An Inventory is an essential piece of documentation. The inventory of content, fixture, fittings and schedule of condition is to avoid any misunderstandings/disputes at the end of the tenancy. Without one, it will be impossible for the ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) service to determine any loss or damage to the property or its contents, should there be a dispute at the end of a tenancy.
If you cannot prove what condition the property was in at the start of the tenancy - you have to pay all deposit back, regardless of damage caused during the tenancy - without an inventory, how can you prove it was not there all along?
The more detailed an inventory is, backed up with embedded, dated photographic evidence, the easier and faster the deposit procedure is for all involved, avoiding any disputes.
It's a good way for both tenants and Landlords to start a tenancy; with all parties in agreement of the condition of the property.
With our easy to read, clear and comprehensive inventory report, there is little room for dispute what condition the property was in at the start of the tenancy. SAMPLE INVENTORY
At check-in, we meet the tenant/s, go through the inventory pointing out our findings, test alarms and check the meter readings together. When we have agreed the condition of the property, as stated on the inventory, advised on dos and don'ts during the tenancy, the tenant sign for the keys and the agreement of the inventory - and these are handed over. The agent/Landlord and tenant/s will then be emailed a copy of the signed report.
We do make clear that even after signing, the tenant/s have up to 7 days to make amendment to the inventory of things that might have been missed. However, as there are so many photos in the report - no new damaged caused during these initial 7 days, will be able to be added.
Our Check-out reports display all items side by side, to clearly show the property before (Inventory) and after (Check-out). Where there is no change, the report will say so. We give advice on who is to pay, what is fair wear and tear, and what is not. We work according to AIIC and ARLA's recommendations about tenant's and landlord's rights and obligations.
We are constantly updating our knowledge bank with new legislation and recommendations. Knowledge we pass on to agents, landlords and tenants.
We have extensive training in deposit returns, fair wear and tear, tenant's and Landlord's obligations during a tenancy, and are happy to give advice about deposit returns, a process all parties want to sort out as quickly and smoothly as possible.
There are many "deposit dead lines" to be aware of, at the end of a tenancy, so the quicker the better - we are here to help.