The number one reason for landlord and tenant disputes are in the duration of ending the tenancy, at this time the parties will “recall” the property condition, when they had initially began the tenancy. Equally tenants sometimes claim “wear & tear” as their excuse for handing a property back in a certain condition. ALL adjudication is evidence based and a landlord must prove entitlement or else the adjudicator must award the dispute amount to the tenant. The unique nature and impartiality of adjudication creates a compelling need for unfaltering, watertight documentation.
This situation is compounded by the fact that landlords must register tenant security deposits in a deposit scheme, which heavily rely on inventories to establish valid deductions. To avoid lengthy (and costly) disputes, use our inventory services, which produces concise property inspection reports with photographic evidence. If an inventory is insufficient, outdated, or non-existent a tenant is highly likely to win a dispute. Therefore it is ideal to ensure a full descriptive inventory is undertaken, Reality Properties will provide that service for you with our precise descriptions and photo evidence of the full condition of the entire property. We provide two packages to suit your needs that range from:
£99 package deal: 3-10 page summary of inventory checklist
£149 package deal: 30-40 page inventory checklist with full details and pictures.
The full, comprehensive £149 package deal provides an unparalleled inventory report. Following the initial visit, Reality Properties will provide you a 40-page detailed report containing a list of all areas of the property including gardens and outbuilding if necessary. Included in this is a comprehensive inventory of all contents, furnishings, fixtures, fittings, flooring, lights, radiators, paintwork, woodwork, windows, carpets, and more. The condition, quality, and working order of everything. High resolution digital photos will provide additional overviews with up-close images highlight items of interest, value, and damage. The document is then agreed on by the landlord and tenant. Upon move-out another property visit will occur. This inspection will be made addressing the initial document to point out anything that has been changed, damaged, or destroyed. This will ensure that the tenant leaves the property just as it was before their tenancy, or compensated for any damages. If necessary, we will also conduct an interim inspection. All reports will be returned 48 hours after our visit and detailing of the property.
Appointing an insufficiently qualified inventory management service could prove a very expensive mistake in the long run. It pays to protect. Don’t take any risks, call us today! 020 3355 0908