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New Chair for professional property body as inventory awareness campaign continues

Gabrielle Pickard
Written by Gabrielle Pickard

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has announced the promotion of Danny Zane to the role of Chair.

Formerly Joint Chair, Danny Zane will continue to be responsible for boosting the organisation’s membership, training courses, media presence and capacity for lobbying.

The AIIC is the UK’s largest organisation for independent inventory clerks with almost 1,000 members nationwide.

It promotes the importance of independent inventory reporting in rental properties and provides a range of training courses and materials for its members.

“I’m delighted to have been appointed as the AIIC’s sole Chair,” says Danny Zane.

“The organisation continues to grow and we’re dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of independent inventory reporting in all private rental properties.”

“With more people renting than ever before and average security deposits at an all-time high, it’s in the interests of landlords, letting agents and tenants that an independent inventory is compiled at the start of a tenancy,” he says.

“It provides landlords and agents with peace of mind and protects tenants from unreasonable deductions at the end of a tenancy.”

Danny Zane is Managing Director of My Property Inventories which operates across London and the surrounding areas. He has had a long association with the AIIC, serving first as a council member and complaints officer before taking up the role as Joint Chair last year.

The other former Joint Chair, Emma Glencross – who runs North London independent inventory firm Professional Residential – will now take up a role on the AIIC’s growing board.

Over the last year, the AIIC has been running a campaign to increase awareness of the importance of independent inventory reporting.

This included a petition lobbying for compulsory independent inventory reporting in privately rented properties which amassed over 1,000 signatures.

The organisation has also carried out educational talks in Tower Hamlets and has held a series of meetings with deposit protection scheme ‘my deposits’ and a property redress scheme.

“We’ll continue to promote the benefits of independent inventories for all involved in the rental sector,” says Danny Zane.

“It’s clear the government is increasingly keen to professionalise all aspects of the letting process and we remain convinced that inventory reporting can become a part of this movement.”

You can find out more about the AIIC’s online and two-day training courses here.

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Gabrielle Pickard

Gabrielle Pickard

Gabrielle brings more than a decade’s writing and editing experience, having been creating and editing high quality content for a wide range of publications in the property sector, reporting about the latest trends, news and developments in this fast-paced industry that doesn’t stand still for a second.

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