Using a third party residential inventory service will help safe-guard your property and can settle any deposit conflicts without the lengthly and costly process of a legal dispute.
No matter how many credit checks, references and applications you conduct, there is no guarantee that your tenant will look after your property in line with their tenancy agreement.
Even if they did, accidental damages can occur and without third party inventory, check in and check out reports, you are at risk if the condition of the property and its contents are not itemised at the beginning of their tenancy. Findings show that unless you conduct a concise and accurate report, it is unlikely that you will be able to claim any part of the deposit to make good any damages.
If you cannot provide proof of the state of the property from the start of the tenancy, how can you prove to a Judge or the Alternative Dispute Resolution service (ADR) that these damages were caused by your tenants?
It’s not just InventoryClerks 4 U that understand the important of these reports. Many landlord organisations such as the NLA, the RLA and LandlordZone plus the TDS all urge landlords to make a small investment and instruct a professional residential inventory service company, such as ourselves.