There is no legal requirement for you to get a professional inventory. So you might wonder why any landlords do. There are several benefits to using a professional property inventory service. In the long run, using this service can save you time, money, and hassle. Want to find out more? Here are the main advantages;
Completing a full inventory and checking every item in a house takes a lot of time. If you have other responsibilities or many properties, it may not be worth your time. We can perform an inspection and give both you and your tenant a report.
Full Tenancy Service
When you get a professional inventory, you don’t just get a list of the items in the home at the start of a tenancy. We can check your tenants in and sign over the keys to them. We will also ensure that they confirm the condition of the property for your records.
At the end of the tenancy, the inspector will look for any changes in the property’s condition. This is important because, with the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (TDP), you must explain why you are keeping any deposit.
You can even get a mid-point inspection. The inspector will give your tenants the required notice before they check your property. This can be helpful if there are any concerns. The report will tell your tenants if they need to get any items repaired. It will also allow your tenants to highlight issues to you. This can let you take action while problems are cheap and easy to resolve.
When we carry out an inspection, we will take pictures of all the rooms. Any wear will also be recorded. We will document meter readings, test fire and smoke alarms, and check that all the needed paperwork is in place, such as gas certificates and electrical safety reports.
Your inventory report becomes a comprehensive record that you are discharging your responsibilities as a landlord.
During an inspection, photographs will be taken to document the overall condition of every room. There will also be photographs of meters, alarms, and any damage or wear.
Comprehensive, Professional Experience for Both Tenants and Landlord
By using a professional service, you all get a professional experience. You get the reassurance that all your duties have been discharged and that you have full and comprehensive records.
Your tenant gets the reassurance that a neutral party carries out the inspection. This can be especially helpful for mid tenancy inspections. You have a right to check the condition of your property and your tenant has a right for it to be done professionally. If there are any issues, using a professional service can smooth things out.
A professional inventory service will ensure that you have the documentation you need to prove that you have done everything you should. You will also have clear evidence of changes to the property if you need to withhold some deposit money, which will be in line with the TDP. If you’d like support with your properties and enjoy a professional property inventory service, get in touch with Assessment Hive today.