Family Homes Property Inventories
Inventory reports protect all parties and avoids many issues and disputes. We make sure to conduct both Check In/Inventory and Checkout Reports which take the form of a detailed written report with photographs. This is at the heart of any successful lettings business, so we understand how important it is that you enjoy the experience of renting a home with us. In our view, such an enjoyable experience needs to include the reassurance that your deposit is safe, and indeed it is through this exhaustive inventory system that you receive peace of mind.
The landlord should outline what they expect of you. Starting like this often helps to avoid any issues occurring in the long run. At the end of the tenancy, the checkout report will then be used to compare the overall condition of the property against the inventory and check in reports.
The check in and check out process also enables both parties to talk through any issues there and then and will often help to avoid a formal dispute occurring. In the unlikely event that a dispute does occur, check in and check out reports which are signed by both parties can be used as evidence to support your claim to the disputed deposit amount.
In addition, it is also beneficial to ensure that you know about the main causes for deposit deductions at the beginning of the tenancy, such as cleaning charges and unpaid rent-. In this way you will be aware of the sort of things that will be inspected during the course of your tenancy.