A professionally drawn-up inventory and schedule of condition will protect you from any unwarranted disputes by the tenant at the end of the tenancy. If there is an insufficient, outdated or, even worse, no inventory then you will have no evidence of what the property was like at the start of the tenancy. This means that if you are unable to provide documentary evidence that the tenant caused damage, then you will not be in a strong position to make a claim, in the event the tenant contests the matter.
Compiling an inventory and schedule of condition is a skill and should be carried out by someone qualified to do so. The inventory is an important document and one that may need to be relied upon as evidence in the event of a dispute and may be liable to the scrutiny of a Court of Law.
The inventory is not just a list of items placed in or on the premises. A proper inventory will include a schedule of condition of the property as well as the fixtures, fittings and contents. A professionally qualified inventory provider is also likely to be deemed to be impartial and will note the property in the condition in which it is found both at the start and end of the tenancy.
At Grey & Co all our in-house inventory providers are qualified members of the Association of Professional Inventory Providers.
If you would like further information on this service, please contact our Wembley Park branch on 020 8904 1235.