An entrepreneur has launched a new business in Carlisle that he hopes will shake up the rental sector.
Andrew Dugdale has become a licensee for VeriSmart Inventories and he will also be covering Lancaster and Morecombe.
He compiles inventories for letting agents and landlords using a copyrighted system including the best in voice recognition technology – and intends to grow the business and create jobs.
The speed and accuracy of his reports saves landlords and letting agents a great deal of time and money as well as keeping them legal and their tenants safe.
Prior to a property being rented the landlord or agent requires an inventory compiling.
Andrew’s process is completely paper-free and the inventories are automatically emailed to agents and tenants for online verification.
Additionally, and in line with current legislation and the housing health and rating system requirements for landlords and their agents, he provides extra compliance services.
These include legionella and fire risk assessments, proper carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detector testing (using synthetic smoke and CO), PAT testing, energy performance certificates (EPCs) and health and safety reports.
Andrew, 40, who lives in Carlisle, said: “I have done a number of jobs over the years including working as a postman and a courier.
“Most recently I worked in the clothing sector, but I wanted to find something else and discovered VeriSmart.
“With an increasing number of people in the area renting it struck me as an opportunity to grow a business and ultimately employ people. I also have plans to expand into Scotland.
“The VeriSmart system is so good it makes creating inventories quick and easy and helps the landlord, agent and tenant.
“I have had superb training and can offer a service that I believe is better than anything out there on the market.
“Already I have been speaking to a number of letting agents and landlords who are all impressed with the VeriSmart service on offer.”
Notes to editors:
VeriSmart Inventories was re-branded in 2015 after developing its unique smart verification software that allows for the paper-free inventories to be compiled with speed and accuracy. The company was launched 25 years ago in the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation in Dorset, where it is still headquartered. The new technology allowed the business to adopt a franchise model. Some of its licensees make a substantial six figure income. It operates across England and now Wales.
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