condition and cleanliness of residential rental properties on behalf of landlords, estate and lettings agents. The reports are used to clarify the condition and cleanliness of the property at the beginning and end of a tenancy in order to avoid end of tenancy disputes. You may work in a variety of properties, from 1 or 2 bedroom unfurnished apartments to luxury 6 bedroom homes with gyms and swimming pools.
The course is a modular training program and membership which will give you the clarity and confidence to start and grow your own property inspection business alongside a like-minded community. Membership of the Academy includes a host of features which will enable you to fine tune your business.
The course is for anyone who is looking to have a change of career and wants to set up and grow their own property inspection business easily and quickly. Your background, education or experience in the property market is not essential. 90% of people who set up this business have no experience of the property market prior to starting their venture.
This is a modular 4 week training program so you are free to study when and where you want. Each week you’ll need to allow around 10 hours of learning and implementation time (that’s around 1 ½ hours a day). All Q&A live sessions are recorded, so you can catch up at another time if you miss a session. All core course contents are published on the membership website. You don’t have to stick to learning within the 4 week program, you can work at your own pace, however, any questions you may have can be answered straight away to the Q & A sessions.
Good customer service skills, an eye for detail, some computer/keyboard skills, physically fit (able to access property cellars, use outside steps and climb stairs, inspect out buildings, gardens with uneven ground, garages), a flexible approach, non-judgemental, quick to learn and adaptable.
No, it doesn’t, although it will help to speed through your learning. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds have transferrable skills which can be used as a property inspector including: customer service staff, social workers, hospitality, ex cabin crew, ex armed forces personnel, teachers, travel trade, sales and marketing, estate and letting agents.
Yes you can if you follow the program and commit to just 10 hours a week of course work and implementation.
This depends upon where you are working and your working hours. As an example, if you are working part-time hours, then you may earn £15,000 - £20,000 per year. If you are full-time, working 38-45 hours per week, providing inventories for top-end properties then your earnings may be in the region of £40,000 to £50,000+. If you decide to scale your business and employ your own Inventory Clerk then your earnings may be higher. We cannot guarantee your earnings. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme.
The property business is a very steady market. Despite recessions and economic slow-downs, the sector has continued to grow year on year. The rental market has never been busier, growing from 41,000 property agencies in 2011 to 51,000 in 2019. According to official government data*, during 2020/21, the property industry was detailed as one of two most COVID-resilient industries.
(*information supplied by the ONS)
You’ll need to allow for the cost of the course, plus a budget of around £500, which will go towards the cost of your website, logo design, printed materials, etc. This budget is assuming that you already have a laptop, printer, smart phone, home internet connection and car/transport (although you may not need a car if you are working in a city centre). If you decide to set up your own website, then you may manage with a smaller budget.
Academy Membership and Facebook lasts for 12 months from joining. However, you will have lifetime access use of all the downloadable course materials.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the course materials, we are unable to issue refunds. So make sure you are happy to go ahead and commit before signing up.
You’ll be working self-employed for estate and lettings agents, property management businesses and landlords.
Yes, this can be arranged, usually it is for ½ a day, please contact us for further details and prices.
Yes we do, please ask us for further information.
No! This job works very well for part-time workers, you may need to be a little flexible with the hours you work and the days per week, to fit in with your clients, but we’ll show you how you can work this to your advantage on the course.
Absolutely, you can complete the training around your current work hours, and study at your own pace and in your own time. Once you start getting clients onboard and taking bookings, you’ll need to be available to complete the work. Most agents are fairly flexible on timings between 9am and 6pm. If you are working for Landlords then you may be able to complete work in the evenings/weekends.
This depends on where you are working. If you are working for city centre agents, then you could probably use public transport or perhaps a bike to travel between properties and agents.
No it isn’t. You don’t enter into any franchise agreement with us. You do not pay us any hefty franchise fees and are free to set up your own business (and keep all your profits). The training we offer is purely for educational purposes.
No, you are free to use which ever property inspection software you wish to. We use specialist software providers during the course, so that you gain experience and confidence of using the software and completing your own inventory.
From time-to-time we do have agents and landlords making enquiries, whom we can’t help. Please contact us for more information.
The course works in a similar way to any training course you may undertake. You’ll be invited to attend online webinars, Q & A sessions and can meet others who are starting the course and keep in touch through our members only community face book group. All course materials are available on the website as soon as you join up and Q & A sessions, webinars are recorded and posted on the Facebook group or membership site, so you won’t miss anything if you can’t attend a session. You are free to work through the course at your own pace.