Landlords

As a landlord, your property is a valuable asset. An Independent Clerk can help protect your investment by providing a thorough and objective Inventory for each tenancy.

An Independent Inventory that is professionally compiled will reassure your Tenants that the Reports are unbiased and that any assessments are independent and fair. An independent Inventory and Check In, together with a Check Out at the end of the tenancy, will help to settle any disputes that might arise.

Each Inventory is completely updated at the end of every tenancy. With subsequent tenancies the Inventory is updated for a reduced fee, usually the equivalent to a Check In report. This means that you only pay for a full Inventory once, for the first tenancy.

 

Opening Inventory, Schedule of Condition, Cleanliness Reporting

It is essential to have an accurate, professional, independent record of the condition of a property at the start of a tenancy as this document will form the basis for any claim that you may wish to make from the tenants deposit at the end of the tenancy. Sample Report Link

Check In

Your tenant will be met at the property on the day of move-in agreeing the Opening Inventory. The signed Inventory, including embedded, dated photographs and Check In report will then be forwarded to you, providing you with an accurate record of condition as agreed by your tenant. Sample Report Link

Interim Inspection

Interim Inspections are required by many insurance companies. These Reports form an integral part of effective property management and an ideal way to check the condition your property is being kept in. You will receive a comprehensive report highlighting any potential issues and maintenance that may need attention. Sample Report Link

Check Out Inspection

At Check Out a thorough inspection takes place, using the Opening Inventory for reference. This report, including embedded, dated photographic evidence and recommending any works required to help re-let your property quickly, will be forwarded to you within 48 hours. Each report will allocate liability to either landlord or tenant at the end of a tenancy, allowing you to make a quick decision based on regulatory guidelines and suitable for dispute panel purposes should one arise. Sample Report Link

 

You can find further information about the Deposit Protection Schemes on the following websites:

The Deposit Protection Service:

www.depositprotection.com

Tenancy Deposit Scheme:

www.tds.gb.com

My Deposits:

www.mydeposits.co.uk

The Dispute Service:

www.thedisputeservice.co.uk