Inside and outdoor are inventoried, including but not limited to;
Fixtures and Fittings
Furniture and Contents
Gardens and Perimeters
An inventory is an independent in-depth report of a property and its contents.
Our inventories thoroughly record all aspects of your property taken before the start of any tenancy. It is important that a detailed and thorough inventory be taken prior to a tenant moving in and a check-out carried out at the end of their tenancy.
An inventory legally protects you and your property. It is worth noting, however well a tenant looks after the property, it will not be in the same condition at the end of the tenancy as it was at the start. Even well looked after buildings and contents will deteriorate with time and use.
In our inventory reports, all rooms are described with great attention to detail starting from the boundary of your property and includes 360-degree photography as standard.
A check-in is the handover of the property to the new tenants at the beginning of their tenancy. It should be carried out on the first day of the tenants’ occupation.
As part of our check-in process, we meet the tenant on the day (they are due to move in) and walk through the inventory report room by room to ensure they are in agreement with the recorded condition and contents of the property. They then sign to agree to this.
Any additional comments they request, are considered and if agreed upon are added to the report to avoid disputes at the end of the tenancy. This means the tenant is fully aware of the condition and contents of the property when they commence their tenancy, and thus should return the property in a similar condition at the end of their tenancy.
During our check-in procedure, we will record meter readings to ensure they are accurate for the commencement of the tenancy
The checkout service takes place at the end of the tenancy. The checkout is used to closely inspect the property for any damage, as well as examining its cleanliness and overall condition. At the point of check out, we use the inventory report to compare the condition of the property to when the tenants first moved in and identify any differences.
Our detailed check-out report will raise any changes to the condition of the property compared to the commencement of the tenancy and weinventory indicate whether the differences are:
a) Fair wear and tear
b) The result of maintenance issues – and whom the responsibility falls to
c) Exiting tenant’s responsibility
d) Landlords responsibility
We will highlight any areas that may affect the return of the tenants deposit to them during this process. We will record final meter readings, secure the property and return the keys as instructed.
Mid Term Report
During the tenancy, mid-term inspections are usually carried out at quarterly or bi-annual intervals.
The reason for a mid-term inspection is to check for potential issues and alleviate concerns for both parties. They provide our clients with peace of mind, (knowing their property is being looked after), whilst maintaining a healthy relationship with the tenants (knowing they have a landlord that communicates regularly and is happy to assist with any issues).
As part of our inspection, we will always check for issues such as mildew, rising damp, mould, tenant damages, leaks or hazards, unauthorised pets or smoking on the property (if prohibited), as well as the general condition in which the property is being maintained. We will also ask tenants of any impending maintenance issues that are not immediately obvious and pass these onto the landlord and/or letting agent.
These are primarily the areas we cover. However, if you're outside of these locations please get in contact and we will see how we can help