The inventory itself is an exhaustive account of every item within the property and its condition. It lists everything from how many tea spoons you have to what colour the bathroom walls are. In our experience it is wise to get a new inventory produced after every tenancy to correctly reflect the properties content and the condition. This is the best ways to minimise the risk of disputes with tenants over the return of deposits at the end of the tenancy. If tenants are aware that the state and contents of the property has been itemised, they are more likely to ensure that the property is left in the same condition in which it was originally let. Inventories are particularly important now that tenancy deposit schemes are in place across the UK as they form critical evidence in cases of disputes. Sample report link can be found on the About Us page.
An interim report is arranged once a tenancy is underway at an appropriate interval to suit your requirements. The purpose of this report is to note any changes in the condition of the property’s fixtures and fittings. This can alert Landlords to any damage that may have occurred due to faulty equipment, such as a leaky washing machine or perhaps possible mistreatment of furniture or carpets. An Interim Report will identify:
If any urgent action is required where safety issues have become apparent
If the property appears to be likely to require substantial repair or cleaning due to Tenant abuse or neglect during the current
If there are minor repair or cleaning issues apparent, in which case the Tenant will be reminded of their liability and the Landlord
If the property is in good order commensurate with that at the start of the tenancy and no action is required at this time
Interim reports are recommended by the National Landlord Association to resolve any issues and avoid a dispute
At the end of the tenancy we return to the property to conduct the inventory check-out report. Using the check-in report, we document and photograph any discrepancies and changes in the condition and report the cleanliness of the property and its contents. This is one of the most important parts of our service because our clerk will determine and clearly note if the tenant is responsible for any damages or deterioration or whether it is fair wear and tear.The property inventory clerk will collect the keys from the tenant and return them to the agents or landlord and take final utility meter readings. As an independent third party our detailed reports allow landlord and tenant to quickly finalise the release of the deposit.Sample report link can be found on the About Us page.