Why is a property inventory report required?
There have been a number of decisions by Tenant Deposit Scheme adjudicators recently which indicate that unless you carry out a detailed and good quality Inventory there is little or no chance of you recovering anything out of the deposit for damage caused by your tenants or their guests. In any case, a deposit will not cover fair wear and tear.
Likewise, decisions by District Judge in County Court small claims have also shown that unless you have sufficient proof of any damage caused by your tenant, it is unlikely that you will be awarded any part of the deposit to make good any damage.
It's common for a tenant to claim that the damage already existed when the tenancy started if they know you haven't got a condition schedule. Therefore unless you have proof of the state of the furniture or property at the beginning of their tenancy in the form of a properly prepared and agreed inventory/condition schedule report, you are unlikely to succeed with any claim.
If you let your property with Fishneedwater, we will arrange for an AIIC qualified Inventory clerk to carry out a high quality detailed report of your property at the start of your tenancy at no cost to you.Request call back