It is widely accepted now that a rental property should have an inventory and check-in compiled at the start of any tenancy in order to protect the landlord’s property and the tenant’s deposit.

However, a poor inventory does more harm than good, which is why we always ensure the following:

Use the latest in tablet technology, compiling reports onsite which improves accuracy

 
Include plenty of embedded photographs to accompany the accurate wording

 

List the key codes, meter serial numbers and locations, appliance model numbers and all of the items which we know you may need to refer to at a later date

Check all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on the day the tenants move in, ensuring that you comply with the ‘Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015′

 

Do not use external typists, meaning there is less scope for errors occurring

 
Do not use abbreviations, meaning that the reports are easy for everyone to understand

 
Upload the reports online so that notes added by parties are logged in date order, helping to avoid deposit disputes later along the line