Do I need an Inventory?
In unfortunate circumstances where a landlord wishes to make a claim on the tenant's deposit for damage, the managing deposit scheme will require proof of a signed inventory and schedule of condition.
In the absence of one, it is almost impossible to prove liability for damage that may have been caused by the tenant during their time in the property.
No inventory? You are giving your tenant an unfair advantage!
Whether you self-manage, source your own tenants, or use a letting agency, nothing can protect your property like a property inventory report.
Damage, cleaning, and redecoration are common causes of deposit disputes, the sole purpose of having an inventory report is to protect all parties involved and minimise disputes. The check in and check out reports are the sole items of evidence used to work out any costs for defects which inevitably do happen.
Inventory and check in report
The full report from top to bottom, inside and out - all items, fixtures, fittings and decoration. We also meet the tenants to check them in (if required) and take meter readings, record keys and test smoke and CO2 alarms.
Inventory and schedule of condition
This is a full property inventory report without the check-in. If you would like a full report of everything in the property before a new tenancy but prefer to meet tenants yourself then this is for you.
Check out reports
On the last day of the tenancy, we can meet exiting tenants at the property to collect the keys and report on the condition of the property.
Check the property's condition during the tenancy - sometimes known as periodic inspections or mid-term inspections
We will check smoke alarms at every property visit regardless if its a check in or not
Inventories for landlords
Whether you own one BTL property or have a portfolio, we can take inventories off of your hands
Under the terms of the tenancy agreement, the tenant is required to return the property and contents at the end of the tenancy in the same condition as they moved in, fair wear and tear accepted. It is almost impossible to ascertain whether damage was caused during a tenancy without a proper inventory signed by all relevant parties.