This entails a visit to the property in order to compile a comprehensive report on the contents included in the tenancy together with a schedule of condition. Once this has been agreed with both parties it becomes a binding document between landlord and tenant and forms the basis on which damage or dilapidation may be assessed at the end of a tenancy. Where applicable this report will include a check of keys returned as well as water, gas and electricity meter readings. Digital photographs are included in the Inventory.
Without this document a landlord may have no legal entitlement in the event of a dispute to make deductions from a tenants deposit at the end of the tenancy. This is particularly true of those lets that come under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme which started in April 2007, when Part 6 of the Housing Act 2004 finally came into effect.
At this stage Property Inventory Services attend the property to meet the tenant, on the commencement date of the tenancy in order to hand over keys, take utilities readings and agree the inventory.
At the termination of the tenancy Property Inventory Services will attend the property with the original inventory and prepare a comparison report showing any damages or areas which have not been cleaned to an acceptable standard. The process includes checking keys returned and taking utilities readings. At this time the Inventory may be updated with any changes.
This is an inspection of the property during the period of a tenancy to report to a landlord on the tenant's general compliance with the terms of the tenancy contract with particular regard to cleanliness, neglect, defects, repairs required and health and safety issues together with conclusions and recommendations.
An Energy Performance Certificate is intended to give an estimate of the comparative energy efficiency of a property. The certificates are commissioned by the seller/landlord (or their agent) from an accredited Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA), who visits the property to collect the relevant data and creates the certificate. This data includes the date of construction of the property, heating systems, insulation, and double glazing, etc., and factors in the Building Regulations in force at the time of construction of the main building and any extensions. As experts in lettings with intimate knowledge of the needs of landlords and their agents we, at Property Inventory Services, are ideally placed to provide EPCs for rental properties.
If it isn't covered above - just ask. We can tailor make our services to suit your specific requirements covering a variety of specific reports including maintenance inspections and schedules of dilapidation. In addition we can tailor standard reports to your "house style" or work with you to develop a completely unique service just for you.
If you want to find out more about our services to Property Letting Agents, Landlords and Tenants, please call Brian Kilcoyne on 07768 521268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org