FAQs - AJ Torbay Property Inventory and Cleaning Services
Useful Information and Frequently Asked Questions.
What is an inventory?
inventory is a vitally important document detailing the condition of a property, it's the guide you use at the end of a tenancy
to prevent disputes and determine damages or loss. It aids a smoother transition when your tenant leaves and is designed to protect all parties and deposits involved. Put together before a tenant moves into a property, an inventory is a dated record of an actual condition of a property, supported with HD photos it is the only document that will enable you to claim for any possible damages made to your property during its tenants residency.
Question 2 Why is it useful?
inventory is very useful as it is a visual and written report of a
before a tenant moves in, When it comes to the end of the tenancy (and
the tenant has vacated the property), we would then take the original
inventory with us to do the final inspection. Using the
inventory makes it easier to find if there are any damages in the property, such as burns on carpets, marks on walls, ovens not been cleaned etc.
It is all about evidence, since the
launch of the Tenant Deposit Scheme, landlords have to be 100% able to
prove the condition of a
When should it be done?
An inventory is always produced before a move in takes place so that we have time to
go into the property and make sure everything is clean and is working correctly.
What does it involve?
An inventory is a full description of a property from top to bottom stating all
fittings, such as radiators, lights, furniture, decoration and flooring etc. It should also record the condition and cleanliness of
everything. A good agent should
cover every room, the inventory should also include any gardens or
parking and contain a detailed analysis of
written inventories are
also backed up with photographs of the property. You have a written part
of the inventory and a photo part so you can physically see if there
are any damages, such as marks or stains on a
Photos can be especially helpful if any doubts over condition are encountered
prior to move in, If the property is furnished, this is even more helpful to show wear to items, such as sofas.
The best thing about a photo inventory is that the camera never lies. Words are
subjective. To make the most of your inventory before and after photographs are best.
Question 5 Who gets the report?
We provide an emailed copy of the report to the requesting party. Hard copies are
available on request.
Question 6 Who requires an inventory?
landlord and tenant should have an inventory for each property, because
the report outlines not only whats in the property, but also the
condition its in and this forms
the basis for whether or not a full refund of the deposit is given to
the tenant at the end of the tenancy.
Can anyone prepare the inventory report?
inventories should be prepared by an inventory clerk. They are truly
independent and will thoroughly survey your property
and note everything. If you prepare an inventory yourself and the other
party disagrees with the inventory he/she may refuse to sign it.
Remember, you need a signature on the inventory to prove that
it is valid. You may also miss something vital which leads to a
financial loss later on. Judges do not look favourably upon inventories
prepared by landlords because they see it as an amateur attempt
to fulfil a duty.
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