Property Inventory

An inventory is a legal document that provides a detailed written record of the condition and contents of a property at the beginning of a tenancy, irrelevant of whether it is furnished or unfurnished.

Since the introduction of a legal requirement to bond a tenant’s deposit in an approved scheme it has never been more important to have an inventory, preferably prepared by an independent company such as EZ Property Reports to avoid dispute regarding the initial condition or a report being biased.

In order to deduct monies from a tenant’s deposit you must be able to demonstrate changes beyond reasonable wear and tear. The only way to do that is with an inventory. It is recommended that a property is cleaned to a professional standard for the start of a tenancy paying particular care to carpets, curtains, upholstery, kitchens and bathrooms.

If an item is noted as not clean at the start of a tenancy a tenant cannot be charged for cleaning it at the end. Landlords are also advised to retain all cleaning receipts. During the inventory make, our clerks will flag any maintenance issues within the report, as well as checking the property is compliant.

Examples of this is checking you have the relevant number of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms and test that they are working. We will also check that any blinds meet current regulations and note any other hazards you should be aware of. By downloading an example report you will see just how detailed our reports are.

If you would like more information or to book an inventory, contact us today on 0118 907 8255


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