The new acting head of the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) says he is the ideal person to lead the sector as it navigates ‘troublesome waters’.
Daniel Evans is replacing the outgoing chair of the AIIC Daniel Zane who says he wants to spend more time with his family.
Evans is the MD of 17-year-old Surrey firm Home Inventories and his experience includes a background in computer science, considerable knowledge of the lettings industry and two years spent on the AIIC board.
The AIIC says he is an ideal candidate for the job because of his industry network of contacts and ‘personable and approachable character’.
“I’m always keen to hear from people who have views on the role of inventories or external suppliers in general and my current focus is on liaising with industry stakeholders to ensure that I’m perfectly placed to partner with people to navigate the troublesome waters the industry is facing,” he tells The Negotiator.
Zane will be a hard act to follow, having worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the independent inventory inspection sector, although occasionally he’s made controversial claims about some high street agents.
This has included a campaign to persuade government to make independent inventories mandatory and highlighting the role of inspectors in the tsunami of regulation that has hit the private rental market in recent years.
He has also worked with civil servants on policy initiatives including the looming ‘property MOTs’.
“It is with a heavy heart that I step down. I feel now is a good time to handover to our strong board with an acting chair,” he says.