A property inventory forms part of the contract between you and your tenant. It is an essential document to help you protect your property, especially if you end up in a deposit dispute with your tenant.
Inventories can often end up creating a lot of work for landlords. Your Move offer professionally produced inventories, which not only help protect your rental property, but also reduce the chance of deposit disputes and save time at the end of a tenancy as everything has been documented up front.
Why you need a property inventory
A robust inventory and check out report can be crucial to identify changes to your property throughout the tenancy. If you are unhappy with the state of the property at the end of the tenancy, you may have to provide evidence to support any deductions you make from the deposit. If a comprehensive inventory has not been completed prior to the tenancy, this could cause a dispute.
Tenants are also much more likely to preserve and look after your property when they know that there is a record which can be used as evidence if there is any damage to the property, which they will then have to pay for.
An inventory needs to form part of the contract between you and your tenant. It is an essential document when it comes to any possible deposit disputes.
Using Your Move for a professional inventory
The inventories that we arrange are provided by an independent third party Vibrant, one of the UK’s largest property service companies. They will produce a detailed condition report that includes:
Cleanliness of the property
Condition of the carpets and flooring
The state of the walls, woodwork, doors, door handles, etc
Condition of the garden and driveway
Checks on gates and fencing
Checks on garages and sheds.
Photography to document the findings above
Get a professional inventory for your property
Ensuring you have an inventory is a must for all landlords and we do highly recommend that you take one. If you would like to discuss how we can help with this, please contact your local Your Move branch.