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One year of RLA Inventory Plus

Stephanie Eaton
Written by Stephanie Eaton

This month we’re celebrating a successful first year of our RLA Inventory Plus platform. To mark the anniversary we’ve reflected on the last twelve months of development and are preparing for a future where inventories are becoming more important for landlords.

Over the last 12 months the RLA Inventory Plus team has been committed to creating ‘Easy to use’ software that doesn’t compromise on detail. To achieve this, they have worked directly with us and our members to create an Inventory and Right to Rent reporting tool that works specifically for landlords, letting agents and property managers.

By listening to feedback and introducing new features, they ensure the software offers increasing value for money, whilst saving time and printing costs using the integrated InventorySign® process.  Here’s some feedback from an RLA member that has been with RLA Inventory Plus since launch:

“I have used Inventory Plus for nearly a year and have been really pleased with how easy the software is to use. The support has been excellent and the team has always listened to me and responded immediately to any issues I have had. I am looking forward to doing more reports using the paperless feedback as it saves me a fortune with toner and paper.” Caroline – HMO Landlord.

Since launching there has been 19 App updates, with each update bringing more functionality to you at no extra cost.

Here’s the update log since from May 2016:

May 2016

iOS and GooglePlay online/offline apps launched.

June 2016

Sync speed improvements. Item description field updates. Additional sort filters added.  iPhone layout enhancements.

July 2016

Improved sync process for reports with many images. Own property references added.

August 2016

Photos now save to the device.  New ‘General Overview’ room item.  More canned descriptions for room items.

September 2016

Address lookups: Faster UK postcode lookup functionality (only available when online).  Branches Updated: Users can now be attributed to more than one branch.  Notifications: New section (on desktop) allowing you to copy in colleagues on system email notifications as well as receive SMS alerts.

October 2016

Push notifications.  Furnished/unfurnished tenancy types.

January 2017

Additional Tenancy Types – including multi tenant setup with paperless approval cycles.

HMO Features – assign tenant to specific rooms for clearer assigning of reports and handle multi tenant approval from one central resource.

Default Property Type Preferences – set your default property types so as to make setting up your properties easier.

Improved Utilities Management – central screen for easy access and handy reference to utility contacts.

Report Layout Improvements – includes side-by-side reference for subsequent reports.

New Report Overview Screen – User journey improved with new central overview screen for speedy assessment of report status.

Enhanced Report Cloning – Chose the report data you wish to copy against a property.

February 2017

Ability to enlarge current photo within Room item modal.  Improved modal transition speed when offline.

June 2017

Users can now respond to tenant/occupant feedback within a fully audit-trailed/automated cycle.

There’s more to come…

The team won’t stop there. RLA Inventory Plus’ vision is to create the most comprehensive property inventory solution on the market and with continual updates being rolled out to the platform, it’s certainly making strides in the right direction.

A 30 day free trial (no card details required) of RLA Inventory Plus can be accessed here.

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About the author

Stephanie Eaton

Stephanie Eaton

Steph is the Events and Marketing Executive for the RLA. She holds a Media, Culture, Communications and Advertising degree from the University of Lincoln and has had several years’ experience utilising her skills developing content and managing marketing campaigns. She has spent over 6 years in the housing sector which is an area that she is passionate about. Steph is also responsible for the RLA’s event programme and can be often found networking with members on the RLA stand at events.

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