Leading Property Inventory Services for Letting Agents, Landlords & Tenants In Birmingham
We are a Birmingham based Property Inventory Service that caters to all Letting Agents, Landlords and Tenants in and around the Birmingham area. We provide accurate and highly comprehensive Inventory reports that greatly reduce discrepancies and disputes between landlords and tenants, protecting the landlords investment and at the same time protecting the tenants deposit, eliminating the inconvenience and stress that that this can often bring..
We have learned that not all plans go ahead as they should at times and the repercussions of this can be hazardous if not immediately resolved, especially when new tenants are due to move in/out, and the potential void periods that can occur if an Inventory Inspection has not been carried out as scheduled.
This is why we offer a same day property Inventory service, meaning we will go that extra mile for you on the day itself, as long as we can gain access to the property and there is no obstruction we will have it completed and delivered to you within 24 hrs.. so rest assured we are here for you.
We are a company that is scrupulous and tenacious in every endeavour we perform for our clients and will always go that extra mile when necessary in our quest to provide an exemplary service that can be trusted and relied upon, providing accuracy and highly comprehensive accounts in all Inventory reports, whether it be a single unit or large portfolio of units the quality of our work is always consistent and never ever compromised with the high calibre of customer service to match one would expect throughout the whole process and post completion.
Our company values of honesty, Integrity, trust and transparency are principles we stand by and emit these values in all that we do, again without compromise! so rest assured you and your assets are in safe hands, with your best interests always at heart.
A property inventory report is compiled from an inspection of the property resulting in a report normally performed by a trained and accredited inventory clerk. The report contains descriptions and conditions of all items in the property (fixed and movable) sometimes referred to as fixtures and fittings. The state of these are always noted as seen at the time of the appointment.
Property inventory reports are typically used as an accompanying document to short hold tenancy agreements. A property inventory report serves as a benchmark for all parties going into the tenancy agreement. It can be seen as a reference document to be used come the end of the tenancy agreement.
The lettings market has seen a relatively recent rise in the number of property inventory reports produced and related services. This can be attributed to the introduction of multiple government backed tenancy deposit protection (TDP) schemes. The schemes will provide a third party adjudicator should a disagreement arise.
All meter readings, keys, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are detailed where possible and all descriptions are usually accompanied with dated photographs. Inspections usually include the garden and any outbuildings which will be also captured in the report. This detailed document enables accurate assessments to be made about damage and cleaning issues liable to the tenant or landlord.
If you are a landlord or a tenant renting a property, then the property inventory document is essential, and second only to the rental agreement in terms of importance. Most professional landlords and agents are aware of this, but many tenants have a more passive attitude towards the inventory, as they do not always appreciate how the document can protect them too.
Essentially a tenant should always request that a property inventory is provided so they cannot be accused of damage for which they are not responsible, at some point in the future.
Inventory management will help to encourage a healthy business arrangement between landlord and tenant at the outset of a new tenancy. It should always be carried out by an inventory professional, or from the letting agency arranging the tenancy. This this will allow for queries and complaints to be dealt with independently for both parties concerned.
A midterm inspection is conducted 3 months after tenancy commencement and thereafter at 3/6 monthly intervals. Mid-term inspection reports are supported by photographs of each room and details the general condition, any maintenance issues and ensures the property is being well-kept and maintained by the existing tenants, taking into account that there is no sub-letting taking place, smoking, using the property for commercial use or illegal activity, unauthorised pets and any other breach of tenancy taking place.
A check-in report is very similar to the main inventory report, however finer details of items included in the tenancy such as, appliances, furniture and current condition is agreed upon and confirmed whilst the tenant is present obtaining their signature as acceptance as seen which is invaluable as it is compared to the final check out inspection report at the end of tenancy and any potential dispute can be avoided with such a document.
Meter reading data will also be obtained for utility suppliers at the start of the tenancy and the end of tenancy appropriating any associated liability of usage to the tenant, again avoiding any potential disputes.