There may be times where you need to make a duplicate of an existing property, otherwise known as a clone. In the process of cloning a property, you can choose what details you want to have copied over.

Some examples of why you would choose to clone a property are:

  • A property you've previously sold needs to be sold again
  • You have a new development where many of the plots are the same
  • You have sold a property to a landlord who wishes that you find a tenant for it
  • One of your landlords wants you to sell his/her property

 Note

A Let property shouldn't be cloned if you are looking to re-let it
For more information on Changing a let property back to available, click here

To clone a property:

  1. Click Property on the main toolbar
  2. Select the relevant property from Recent & Favourite Properties
    1.  Alternatively, find the property using the Search Properties bar in the top right
  3. Click Actions
  4. In the dropdown menu, click Clone this Property
  5. Click either Create Property for Sale or Create Property to Rent
  6. Untick any elements that you don't wish to transfer over into the new property record, eg. Owner if the property has a different vendor
  7. Click Clone

Your new property record displays on screen with a status of Appraisal, and has a clear Timeline that contains a link that can return you to the original property that it was copied from.

 Note

If you try to clone a property that hasn't been archived, you'll notice that you can't click and copy over the name or number of the property. This is because Alto is trying to avoid having two active properties with the same address. If the first property is no longer required, it's recommended that you archive it first, before cloning

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