Property entrepreneur launches business in North West

Marc Critchley who has launched a new property inventory business in Preston and Blackpool

A property entrepreneur has launched a new business in Preston and Blackpool that he hopes will shake up the rental sector.

Marc Critchley has become a licensee for VeriSmart Inventories and intends to grow the business and create jobs.

He compiles inventories for letting agents and landlords using a copyrighted system including the best in voice recognition technology.

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.

Marc, who lives in Chorley, has spent the last 15 years working in the hospitality sector but after seeing the VeriSmart system in operation decided on a complete career change.

Prior to a property being rented the landlord or agent requires an inventory compiling.

Marc’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 safety 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.

Marc said: “I happen to know another VeriSmart licensee and was so impressed by it that I decided to join the brand myself.

“With the rental sector growing and more legislation requiring landlords to use inventories it is a booming market and the VeriSmart system means we keep landlords legal and tenants safe.

“The inventories list everything and they are completely paper-free so it really speeds up the whole process.

“My aim is to grow the business and ultimately create jobs. I’ll be speaking to agents and landlords to explain to them how I can save them time and money.”


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.

For more information contact Ed Baker at Deep South Media on 01202 554601 or 07788392965