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INVENTORY 

It is essential that you have independent documentation to verify your property's original condition so that you can safely recover costs for damages/loss, and a detailed Inventory is of crucial importance. It is a clear and concise record of your property's condition and its contents, prepared at the start of the tenancy and updated with each subsequent tenancy.

 

The Inventory forms a legally binding document and is invaluable in recovering costs if the property or its contents suffers more than fair wear and tear. Our Inventories are detailed documents which include a full photographic record of the property. 

 

CHECK-IN

The next step is to have a Check In carried out. Why is this a good idea? To ensure continuity of the unbiased assessment of the property, its condition and that of its furnishing and contents. 

 

The tenant is given the opportunity to inspect the property and any key issues are highlighted. A summary of the condition of the property and a record of the meter readings and keys are included in the Schedule of Condition signed by the tenant.

 

 

CHECK-OUT

The Check Out report is the most important part of the tenancy. It is where comparisons are made against the original Inventory/Check In report (and interim reports depending on the length of the tenancy); the outcome helps the landlord or agent decide what deductions (if any) are to be made by the tenant for any damage to the property or deterioration in its condition.

 

It also helps identify and define acceptable wear-and-tear issues or damage that may have been caused by the tenant. An impartial Inventory, Check In and Check Out report will help to resolve potential disputes between the landlord and tenant.

 

INTERIM INSPECTIONS

We perform periodic interim inspections for managed properties, ensuring that landlords and managing agents are aware immediately of any potential problems. A property inspection is not a full check out of a property. We have to be sensitive to the fact that tenants are living in the property, so will not move or lift their personal possessions.

 

We will look for areas that could be a cause for concern, such as mould, mildew, leaks, insect/pest infestation, overcrowding, pets being kept, or smoking in the property. We will also ask tenants if they are aware of any maintenance issues that may not be immediately obvious such as heating or appliances not working.

 

We will check that lights are working and flag up any problems. We may also give advice to tenants on how they can remedy certain things before they become a bigger issue; for example replacing bulbs, keeping furniture away from walls to avoid marks, ventilating the property to avoid mildew etc.

Fees
 

Service Property Studio/1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
Check out/in

Furnished

Unfurnished

£79

£69

£89

£79

£99

£89

£109

£99

£119

£109

Inventory & Check in

Furnished

Unfurnished

£150

£130

£170

£150

£190

£170

£210

£190

£230

£210

Interim Check   £60 £70 £80 £90 £100

Area covered

 

Where do we go?

We cover the area around Hertford, Ware, Harlow, Bishops Stortford and Stansted.

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